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A few weeks ago I attended the 5th Blaauwklippen International Zinfandel Tasting
and in true form Blaauwklippen MD and Winemaker Rolf Zeitvogel did not
disappoint. The theme of this year's ZINtastic showcase was 'Californian
Big 5' and featured the flagship Zinfandel and Zinfandel based wines from
top Californian producers.
Carla van der Merwe - 26 March 2012 - Article read 2153 times
Asara Wine Estate and Hotel - 20 March 2012 - Article read 1330 times
A Good Gamay is better than a Bad Pinot
"A Good Gamay is better than a Bad Pinot." So says Pieter de Waal of
Hermit on the Hill Wines and the Sauvignon Blanc Association. He's been
making wine from this little-known Beaujolais grape for the past decade
and had started to feel something of a lone voice in the wilderness as
fewer and fewer people joined him with most people simply blending away
what little Gamay Noir they had into roses or red blends.
Cathy Marston - 20 March 2012 - Article read 2117 times
Two unusual wines from Tulbagh
Founded in 1906, in the fertile valley known as Het Land van Waveren,
Tulbagh Winery has been producing quality wines ever since. Producing
some of the country's best, Tulbagh Wines cover the full spectrum of
South Africa's best cultivars with the emphasis on fruity blends that
reflect the friendliness of the region.
Tulbagh Winery - 16 March 2012 - Article read 1265 times
Wines of Ambition
As part of the March theme at wine.co.za of shining the spotlight on
unusual wines, Neil Pendock presents his ambition cultivars: Hárslevelü
and Touriga Naçional.
Neil Pendock - 15 March 2012 - Article read 2212 times
Patrick Schmitt, www.thedrinksbusiness.com - 13 March 2012 - Article read 1420 times
Embracing the coffee revolution
Who's witnessed the coffee revolution? Love it or hate it, it's a South African creation and the consumers can't get enough of it.
Lucy Warner - 12 March 2012 - Article read 2983 times
The last grape in the alphabet
Critics call it the gonzo grape, rock 'n roll wine and the cult of the "Zin". Graham Howe looks for the X-factor at a taste-off of Zinfandel
from California and the Cape.
Graham Howe - 09 March 2012 - Article read 2310 times
Jordan Wine Estate Chameleon No Added Sulphur Merlot 2010
Pushing winemaking boundaries is much easier when you start with perfect
grapes. Being an estate means that one can't buy in grapes, but the
advantage is that you have full control from the vineyard to the bottle,
enabling one to 'lock in' the x-factor necessary to make wines that
stand out in a crowd!
Jordan Wine Estate - 05 March 2012 - Article read 1487 times
A quiet revolution
It may not be the most glamorous or famous of wine estates, but for
nearly a century Altydgedacht has been bravely leading a quiet
revolution in experimental grape cultivars.
Claire Hu - 05 March 2012 - Article read 1916 times
WINE.CO.ZA - 01 March 2012 - Article read 769 times
X-files: Drinking outside the box
This month we have chosen to shine the spotlight on wines that are different, unique or just out of the ordinary. Our search for the weird and unusual took us to a range of regions in the Western Cape where we found some fantastic wines.
Carla van der Merwe - 01 March 2012 - Article read 3600 times