02
Jul

OUR BACKSBERG VISIT PART I

OUR BACKSBERG VISIT While our side of the world has been battling snow, sleet, rain and bitter bitter cold, I got to soak up the sun in Paarl, South Africa at the vineyards of Backsberg Estate Cellars. In the Northern Hemisphere we think of harvest as being synonymous with August, September and October. It is...
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02
May

WINEMAKER’S CORNER: GUSTAVO CALIGIORE’S WINE TALK

WINEMAKER’S CORNER: GUSTAVO CALIGIORE’S WINE TALK Finally after a year of hard work, we started harvesting our grapes at Caligiore. This season, earlier than usual, looking for greater fruit intensity. Good weather is joining us. We suffered a rainy January (beginning of the ripeness period at this side of the world), but we were rewarded...
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12
Feb

MARQUEE’S WINE WISDOM: AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ OR SYRAH?

MARQUEE’S WINE WISDOM: AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ OR SYRAH? Let’s clear up the confusion surrounding an incredible wine from down under while I practice my Aussie slang. Is it Australian Syrah or Australian Shiraz? I’ve heard the two names confused more times than roos for wallabies. The love child of two relativity unknown grapes from southern France,...
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