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Umbala 2012 Chenin Blanc

Wine of Origin, Western Cape, South Africa; 12.5% ABV
$2 at the Richmond, CA, store on 22 July

This wine is medium in body and flavor, but very pleasant for the price.  79 more words

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The Meaning of 'Terroir'

Go to France and talk to one of the locals about wine and, before long, you’ll almost certainly hear the word ‘terroir’. It’s the way most French wine producers – and some keen wine drinkers there – think about wine. 310 more words


The many faces of Sangria, my favourite and a few others.

What is Sangria?

Sangria is the Spanish name for a sugar-sweetened wine and fruit cocktail. Rumored to be first introduced to the US at the 1964 World’s Fair. 673 more words


Clos du Bourg, Sec, Domaine Huet, Vouvray AC, France, 2011, 13.5% abv.

These are a few of my favourite things – the Loire Valley, Domaine Huet and Chenin Blanc.  We visited this classic biodynamic benchmark winery in June 2014 but opened this bottle in July 2015. 178 more words


Aboriginal Wine

Recently I spent 1 week on Vancouver Island with my daughter.  Beautiful.  Honestly considered not coming back and sending for the rest of the family to pack up and join us there instead.   159 more words

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Raats Original Chenin Blanc, 2013

We admit South African wines are among our favorites. Bruwer Raats was called “the most exciting and forward thinking winemaker in Stellenbosch, winning 86 points from Neal Martin (Wine Spectator) and many accolades and honors. 94 more words

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The Breedekloof Chenin Blanc Initiative

We are proud to be part of the Breedekloof Chenin Blanc initiative. Our new wooded Chenin Blanc is making a name for itself and although it is a first time for us to add a Chenin to our wine list, the feedback has been amazing! 999 more words

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