South Africa

The Wines of South Africa When the gran-daddy of the wine school starts a class on South African wines, it begins with Nelson Mandela.  Keith (our founder) was a college student “back in the day” at the break up of apartheid.  He pours a taste of an...

Badenhorst 2010 Secateurs Red

  Adi Badenhorst  is showing himself to be an ingenious winemaker, and a by-the-bootstraps winery owner. His vineyards in Paardesberg in Swartland, South Africa are reclaimed from a defunct 1930’s winery. His winery is serviceable but nothing fancy. He...

South African Wine Review: Neil Ellis 2009 Chardonnay

Tasting Notes A reviving style of Chardonnay. Exotic spices and fruit lead the charge into a flashbang of crisp acidity trailing a contrail of wood smoke. Ginger, kiwi, and peach are balanced out by traces of cinnamon and toasted vanilla seeds. Hops-like grapefruit...

Cabernet Sauvignon Smackdown

The top bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon reviewed at Epikur Magazine. From Tuscany to Bordeaux to Napa Valley and South Africa: This list includes the best of the best bottles of Cab Sauv currently available, and the ones with the best quality to price ratio.