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Another Great South Africa Chenin Blanc: Bellingham Bernard Series

Another Great South Africa Chenin Blanc:  Bellingham Bernard Series Wine Review: 2004 Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa Here in the United States Chenin Blanc does not make it onto the dinner table as often as it should. Wish I knew why that is? It can’t be they are too […]

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An Interesting Blend from South Africa: Seven Sisters

Wine Review: 2014 Seven Sisters Dawn Pinotage – Shiraz, Swartland, South Africa Wow!  This wine was a pleasant surprise and I’m not easily enamored with most Pinotage/Shiraz wines. (more…)

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A Standout Wine from South Africa

Wine Review: 2011 Glen Carlou Grand Classique, Paarl,  South Africa This wine is quite possibly the best value on the planet for a Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon based wine. With a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the title Grand Classique is more than appropriate.  (more…)

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2004 Fairview (Charles Back) Goats Do Roam

Fairview (Charles Back) Goats Do Roam: Great flavors from this sensible and quality committed producer located in South Africa. This offering is the economy model–they offer a Villages and a Rotie designation at reasonable prices. South African wines have a definition of fruit uniqueness and no other continent produces these flavors. (more…)

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2007 Juno Cape Maidens Shiraz

This wine turned out to be a very solid effort even though I was prone not to purchase it from the label art. A bad habit because I know good wine actually does come from bottles with nice art on the front every now and then. I have since found out the label was produced […]

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