Wine of the Week: Graham Beck “The Game Reserve” Chenin Blanc, Franschhoek

The Society of Wine Educators held a dinner last night at Jiko - The Cooking Place. The theme was South African wines and African inspired dishes. This dish was a delicious fusion of ingredients that included a revisited spanakopita with curry vinaigrette, a delicious "Mozambique-style" Tomato Salad and a crispy beef "Bobotie" Roll. The Chef... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Society of Wine Educators Conference In Orlando, Florida

I'm in Orlando, Florida for my first leg of the marathon that is the Society of Wine Educators conference (SWE). I am a big fan of the SWE, their classes, approach and staff alike. This is my fifth conference and at the gym this morning I already noted some familiar faces. I'm looking forward to... Continue Reading →

Blind Tasting Competition – VinoVipn2013

Today is a beautiful day in Cortina without a cloud in the sky. VinoVip 2013 has an interesting program of seminars and tastings. I opted for the blind tasting this morning and seminars in the afternoon. It will be interesting to see how I do in this competition.

VinoVip 2013 – Cortina

I arrived in Cortina last night for the 9th edition of vinovipcortina.it, an Italian wine event that takes place every two years in this gorgeous location in the Dolomites. The event is a three day extravagance with wine tastings at mountain "rifugi" at 2500 meters above sea level with Jancis Robinson, MW as keynote speaker.... Continue Reading →

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