Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2019 calls on South Africa’s Best & Brightest to Enter…

The Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2019 is hotting up again with a call for entries from July 8th, South Africa's most planted wine grape...

Eat, drink and be merry: Three ways to spoil Dad on Father’s Day at Spier…

Spier Manor House, with a display of Agapanthus Your old man deserves more than a cheesy card and a pair of socks so this Father’s Day — Sunday 16th June — it’s time to do something a little different. Show him your appreciation by treating him to a day at Spier. Kick off with sampling

Jordan Estate, The Real McCoy Riesling 2016, a podcast from ZA Confidential…

Jordan Estate, The Real McCoy Riesling 2016 Recently I recorded a podcast for ZA Confidential with John Fraser, website owner and old wine friend, Malcolm McDonald of Clientéle, Jeff Osborne from Gumtree Auto and Chris Hart, well known economist. Jordan Estate Owners, Gary & Kathy Jordan I took the wine and chose the sublime Jordan

Nederburg does it again, back in the Top 50…

The Nederburg Manor House Nederburg has been included in the highly-anticipated top 50 list of ‘The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ by UK-based publication, Drinks International, for a fourth consecutive year in 2019. The Paarl winery is one of only two South African wine brands to appear on this year’s top 50 list, selected by

Sawid 2019, the Directory which puts South African Wine at your fingertips…

South African Wine Industry Directory 2019, just released South Africa’s most comprehensive wine industry guide celebrates its 21st birthday in 2019. Since its first publication by Wynboer in 1998, the South African Wine Industry Directory (Sawid) has become the go-to reference guide for the whole industry, providing easy and up-to-date access to everything wine related.

January 15th, 2019|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: , , |

Sue Torrance’s Take Root and Grow, a growing gardening guide, launched at Asara…

Sue Torrance with her Take Root and Grow Asara Wine Estate and Luxury Hotel has an excellent vegetable garden which is the hard work Sue Torrance and Asara Head Gardener, Tommy Williams and his team have put in. Providing vegetables, saladings and herbs for the hotel’s restaurants and the fabulous Sansibar Gin Bar. Sue Torrance

Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best receives global recognition for its comprehensive wine catalogue…

Vincent Bührer & Nicolco Pudel, owners of Port2Port Port2Port.wine, an online wine marketplace based in South Africa, has been awarded the Best Overall Wine List Award in Wine Searcher’s Retailer Awards for the second consecutive year. Wine Searcher is an international database and search engine platform that compares wines and prices from merchants around the world. The

November 27th, 2018|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: |

15 Minutes with Darielle Robertson, Organiser of The Cape Wine Auction…

Darielle Robertson, Organiser of The Cape Wine Auction Darielle Robertson, the powerhouse behind DNA Events and Festivals - the company responsible for top class events such as the The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, The Franschhoek Bastille Festival, The Swartland Revolution, The Shiraz & Charcuterie Festival, The Bubbly Festival and the Sommeliers Selection -

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Michael's Writings|Tags: , |