Tasting

Fairview admin on July 27th, 2009

On Tuesday last week I attended the South African Wine Tourism Conference, which was hosted at the Vineyard Hotel in Claremont. Aside from the obvious area of focus that its name implies, the conference’s theme was: Share. Innovate. Inspire. It was a chance to come together and chat about some of the key challenges and [...]

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Fairview admin on June 19th, 2009

At the end of May, two of the Fairview team headed up to Zimbabwe to take part in a wine and cheese fair. Winston Zakhe sent me his report of the event, which I have included below. Thanks very much to Winston and to Dave Curtis and his team in Zim. In Harare – a [...]

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Fairview admin on May 28th, 2009

Anthony de Jager joined me to taste the first bottling of the 2009 Fairview Sauvignon Blanc, which took place in the past week. This clip finishes our series on the production of this wine. We have followed it from the vineyards to the glass. The wine has now been released and I look forward to [...]

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Fairview admin on April 28th, 2009

I recently chatted to Winston Zakhe regarding the latest activities with the Eziko Cooking School, from the township of Langa. You can browse through our previous posts regarding the school, on this blog. It was a truly beautiful day in the winelands as we started off with our 2009 Eziko students wine exchange programme. This [...]

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Fairview admin on April 2nd, 2009

This is the next video in our series on the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Our last clip saw the wine coming toward the end of fermentation in the Fairview cellar’s tanks. Fermentation has been completed and the wine has been left on its lees since then. This tasting of all the different tanks of Sauvignon Blanc [...]

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Fairview admin on October 3rd, 2008

Yesterday we spent some time tasting through the 2007 vintage single vineyard Shirazes that are currently in barrel. After a couple of hours of tasting, debate and ‘mini-blending’ we were able to get a good idea of what the 2007 vintage single vineyard Shirazes will offer – my dark, wine stained teeth were with me [...]

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