Category: Wine adventures

Bein Wine Cellar – #SecretStellies

If you take the M12 between Kuilsriver and Stellenbosch, turn off onto the Old Polkadraai road. The one that runs past the Polkadraai Strawberry farm. Drive around the damn and pass the entrance to Beau Joubert and La Provence. Follow the road and you will find yourself in front of a tiny cream-coloured building the […]

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Secrets of Stellenbosch.

Working for a small farm has taught me many things. I can pretty much do ANYTHING on a shoe string budget and how many other marketing managers do you know that climbs into the cellar and labels by hand, packs boxes and even forces people to teach her things during harvest. I love asking our […]

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Wine.

  Eight years. That’s how long I have been working with wine. In these eight years I have tasted through my education and I can confidently say I have identified what I enjoy and what I don’t. But all old dogs can learn new tricks and I continue my education as often as I can. […]

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An open letter on wine etiquette.

Dear Wine Drinkers, Sometimes I get so wrapped up in the paperwork I forget wine is actually enjoyable and social. I love pouring wine for you guys. Telling you stories about the wine and the farm and seeing you enjoy it, nothing gives me more pleasure than knowing the product I work with can create […]

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Wine Myth Busters.

Person “So what do you do for a living?” Me “I am the Marketing Manager for a small wine Estate” Person “THAT IS AWESOME I LOVE DRINKING 5NIECES” Me “Sigh” Over the past  7 years of being in this industry (Yes it’s been 7 years) I have heard all the drinking jokes and the “you […]

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And so we swam…in wine.

As most of you might have noticed, life got pretty damn crazy the last few weeks. ( I am SO sorry for being MIA, no excuse. But in my defense, travel makes posting kinda hard.) We have been working on this seasons bloggers challenge since the last one in August and this past Saturday, 29 […]

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My Visit-them list 2013

I work with wine. You would think I go tasting more often but truth is I don’t. Look I have been to more estates than most people but when I do I steal ideas that I can implement at work. I’m not ashamed to say I steal with my eyes. Most people do and when […]

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