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Review: 2011 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc

South Africa is world renown for its quality Chenin Blanc and this little gem from Mulderbosch proves to bolster that reputation. For well under $15, you’d be hard pressed to find a better one – let’s get into it. Residual Sugar 4.3 g/l Total Extract 22.4 g/l pH 3.38 Alcohol 13.92 % Total Acid 5.6 […]

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A Chard and Cab from Man Vintners – South Africa

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.manvintners.co.za/ Established in 2001, Man Vintners has been rising in South African popularity by offering good wines that everyday prices. It was also rated by Wine and Spirits Magazine as the top-3 South African wine value brands. 2010 Chardonnay – W.E.P. Rating: 90% Blend: Chardonnay 100% Production: 10,000 cases of […]

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2010 Neil Ellis Sauvignon Blanc – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.neilellis.com Neil Ellis is a producer of wines in South Africa that has turned into quite  the family affair with his son, Warren, sharing the responsibilities as winemaker and viticulturist. Neil’s idea is that no single vineyard can truly satisfy all the needs of all grape varieties so he sources out […]

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2008 Goats Do Roam Goat Roti – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://goatsdoroam.com South Africa has been producing wine since the 1600’s but for the most part is still far off the radar for many North American wine drinkers. This little Roti-style wine from Goats Do Roam is a syrah-viognier blend that’s price to move and bring a slice of Rhone but with […]

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Golden Kaan 3-way Review

Golden Kaan winery in South Africa is located in that country’s famous Western Cape wine-growing region and has done a lot for South Africa’s wine presence amongst the world-wide market.  One of the things you’ll notice about most of their wines is that they’re very affordable and that’s a key point for many folks in […]

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Golden Kaan 05′ Chard & 07′ Sauv Blanc

Winery Link Golden Kaan is the joint effort of KWV of South Africa and Racke of Germany – it’s now a global brand which pays homage to South Africa and has been getting some good press lately one some of its wines. Established in 1918, KWV has been a huge player in South African wine […]

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Golden Kaan 2004 Pinotage

There’s no doubt some exciting things happening in South Africa – it’s a region which has definitely garnered worldwide attention as a great growing region. One of the interesting developments over the past few years has been the rising of a grape called Pinotage. This varietal is signature a grape to South Africa – it’s […]

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$10 and under Wine Recommendations

So I’ve been trying a lot of different wines lately and purposely trying to step away from my comfort zone of Washington Wines and have really started taking a more serious look at other countries for some alternatives and to taste the various regions in what they have to offer. For awhile I was caught […]

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