The Italian Job

  “Niiice”, my friendly  Italian waiter declared, as I informed him of my choice of the Chianti Classico. I was relieved and grateful that he spoke reasonable English, but had to suppress a smile as he hurried off to the kitchen, in full bow-tie and tux, like a...

Cool Croatians!

Blog 13 I suppose we should count ourselves lucky – we supply wines to Super Yachts here in the Mediterranean and obviously have access to a myriad of wonderful French & Italian wines, can just about get anything from anywhere with a bit of notice. But for any...

South Africa – the Grand Finale!

Our last call on our whistle – stop tour of the best of South Africa (a well-earned & much needed break from teaching WSET® Wine Courses to Yacht Crew and our first proper holiday since I don’t know when!) Realizing that we were also heading back home to the Côte...

South African Surprises Part II

The adventure continued as we set out to explore further than the immediate wine regions around Cape Town. Heading out to Robertson, a Restaurant attached to a very small boutique Winery, Fraai Uitzicht run by two smiling orange clad Dutch people gave us our first...

South African Surprises Part 1

I had been introduced to good South African wines previously in my time in the UK Wine Trade and so knew of their existence, but on a recent trip to the Winelands, I wasn’t quite prepared for the magical experience we had! Alas, here in Yachting Wine Supply, we accept...