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A Visit from Zephyr winemaker Ben Glover

The other week we had the pleasure of Ben Glover from Zephyr wines pop in for a tasting. Based in Marlborough they produce a full range of wines from the family farm in Dillons Point, which was converted to vines in 1985, firstly being planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir, then further adding Gewürztraminer in 1991. The Glovers continued enthusiasm prompted them to launch their own brand Zephyr, and Ben came back to become winemaker, after working at other New Zealand wineries such as Wither Hills.

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An Impromptu Tasting with Thys Lombard from Oldenberg Vineyards, Stellenbosch

An Impromptu Tasting with Thys Lombard from Oldenberg Vineyards, Stellenbosch

Just after I opened the shop today, I had Thys Lombard from Oldenburg Vineyards and Tom from the UK importer swing by for a very impromptu tasting, and I'm rather glad they did. I've tasted several of the Oldenburg wines  before at previous tastings but never the range from start to...

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A Real Gem from the Pfalz - Oliver Zeter

A Real Gem from the Pfalz - Oliver Zeter I think I may have started a blog post with this exact statement before, but it still rings true and that is when you think of German wines your thoughts are instantly drawn to Blue Nun, Black Tower and the bad medium sweet wines of the 80’s, but these days they are anything but that!

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