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Handford Wines Xmas Tasting ~ Highlighting Some of South Africa's Finest White and Red Wines...

Last night was the Handford Wines Christmas Tasting for 150 of our best clients. I could not miss this opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic South African 2015 vintage whites and reds that have arrived over the Autumn. 297 more words

Joly Bergerie Savennieres 2010

Nicolas Joly, Clos de la Bergerie, Chateau de la Roches aux Moines, AOC Savennieres – Roche aux Moines, Maine-et-Loire, France, 2010

This wine: organic and biodynamic, 15-30 hl/ha yield (50 hl/ha is authorised) picked over 3-5 passes for optimum ripeness, batches must have been processed separately, then blended; vinified in wood with less than 5% new;  *natural cork closure, varietal chenin blanc, 14.5% abv, ex-producer, €37 (10/2016) 263 more words

France Loire

Exclusive escape at No.36/800 - Exdiem, Robertson

I was fortunate enough to meet Johan and Jana who not only run a fabulous guest house in the Robertson Wine Valley called Galloway, but are also family of a boutique wine farm called… 334 more words

Wine Farms Visited

Testalonga El Bandito Cortez 2014 Chenin Blanc ~ The pursuit of purity...

Drinking a fantastic bottle of Chenin Blanc today while watching a tense England versus South Africa rugby match at Twickenham. I just love the wines from Testalonga and indeed, when Craig Hawkins left Lammershoek winery in 2013/14, after its sale to the German consortium led by Franz Beckenbauer, I was totally unfazed as it had always been the selling of the more experimental, fresh, nervy wines of Testalonga that had been my passion. 357 more words

Monday Sips: Chenin Blac

What: La Javelin / Vouvray

When: 2014

Tastes Like: Sweet apples. Not over-powering.

Paired with: Cilantro-ginger shrimp, forbidden rice, and some after dinner Netflix.

Sets you back: ~$13… 59 more words


Little Karoo's Montagu whites raising eyebrows in London...

I have to admit that I have not yet met the young, dynamic winemaker Reenen Borman of Patatsfontein and Boschkloof fame. I grew up drinking the wines made by his father Jacques Borman, who worked at Simonsig until 1984 before moving to the Rupert Family’s La Motte Estate. 404 more words

Holland, Michigan

Another place in Michigan that I had never been to, on the west side of the state. We got in late in the afternoon, because of the board meeting that we attended on the east side of the state, so we had a bit of a drive. 479 more words