Last Monday I attended The Sommeliers Selection 2018 tasting of the top-scoring wines at Tokara Delicatessen, driving through from Cape Town on a rainy day. My two favorites I tasted were Arra Shiraz 2015, as well as Trizanne Reserve Syrah 2017. The top wines in the tasting were selected by top Sommelier members of the South African SOmmeliers Association, and the Black Cellar Club. Continue reading →
* A trade union of European air traffic controllers is threatening to strike at all airports in Europe on 10 October.
* Are the days of the wine sommelier coming to an end? With 100 Master Sommeliers in the USA alone, they are finding it tougher to find jobs, as restaurants move away from fine-dining to more relaxed and informal dining.
* Four South African wines, out of a total of 32, were named International Trophy winners at the 2013 Decanter Wine Awards in London earlier this week, a total of 14000 wines having been entered: Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (best Sauvignon Blanc over £15), Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2012 (best White blend over Continue reading →