Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tulbagh tasting.

Self tasting at Drostdy Hof down in the holding cell.

Saronsberg tasting room.
Posted by PicasaHouse in the historic part of Tulbagh. There is realy a lot of places to stay here. Do spend a weekend here. Ideal for cycling.

Tasting Tulbagh.Theuniskraal

Theuniskraal tasting room.

Tulbagh winery.
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Tasting in Tulbagh.

What a day , South easter screeming in Cape Town and we decide to go and tast wine in Tulbagh. Very interesting area to tast wine . Saronsberg, Drostday Hof ,Manley and Theuniskraal. There is stil Krone and a few other ones we did not do. I wil post a few pictures of the day. Bought a old cycling book about the Rapport Tour for a few bucks. Book was printed in 1978 . The tour ended in Swellendam when I was a little kid. It was realy greate.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stellenbosch wine tasting.

Marianne fine wines very good red wines with a French twist.

The Boer and Brit tasting room.
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Table mountain from Blaauwberg this morning

South easter screeming and nice cloud cover on mountain.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Freedom Hill meal.

Duck confit and butter chicken with Glenwood Unwooded Chardonnay. Our really good and wonderful waiter.

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Avondale Lynx winetasting.

Glasses tasting Avondale wines with Paarl Rock in background plus the Taal monument.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010

24th and 25th Dec.2010

Cancan chickens on the 23rd with my son and his girlfriend.

Diana and her daughter prepping Christmas day salad.

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25 December 2010.

We had a wonderful day, an early morning ride with our bicycles and then coffee and mince pies. Time to open presents , and then on to cooking food for the day. Two Peking ducks slowly fried in the weber to get all the fat out. Then making salads and at 2.30 time to start eating. What a day good ride, good food, and good wines. Now time to go to bed. Another ride tomorrow morning. At one stage we thought a ride on Christmas morning is insane, now we did the same.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Argus training.

We started training again on Saturday morning. Two weeks of non riding and antibiotics dont help , but this morning it all got better again. Had a hard ride towards Cape Town into a strong south easter. Riding back was much easier. After we arrived home the wind stopped blowing to have a lovely day. Not as hot as yesterday. Max only 26 degrees. Now only 16 degrees. Humidity 65 at moment. Will go riding tomorrow again.

Friday, December 17, 2010


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Walkerbay , first week of leave.

My first week of leave flew past without riding my bicycle once. Been on strong antibiotics the whole week for a chest infection. Today the first day that I really feel like doing something. We did go to Hermanus last weekend and did some interesting wine tastings. The first place we went was Benguela Cove where we had a good tasting with a very knowledgeable tasting assistant. The best wines here were their Sav. Blanc 2010 and the Shiraz 2009, very nice. My sister was not feeling good at this tasting, that's her drinking water in the background. Then we went to Ataraxia, they have only got 2 whites and a red blend. Sav. Blanc really good but need more time but their Chardonnay 2009 is wonderful so is their Serenity red blend. The tasting room with nice art and really looks like a little church. Wonderful tasting and also nice tasting assistant. Now tomorrow I will be back on my bike. Want to be able to do a 100 km training ride the first week in January.

Monday, December 13, 2010

David Kramer's Breyani at Baxter Theatre.

What a wonderful evening starting with a tasting of Solm-Delta's wines. Very interesting Bubbly made from Shiraz with a very low alcohol called Cape Jazz Shiraz. A white blend of semillon, chenin blanc and vine-dried clairette with a bit of wood called Vastrap. Then the third one called the Langarm a blend with pinotage, shiraz and petit verdot. Then came Kramer and his ten-member band. What a lovely evening of interesting stories and lovely old songs. What a lot of talent this whole band has. This is really worth listening to.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ass end Charlies at golf day.

Barry and Koos with their trophy with Hendrik Burger with a proper hangover the next morning.
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Golf day at Goede Hoop Citrus.

Dirk chipping onto the green. Danie and Roes Visser partners in crime. Next pic is Barry, Kosie and Ronaldo with the beers after the game. The winner of the day how this happened I don't know. Second and third place was also a big surprise but fun was had by most of us. Lots was drunk and a lot of stories were shared. This year I really enjoyed it playing with Dirk, Paul and Francois. Drinking carried on until after eight o'clock.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Diana and myself.
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