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KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Darling vs. Stellenbosch

Compare and contrast.

In the case of the 2012 vintage, KWV will be releasing two versions of Sauvignon Blanc under its top-end The Mentors label. Tasting them next to each other certainly makes terroir more relevant than usual and as to which one you prefer will depend on … [Read more...]

Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Merlot Blend 2011

Pocket friendly.

Yesterday the Kleine Zalze Year End Summer Wine Showcase at Michael Broughton’s Terroir, number nine on Eat Out magazine’s 2012 Top 10 Restaurant list. Wine of the day was the Cellar Selection Cabernet Merlot Blend 2011 served with a rather tasty … [Read more...]

Mulderbosch Steen op Hout Chenin Blanc 2011

The key to unlocking the American market?

What to expect from Mulderbosch now that it is owned by California-based investment company Terroir Capital? For one thing, Chenin Blanc is set to feature prominently – “We want to open up the American dinner table to the variety,” says Charles … [Read more...]

A greenie sees red

Received this email from David Bristow, former editor of Getaway magazine. Hey CE, I read you Decanter piece on pino-taag. Good for you. Just one bugbear though, which is a general one. I'm a bit of a greenie, you might have noticed. And … [Read more...]