At Alchemy, we celebrate craft booze, and proudly stock many craft drinks produced in South Africa. We are inspired by tradition and moved by innovation. Our commitment, work ethic and dedication to excellence are old fashioned. But our cocktails are not.
al·che·my \ ˈal-kə-mē \
“… a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination…”
“… the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained…”
Musing about all things wine from Theo's blog "Chasing Wine". Join the journey of exploration, of challenge and of wonderous new discoveries.
This (somewhat deliberately controversial) statement raised a few eyebrows at a recent wine tasting. Fact is, a trip to Burgundy some years ago left me unimpressed with the wines though moved by an extraordinary cellar and tasting experience. As always with wine, I have recently had to challenge my own prejudice. South African wine makers are creating fascinating Pinot Noirs worth exploring, especially as summer approaches. Sometimes all it takes is to keep trying previously dismissed options!
It's Women's month, and what better opportunity to celebrate women in the wine industry, which remains male dominated. The ladies who are tackling the industry are making a rather big splash, innovating and breaking new ground. Join me as I explore the illusive and hard to decribe feminine touch found in recent tastings, feature two inriguing ladies and their wines, and once again tackle the issue of preconceived notions when deciding what to drink!