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Dec
22

Spotlight on the Swartland Revolution: Sadie Family Old Vine Series Treinspoor 2013

Though Swartland is best known for its red blends and its Syrahs, because of its exceptional diversity of old-vine material, there are some impressively old vines of obscure varieties that

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Nov
28

Spotlight on the Swartland Revolution: A. A. Badenhorst Red Wine 2012

Swartland’s old-vine material seems to permit two approaches to red wine. The first is single variety wines made mostly from Syrah, focused on expressing the unique amalgam of that grape’s

Oct
5

Spotlight on Portuguese Dry Wine: Quinta do Roriz Prazo de Roriz 2006

After a long hiatus, the Portuguese spotlight continues. I rarely review entry level wines, which is a shame given that simple wines often bring far greater pleasure and drinkability than