An annual highlight on the social calendar, an event regarded as one of the most extraordinary wine events internationally, an astounding celebration of South African wines - The Cape Wine Auction 2017 was all that and so much more
The past few years have delivered exceptional vintages, leaving one hopefully wondering, if, with the right planning, experience and expertise, the next one can exceed the results of the preceding vintages.
The vintage of 2017 commenced with the successful and gradual bud breaking during early spring,
During his most recent trip to South Africa, we were fortunate enough meet with Luk de Rooze, the youngest sommelier to ever be bestowed the honorary title as 'Belgium's Best Sommelier', at De Toren. In this interview, he shares his passion for fine wine, especially
When real dedication, skill and immense knowledge meet meticulous attention to detail and intense passion, the outcome is bound to be remarkable. The renowned Book XVII is the result of our winemaking team's continuous quest for perfection and the extraordinary, soon-to-be-launched 2015 vintage is the
The world of wine is easily cluttered with lingo and terminology that complicates, confuse and distracts from the wine itself. Words such as balance, complexity, structure and elegance are commonly used, without further explanation or consideration. We are frequently asked about the use of these
A trip to Brugges in Belgium simply requires a visit to the famous wine shop and wine bar, Blend, partly owned by sommelier Luk de Rooze (read more here on our interview with Luk).
The concept behind Blend, is to give the people of Belgium and
Another must-see in Belgium is Brasserie Grand Cru, a restaurant that shows true passion for wine and exciting culinary creations to accompany the great selection of fine wines. This is evident in the spectacular menu and wine list, offering a variety tailored to each and
The last stop of our winemaker, Charles's European trip was a fantastic day at Hans Fonck's wine shop, named Het Huis van De Wijnmeester. Hans is known as the wine master in Belgium and is a proud ambassador of South African wines, including the De
Planning that next holiday? What better place to consider than one of Zambia's most luxurious lodges? The Royal Chundu, winner of the 'World Travel Awards' for 6 consecutive years, a mere 30 kilometres from the magnificent Victoria Falls, definitely deserves a place on that bucket
As we near the end of a great year and prepare for a new one with fantastic prospects, one tends to look back and recapitulate the past 365 days and evaluate not-so-good and more importantly the good. For De Toren, those highlights certainly include the