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Newton Johnson Winery, Walker Bay, South Africa

Newton Johnson Winery, Walker Bay, South Africa

Even the hazy cloud cover couldn’t dampen the thrill of the view. After a gentle meander alongside the Onrust River passing Hamilton Russell and Bouchard FinlaysonRead More

Wine Tasting Note: La Crema Pinot Noir, 2005, Sonoma Coast, California

Wine Tasting Note: La Crema Pinot Noir, 2005, Sonoma Coast, California

Since 1979, La Crema has pioneered the cultivation of Burgundian varietals on the Sonoma coast. This cool coastal region’s boundary begins with a narrow strip atRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Valdivieso Pinot Noir Reserve, 2005, Casablanca Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note: Valdivieso Pinot Noir Reserve, 2005, Casablanca Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note: Valdivieso Pinot Noir Reserve, 2005, Casablanca Valley, Chile.Picked up from Waitrose for £8.99 (£8.54 online). Deep and colourful for a Pinot Noir, veryRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down Pinot Reserve, 2001, England.

Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down Pinot Reserve, 2001, England.

Hell, why not? A bottle of bubbly on a Monday – decadent, crazy even, but certainly fun. Excessive maybe at just under twenty quid a bottle;Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Dashwood Pinot Noir, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Dashwood Pinot Noir, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

This months Wine Blogging Wednesday has had New Zealand Reds designated as the theme by Cork Dork. Damn fine theme. I seldom purchase Kiwi Reds; theyRead More

Spy Valley Wines, New Zealand.

Spy Valley Wines, New Zealand.

I ask you, just how excited am I by these wines? I have been harping on about them enough recently but was holding off posting fullRead More

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