This is the first of three films I made at Cape Wine, each focusing on individual varieties with a story to tell. It’s about Pinot Noir. South African Pinot used to be fairly poor, with one or two noteworthy exceptions. Now there’s a buzz about it, and there are a critical mass of interesting Pinots [...]
So, here I am tasting an inexpensive and delicious wine from the Southwest of France. It’s just so good, and so drinkable.
Two beautiful wines. The Grosset 2012 Polish Hill and Springvale Rieslings. Here I taste them on camera.
One of those funny clip things where I taste a wine on video. In this case it is the rather good Legacy Series Syrah 2009 from Vidal in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay.
Haven’t done one of these in a while: here I am on camera, tasting two non vintage Champagnes. Roederer and Lanson.
A short film from this year’s Real Wine Fair in London. I hope this captures some of the essence of the fair. Includes footage from the grower’s party. I don’t remember shooting that bit.
A short film from a visit to Warre’s Quinta da Cavadinha, in the heart of the beautiful Pinhao Valley. I am with Paul Symington and viticulturist Miles Edlmann.
A short film of Lammershoek’s vineyards, which I find rather beautiful. They’re just typical of the Swartland, with most of them dry-grown bush vines.
Really enjoyed visiting Kanonokop last week. I shot a film of the very traditional winemaking that takes place here, as well as looking at the old Pinotage vineyards.
So here it is. The third installment of the Great Blind Champagne Tasting, which is – by tradition – held on new year’s eve. This years’ was bigger (16 wines) and longer than ever. But I hope you’ll find it gripping viewing.
Some real surprises here. There were three ringers: a top Cava, a famous English [...]