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A bottle got opened: Stoney Range Pinot Gris 2019

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A bottle got opened: Stoney Range Pinot Gris 2019

A bottle just happened to get opened... It would be rude not to try it... Stoney Range Pinot Gris 2019 The first thing I noticed as a glass of the Pinot Gris was poured was the colour.  Magnificent.  A golden hue graces the glass.  A closer look shows that green freshness as well.  This Pinot Gris is putting its best foot forward, and it has not even been tasted yet.  In the important psychology/theatre of wining and dining, I am getting a positive feeling, and looking forward to tasting this beauty. The fine body and fruit-filled flavour delivers on the...

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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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