South Africa

‘How does South African Chardonnay stack up? Pretty damn well’

Alder Yarrow recently published a piece for Vinography called “Putting South African Chardonnay in a Global Context,” in which he positioned South Africa against some of the world’s great Chardonnay regions (Chablis, Sonoma, etc.). Among those reviewed was the 2020 Van Loggerenberg “Break a Leg” Chardonnay, which Yarrow calls “bright and delicious.” Read more here.
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South Africa

Wine Press

Chardonnay Report: Discovery of the Year – Lelie Van Saron

It is probably a bit late in the game to call Natasha Williams’ brand Lelie Van Saron a ‘discovery’ at this stage in the game (and Christian Eedes addresses that at the bottom in the comments), but for many Lelie Van Saron is still an unknown.  Congratulations to Natasha and the present and future are incredibly […]
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Australia

Triple Crown Nominated Michael Dhillon of Bindi

The Halliday Wine Companion Awards are one of Australia’s most lauded recognitions for vinous excellence.  This year, Michael Dhillon owner/winemaker/caretaker of Bindi Wines in the Macedon Ranges was the only finalist in three distinct categories:  Viticulturist of the Year, Winemaker of the Year and Winery of the Year.
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