Monthly Archives: July 2011


Delivering on service….

I don’t know if it is just me, but for the past two weeks the topic of service delivery has cropped up in various social situations I have been in.  I had a particularly bad experience last Thursday with sloppy service from start to finish.  Within the tourism industry, which I have […]


AWRI seeks new managing director 1

Australia’s peak wine research body, the Australian Wine Research Institute, will be seeking a new managing director with the impending departure of Dr Sakkie Pretorius. Pretorius will leave his current position as AWRI managing director to take up a new appointment as deputy vice chancellor and vice president of Research […]


Green waste boosts Hunter grapes

Household green waste is being used as compost at a Hunter Valley winery and vignerons say it is leading to bumper crops. Tyrell’s winery has been taking green waste from households on the New South Wales central coast and using the compost in six semillon and shiraz vineyards. The Office […]


Cloud bank over the Constantia Wine Valley as seen from Ou Kaapse Weg.

Wine in the deep south…

Internet is fast and convenient, but it does take the fun out of exploration.   We pay bills, order goods and even communicate without having to leave our homes. With this insight I decided to drive further south this morning, taking Ou Kaapse Weg to make my way to Longbeach Mall.  My mission:  […]


San Gimignano

Tuscan Wine Region 2

In May I took a break to Tuscany and have had itchy feet ever since.  Apart from the beautiful landscape, delicious wines and food, I found the locals to be friendly, helpful and constantly smiling .  Italy is an Old World wine producer with examples of traditionalist and modernist wines in abundance.  One quickly […]