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2010 Chateau Margene Cielo Rosso

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2010 Chateau Margene Cielo Rosso

Paso Robles, CA 

Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet & Sangiovese coming from this Paso Robles, CA producer. Very fruity nose of plum and raspberry, with a touch of herbal mint. 154 more words


An Exciting New Release From B-Vintners ~ Tasting the Terroir Specific 2016 Fire Heath Chardonnay From Walker Bay...

Bruwer Raats and Gavin Bruwer Slabbert have really raised a lot of eyebrows both in South Africa and abroad with some of their exciting releases in the B-Vintners vine exploration range. 195 more words

Quality By Design ~ Tasting the Raats Family Eden High Density Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2015...

Just a week or so after Bruwer Raats released both his 2015 MR de Compostella and 2015 Eden Cabernet Franc in South Africa, he was in London presenting both of these wines to the fine wine trade. 275 more words

Drinking Diaries: Fine Wine Tasting

This particular wine tasting is quite a special one. Taking place as per usual at Magnum Wine Shop, Swindon, there’s a fair bit of excitement in the air tonight; owner and dear friend Brian is celebrating his birthday (but being cagey about his age). 1,185 more words


Another Blockbuster Vintage Release of Bordeaux Blend Icon Meerlust Rubicon...

Whenever I visit South Africa, my eye is always drawn to the latest vintages of Bordeaux blend Icon Meerlust Rubicon on the Duty Free shelves. They always amazingly seem to be two vintages ahead of us here in the UK. 145 more words

The Making of An Icon Wine ~ Tasting Patatsfontein 2016 Chenin Blanc...

I probably discovered this gem a little late in the day to properly appreciate the 2014 maiden vintage of Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc, only getting to drink the odd bottle or two with local South African winemakers. 289 more words

Wine Matcher could take “days” off the time it takes to value a fine wine list, according to an article in this month’s drinks business magazine. 173 more words