Nov 25 2011
Tag Archive 'Duimpie Bayly'
Seeing as wine commentary is Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£Γöñ like all commentary Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£Γöñ personal and subjective, one is allowed the confident luxury of making big statements. Make too many of them, and their effect is obviously diluted. So before coming up with a massive missive on a space such as this read by about 12 wine enthusiasts, three of my closest friends as well as my brainy dachshund Maximillian, careful consideration is required. Continue Reading »
Jun 09 2011
The prospect of tasting 14 Pinotage wines barely out of their nappies is about as daunting as engaging in a bit of face-sucking with a komodo dragon. At the best of times, three-month-old red wines are a tad tough on the mouth of any human not involved with the profession of tasting barrel samples before the dayΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s All Bran. And in its youth Pinotage can be an especially trying customer due to its penchant for infantile volatility and the wineΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s love of╬ô├╢┬╝Γö£├¡clinging onto any trace of wood like baby-shit to a Pep Stores blanket.