Tuesday, 30 April 2013

LAN dinner at Boundary, by Rob Allen

A most auspicious start to any wine dinner in London has to be to get mildly sunburnt on the roof of the venue. In the case of the LAN Wine Dinner evening at the Boundary, that made-up-rule proved to be correct. Even Trinidad (Villegas, export manager), fresh from California, joined in the fun. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Latest Hartenberg Merlot already topping the charts in the USA

The latest Hartenberg 2009 Merlot is already topping the charts in the USA, says wine critic Michael Chan. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Cederberg top of the 100 SA Wines again

Cederberg has just announced that once again they are a top producer in the Annual Top 100 SA Wines competition with five wines listed. 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Vertical tasting and Grappa with De Stefani in the Veneto, by Claire Scott-Gall

Our next stop on our grand tour of northern Italy was De Stefani in the Veneto region. Alessandro and his father were there to welcome us with Alessandro giving us the grand tour of the nearby vineyards and winery. 

Monday, 15 April 2013

Six Hartenberg wines rated 90+ by Neal Martin on eRobertParker.com

Hartenberg Wine Estate has raked in no less than six 90+ ratings including the highest scoring South African Merlot in the influential eRobertParker.com.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Barossa – the Winds of Change, by Alex Harper

Barossa Shiraz has a reputation for being the hairy armed Neanderthal of the wine world. Driving into the parched valley; yellow grasses paying testament to the heat of the summer; it is easy to understand how it got this reputation. However three days in this beautiful valley opened my eyes to the unique patch of dirt that these farmers have the fortune of working with. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Feeling inspired in the Goriska Brda, Slovenia

Last week I spent a fabulous week touring the north of Italy and Slovenia with my husband, who luckily loves wine as much as me. Despite an early morning flight and feeling very tired and unsteady after a fantastic wedding the night before…we arrived in Venice in good spirits and were ready to tackle the Italian roads! Or so we thought….