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Belfield: A South African Boutique Winery in Elgin

South Africa is a country of old family wineries hundreds of years old and new boutique wineries only a decade or two old. An excellent example of the latter is Mike Kreft’s Belfield Estate, a boutique family winery located in … Continue reading

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Six Hats Fair Trade Wines from South Africa: Super Value with Equity

Fair Trade, of course, has the goal of improving the wages and working conditions of the farmers and workers in the developing world. In 2007, Charles Back (the famed owner of Fairview and Goats do Roam) helped the Citrusdale Wines … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Wine Pioneer: Omar Zumot and the Wines of Saint George.

It’s rare that one encounters a true wine pioneer. But Omar Zumot is undoubtedly the preeminent wine pioneer of Jordan. He had an early interest in winemaking and received his training in Ardeche while still in his teens, but it … Continue reading

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Yellow Tail: An Australian-Sicilian-American Success Story

Yellow Tail is a family winery (Casella Wines) in New South Wales that is one of the wine world’s most phenomenal success stories. It recently relaunched its Reserve line to offer its customers a step up in quality. A brand … Continue reading

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Blue Cove Wine from South Africa: Extreme Value

Blue Cove is a new label of high value wines being produced in South Africa for the mass market in that country and elsewhere. Thanks to Michael Bampfield-Duggan of Wine Concepts, I had the opportunity to taste the full portfolio … Continue reading

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Tasting Taylor’s Wakefield Wines at Marcel’s Restaurant

Earlier this week I attended a superb tasting and dinner at Marcel’s Restaurant in DC which was hosted by Jim Caudill of Brown-Forman for Neil Hadley, Marketing Director of theTaylorfamily’s Wakefield Vineyards inClare ValleyAustralia.It was a great opportunity to taste … Continue reading

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