Did you know? Thursday, Oct 28 2010 

Did you know that every sip of Legacy is a small part of a long and proud South African wine legend? 

In 1957, a German winemaker working at Bellingham wine farm in Franschhoek was inspired to create a wine in the typical style of his home town of Johannisberg in Germany. The softly sweet fruity white blended wine was immediately popular and fast became a favourite in South Africa.

Bellingham Johannisberger was not only famous for its delicious drinkability, but also for the famous bottle that was especially designed to follow the shape of the Groot Drakenstein mountain peak that towers over the original Bellingham homestead.

With the advent of democracy, the face South African wine began to evolve rapidly in line with international trends and wine drinking styles. In keeping with modern inclinations and relevance, Bellingham Johannisberger became the Legacy Johannisberger in a slightly more svelte bottle, yet always faithful to the original semi-sweet stein-style white blended wine that has been loved through the generations.

If you look closely at the bottle, you will still spot the famous Bellingham gable as a badge of honour and endorsement of the lineage and pedigree that makes this one of South Africa’s most enduringly popular wines.

From Hemingway to Homer Simpson, everyone has an opinion on wine Thursday, Oct 28 2010 

 

Wine has fascinated people over the centuries. Here is few wine quotes form prominent persons. From Hemingway to Homer Simpson, everyone has an opinion on wine.

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing-  Ernest Hemingway

Wino Forever – Johnny Depp (The tattoo once read ‘Winona Forever’!)

What is man, when you come to think upon him, but a minutely set, ingenious machine for turning with infinite artfulness, the red wine of Shiraz into urine? – Isak Dinesen

Wine is bottled poetry – Robert Louis Stevenson

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages –Louis Pasteur

“Alcohol – the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems” – Homer Simpson

About the blog Thursday, Oct 28 2010 

This blog aims to create and facilitate conversations about wine, dine and living life. It celebrates friends, family and uncomplicated lifestyles. The blog aims to indentify and salute persons leaving legacies and to embrace all legacy moments.

The blog was initiated by Legacy Wine. This wine has been around since 1957.With its refreshing and distinguish taste and its instantly recognisable bottle this wine has been leaving a legacy for more than a half century.

First post Thursday, Oct 28 2010 

This is my first post.