Archive for July, 2013

SOME FINE SA WINES TASTED PLUS TWO OUSTANDING AUSTRALIAN WINES

Tasting wines with close friends can be great fun and very informative especially when they bring along the odd jem. Drinking wine at the Hussar Grill in Cape Town, a great local Cape Town steak house a friend and I… Continue reading

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RUSTENBERG MAINTAINS IT POSITION AS OF THE CAPE’S FIRST GROWTHS AND TOP PRODUCERS

Five Soldiers Ambling into the Rustenberg plush and state of the art tasting room the first sense one gets is a feeling of quality and tradition. For long an ardent fan and follower of Rustenberg my… Continue reading

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Nitida leads the way with its crowning Coronata Integration 2012

Durbanville has developed a reputation for its Sauvignon Blanc. Think Durbanville and Sauvignon Blanc immediately stems to mind. With Sauvignon Blanc being such a successful variety in South Africa different regions and sub wards has lent their own specific identity… Continue reading

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FINE SA PINOT NOIR FORMS IMPORTANT NICHE FOR SA MARKET

Popping into Hamilton Russell in the Hemel–en-Aarde Valley for an impromptu tasting I bumped into a visitor who described his love for Pinot Noir as a “heroin habit.” Pinot Noir the beloved grape of Burgundy (sometimes extraordinarily expensive) seems to… Continue reading

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