Sunday Times (February 22, 2015)


Wine of the week

There’s plenty of wine farce in Wes Anderson’s Oscar-nominated Grand Budapest Hotel, but it’s subtle. Also, you probably won’t be abl eto drink a bottle of the Bichot ’52 mentioned, let alone find any Pouilly-Jouvet ’26. In contrast, there’s nothing subtle about Fifty Shades of Grey, which helped Ster-Kinekor record its biggest box office for a single day in its history (admittedly not just any day but Valentine’s Day). From Sancerre with oysters to Champagne sipped from teacups, there are wine mentions aplenty in the Fifty Shades trilogy (including our very own Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2004). . .