1. Haute Cabriere - Part 1: A Taste of History

    [caption id="attachment_661" align="alignleft" width="300"]The Cellar at Haute Cabriere The Cellar at Haute Cabriere[/caption] The Past The first thing that becomes apparent when arriving at Haute Cabriere in Franschhoek, South Africa, is the immense weight of history that the wine estate bears, going as far back as 1694. To put that date in perspective, in the UK that year, both the Bank of England and Greenwich Hospital were established and according to legend, the year before in France, Champagne was created for the first time by Dom Pierre Pérignon who it is said infamously declared "Come quickly, I am drinking the stars". Continue reading →
  2. OZ...Awful at cricket, but great at quality wines under £6!

    Woolloomooloo Chardonnay and Woollomooloo Shiraz both £5.99, are produced by Gapsted Wines in Victoria, South Eastern Australia. These wines offer fantastic value for money for everyday drinking whilst watching the remainder of the cricket, with the Ashes already safely retained by the outstanding England cricket boys! The name pronounced Wu-Lu-Mu-Lu, is from an Aboriginal spirit which roamed the Victorian Alps...
  3. Our Wine Pick of the Sale!

    The Vrede En Lust Sarah reduced to £6.99 is our pick of the Summer Sale. With 30% off this wine is amazing value and great for Summer! With an intricate nose of peach, ripe pears and tropical fruits, the fruit driven aromas follow through on the palate with a crisp citrus acidity and a smooth finish. The wine is well...
  4. Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir Latest Review

    One of our favourite wines, Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012 has just won a new accolade from the Sommelier Wine Awards. One of only 43 South African wines to win a medal this year, it was awarded a bronze medal by a panel of wine experts and restaurant professionals from the UK. The fabulous Franschhoek wine was described as...

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