The Cellar Blog


Elgin Cool …

Feb 05, 2018

You only need to spend a couple of hours with Koen Roose to realize that he is a unique individual. Spend a few days with him and you realize just how unique. You discover unbridled commitment, exem ...


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 ...