Yearly Archives: 2009


DWWA 2009 overview

When it comes to SA wines entered this year virtually every letter of the alphabet was represented, from Anura to Zoetendal Wines.  It is fantastic to see the rise in entries, close on 680 wines this year and no doubt Cape Wine 2008 created the necessary platform for trade networking. […]


Chocolate & Port Tasting at Festival 1

The Chocolate & Port tasting presented by Marita Lamprecht of Rococo la chocolaterie was a definite highlight of the Calitzdorp Port Festival.  Marita traded her corporate life for that of chocolate maker by taking herself off to Belgium to learn her newfound trade and upon her return launched her business in the Little Karoo […]


What Catherine’s been drinking… 1

My six weeks spent in the UK recently afforded me the opportunity to taste a wide range of wines, spanning various continents and price points.  There is no doubt that the UK offers the consumer hedonistic pleasure with wines for various palates and wallets. Wines tasted include: Royal Tokaji Essencia 2000, […]


Profile: Megan Swan

I attended the Grand Diploma Examination of Megan Swan on Monday 4 May at Hunters Country House, Knysna.  Megan is a third year student at Silwood and has been based at Hunters since 2008, working fulltime at Zinzi’s restaurant.  Upon arrival guests were presented with a glass of bubbly, Villiera […]