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Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond 2019

Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond 2019

There are a few partnerships in wine that raise an eyebrow or two. From South Africa it would be hard to beat though the longstanding relationship between Anthonij Rupert and Baron Edmond de Rothschild.
Mark Davies
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Red Wine Headaches

Red Wine Headaches

Have you ever experienced a pounding headache after enjoying a glass of red wine? You're not alone. Many people have reported this phenomenon, often referred to as "red wine headaches." But what exactly causes these headaches? Recent research suggests that an otherwise-healthy antioxidant found in red wine may be the culprit. In this blog post, we'll explore the science behind red wine headaches and why some bottles are more likely to trigger them than others.
Mark Davies
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Pinotage Trio Tasting

Pinotage Trio Tasting

We taste three of some of the best Pinotage coming out of South Africa. This indigenous varietal has had plenty of ups and downs over the past few decades, but now seems to be hitting some high notes!
Mark Davies
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Fromm Pinot Noir 2017

Fromm Pinot Noir 2017

The Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 has now been ageing in our stores for over 3 years. This wine is their go to Pinot Noir, still with only a couple of hundred cases produced each year but in larger quantities than their tiny block Pinot production of only a few barrels.
Mark Davies
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Middelvlei Free Run Pinotage 2018

Middelvlei Free Run Pinotage 2018

The history of Pinotage is an interesting one. A cross cultivar of Pinot Noir and Hermitage (now Cinsault) this is where it found it's name of PINO-TAGE, and was developed in South Africa well over 50 years ago.
Mark Davies
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Te Hera Estate Pinot Noir 2020

Te Hera Estate Pinot Noir 2020

Te Hera Estate in Martinborough New Zealand is unquestionably a proper boutique winery, with John Douglas the owner and winemaker at the helm.
Mark Davies
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RAINBOW'S END MYSTICAL CORNER 2019

RAINBOW'S END MYSTICAL CORNER 2019

For anyone who has visited Rainbow’s End in Stellenbosch, they will know just how stunning the valley where it is located is, hard to spot a rainbow there though unless visiting in the SA winter.
Mark Davies
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Hollick Red Ridge Shiraz Cabernet 2021

Hollick Red Ridge Shiraz Cabernet 2021

This wine is a quality easy drinker, made by Jordan Cory the winemaker at Hollick Estate, a winery started in 1983 and with an excellent track record especially for producing Australia's take on Bordeaux utilising Cabernet and Shiraz.
Mark Davies
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Gibbston Valley China Terrace Pinot Noir 2016

Gibbston Valley China Terrace Pinot Noir 2016

So on opening the Gibbston Valley China Terrace Pinot Noir 2016, wow. The nose is restrained, I would almost say with a Burgundian character.
Mark Davies
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Decanter New Zealand Pinot Noir Feature

Decanter New Zealand Pinot Noir Feature

In the June 2022 issue of Decanter a stand out feature was the New Zealand 20 premium wines to try written by Tina Gellie.

With hundreds of fantastic Pinot's coming out of New Zealand now, we are very proud to have not one but two entries listed, (10% for the mathematicians amongst us!), from Gibbston Valley and Fromm Vineyard.

Mark Davies
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