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A bottle got opened: SOHO Stella Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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A bottle got opened: SOHO Stella Sauvignon Blanc 2019

A bottle just happened to get opened... It would be rude not to try it... SOHO Stella Sauvignon Blanc 2019 The SOHO tasting notes lead with the description “classic confidence and sexy femininity”.  Well, that is what jumps off the page to me.  I am not sure what to expect as I open the bottle. This is a Marlborough Sav Balance, the Kiwis “do” Sauv Blanc and do it well, over 70% of NZ wine production is Sauv Blanc and Marlborough is “the” Sauv Blanc region.  Given that build-up, what is this wine going to deliver? The phrase "don’t bring...

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A bottle got opened: Oakdene Bernard’s Cabernet 2017

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A bottle got opened: Oakdene Bernard’s Cabernet 2017

A bottle just happened to get opened... It would be rude not to try it... Oakdene Bernard’s Cabernet 2017 95 points - Halliday Wine Companion 2020 - '71% merlot, 16% cabernet franc, 13% cabernet sauvignon. Fine and elegant, the varieties complement each other with redcurrant, plum, cedary spice and pencil shavings amongst the aromas you can pick up on the bouquet, and a suite of similar flavours on the palate. It's long and supple with enough grip to encourage cellaring.' First impression was that this wine is lighter than your typical Aussie red. Is that a bad thing? Tannins are to the...

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Ganymede: Monthly Harvest Feature

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Ganymede: Monthly Harvest Feature

If sports team have playoffs, vineyards have harvest time. Did you know that harvesting happens every month due to various climate conditions, grape varieties and wine styles? Starting this month, I will personally feature a partner vineyard to go through their harvest time with our budding community of wine lovers. Van Loveren Wines – Robertson South Africa The Robertson Valley experienced one of the coolest January months on record with 12 days of cloud-cover and hardly any temperatures above 30°C; it was even cooler than regions such as Paarl and Stellenbosch. Thanks to the cooler January, our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc...

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Ganymede Wines on WELL Magazine Asia

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Ganymede Wines on WELL Magazine Asia

Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Wine    

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Ganymede Favourites to Keep You Company

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Ganymede Favourites to Keep You Company

Have a long weekend STAYCATION Family dinner, long weekends at home, we need to spark up that meal if only for our own sanity. Bars and pubs may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favourite wines at home. Drinking at home is different than drinking out. In restaurants, you can limit your order to just a glass, while obviously at home, you would have to open an entire bottle – properly stored wines will keep for up to five days.  No need to over indulge, but if we are forced to stay home as the weather...

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