South Africa

Orange Wines Have a New Fanbase: Intellego Wines

Orange Wine is here to stay…that is factual.  What seemed like a blip on the wine world radar a decade ago has reinvented itself and found a whole new world of thirsty and curious consumers.  Jurgen Gouws of Intellego wines is at the forefront of these skin contact beauties from South Africa and makes some […]
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Wine Press

A Wildling Out in the Berry Fields…Mother Rock

We didn’t call Stompie a wildling as that was the quote from Wine & Spirits Magazine!  His new outpost is definitely beyond The Wall metaphorically speaking as the new Platteklip Vineyard is truly in a world of its own.  Under the Mother Rock, Stompie continues to produce some of the natural wine world’s great values […]
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South Africa

Wine Press

Vinous Cellar Favorite: Paulus ‘Bosberaad’ Chenin Blanc

Neal Martin has a pretty gifted and spoiled palate, given the sheer amount of world-class and benchmark wines he has tasted. There are not many people on this planet whom have had the superstar wines with decades of age, but Neal has!  Recently one special Swartland Chenin Blanc really capture his emotions and he highlighted […]
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Tim James on Blackwater Wines…

“I’m not going to claim that all of these are the greatest wines of the new South Africa, and nor would Francois, but I can honestly say that it’s hard to find a range that gives me greater drinking pleasure on release (and I have drunk all of these wines with and without food, not […]
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South Africa

NY Times: 20 Wines Under $20 That Revive and Restore – Storm Point

The fall of 2020 had a great deal of uncertainty coming out of the worst pandemic of our lifetimes and minimizing every mistake along the way was always at the back of everyone’s mind.  Eric Asimov of the New York Times highlighted his top 20 values under $20 to help alleviate those mistakes and we […]
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Dr. Jamie Goode sits down with Stompie

Johan Meyer, more affectionately known as ‘Stompie’ is one of the most recognizable figures in the burgeoning wine scene of South Africa.  His two brands are his eponymous label, JH Meyer Signature Wines, as well as a partnership with his UK importer, Ben Henshaw of Indigo Wines.  Dr. Jamie Goode recently visited Stompie and learns […]
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Tasting Lukas Van Loggerenberg’s 2019s

Greg Sherwood, MW put his thoughts to paper on the highly anticipated 2019 releases from Lukas.  “Bag your allocations asap as production levels are small but highly sought after,” said Greg.  Lukas continues to grow and the results are within the bottle. Read about the 19s here.
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NY Times Top 20 Wines Under $20: Where the Values Live – Storm Point

January of 2020 represented the ‘calm’ before the storm.  Tariff pressure was being put on most European wines and consumers and those in the trade often looked to unchartered territory for weeknight wines.  Eric Asimov of the New York Times highlighted 20 wines that fit in nearly every budget and we are thankful and thrilled […]
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South Africa

Some of South Africa’s Finest White Wines: Thorne & Daughters

Dr. Jamie Goode, better known by his in-depth wine blog based out of the UK, Wineanorak, sat down with John Seccombe of Thorne & Daughters.  They spoke about vineyard sources, the challenges of the drought and tasted the recent releases together. Read more about it here.
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