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Unquestionably one of the world’s great grape varieties, Syrah – or Shiraz – is often underestimated. Alex Hunt, a Master of Wine at Berkmann Wine Cellars, showcases its extraordinary beauty and versatility with nine wines from around the world. (more…)
It was real delight to meet winemaker Jaco Poitgeiter from Douglas Green Bellingham (DGB) group, one of the big players of the South African wine industry. DGB operates three winemaking facilities: at Boschendal, Franschhoek Cellars (for the Bellingham label) and in Wellington where they blend then bottle négociant wines (bought from various cooperative cellars) for Douglas Green, Tall Horse, The Beach House, Culemborg and Saints labels. My invite for the private wine tasting came from Meenal Kansara, marketing manager at Mohans Oysterbay Drinks Ltd, who import and distribute DGB wines in Tanzania.
Ross Mackay, co-ordinator of the Dar Wine Festival, sat down with SCF for a Q and A to find out more about the man behind the event, what to expect this year and the city’s growing passion for wine. (more…)