Posts by Hennie:

Pinot & Potjie Report

July 5th, 2010

A few pictures and a belated report back. Potjies on the fire Pinot & Potjies at Sandihurst 2010 The day started real early and building a fire in the rain is quite depressing... However, the rain cleared up, the fire burnt nicely, the pots went onto the fire on schedule (sort of) and the people arrived en ...

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Wine Pricing

July 2nd, 2010

Cost of wine Great article and debate on the pricing of wine if you click here. Raises quite a few questions and the answers aren't always that easy or clear. Ultimately, enjoying wine is a very personal, subjective and emotive issue. How to calculate the value of "I like this" versus "I like this a lot"? Unfortunately, too often it may be a case of "they like this therefore I ...

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Pinot & Potjies Charity Event

June 23rd, 2010

Pinot & Potjies at Sandihurst 2010Just a quick reminder about our annual Rescue Helicopter fund raiser event this coming Sunday. Buy on-line from our website (click here) or call us. We won't have door sales on the day and booking your space is essential. Get a few friends together and come and support the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust (Westpac Rescue Helicopter). All proceeds of the event ...

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All over the world

June 17th, 2010

First turn on your sound. Talking about export and strategy and target markets, our son Sean commented: "You should go where Matt goes". So who the heck is Matt? He doesn't tell us, he shows us. And it is not "Who the heck is Matt"? It is "Where the hell is Matt?" Brilliant! Hope you enjoy too!

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Plunging Pinot Noir late at night

May 15th, 2010

You just have to love Pinot Noir You have to be mad (or mad about your job) to be plunging Pinot Noir very late on a Friday night. I've posted a few pictures on the Gallery pages (Winery and Vineyard album) showing mad people on a Friday night...

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Wine diamonds – a winelover’s best friend…

May 6th, 2010

Wine Diamonds forming on cork We get asked so many times about the crystals that are found in wine that Celia has compiled a little one-page information piece which we use in various formats to tell people about this wonderful discovery which, if you're lucky, you'll find in the bottom of your glass or on the bottom of the cork.  So for those that are interested, here is ...

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New Zealand and South African Wine – Amazing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling (and many other wines too!): Chapter 1…

April 21st, 2010

A much delayed report on my visit to South Africa – but better late than never. An incredible trip meeting great people and tasting fantastic wines. The idea was to meet and learn. Cobie and Bjorn came up with the idea that we do a comparative tasting with some local SA producers and things snowballed from there. The comparative tasting was done with the following wines ...

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Best Wines of the New World: Hot & Cold

February 22nd, 2010

wine glasses web I'm off to South Africa and somehow, instead of being a purely private trip, it has become a rush from south to north with tastings and talks in between. All organised by good friends and wine lovers  Cobie and Bjorn of CVO Marketing. Be that as it may and despite all my grunts to the opposite effect, I am actually looking forward to it! They've organised a "taste-off" with ...

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Quantity and Quality – Both?

January 25th, 2010

Sandihurst Winery Cool Climate! I had a long conversation with a friend of mine in South Africa about a presentation she attended on the South Africa wine industry. A variety of presentations on a variety of subjects. You can have a look at all the presentations here. It makes for some very interesting reading in general. Trust me however to be grabbed by the following statement about wine grape ...

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At the end of the rainbow…

January 22nd, 2010

At the end of the rainbow This was taken last year over the Gewurztraminer vineyard. Unfortunately there is no sign of a rainbow yet this year. Very unseasonable weather and definitely not a pleasure. However, for many it is good so we won't complain. We'll just keep looking forward to seeing the rainbow...

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