You could say that my love for whisky, how I choose to enjoy it, puts me in the ‘whisky snob’ category. Put it to you this way, I will not judge you for how you drink your whisky. Having said that, I will not serve you the whisky I buy, if you are going to put ice in it! This may come across as a ‘not so friendly’ introduction I know, but I wanted to set the ground rules before we venture off into my imagination and tasting notes.
I never quite know where a blog post will take me. I am particularly talking about blog posts I write, as opposed to the ones I read. I get an idea in my head. I put pen to paper, literally scribing what looks like hieroglyphics to some, as my handwriting is not something I get compliments for. I then type, on my computer and that in itself is version one of editing. What was written on paper is not what ends up on the first version of the typed story. I feel my way around, as I type and meander. I finish typing and print, read, and edit again with pencil in hand. Sometimes the editing is gentle tweaks, and sometimes it’s brutal culling that materially changes the story.
A James Bond like introduction in the title? Where do I start with my wine review of this celebrated vintage. The Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2013! It was judged best Chardonnay in the world in 2015. 800 wines were entered from across the globe, so this is a big deal. Groot Constantia is the oldest wine farm in South Africa, and and it’s not simply because their vineyard is down the road that I am sharing this review. It’s because this chardonnay is something to write home about.