Yearly Archives: 2008


Wine Specialist Guides

The very word specialist conjures up images of an Einstein-type character who is able to rattle off Latin names, impress with statistics and know just about everything associated with his or her area of specialism.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case where wine is concerned.  I can remember years […]


Freighting of wine

Wine Sales in South Africa have been affected by aviation laws that limit and restrict items carried on board aircrafts. Rules restricting the amount of Liquids, Aerosols and Gels that passengers are allowed to take on board in their hand luggage are collectively referred to as LAG’s.  These rules took effect in […]


The Colour Red

How do we get the colour red in our wine?   Well to begin with  most red grape varietals reveal a transparent, water-like colour once pressed.  The deep, red and purple colours we associate with red wine are achieved through skin contact with the must or juice.  This is an important part of […]


Wine Service Course Offered

The Cape Wine Academy Wine Service Course is facilitated by Catherine Dillon of Wanderer Wines.  The course is aimed at members of the hospitality industry with focus on service delivery and product knowledge.  Catherine lectures for the Cape Wine Academy from Intro through to Diploma level and including Front of […]


Springfield Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most anticipated releases of the year has become a reality with the new vintage of the much-loved and widely-acclaimed Springfield Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon finally available. The Springfield Estate is set in the heart of the mountain-ringed Robertson Valley. Owned and run by fourth-generation wine grower Abrie […]


Restaurant Review: Bihari, Tokai

We visited Bihari on an exceptionally windy night, thus setting the scene for a perfect curry evening.  Living in the “burbs” one is always eager to try out new restaurants – the mere thought of a trek into the City centre often deters! We arrived to a warm and inviting atmosphere […]


Bon Cap Organic Wines

After successfully laying the core foundation to the Bon Cap name it was decided to raise the foundational walls of the renowned name to that of an acclaimed winery by introducing Marinus Potgieter as the new Bon Cap Winemaker. Marinus represents a new chapter to the history of the farm; […]