Wine – Wine pages revised and updated

  The Wine pages on Books Etc South Africa have been revised and there are now separate pages for South African red wines South African white wines South African dessert wines Wines of the World The wines listed are those that I have tasted and most of which I have enjoyed. Only a few are not to…

Wine – SA Dessert Wines

  South African Dessert Wines Platter ratings : 1* plain and simple | 2* pleasant drinking | 3* characterful, appealing | 3.5* very good / promising 4* excellent | 4.5* outstanding | 5* superlative; a South African classic Books Etc South Africa ratings :   Good value Not a favourite N(Y)L = Not yet listed in Platter A Avondale Muscat Rouge…

Wine – Wines of the World

Wine – Wines of the World Books Etc South Africa ratings :   Good value Not a favourite   The Vivino ratings are a guide only as the rating for a particular wine may be for a different vintage A 422/VE Prosecco NV Astoria | Prosecco NV B Baglio del Conte Nero d’Avola 2014 | Vivino 3.5*…

Wine – SA White Wines

South African White Wines Platter ratings : 1* plain and simple | 2* pleasant drinking | 3* characterful, appealing | 3.5* very good / promising 4* excellent | 4.5* outstanding | 5* superlative; a South African classic   Books Etc South Africa ratings :   Good value Not a favourite N(Y)L = Not (yet) listed in Platter B Bon Courage Colombard…

Wine – SA Red Wines

South African Red Wines Platter ratings : 1* plain and simple | 2* pleasant drinking | 3* characterful, appealing | 3.5* very good / promising 4* excellent | 4.5* outstanding | 5* superlative; a South African classic   Books Etc South Africa ratings :   Good value Not a favourite N(Y)L = Not (yet) listed in Platter A Abingdon Syrah 2008…

Books Etc Blog

Books Etc Blog Welcome!   When I started the Books Etc website in January (2014) I tinkered with the idea of a blog, experimented a bit and put the idea to one side as, frankly, I hadn’t a clue what I was doing and the learning curve for this arts grad was a tad too…