Happy new Year to all of you! 2012 was a year filled with many wines, not too many tastings and blind tastings, but certainly enough Epicurian moments to fill a few pages. I certainly have not reported everything, as workload was higher than in previous years, but there are some great moments that are worth being mentioned anew. Read the rest of this entry »
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Das hätte ich nie gedacht. Nun gut, vielleicht habe ich mir nie darüber Gedanken gemacht, denn junger Pinotage ist bisher nicht unbedingt der Wein meiner Wahl. Aber nun haben wir einen 1990 Pinotage von Neethlingshof aus Stellenbosch geöffnet, ein Fundstück aus Oskar’s Keller, und siehe da: Wie eine 1 steht der im Glas. Read the rest of this entry »
Und wieder was aus den südafrikanischen Weinregalen. Was mag der fränkische Purist wohl denken, wenn er dort einen Bocksbeutel mit der Aufschrift Grünberger Freudenlese erspäht? Eins sei gesagt: Es handelt sich dabei keineswegs um deutsche Billigplörre die feilgeboten wird, sondern um südafrikanische. Noch dazu süsse Plörre die aus Sauvignon Blanc und Gewürztraminer gebraut wird. Also dann, auf das Image des Bocksbeutels, Prost!
Just wondering what the marketing guys thought when they launched this brand. Is the strategy based on the presumption that anyone likes a naughty girl? Well, as I said in a previous posting, I’m a taker of funky labels but I didn’t buy that one. Seen in a wineshop in Stellenbosch. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes, many times actually, I am just a taker of nice labels like the next guy. Apparent creativity just makes me curious. And since I dig graffiti art as well, be it the oldschool stuff or the latest developments, I couldn’t resist when I saw this beautiful bottle in the shelves of a Stellenbosch wine store.
In order to sum-up my wine experiences during my trip to Stellenbosch and the Cape Region of South Africa, here’s a list of white and red wines I enjoyed most. Some of these were already mentioned in previous postings, some others make their first appearance here.
2010 Iona Sauvignon Blanc from Elgin. Very crisp and dry. Not much exotic fruit here which is due to the slightly cooler climate of Elgin. But still vibrant and with substance with grass and gooseberry on the fore. One that you could put away for a year. We had it at Ernie Els’ (the famous golfer) restaurant Big Easy, which I can recommend for its beautiful premises and relaxed atmosphere but also for their quality food. Especially the oysters we indulged there went perfectly with the Iona. Read the rest of this entry »