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New Year, New Identity

This is a short story from ‘A book of misunderstandings’:

It was the third of January and already dark at four pm. I was just about to close the door of my boutique, when I recognised a face beaming at me through the window. 723 more words

My 10 Most Memorable South African Wines of 2016...

2016 has been a busy year in the U.K. trade. Gone are the days of defined seasonality that used to resemble something like … Mediocre to very busy in January incorporating Burgundy En-primeur, quiet “gone skiing” February and then back to work in earnest in March…normally incorporating a couple of trips to South Africa, and then back, straight into the melee of Bordeaux En-primeur and Italian Super Tuscan new releases. 789 more words

Waddesdon Manor 沃德斯登莊園

Pre Christmas day out always reminds me of Waddesdon Manor built by the Rothschild family in 1883.  In additional to being famous for its grandeur and the Rothschild’s private wine collection, their enchanting Christmas trees, and in recent years the stunning outdoor light installation by… 500 more words

Life In England

When the feeling is gone

For me; when the feeling is gone I will no longer be breathing. For there isn’t a day on earth that I can’t imagine not being in love with Betty-Anne Monga. 564 more words


Handford Wines Xmas Tasting ~ Highlighting Some of South Africa's Finest White and Red Wines...

Last night was the Handford Wines Christmas Tasting for 150 of our best clients. I could not miss this opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic South African 2015 vintage whites and reds that have arrived over the Autumn. 297 more words

The Anwilka and Chateau Angelus Blind Tasting Challenge ~ A New Era of Quality in South African Red Wines Confirmed Yet Again...

I recall the pronouncement from Robert Parker Jr. well… “This is the finest red wine I have ever had from South Africa.” He was of course referring to his tasting of the first vintage of the Anwilka red blend 2005. 827 more words

Ruth Lewandowski Wines ~ Purity and Precision with 105 Year Old Vines...

The 2015 Naomi is 100% Grenache gris made by Evan Lewandowski, with 105 year old vines from the Gibson Ranch of Mendocino’s McDowell Valley. Rather than treating this fuchsia-toned grape like a red wine and macerating it with its skins, Evan whole cluster pressed the fruit and seperated the juice from the skins to ferment in an egg-shaped tank. 309 more words