Monthly Archives: January 2012

On depression

Depression is a bit of a buzz word in the media at the moment, with famous sports people suffering from it, culling international careers of those who could have been all time greats or far more tragically causing those such … Continue reading

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A lovely Tuscan red

Less well known than Montalcino and Chianti and confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is often a joy to drink and the quality has never been better. So first up – lets get things straight. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is … Continue reading

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Mullineux White 2009, Swartland, SA

60% Chenin Blanc, 10% Clairette Blanche, 10% Roussanne, 10% Viognier, 10% Grenache Blan A lot of bloggers and journalists have been going mad for Chris Mullineux’s wines in the last twelve months or so and this was significantly ramped up … Continue reading

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Meerlust – A South African Icon

  When I first found out that I was going to South Africa, Meerlust was one of the first names down on my wish list of places to visit. And I wasn’t disappointed. Based just outside Stellenbosch, the estate has … Continue reading

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2007 in Bordeaux

2007 is a vintage that (with regards to Bordeaux at least) is looked down on by many sectors of the press, the train and by enthusiasts – so much so that the Bordelais have been taking extensive steps to encourage … Continue reading

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Dr Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Kabinett 2010EN

When a lot of wine writers talk about Riesling, they go misty eyed and tell everyone it’s exactly what they ought to be drinking now, rather than Pinot Grigio – a number will also spend a lot of time hoping … Continue reading

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Another year down – what can we look forward to?

It seems that everywhere I look, whether Facebook, Twitter on reading people’s blogs, people are generally happy to see the back of 2011 – there are some great reasons why it’s been a bad year for some people – bereavement, … Continue reading

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