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Chenin Blanc ~ South Africa's New International Calling Card...

Yesterday I attended a fascinating tasting and lunch featuring an incredible array of iconic red and white wines. But tucked into the selection was a threesome of premium South African Chenin Blancs, made by some of South Africa’s hottest, most talented, rising star winemakers. 493 more words

Friday Rant: Who is to Blame?

It has been a good long while since I had a healthy rant, so I figured with a week to go before Armageddon, I would get at least one more rant in (yes, that was a political allusion, if you do not share my views on the soon to be leader of the free world, that is certainly your choice and we should talk about it maturely over a glass of wine!). 852 more words


Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc

ORIGIN: South Africa (Western Cape, Coastal Region, Swartland)

VARIETALS: Chenin Blanc

SAQ PRICE: $17.80

IN A NUTSHELL:  Delightful cross between a Chardonnay and a Sauvignon Blanc… 97 more words

Bubbles For All

When you get a group of people together even for New Year’s Eve, there will be no consensus of what sparkling wine is best. Everyone has different tastes and there really is no one-size-fits-all, in fact that is true for any type of wine. 565 more words


Exploring South African Wine

And then there is the unique wine called seven sisters owned by 7 seven South African Women.  Read more about their history at the company website. Click Here

Dry and drier

We thought the Suenen tasted on Friday had lots of acidity – this had more.

An intense, bright, mid-yellow colour lead into a sweet Muscat like nose which became more sherry-like over time. 160 more words

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Old-fashioned new wine co-op in Napa

Today we made our third visit to Holman Cellars, a winery in Napa where some really interesting wines are being made.  What keeps drawing us back is the unique setup at Holman Cellars, where there are multiple winemakers and wine labels working out of the same space, sharing the same crush pad, and learning from each other’s successes (and occasional mistakes).   1,199 more words