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The Mosaic Sommelier Team joins the 2018 Klein Constantia Harvest ...
The Mosaic Sommelier Team joins the 2018 Klein Constantia Harvest ... Two of our Sommelier Team members, Taryn and Eric, were invited by winemaker Matthew Day to join the Klein. . .
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New and Special Releases from Spioenkop
New and Special Releases from Spioenkop The Mosaic Team (Cobus, Taryn, Eric, Moses, Chantelle and Annerie) assembled in full force this past Tuesday, to taste some new and special releases from our beloved Belgian winemaker, Koen Roose.  For the first time, some. . .
VEGA-SICILIA: Spain’s “1st Growth”- ‘Evolution not revolution’
VEGA-SICILIA: Spain’s “1st Growth”- ‘Evolution not revolution’ To lovers of fine wines, Vega-Sicilia needs little introduction, being by far the most prestigious wine estate in Spain. For decades Vega-Sicilia has held onto traditions forgotten by many while joining hands in global ventures,. . .
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Domaine Henri Gouges – The Pillar of Nuits St. Georges
Domaine Henri Gouges – The Pillar of Nuits St. Georges Restaurant Mosaic hosted the winemaker of Domaine Henri Gouges, Antoine Gouges and his fiancée, Marie, on Wednesday 7 February 2018 for a world-class tasting event. Domaine Henri Gouges is arguably. . .
Elgin Cool ...
Elgin Cool... 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, exemplary work ethic, and a driving passion to be true to. . .
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Sharing in the Magic of Burgundy with Jean-Marie Fourrier
Sharing in the Magic of Burgundy with Jean-Marie Fourrier Restaurant Mosaic started 2018’s wine tasting events, by hosting Mr Jean-Marie Fourrier, - the man behind one of the most revered and respected wine estates in Burgundy, Domaine. . .
Harvest at Graham Beck – Putting the Fizz in 2018!
Harvest at Graham Beck – Putting the Fizz in 2018! After a relaxed festive holiday, I was rejuvenated and ready for my very first adventure in 2018. And what better way to start the New Year than a personal invitation to join the Graham Beck Winery team for their. . .
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Weingut Christmann Ruppertsberg Riesling Trocken 2012
Weingut Christmann Ruppertsberg Riesling Trocken 2012 The Mosaic Team once again assembled in full force this past Tuesday to taste a few wines, selected by various members of our Sommelier Team. The Mosaic philosophy is not only to educate the Mosaic Team members in the various styles of wines. . .
Lismore: Wines with absolute quality, singularity and intellectual appeal…
Lismore: Wines with absolute quality, singularity and intellectual appeal…
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The perfect end to a wonderful year and a sneak peek at things to come!
As is our tradition, the Mosaic team assembled on the last Tuesday before Christmas to taste a few wines, selected by our Cellar Master and what magical wines it was!  This was our last tasting of the year and we decided to focus on three potential wines to be included in Chantel’s new menu for the autumn and winter.
History in a bottle ... a great way to end 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 important guests. Drinking wine all the time...
La joie de vivre de la vendange de Champagne
“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 the sun.” With the effects of. . .
Old friends @ Alvi's Drift!
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 favorite wine farms, Alvi’s Drift.
Weekend with Chris & Andrea Mullineux
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 South Africa and they had to work exceptionally hard to prove the quality of, not only their wines but also the region they chose to call home.
Exciting new vintage - City on a Hill 2016
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 impressed by his first vintage and now again his second release has shown his commitment and passion for the wines he cherishes.. . .
CELEBRATING WOMEN'S DAY WITH CHAMPAGNE ... and the leading ladies of fashion, film and stage
The Mosaic Team hosted a unique tasting event with a lunch and dinner on Wednesday, 9 August 2017 to celebrate Women's Day with some of the most revered and famous champagnes in the world! "Queen of the Bubbles", Junel Vermeulen was invited to host the two tasting events in honour of this special day.
Germain & Moses @ Sadie Pre-Release Tasting
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 first order of business was the pre-release tasting of Eben Sadie’s new vintage release of his Columella and Palladius, as well as his. . .
THE LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE AWARDS
The Luxury Travel Guide awards recognise and celebrate excellence. . .
Carmelo Rodero – “Grape, science, wine and art…”
On Friday, 5 May the Mosaic team was honoured to host a world-class tasting event, featuring an award-winning lineup from famed Spanish winery, Bodegas Carmelo Rodero. We had the opportunity to visit the Bodega and meet with Carmelo and his family a few years ago, and managed to be lucky enough to import all of the incredible. . .
Vin Jaune – France’s “Yellow Wine
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 forested Jura Mountains and provides a geographical measure of detachment that allowed certain traditional wine styles and grapes to persist in the region. The. . .
Frost strikes again in Europe:
From about mid-April, Europe has experienced sub-zero overnight temperatures which have caused damage for the second consecutive year, especially in the regions of Champagne, the Loire Valley in France and the Piedmont region in Italy. Several other wine producing regions, including Bordeaux, Alsace, Belgium and the Rheinhessen in Germany have also been partly. . .
Rediscovering Châteauneuf-du-Pape with Domaine de Beaurenard
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a village located in the Southern Rhône Valley, in France. The name refers to the chateau, completed in 1333, that was built just outside Avignon as a summertime residence for Pope John XXII, who, like his predecessor, Pope Clement V, spent his summer retreats in the castle, now known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The papacy discovered the. . .
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Chantel takes us on holiday with her    Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient is. . .
“Wine with altitude …”
For many years there have been discussions whether altitude has a significant influence on the quality of wine. What is a fact is that the higher you go, the lower the temperature, which means a lower alcohol and higher acidity – the recipe for a truly great wine! Vines are basically a weed, therefore it will adapt to challenging. . .
Szepsy Gourmet Wine Tasting Event – Friday, 3 February 2017
István Szepsy is one of Hungary´s most important winemakers (he was voted the Winemaker of the Year for 2001) and his wines rank amongst the best in the Tokaji region – after all, his family has been making wine in this region since the 16th century! Restaurant Mosaic was therefore extremely honoured to host a special gourmet. . .
Moët & Chandon: A Heritage of Fabulous Celebrations!
“We don’t ask the year to adapt to our wishes. We respect each year and try to give the best of ourselves without preconceptions but with a clear vision. Each year deserves to be understood and accepted for what it is, we are giving ourselves more freedom in bringing out a particular grand aspect of a year. Our aim is not to be extreme, but to play on a. . .
MARBLE RESTAURANT – CHEF DAVID HIGGS
What a great start to the week...  We visited Chef David Higgs at his newly opened restaurant Marble, before heading on a serious. . .
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“Let your talents be like a City on a Hill”
André Bruyns worked a stint at Rijk’s in Tulbagh before becoming assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie in the Swartland.  He now also makes his own wine under the “City on a Hill” label.
“Perfect wine for the perfect occasion” - M. Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie Les Bécasses 1999
Chapoutier is one of the leading wine growers and négociants in the Rhône Valley and the company has used a Bio organic approach since 1995. Mr Chapoutier created the famous egg tanks for fermentation, which is widely used in boutique wine estates throughout the South African Winelands. In a bold move they introduced Braille writing on all their wine labels in. . .
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