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Does writing this – my part in the first UK blog wine promo – make me a Buzz Agent? Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent out a batch of pre-release samples of South African producer Stormhoek’s wines in an attempt to utilise blogs as a marketing ‘word of mouth tool’. Personally I think it is a little early; Blogs in the UK are under-developed when compared to America. The British either dont know exactly what they are or deride them; but then word of mouth is word of mouth and website link is a website link.

Wine Tasting Note: Stormhoek Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, South Africa.
Pre-release Private Label
Fresh but not over-powering aroma – unripened limes, green sherbet and capsicum. Palate is medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing. Perhaps a little young as the flavours are rather ‘green’ – unripe pears springs to mind but fresh, crisp and juicy with a decent length of flavour and a level of crab-apple tartness. No alcohol recorded on the label. Screwcapped.

Scribblings Rating – 88/100

To compliment those green flavours the wine was poured out to accompany a simple pasta dish – French Green Beans (locally grown), a big handful of grated Parmesan, grated lemon rind and a hearty squeeze of juice topped a pile of linguine. It worked rather well but fish and salads would be superb too.

French Bean, lemon and Parmesan Lingine

Images from the leaflet that accompanied the wine.

stormhoekLeaflet6.jpg

7 Comments »

  1. gapingvoid says:

    stormhoek in spitoon.biz

    Very Cool. Stormhoek gets a mention in Spitoon.Biz, the big UK wine blog:Does writing this – my part in the first UK blog wine promo – make me a Buzz Agent? Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent out a…

  2. TN: Stormhoek Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, South Africa.

    [Source: Spittoon – wine drink and food.] quoted: Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent out a batch of pre-release samples of South African producer Stormhoek’s wines in an attempt to utilise blogs as a marketing ‘word of mouth tool’. Personally I think …

  3. gapingvoid says:

    stormhoek in spitoon.biz

    Very Cool. Stormhoek gets a mention in Spitoon.Biz, the big UK wine blog:Does writing this – my part in the first UK blog wine promo – make me a Buzz Agent? Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent out a…

  4. gapingvoid says:

    stormhoek in spitoon.biz

    Very Cool. Stormhoek gets a mention in Spitoon.Biz, the big UK wine blog:Does writing this – my part in the first UK blog wine promo – make me a Buzz Agent? Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent out a…

  5. gapingvoid says:

    the main purpose of this exercise is to make stormhoek the first major wine brand to take the cluetrain seriously

    Very Cool. Stormhoek gets a mention in Spitoon.Biz, the big UK wine blog:Does writing this – my part in the first UK blog wine promo – make me a Buzz Agent? Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent out a…

  6. gapingvoid says:

    the main purpose of this exercise is to make stormhoek the first major wine brand to take the cluetrain seriously

    Very Cool. Stormhoek gets a mention in Spitoon.Biz, the big UK wine blog:Does writing this – my part in the first UK blog wine promo – make me a Buzz Agent? Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent out a…

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    Jenn and I don’t drink much wine, but we do know what we like. For the second time in two years (or two years running, however you care to think about it), we ordered the same bottle of wine to accompany the same meal on our anniversary. Spare…

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