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Budget Wine Review: Vignobles Lacheteau Vouvray 2015

Chenin Blanc is too often overlooked having gained a reputation as the base for cheap table wine in the U.S. But in France’s Loire Vouvray where it is the dominant, permitted white varietal it  can be scintillating. 112 more words

Wine Reviews

Drinking Domaine Huet Perlant Vouvray 1959 Demi Sec, Loire... at The Remedy Wine Bar...

I had a wonderful opportunity last week to drink a few glasses of this beautiful old Chenin Blanc from Domaine Huet at the fabulous Remedy Wine Bar in London. 80 more words

Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc, 2015

Natalie Maclean loved this wine at $19.  Americans love this wine at a few dollars less.  And while I loved it too, I had to shell out much more.  74 more words

White Wine

Meetings for April, May, June and July

These are the fun meetings that are coming up over the next 3 months. We meet monthly on Thursday evenings in Claremont (sometimes in Wynberg) at 7.00 for 7.30pm. 430 more words

Sauvignon Blanc

Solms Delta Chenin Blanc, South Africa

Chenin Blanc grape in South Africa is also known as “Steen”. This wine comes from the Franschhoek region. It is very different than the round, opulent, bruised apple Chenin Blanc that I’ve tried from Loire Valley, France. 53 more words

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Today's Grand Cru - Spier Chenin Blanc 2016

Cru is “a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality”. It is a French wine term which is traditionally translated as “growth”, as it was originally the past participle of the verb “croitre”. 57 more words

This Spring, Skip the Chardonnay and Try Chenin Blanc Instead

White wines can be tricky. Chardonnay is one of most popular ones on the market today, but many people still find it to be a bit too “oaky.” Sauvignon Blanc on the other hand, another top contender, is often criticized for being a bit too “grassy.” 182 more words

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