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Archive: Jan 2013

The Chocolate Block 2011

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The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend – While Boekenhoutskloof are not about to reveal all, we can say that the style of the wine is a reflection of our belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended […]

Telegraph Review of James Nicholson Wine by Susy Atkins

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In January 2013, Susy Atkins, award-winning wine writer and regular wine expert on BBC 1’s Saturday Kitchen, published a great of review of James Nicholson Wine in the Sunday Telegraph. Susy visited us in October 2012 and tasted a number of wines during her time here. There were three wines that really stood out for […]

JN Wine’s Top 10 of 2012

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From New Zealand to France and Argentina to South Africa, check out our list of the top 10 wines most popular with our customers in 2012. 10. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Cloudy Bay is the standard bearer for Marlborough and New Zealand when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit for the Cloudy Bay […]

Jim Visits Burgundy – Jan 2013

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I have just completed a four-day trip to the Burgundy region; twenty-four visits and 210 wines later, here are my first impressions: it was extremely tough going this January with freezing conditions – thank goodness for warmer cellars heated in order to keep the malolactic fermentation interested. The big surprise was the quality of some […]