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19 Jan 2018

A South African favorite - just released and very limited

A South African favorite - just released and very limited

It is reported that Julius Cesar said: “The die is cast” in 49 BC as he led his troops across the Rubicon River towards Rome. The decision to cross the Rubicon River marked a turning point in history from which it was impossible to turn back.

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Posted by Gregg

16 Jan 2018

An Old Vine Chenin Blanc with real pedigree

An Old Vine Chenin Blanc with real pedigree

We have been going on to anyone who will listen about how good the Chenin Blanc is from South Africa. We have become a little too geeky about it, comparing vine age and vintages from different producers.

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Posted by Oliver

13 Jan 2018

Coonawarra Cabernet at its finest

Coonawarra Cabernet at its finest

Outside the Margaret River region of Western Australia, South Australia's Coonawarra is recognized as that nation's premier Cabernet producing region.

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Posted by Gregg

11 Jan 2018

Setting a new standard for South African Chardonnay

Setting a new standard for South African Chardonnay

We have fallen in love with Chamonix Chardonnay over the last few vintages and it easy to see why.

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Posted by Gregg

08 Jan 2018

A World Class Cabernet from one of Chile's hottest producers

A World Class Cabernet from one of Chile's hottest producers

Casas del Bosque has been on a role the last few years, having been named as Chile's top winery several times, while producing a lineup across the board that would make most wineries envious.

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Posted by Gregg

05 Jan 2018

The best sub $15 Pinot we have seen in a long time

The best sub $15 Pinot we have seen in a long time

This is the second release of this wine under the guidance of young French winemaker Baptiste Cuvelier, and the first since the inaugural 2012 vintage.

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Posted by Oliver

03 Jan 2018

A hedonistic South African red

A hedonistic South African red

We rarely see the wines from Rudi Schultz, and when we do they are always in extremely limited supply.

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Posted by Gregg

01 Jan 2018

Another terrific Pinot Noir value from Central Otago

Another terrific Pinot Noir value from Central Otago

Last year the 2014 vintage of the Mud House Pinot Noir was a Wine Spectator Top 100.

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Posted by Gregg

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