Archive for the ‘South Africa’ Category

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Italy is weighing in as having the most indigenous grapes + Cabernet labrusco

Who has the most indigenous grapes? I once wrote that Portugal has more indigenous grape varieties than any other country in the world. At the time (June 17, 2010) I was entrenched in Portugal, its culture, its people, its wines. I then glimpsed that Italy also declared that it had more indigenous grape varieties, but […]

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What goes into the planting of a vineyard, by Hugh Hamilton of McLaren Vale

What goes into the planting of a vineyard, by Hugh Hamilton of McLaren Vale, is worth our time. The planting of a vineyard is far from as simple as this video (below) makes it look. I got an Email from Hugh Hamilton Wines in the McLaren Vale of South Australia. Don’t we just love how an […]

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“Wines of the Southern Hemisphere” makes me want to go “Down Under”

The Complete Guide: Wines of the Southern Hemisphere is an amazing gift. To have this book for my wine library is a tremendous resource; and, making the time to read it delivered even more gifts. Written by Mike Desimone & Jeff Jenssen, two very savvy World Wine Guys who are wine, spirits, food, and travel […]