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  • Q & A with Conrad Vlok, Strandveld Vineyards

    Posted on January 22, 2015 by penwardenc

    Conrad Vlok is Winemaker at Strandveld Vineyards,  Africa’s most southerly vineyard and winery, situated just 11km from the Atlantic Ocean in a windswept landscape between Elim and Cape Agulhas. A world away from the warmer climes of Stellenbosch, Elim has atypical quartz-rich soils and specialises in punchily aromatic Sauvignon Blanc.
    When and where did you qualify as ...

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  • Telegraph on Lebanon

    Posted on January 20, 2015 by penwardenc

    Last week Victoria Moore reported in The Telegraph that we are now drinking almost twice as much Lebanese wine in the UK as we did five years ago: this is a 'breakthrough point' according to Moore.
    “In 2010, I was struck not only by the energy and commitment of a new generation of producers but also ...

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  • Wine Blogger of the Week

    Posted on January 15, 2015 by penwardenc

    Our Wine Blogger of the Week is Sam Caporn MW, writing under the alias The Mistress of Wine. Her Top Tipple White from last week was Enotria’s Planeta La Segreta Bianco 2013 from Sicily.
    "Southern Italian whites really float my boat. I love their ripe tropical fruit, the intensity of flavour and the weight of ...

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  • Down Under On Top Form

    Posted on January 15, 2015 by penwardenc

    If you need a little sunshine to shake off those January blues, here are some hot Australian reds and whites which are impressing critics around the world.
    Not only that, these wines are a real breath of fresh air, showing that flavour and character can be found at all price points.
    See below for some reviews from ...

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  • Wine Advocate’s New Year’s Cheer for Yealands

    Posted on January 9, 2015 by penwardenc

    The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perrotti-Brown has just reviewed Yealands Estate, with four of their current vintages gaining 90 points or more.
    Watch out for some new arrivals from their high-scoring 2014s arriving over the next few months.
    2013 Yealands Estate Winemakers Reserve Awatere Valley Pinot Noir 90 points
    “Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2013 Estate Winemakers Reserve Awatere Valley ...

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  • Forbes on Ferrari

    Posted on December 22, 2014 by penwardenc

    Forbes magazine’s Katie Kelly Bell has just recommended two Ferrari wines in her article “Great Champagnes And Sparkling Wines For Holiday Celebrating”.
    The recommendation follows recent glowing reviews on Robert Parker’s website and the company’s star turn at Stelle di Stelle, Harrods’ five-month long series of Michelin-starred pop ups that ends in January.
    2007 Perlé, Ferrari
    “This is ...

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