South Africa, day 2
First chance to report from the road. Arrived late on Tuesday and spent the afternoon with some wine scientists at Stellenbosch University, before heading out to Durbanville for a dinner at Ntida with some of the top producers in this small but appealing wine region. It was great fun, and I liked the wines.
I stayed overnight at River Manor in Stellenbosch (pictured above), and then met up with the two other journos on the trip at Flagstone, where Bruce Jack told us all about his journey with Constellation (the drinks giant who bought him out a couple of years ago).
Today was focusing on the more commercial end of the market, and we followed Flagstone/Constellation with KWV at Laborie, where we had lunch. After this, we finished the day at Nederberg (part of Distell, South Africa's largest wine company). Now it's almost time to hit Stellenbosch for an informal feed.