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

Around the (Old) World in 18 Hours – starting with the European Cuvée!

CAPE WINE ACADEMY – DIPLOMA COURSE – MODULE 3 – DAY 1 Saturday 22 September 2018 http://www.capewineacademy.co.za/index.php Experience: 4/5 I had been warned that Module 3 of the Cape Wine Academy Diploma Course was the toughest of all 4 modules....
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Windfall Offered Unexpected Delights

WINDFALL WINE FARM Saturday 2 June 2018 https://www.windfallwine.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Windfall is about as far from Robertson as one can get during the Wacky Wine Weekend, some 30 kilometres South West and along the scenic Agterkliphoogte Valley. The...
Experience 4.0 Wine Courses

Taking the Garage into the Classroom

SMALL SCALE WINEMAKING COURSE 3-5 August 2018 http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/agri/viticulture-oenology http://www.sun.ac.za/english/faculty/agri/viticulture-oenology/Documents/Garagiste%20Winemaking%20Course%202017.pdf www.garagiste.co.za https://cheesemaking.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 It has been many years since I sat before a Professor in a University Lecture Room. Thankfully so but, best of all, there were no exams at...
Experience 4.0 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 4.0

Rivergold is a Gem Waiting to be Discovered

RIVERGOLD REELIN PRIVATE CELLAR Friday 1 June 2018 http://rivergold.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I remember passing Rivergold, located south of the Breede River between Arendsig and Quando, at last year’s Wacky Wine Weekend. The wine farm is included in the...
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 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 Robertson Wine 4.0

My Best Blend at Zandvliet

ZANDVLIET WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 May 2018 https://zandvliet.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 The Wacky Wine Weekend is always something that I plan with near military precision. I aim, for example to visit the most popular estates and events on the...
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 Festivals & Events Robertson Wine 3.5

An Early Start at Rietvallei

RIETVALLEI WINE ESTATE Thursday 31 May 2018 http://www.rietvallei.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 I was thrilled to be back in the Robertson Wine Valley for my second Wacky Wines Weekend. I came last year for the Weekend and had a great...