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#NWTW Week 46: What We Thought of Lambrusco

Be pre-warned, there’s what will appear to be a slant rant contained somewhere in this post. Apologies in advance! Long and short of it was another great week for me in terms of learning more and more about the world of wine, and I hope any of you guys who got involved can say the …

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#NWTW Week 15: What’s South African Chenin Blanc Going To Taste Like?

As I’m writing the title I’m thinking it’s a bit of a stupid post really.  South Africa produces a lot of Chenin Blanc from all over the country.  Some are from premium producers, some not-so premium.  Point is the tastes, textures, and general variety of wines is probably that little bit more than me writing …

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#NWTW Week 15: Chenin Blanc from South Africa

With Ant off sunning himself in Devon you’ve got me for a couple of weeks now.  Last week’s Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is topping the charts so far this year, with a whopping 8.8/10 average.  Thanks to everyone who voted. For my pick this week I’m staying in the New World, and I want to have …

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#NWTW Week 14: The Verdict On Cabernet Sauvignon From Coonawarra

I have to say I’m loving doing New Wine This Week. I think before this week I’d had maybe one or two Cabernet Sauvignons from Coonawarra way, and probably just passed them off as a nice drop that I wouldn’t mind having again once every now and again. It’s when you actually make yourself sit …

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#NWTW Week 14: Food Pairings Cabernet Sauvignon From Coonawarra

Before I start going off on a different idea all together, let’s just make one thing clear.  If you like your steak, then just have one.  Nicely grilled, not too well done.  A dollop of butter to baste it.  It’ll be superb with such a big wine like this. For me though, I fell in …

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#NWTW Week 14: What Should Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon Taste Like?

If you’ve been following either myself or Ant on twitter this week you’ll have seen how many people are lovers of this wine.  I haven’t seen Ant all week, but I can hear him giggling with glee in anticipation of popping some corks this week.  And rightly bloody so.  As I said in an earlier …

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#NWTW Week 14: It Helps If You Know Where Coonawarra Is…

Australia’s vineyard areas are pretty much exclusively towards the south coast of the country.  To be fair it’s where near as damn it most of the people are too.  You ever been to the Northern Territory?  Size of UK, France, and Spain put together and the population is something daft like 200,000, of which 150,000 …

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