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A Bordeaux Blend from South Africa Tasting: Babylonstoren Babel

Babylonstoren Babel 2013 The 2013 Babel Bordeaux-style Red is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 17% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Shiraz and 10 % Petit Verdot. The wines were made separately and were then aged in French Oak barrels. The wine is a fusion of red berries and chocolate rounded off with a hint of spice. Read More »

South Africa’s Western Cape Tasting: Merwida Barbera, Eikendal Pinotage and Oldenburg Chenin Blanc

Merwida Barbera 2013 Have you ever had a Barbera from South Africa? Now is the chance to try this unique find. Rich blackberry fruit with a hint of coffee and spice, the Merwida Barbera was aged in 38% new french oak and pairs great with wild game roasts and casseroles. The 6th generation van der Merwe family originated from Dordrecht ... Read More »

Unique Italian Values Tasting: Egger Ramer Schiava Gentile, I Balzini Green Label, Monte Santoccio Valpolicella Classico Superiore

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Egger Ramer Schiava Gentile Schiava is a lesser known red grape grown in the Sudtirol region of Trentino/Alto-Adige in northern Italy. The grape, also known as Trollinger, yields simple, light bodied reds with fresh acidity and savory notes. I Balzini Green Label 80% Sangiovese, 20% Mammolo: Fresh fragrant wine with a floral bouquet dominated by Parma violet. This particular blend ... Read More »

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