The wine, the wooden roof deck, the cheesy chunk of moon, the lotus flower lit from its heart, the perfect aloneness with my thoughts, the unchartered year of 2014 beneath my bare and suntanned feet, the navy-charcoal sky.
The wine: "Spice Route's signature style has always been robust, spicy.red wines, rich in character and certain to enhance every occasion.
"This blend of red varieatals represents a fusion of flavours, as does the unique, spicy South African relish from which Chakalaka takes its name… wine of origin Swartland"
The wine was a gift from my sister, as I left Johannesburg for the Cape - where most of SA's wine comes from - last Friday.
The bottle, empty, is in the recycling bin.