Tag Archives: South African wines

Bargain Cinsault

Percheron Old Vine Cinsault 2010 – Western Cape – South Africa I first came across this wine on Jancis Robinson’s excellent Purple Pages website in an article reviewing the latest ‘gems’ from the Wine Society. “VVVGV” she rated it (“very … Continue reading

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Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter

I recently attended the Decanter New World Fine Wine Encounter, held in the Landmark Hotel, London. It was my first ‘big’ wine tasting fair, so I thought I’d share a few reflections on the event and suggest an approach for … Continue reading

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The leveling power of Blind Tasting

As vineyards have sprung out all over the world, wineries in the so-called ‘New World’ have used the traditional wine styles of Europe as a benchmark to aim towards, and to depart from. It was once the case when these … Continue reading

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