This year I feel like being back at my old school desk again. Although wine is a constant learning procedure it is also filled with sneaky pitfalls called prejudices. It’s easy to trumpet ‘I don’t like this or that’ and when you’re not keeping up with what’s happening within the regions one dislike, the [...]
Have you followed my posts on Haskell Vineyards and Dombeya Wines? If not; please do! Even better; taste the wines! Rianie Strydom has proven her skills in creating excellent wines at reasonable prices and today I was given the chance to check out the premium wines signed Rianie. And meet her in [...]
Few wine regions in the world benefits from the uncritic passion of wine drinkers as Bordeaux does. We’re prepared to pay sums not nearby the quality – just the fact the label says Saint Emilion or Pomerol seems good enough for many. Whether it’s a generation thingie where origin outshines quality when [...]
The Dombeya range from Haskell Vineyards are all modernly styled wines but with a great respect for the cultivation site. Add the winemaker Rianie Strydom’s European touch to the wines and there you have it; Stellenbosch wines with lovely personality!
Rianie’s approach is both innovative [...]
A former world champion athlete decides that now it’s time; time to end a long and successful career as a high-jumper. Nothing spectacular with that – what really raises the eyebrows would rather be her next calling; wine importer and sommelier. You know, the temptation writing this article and focusing on the athlete [...]
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