Guest Explorer: Higgo Jacobs

A law graduate from Stellenbosch, Higgo was lured into the wine industry after his studies, and what was meant to be a sabbatical ended up as a way of life. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments, judges on wine competitions and publications locally and abroad, and tries his hand occasionally at writing.

With the silly season approaching fast, I am reminded of past December episodes helping confused strangers out in the wine aisles of coastal supermarkets while frantically fighting my way out with hopes of a successfully ticked shopping list. Buying what you need over the holidays is a hack at the best of times, having to make choices with seas of options make it exponentially harder.

We have put together a top 10 list of wines that are tailor-made for those summer break moments that all need delicious wines to make them special. Make sure to find the below wines for your basket early on, and have them ready to line every festive occasion.

The Beach

Fryer’s Cove Baboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc

The Braai

Longridge Pinotage

The Camper

Fairview ‘The Grenaches’ & Rouge Bag in Box 2l

The Icebreaker White

Alée Bleue Chenin Blanc

The Thrifty Banker Red

Marras Shiraz Cinsault

The Toastmaster

Le Lude Brut Rosé NV

The Christmas Pudding

Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest

The Trimmings

Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir

The Gift

Diemersdal Private Collection Red

The Escape

Nuy Barbieri Idro Barrel Matured Red Muscadel

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