What I Drank Last Night
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Amistad Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Buddy system at work.

Multiple cultural references to the name Amistad. On one level, the Spanish for “friendship” and The Amistad Wine Company was begun by winemakers Ossie Sauermann (previously of La Vigne) and Jacques Wentzel  (ex Welbedacht). It’s also the name of a … [Read more...]

Welbedacht Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2005

Waxing poetic.

Yesterday, I judged the third annual Wellington Wine Route Quest for the Best, an exercise put on by the ward itself to access winemaking strengths and weaknesses. 78 wines were entered and screening was done by local winemakers, 46 wines were put … [Read more...]

Veritas Awards 2010 tasting: some reflections

De Wetshof Finesse Chardonnay 1993. Not the best bottle.

To qualify for museum class at Veritas 2010, white wines are required to be five years from vintage and older, reds 10  years and older. Significantly, whites produced one double gold and three gold medals, and reds no double golds or golds. … [Read more...]