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.
Fryer’s Cove Baboes Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Fairview Grenaches & Rouge Bag in Box
The Icebreaker White
Alée Bleue Chenin Blanc
The Thrifty Banker Red
Marras Shiraz Cinsault
Le Lude Brut Rosé NV
The Christmas Pudding
Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest
Hamilton Russel Pinot Noir
Diemersdal Private Collection Red
Nuy Barbieri Idro Barrel Matured Red Muscadel