Wine Village News and Views

"I don't like Sauvignon Blanc, but I will drink this!"

"I don't like Sauvignon Blanc, but I will drink...

These are words I love to hear. Some wines carry baggage, mainly because of their own success. Chardonnay comes to mind for this reason. The rich, toasty, buttery style became so pervasive that people...

"I don't like Sauvignon Blanc, but I will drink...

These are words I love to hear. Some wines carry baggage, mainly because of their own success. Chardonnay comes to mind for this reason. The rich, toasty, buttery style became so pervasive that people...

Old world & New world

Old world & New world

Ian Naudé, a winemaker who makes very unique wines under his own label, including a singular Colombard, was telling me a story about a Greek winemaker who was explaining his harvest approach – which is to pick all the grapes...

Old world & New world

Ian Naudé, a winemaker who makes very unique wines under his own label, including a singular Colombard, was telling me a story about a Greek winemaker who was explaining his harvest approach – which is to pick all the grapes...

Port-style wines

Port-style wines

Many of us will remember those half-bottles at the back of the cabinet that only come out in winter. Port wine is one of them. There has always been this...

Port-style wines

Many of us will remember those half-bottles at the back of the cabinet that only come out in winter. Port wine is one of them. There has always been this...

More thoughts on terroir

More thoughts on terroir

To paraphrase a French vigneron, the wine industry is not that hard, it’s just the first 200 years that are tricky. The thing is a grape picked from a vine...

More thoughts on terroir

To paraphrase a French vigneron, the wine industry is not that hard, it’s just the first 200 years that are tricky. The thing is a grape picked from a vine...

Wines for winter

Wines for winter

What I like about winter is that I find the whole of the wine spectrum is opened up. Those warm summer days have me invariably reaching for cold whites but...

Wines for winter

What I like about winter is that I find the whole of the wine spectrum is opened up. Those warm summer days have me invariably reaching for cold whites but...