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South African Wine : Brief Notes From a Naked Wines Tasting

South African Wine : Brief Notes From a Naked Wines Tasting

A buzzie little tasting at One Alfred Place, London saw Naked Wines open a range of South African wines, some new, some expanding the showing ofRead More

Ingenuity Blends from Nederburg

Ingenuity Blends from Nederburg

Distell – the largest producer in South Africa or the largest exporter (it might even be both!) I’ve asked those really nice people at WOSA forRead More

A Touch of Bordeaux Class – Chateau de Malle, M De Malle, 2005, Bordeaux, France

A Touch of Bordeaux Class – Chateau de Malle, M De Malle, 2005, Bordeaux, France

Review0.3 Wine Tasting Note: Chateau de Malle M de Malle Graves, 2005, Bordeaux, France. Stockist: Bordeaux Undiscovered Price: £11.73 [More: Adegga / Snooth] A touch ofRead More

Wine and Food Matching – Ideas From A Recent Tasting

Wine and Food Matching – Ideas From A Recent Tasting

Given the synergy between food and wine I have long wondered at the lack of ‘combinations’ at tastings. While the industry thrives on gourmet meals (toRead More

St Hallett Poacher’s Blend, 2007, Barossa Valley, Australia

St Hallett Poacher’s Blend, 2007, Barossa Valley, Australia

Three grapes Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. All of which you can detect in the wine. Individually. Which is a criticism as the wine was notRead More

Château Laures Blanc, 2006, Bordeaux, France

Château Laures Blanc, 2006, Bordeaux, France

Wine Tasting Note: Château Laures Blanc, 2006, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France Available from Bordeaux-Undiscovered [more] for £6.75 (normally £9.64) The Semillon really comes though on the noseRead More

Two Own Label Wines from the Wine Society

Two Own Label Wines from the Wine Society

Wine Tasting Note: The Society’s Australian Semillon-Sauvignon-Blanc, 2006, Western Australia. Wine Society Own Label £6.50 I dunno; this was nice enough – perfectly drinkable form oneRead More

Rickety Bridge Wines, Franschoek, South Africa

Rickety Bridge Wines, Franschoek, South Africa

Rickety Bridge Winery has a long history – from the first planting of grapes in 1830 through to the more relevant planting program of 1989 andRead More

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