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27218617759 Oude Nektar Wine Estate
Stellenbosch, 7600
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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

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  • Adding sugar to wine will make it taste sweet I know, too simplistic, but since taste is a personal choice sweeter may be a good or bad thing. If you like sweet wines you an open a bottle, decant it, add sugar to taste and then enjoy every sip. There is no “law” that says you can’t do that.Having said that let me discuss a situation where the ad... Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • So it's been a while since I've been on here but I was just doing a little research into lesser known grape varietals. In the last four years or so I've been excitedly searching out American wines from other known regions to see what's been going on there and trying varietals I hadn't heard of, mostly hybrids. But this also brought me into lesse... Read More

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  • Hi guys, I'm Scott, an occasional drinker. Professionally, I'm a writer, usually academic writing. I love consuming wines. This is a great arena I think.   Read More

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  • Hi everyone! I am back from my incredible trip to Lyon...  will send pictures later, but wanted to go ahead and say that Lyon is, indeed, a MUST!! I was completely in love... A few things:* I attended the Marche Saint-Antoine on Saturday... A-mazing! https://www.yelp.com/biz/march%C3%A9-saint-antoine-lyon-2  . One of the things I bought at this ... Read More

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  • Hi guys, I'm here again for some advice on wine travel: I will be in Lyon this November for 4 days (well, 3 and 1/2) and I was thinking about trying to hit a couple of caves. I will not be driving, which makes it tricky, but not afraid of taking trains, buses, Bla Bla Car, Uber, etc... Also not *totally* opposed to tours... I know, beggars can't... Read More

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  • I just finished updating my website for this fantastic voyage.  We sampled several good wines and of course there was vodka in St. Petersburg!  Check out our website here.   Read More

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  • Essay Wines White Blend Coastal Region 2016

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    Floral and oaty aromas of white peach, melon and grapefruit. Clean, light and refreshing on the palate with a burst of acidity, fresh spice, fruit flavors of lemon and lime and a crispy, dry finish of minerality and lime zest. Very pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • In case you haven’t heard, June 17th is Chenin Blanc Day. And like so ... melon. 90 pts. $12.99 Essay Wines White Blend Coastal Region 2016 Yet another blend, 24% Viognier and 4% Rousanne were added to impart richness, violets, and spice. Floral and oaty aromas of white peach, melon and grapefruit. Clean, light and refreshing on the palate wit... Read More

    From the article Chenin Blanc Strikes Back


  • Hello Fellow Wine Lovers ! Any Dallas, TX lovers here ? Read More

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