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Hutcheson Port Colheita 1947

Last night, a glass or two of Hutcheson Port Colheita 1947, still pretty impressive despite the bottle having significant ullage. The occasion was dinner at Waterkloof restaurant, hosted by Cees van Casteren to celebrate his Master of Wine qualification achieved earlier this year. Consultant Van Casteren becomes only the second Dutch person to achieve the […]

December 18, 2012
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Is SA Chenin Blanc really that good?

I’m still waiting for my April issue of Decanter to arrive in the letter box, but a recent posting on A Word from the Herd, the Fairview Wine blog alerted me to a tasting report in the UK magazine that is going to upset many local Chenin Blanc producers. Out of 155 wines tasted, Fairview’s […]

March 10, 2011
by Christian
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Louis Bovard Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette

To start proceedings at the World Cup tasting held at Boland Cellar on Tuesday (see previous post), three vintages of Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette from highly regarded Swiss producer Louis Bovard. Swiss cheese and Swiss chocolate we’re all familiar with, but its wine? It was going to be interesting to see if it was a […]

June 24, 2010
by Christian
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