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Cape Wine (5) more highlights, including Craven, Alheit, Savage, Testalonga, JH Meyer

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Some more stunners from Cape Wine. Craven The Firs Vineyard Syrah 2017 Devon Valley, South Africa 12.5% alcohol. From a heavy clay outcrop: the clay gives some black fruit bass end even at low potential alcohol. Peppery and supple with black cherry and black pepper on the nose. Nice purity and elegance with amazing texture, purity and [...]

Cape Wine (4) some more very exciting wines: Rall, Leeu Passant, Loggerenberg, Kanonkop, Badenhorst

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Some more thrilling wines tasted at Cape Wine. For me, these are very high ratings indeed! Leeu Passant Chardonnay 2016 Stellenbosch, South Africa Andrea Mullineux is trying to make this Chardonnay in an older, saltier style. She describes the winemaking as ‘death and resurrection’, and she allows juice hyperoxidation with no sulfites present, and then allows the [...]

Cape Wine (3) some highlights: Hogan, Savage, Blackwater

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So many good wines tasted over the last few days! I’m going to write up notes on some of my favourites, but really it seems unfair just to pick out a few of many. So I guess I’ll have to do this in parts, and because there are so many stunning bottles it might take [...]

Cape Wine (2): an astonishing tasting of old reds from the 1950s and 1960s

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Put on by The Whole Bunch crew (a newly formed association of some of the Cape’s most exciting producers), this was a remarkable and thrilling tasting. The wines come from the cellar of Charles Winshaw, the grandfather of JP and Pierre Winshaw who hosted the tasting at Usana, their family farm. A short film of the [...]

Cape Wine (1) Some stunning old vine South African whites

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Cape Wine began for many of us with a tasting of wines from the Old Vines Project. These wines were all made from vineyards aged 35 or over. It’s worth reading more about this interesting project, but for now my focus is on some of the excellent wines I tried. Here are my notes on [...]

Back in South Africa

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So I’m back in South Africa. For the next few nights I’m staying in the lovely town of Stellenbosch in the lead-up to Cape Wine 2018, the tri-annual celebration of South Africa’s dynamic wine community. It’s great to be back here. I’m feeling a little jet-lagged. I flew in from New Zealand on Friday morning, then [...]

Some wines are just wine

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Of many wines there is nothing to be said. They are just wine. It’s foolish to say anything more about them, but still some people try. The world needs good cheap wine. When I was a kid, we used to go camping in the south of France and Spain, and there was a lot of [...]

In Niagara: Peller Estates/Trius

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Chief winemaker Craig McDonald The winery that is currently known as Peller Estates (with its brand, Trius) is now in its third iteration. Back in the 1970s, very early days for the region, it was called Newark Wines. It was then bought by Hillebrand. Then it was sold to the Andrew Peller Group, which has [...]

2016 releases from the singular Tenuta di Trinoro, one of Tuscany’s leading wine estates

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When Andrea Franchetti first planted his Tenuta di Trinoro vineyard in 1992, he achieved something few vignerons get to do: he created something entirely new. Born in New York, he was raised in Rome, but regularly returned to his birth city. He eventually became a restaurateur in New York, as well as repping Italian wines there [...]

Gamay 42, Thillardon Chessignol Chénas 2014

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I visited Thillardon back in May 2016, and then caught up with the brothers in April this year. I really like their wines, and they are – in my opinion – competing at the top in Beaujolais. Biodynamic farming and sensitive hands-0ff winemaking result in some lovely wines. This is a bottle I bought back [...]

34 hours in New York, eating and drinking well, part 3

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Saturday night in New York. A story of two dinners. We began with am 1830 reservation at The Four Horsemen, which is the restaurant/natural wine bar of LCD Soundsystem front man James Murphy. It’s based in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Menu, Four Horsemen This was another hit. A short menu, a great wine list of natural/authentic wine, [...]

Greystone Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir 2016 Waipara Valley, New Zealand

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Greystone’s Vineyard Ferment Pinot Noir 2016 This is the first release of this new wine from Greystone: the vineyard ferment Pinot Noir. They have been talking about their vineyard fermentations for a while: keen to make use of the wild yeast indigenous to their Waipara Valley vineyard, they’ve taken poly bins into the vineyard and [...]

34 hours in New York, eating and drinking well, part 2

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Saturday morning comes to soon. We’re up early to meet with Abe Schoener, who’s taking us to Brooklyn to visit an urban winery that he’s involved with: Red Hook. He meets us outside our hotel in Chinatown and in the taxi he explains about the project. The tasting bar at Red Hook winery The focus is [...]

34 hours in New York, eating and drinking well, part 1

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Olmsted, Brooklyn After exploring the Finger Lakes and Long Island wine regions, Christina Rasmussen and I had just a short time in the city of New York before heading back to the UK. I hadn’t been to New York since 1998, and this was Christina’s first visit. We arrived in New York at 7 pm [...]

Some natural wines with the Grape Witches

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A few weeks ago I was invited to host a tasting of natural/authentic wine in Toronto with Nicole and Krysta, the Grape Witches. It was for local somms and trade and was a sell out. The wines were lovely: here are my notes. Guiberteau Les Moulins Saumur 2016 Loire, France 13% alcohol. Tight and complex with lively [...]

Golden Bay: Pupu springs, the source of the Riwaka and the Wainui Falls

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I just spent a weekend in Golden Bay, which is part of the Abel Tasman region at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Here’s a short film of the highlights:   It’s a beautiful part of the country, and at this time of year it’s relatively uncrowded. There were three elements that really stood out. The first [...]

Gamay 41, Jean Foillard Morgon 2015

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I have been nervous about the 2015s from Beaujolais. At the time this was hailed as an amazing vintage, but in retrospect it was just a bit too ‘good’: too ripe and with many of the wines tasting a bit heavy and atypical, and a lot of them showing brett. This was a nice surprise. The [...]

Latest releases from Centre Loire star Pascal Jolivet: Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé

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Domaine Pascal Jolivet is one of the most significant producers in the centre Loire, making some impressive wines from the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé appellations. As a family, the Jolivets entered the wine business in the 1920s, working as winemakers and owning a wine merchant. In 1982, they started a distribution business, and young Pascal Jolivet, then [...]

A pruning masterclass: cane-pruning Sauvignon in Marlborough

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The Awatere: time to prune This morning Mike Eaton kindly took me out to a vineyard he’s working with in the Awatere Valley (Marlborough, New Zealand) to give a quick pruning masterclass. Here’s the film – it’s quite long at 14 minutes, but it goes into detail about some of the decision-making process in pruning a vineyard. In [...]

New releases from Black Estate, North Canterbury, New Zealand

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I’ve been following the wines of Black Estate for a while now, with interest. They farm organically and make wines in a lo-fi sort of way. This is interesting New Zealand, and these latest releases are really impressive. Black Estate Home Chardonnay Young Vines 2017 North Canterbury, New Zealand 12.5% alcohol. 1 hectare block, 6172 vines/ha, sedimentary [...]

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