What I Drank Last Night
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David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Towards the greener end of the spectrum.

Let it not be said that I'd never reward a Sauvignon Blanc showing pyrazine character. Last night the David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2011 which placed among the winning wines in the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc Awards of the same … [Read more...]

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Semillon 2008

Surprise, surprise.

“I know that I know nothing” goes the Socratic Paradox and nothing confirms that better than a life spent critiquing wine. No sooner had I professed that Semillon presents better when blended with Sauvignon Blanc (see here), then I encountered a … [Read more...]

Peter Lehmann Margaret Barossa Semillon 2005

Top Aussie Sem. And it's not from Hunter Valley...

On Friday, a workshop conducted by Steenberg winemaker JD Pretorius towards a better understanding of Semillon. At the end of 2010, it was the 12th most planted variety in the country with the total area amounting to 1 182.4ha (some 30% of this is … [Read more...]

Elim investigated

CE's wine of the day.

Yesterday a tasting of all current release Elim wines towards generating a list of recommendations to appear in an article I’m writing for UK magazine Decanter. The venue was Belthazar restaurant at the V&A Waterfront and also involved were … [Read more...]