Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Some South African wine news

The good: South African wine estate Vergelegen wins the "New World Winery of the Year" accolade from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

The bad: Recent power outages in the Western Cape have jeopardized the production of wine this year, especially white wines that need careful temperature control. (Stormhoek mention the power outages here too.)

The ugly: Many people don't like SA wine, especially the home-grown varietal Pinotage, saying they taste green and unripe. Stormhoek claim to have made some "world-class Pinotage" that doesn't have this problem, so I'll have to see if/when it is available here.

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