Die Vine Intervention: Eikendal Charisma

Another enjoyable Cape Red selected by wine expert Michael Olivier – the 2014 Eikendal Charisma.

Tasters joining John Fraser in Johannesburg are Gancho Mantchorov from Tersos, restaurateur Dino Fagas from Prosopa and Absa’s Chris Gilmour.

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Die Vine Intervention: Delheim CB and Grand Reserve

The glugging gourmet Michael Olivier introduces a red and a white from Delheim to our tasting panel.

These are the Chenin Blanc and the Grand Reserve 2013.

John Fraser is joined in the Johannesburg studio by leading economist Mike Schussler, Malcolm MacDonald from Clientele and blended brander Jeremy Sampson.

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Die Vine Intervention. A White and a Red from Bonnievale

Food and wine veteran Michael Olivier introduces the Bonnievale Sauvignon Blanc and Barrel-Select Shiraz.

John Fraser is in the Johannesburg studio with branding bloke Jeremy Sampson, Absa’s Chris Gilmour, Debi van Flymen from Grape Slave and Corlien Morris from Wine Menu.

 

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Klein Constantia

Not normally known for his klein tastes, resident guru Michael Olivier takes us to Klein Constantia for a Sauvignon Blanc and a Red Blend.

John Fraser welcomes a quartet of quality to the Johannesburg studio:  bombastic brander Jeremy Sampson, Corlien Morris from Wine Menu , Chris Gilmour from Absa and Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen from Grape Slave.

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Mullineux White and Red

Cape Wine’s honorary Ambassador Michael Olivier introduces two Cape classics for our latest podcast gathering.

They are the Mullineux 2014 Old Vines White Blend, and the 2013 Syrah.

John Fraser is joined for the tasting by Debi van Flymen from Grapeslave, Corlien Morris from Wine Menu, Absa’s Chris Gilmour and brander Jeremy Sampson.

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Asara MCC and Cape Fusion

Cuddly chef Michael Olivier presents two wines, both from Asara, to our tasting panel.

They are the 2007 MCC and the 2013 Cape Fusion.

The tasting panel is made up of some real talent:  Absa’s Chris Gilmour, Brander Jeremy Sampson, Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen and Corlien Morris of top wine retailer Wine Menu.

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Die Vine Intervention: Aristargos and Paardebosch Pinotage

The unusual Michael Olivier has tracked down two lesser known wines to tickle the tonsils of our Johannesburg tasting panel.

They are from David and Nadia Sadie Wines: the 2014 David Aristargos and the 2014 Paardebosch Pinotage.

The Johannesburg tasters are Cape Wine Master Debi van Flymen from Grapeslave, Corlien Morris from Wine Menu, Absa’s Chris Gilmour and our most-loved squatter Jeremy Sampson.

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Die Cactus Intervention: Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado

Michael Olivier dons his designer poncho and whisks us off to sunny Mexico for a tasting of a special tequila – the Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado.

John Fraser welcomes a fistful of tasters in Johannesburg. with brander Jeremy Sampson, IT superstar Malcolm MacDonald and Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright from Warwick

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Die Vine Intervention: Warwick Trilogy

Food and wine evangelist Michael Olivier uncorks a special treat from  Stellenbosch – the Warwick Trilogy red blend.

John Fraser is joined on the tasting panel with Warwick’s very own Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright, branding legend Jeremy Sampson and IT expert Malcolm MacDonald.

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Die Vine Intervention: A Pair of Survivors

Clutching a pair of bottles in hand, the inimitable Michael Olivier launches another podcast wine tasting.  This time it is two wines from Survivor – the 2015 Swartland Chenin Blanc and the 2014 Swartland Pinotage.

John Fraser is again joined for the tasting in Johannesburg by Cape Wine Master Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright, branding legend Jeremy Sampson and IT executive Malcolm MacDonald, who also handled the technical side of the recording.

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