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INTRODUCING: Boland Cellars (Paarl, South Africa)

BOLAND CELLARS, South African region Paarl’s leading estate, was recently included in the World Association of Wine & Spirits’ “Top 100 wine producers” list. Boland argues that a great wine is one where you think you had a glass but yet the bottle seems to be gone. Love the logic 😉 Paarl is an important …

WINTER SPECIALS: Kanu and Acacia Tree (Western Cape, South Africa)

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE really only comes from the extreme SW coast of the country, around Cape Town, which enjoys a classic, vine-friendly Mediterranean climate. It should be too hot to make decent wine here, but the local, frigid Benguela Current helps cool things down, as does the famous ‘Cape Doctor’ wind, which regularly batters the …

Kudos for Kanu in Food & Wine panel tasting

OUR KANU SHIRAZ 2006 achieved a super result in the current (September) edition of Food & Wine magazine. In the top foodie mag’s ‘Out of Africa’ tasting of 20 South African reds, Kanu earned 4/5 stars and abundant praise from all three panel tasters, as well as getting a special mention as ‘weekday best’ wine. …

August / Autumn Specials at Curious – Spain, South Africa, Loire

SPAIN: WE’RE NOT SURE if it’s because so many Irish people holiday in Santa Ponza, Lanzarote and the Costa del Sol or because Spanish wines are so damn good and well-priced but, whatever the reason, La Furia Roja’s wines are currently in red-hot vogue here. Click HERE for deals galore! —– SOUTH AFRICA: SOME CRACKERJACKS …