Experience 4.0 Sommelier

Speed Tasting with Sommelier ‘Royalty’ at my First SASA Meeting

SOUTH AFRICA SOMMELIER ASSOCIATION – TECHNICAL TASTING AT KLEIN CONSTANTIA Monday 28 January 2019 https://sommeliers.org.za/ Experience: 4/5 The number of educational providers, let alone wine-tastings, in and around Cape Town is overwhelming at the best of times. The busy harvest...
Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Au Revoir France!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 2 – THEORY EXAM Thursday 14 June 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 It was a dark and very wet evening when 20 or more students congregated in the Cape Wine Academy offices in...
Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

SMV, SMG, GSM – BLICS and PAPERCLIPS!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 2 – DAY 3 Saturday 26 May 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 It seemed all too soon to be heading again for Morgenhof Wine Estate for the final day of Module 2 of...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

Sa-Bot-Riveur!

LUDDITE WINES Monday 14 May 2018 https://luddite.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have long wanted to visit the vineyards in the Bot River Ward having tasted the excellent wines either side in the Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde Valleys. Luddite was my...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Posh Spice in Franschhoek!

SHIRAZ & CHARCUTERIE FESTIVAL Saturday 26 May 2018 https://www.franschhoeklife.co.za/event/shiraz-charcuterie-festival-at-anthonij-rupert-wyne https://www.rupertwines.com/home.php Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival was in full swing when I arrived hotfoot from a long morning of Cape Wine Academy Diploma Studies at Morgenhof Estate....
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Wine 4.0

Cabsolutely Frankulous at the Carnival

CABERNET FRANC CARNIVAL Saturday 19 May 2018 http://www.cvomarketing.co.za/2018/05/01/fourth-cab-franc-carnival-presented-at-avontuur-estate/ http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Wine festivals are always fun. They give the chance to sample and compare a large range and number of wines at a single location. Single grape variety...
Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Of Female Rugby Players and Ballet Dancers! Let’s Continuously Study Very Seriously: Wines of the Loire and Northern Rhône

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 2 – DAY 2 Saturday 12 May 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 The 8.30 am rather than 8.00 am start at Morgenhof estate near Stellenbosch was welcome but made little difference compared with...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 3.5

Honest, Affordable Family Wines at Landskroon

LANDSKROON WINES Friday 4 May 2018 http://www.landskroonwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Landskroon Wines was the very antithesis of the Charles Back-owned duo of Fairview Wines and the Spice Route Winery. Located adjacent to these 2 brand giants, the De Villiers...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Sugar and Spice is Twice as Nice

SPICE ROUTE WINERY Friday 4 May 2018 http://www.spiceroutewines.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 It was the shortest of drives from Fairview Wines to the Spice Route Winery, between sister wineries owned by Charles Black. Unusually for a Cape vineyard, there was...
Experience 4.0 Paarl Wine 4.0

Better than a Fair View Where the Goats do Roam!

FAIRVIEW WINE & CHEESE FARM Friday 4 May 2018 https://www.fairview.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I am usually hesitant, as an oenophile, to visit wine farms that are popular and with a touristic reputation. Some work for me (for example, Groot...