Yearly Archives: 2008


Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show winners

The results of the 2008 Old Mututal Trophy Wine Show are listed below. Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Nederburg Wines Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2006 Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine Overall Zonnebloem Limited Edition Semillon 2007 Old Mutual Trophy […]


Alsace Wine Tasting

Cape Wine Master Dick Davidson will be presenting an Alsace Wine Tasting at The Lapa, Nietvoorbij on 2 June at 18h00.  Wines for tasting  include the following: Domaines Schlumberger is a 6th and 7th generation family owned wine producer, the family own and manage 140 hectares around Guebwiller in the Haut […]


Sex Sells Wine

The first ever Cape Town 2008 Sexpo opened in the city today with over 120 exhibitors promoting health, sexuality and lifestyle products. Recent Sexpo Sex Survey’s revealed the following: Capetonians are having more sex, exceeding the national average of 65% (Sexpo Sex Survey 2007) of couples who have sex at […]


Chocolate wine

 Michelin-starred techno-chef Heston Blumenthal OBE has won a Conde Nast Traveller Innovation Design Award for his chocolate wine. Blumenthal was nominated for the gourmet category of the awards, and praised for ‘splicing grapes with cocoa beans’ at the awards ceremony held earlier this week. The wine, served as a dessert, […]


Waterfront Wine Affair 2008

FINE WINE, FOOD AND FASHION COME TOGETHER AT THE V&A WATERFRONT 2008 CAPE TIMES V&A WATERFRONT WINE AFFAIR Visitors to the Cape Times V&A Waterfront Wine Affair can expect to be overwhelmed by over 300 wines being showcased by more than 75 of the Cape’s top wineries, delicious wine and […]


Fairtrade Wines

The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.  The Foundation was established in 1992 by CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Traidcraft and the World Development Movement. The Fairtrade vision is of a world […]


A special moment in the bush

 “I would like to see a pangolin” was the request of a pax I accompanied last year! As so often happens, while the Ranger drives from the landing strip to the Lodge, the group are asked what game they would really want to see.   On this occasion I could read […]


Welgemeend Harvest Festival

Welgemeend Wine Estate is holding it’s first Harvest Festival on Saturday 5 April 2008, from 10h00  – 14h00. Relax with the beautiful view of the Simonsberg as you sample classic French-styled red wines.  This occasion also marks the official release of the 2002 & 2003 vintages.There will be various wine related items on […]