Archive | February, 2016


The Latest from Lidl

On March 3rd, stock for Lidl’s Easter wine promotion should be hitting the shelves and I dare say there may be a sweetener for what is in store in the weekend papers.  The main feature this time is that more New World wines are included, some of which I was really excited about.  Look out […]


Pink Fizz for Valentine’s Day

Rosé fizz is a tricky thing to get right. And I don’t mean knowing which to buy. Making it is hard. Once upon a time rosé champagne was nothing but an embarrassing mistake, deemed to be a faulty wine. If you weren’t extremely careful, colour from the black grapes, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, might […]

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Random Ramblings on South Africa

Random ramblings of a first time visitor to South Africa’s winelands   For a lover of fine wine, initial impressions of the Cape are highly promising. As soon as one sees the prices in a bar or restaurant, one is aware of the favourable exchange rate: and I was delighted to find that I could […]