Category: Wine Views/Wynmenings

It still surprises me just how many people aren’t turned on to Chenin Blanc. When attempting to sing its praises, I often hear: “Do you mean Sauvignon Blanc?” No, I don’t mean Sauvy.­ I’m talking Chenin: the white wine that you should be considering for your glass and your cellar. While Chenin Blanc …

Stop saying these things about wine!

Sooner or later in your wine journey you’re going to come across, shall we say, certain people – certain people who say certain things. They may be going for refined, but we all know they’re coming off as something else. Let them say their piece, pity them quietly, and be content in taking the high …

Wine communication sucks!

There’s no sitting on the fence when it comes to respected wine marketer, commentator, and former advertising executive, Reka Haros. If you are up for the ride, she lays it out in no uncertain terms why, in her view, wine communications suck. Why we as an industry continue to be obsessed about wine …

The 5 best wines for a break-up!

If you’re feeling righteous, drink Champagne! If you’re full of regret, try Tannat! Break-ups suck. They might even inspire you to drink. So, if you’re going to drink, you might as well do it right! Here are 5 classic break-up situations and the wines to match them. They Cheated on You: Treat yourse …

A visit to Bosman Family Vineyards just outside Wellington is a treat. Carla Bosman, married to the eldest of 3 brothers who own and run this huge enterprise, was our host for a few hours. It all started with “Grandpa (I forget his name) Bosman’s” vision that has grown to produce some of the region’ …