Working Nine to Five

So sang Dolly Parton, anyway.

I’m not sure that those still count as modern day working hours, but in the absence of any other more recent popular country pop music hit which includes a reasonable update, we’re going to have to assume that they do.

And, given that I placed my wine order with Getwine at 4pm yesterday and that they delivered at 10am today, that means that it took just 2 (two) working hours for my delicious wine to arrive on my doorstep.

Amazingly, that’s not even the fastest delivery I’ve had from them. That stands at an incredible 44 minutes, although to be fair, they were as surprised about that as I was.

If you want to enjoy great wine at decent prices together with that amazing service, simply click here and I’ll send you a referral.

Supplying really good wine at really good prices? What a way to make a livin’.


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No payment in cash or kind was made to me by Getwine.

A Grand Day Out

We did the touristy thing today and headed out to Simondium, on the outskirts of Franschhoek.


A quick stop at Dalewood Fromagerie for some of their award winning Huguenot cheese was followed by a visit to Solms Delta,where we were helped out by the chatty and informative Leon.


Then on via Vrede en Lust – lovely architecture, disappointing wines – for lunch in The Glasshouse at Babylonstoren. Because when it’s 43C in the shade, a long walk through some kitchen gardens is exactly what you need. Lunch was exactly what I needed though and it was really good.
And then home on the chaotic N1 and straight into the pool and a cold beer.

My camera is on enforced leave at the moment getting repaired, so I’m relying on my phone to record the holiday. It’s ok, but it’s not as good as my camera. That said, my camera isn’t great at making phone calls, so I guess all’s fair etc etc.

Great wine

Incoming from Getwine:

In the nearly seven years of Getwine’s existence we have had some fantastic flagship unlabelled wines from farms such as Rustenberg, Saxenburg, Buitenverwachting, Morgenhof, Delaire and many more. These top wines come and unfortunately also go, for example the Asara Ebony that we recently sold the last bottle of.

But like I said, there are always new wines that are offered to us and I must say that I am very, very excited about a range of ultra premium unlabelled wines that recently arrived at our Getwine depot from a well known wine estate in Franschhoek, which we are unfortunately not allowed to mention.

The three wines are listed below.

Select Cabernet/Pinotage 2007 @ R65 per bottle.
Regular cellar door price: R118
Platter * * * * 1/2 – Typical expression of a well structured unique South African blend. Flavours of mulberries, cassis, cinnamon, cloves and cigar box. Silky soft but well structured tannins with loads of berry fruit and spices on the palate.

Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 @ R69 per bottle.
Regular cellar door price: R187
Platter * * * * – Cedarwood and cigarbox flavours combined with rich dark berry fruit on the nose. Cassis, mulberry and spices on the palate. A full bodied, firmly structured wine with concentrated fruit, a balanced mouth-feel and a fresh after-palate typical to the Firgrove terroir from which the grapes derive.

Select Shiraz/Viognier 2007 @ R69 per bottle.
Regular cellar door price: R235
Platter * * * * 1/2 – This wine shows meaty spiciness, ripe dark berry fruits and beautiful floral aromas. The integration of the Viognier supports and enhances the rich and ripe flavours of the Shiraz, while softening the tannin structure. A full bodied wine with depth, complexity and elegance.

You don’t have to think too hard to see where these wines are from and what they might be. All of which means that you can see what an amazing deal this is. Stocks are probably limited, which is why I’ve got my order in before I hit the PUBLISH button.

Add to that Getwine’s legendary service and you could be sipping red like a boss by this time tomorrow. You’d be silly to miss out – tell them I sent you.