Celebrating older South African Wines

By a happy coincidence, our Sunday “church” wine tasting theme fit in perfectly with Heritage Day celebrations:  Older South African Wines.  The question was: Do they age?  The answer?  YES.

Batonage explores Bordeaux 2009

We recently had the good fortune to recently attend a tasting of Bordeaux’s 2009 vintage: A ripe, generous and warm vintage.  Some of the highlights: The Chateau Doisy-Daëne is set

The wines we drink: Le Lude MCC

In an era where so many producers view bubbly as a “cash cow” and a must-have because they host celebratory events and “people demand it”, it is refreshing to come

The wines we drink: Cork vs Screw cap

There are pros and cons to any wine closure; some are based in scientific fact, others are based on consumer perception.  We decided to put together a tasting to compare

The wines we drink: Naudé Old Vines Range.

We have written about our regard for the Naudé White before but the Board of Directors and Ian Naudé at Adoro Wines are not resting on their laurels; they have just released

The Alchemy Best Burger Competition – the Batonage entry

The KnowItALL Burger – a classic style burger but with local knowledge It’s official!  Our entry has bene selected as a finalist in the competition – come & taste it

The places we eat, drink and stay at: Steenberg

The Red Wine Romp held at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg was the perfect occasion to revisit one of our favourite hotels and wine farms.  The concept was simple:  Celebrate the great red

The places we eat at: Pot Luck Club

We first visited the Pot Luck Club a few years ago in its original incarnation adjacent to the Test Kitchen.  We have on occasion visited the Pot Luck Club at the

The places we stay at: Bonne Esperance Studio Apartments

We regularly visit Stellenbosch and more often than not wine is involved, leaving us with the dilemma of finding accommodation that is unfortunately, due to the popularity of the town,

The places we eat at: The Dining Room

Being encouraged to bring your own wine to a restaurant is already a huge PLUS in our eyes, so when friends invited us to join them at The Dining Room we jumped