The Cellar Blog


History in a bottle … a great way to end 2017!

Dec 22, 2017

I know that people romanticize the job of the Sommelier. They look so smart in their evening suits, strutting their stuff, sharing their latest exploits in Burgundy, or Champagne with the, oh so impo ...


La joie de vivre de la vendange de Champagne

Dec 04, 2017

“The magic of Champagne belongs to the climate, not the soil” says Louis Roederer chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon.  “The climate is stronger, and the wines tell the story of the rain and ...


Old friends @ Alvi’s Drift!

Sep 20, 2017

Me and Moses made most of our recent trip to Cape Town and in between working alongside Chef Chantel and Chef Gregory for the Chefs Collaboration dinner event, made time to visit one of our old time f ...


Weekend with Chris & Andrea Mullineux

Sep 07, 2017

The Restaurant Mosaic Team was first introduced to Chris & Andrea Mullineux shortly after their first vintage was released. At the time the Swartland was still a controversial winemaking region in ...


Exciting new vintage – City on a Hill 2016

Aug 24, 2017

The Mosaic Team recently had the opportunity to taste the latest release from Andre Bruyns, the assistant winemaker for David & Nadia Sadie, who launched his own wine label in 2015. We were impre ...


Germain & Moses @ Sadie Pre-Release Tasting

Jul 28, 2017

The Mosaic Team has returned from their annual winter break rejuvenated and rested! Excited to be back at work, Germain and Moses wasted no time at all to jump back on the “tasting wagon” and the ...


Vin Jaune – France’s “Yellow Wine”

May 08, 2017

Vin Jaune originates from the Jura, located to the east of the Côte d’Or next to the Swiss border under Alsace, and is the smallest wine district in France.   This area is dominated by the forest ...