Dezel's Wine Reviews

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Some people write poetry, I sip it. Engineer by the day based in VA who writes, blogs, & tweets about the enjoyment of wine. Find me at myvinespot@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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Paul Cluver 2014 Gewürztraminer (SRP $16.99): Grown in the cool-climate Elgin Valley; situated just south-east of Cape Town, South Africa, this wine is fresh and beautifully aromatic. Estate plantings of Gewürztraminer date back to 1987 and the Culver family has owned the property since 1896. The cool 2014 vintage ... South African Wine, Wine Reviews, My Glass, Cape Town, Fresh, Vintage, Food, Wine Pairings, Red Berries

South African Wine Flight: Ken Forrester, Paul Cluver, Groot Constantia, Creation & Lammershoek

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with Vinkara Wines, Villa Maria Estate, and Biokult Wine Reviews, My Glass, Wine Tasting, Wines, Red Wine, Alcoholic Drinks, Turkey, Travel, Viajes

#SummerSips with Vinkara Wines, Villa Maria Estate, and Biokult

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Domaine Cazes 2011 Muscat de Rivesaltes (SRP $15): This selection delivers a lot of appeal for a very reasonable price. A 50/50 blend of Muscat d'Alexandrie and Muscat à petit grains, this wine is made with organic and biodynamic ... Gerard Bertrand, Wine Reviews, Muscat, My Glass, Tour, Whiskey Bottle, Grains, Organic, White Wines

#WinesOfRoussillon with M. Chapoutier, Chateau Planeres, Gérard Bertrand, Domaine Cabirau, Domaine Cazes and Domaine La Tour Vieille

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Groot Constantia 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (SRP $18): Steeped in history, Groot Constantia was founded in 1685 and is South Africa's oldest wine farm. Sauvignon Blanc is the second most widely planted white wine grape variety in the region. This example is all about texture and freshness ... White Wine Grapes, South African Wine, Wine Reviews, Sauvignon Blanc, My Glass, Celebrations, Entertainment, Texture, History

South African Wine Flight: Ken Forrester, Paul Cluver, Groot Constantia, Creation & Lammershoek

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Alpha Estate 2015 Turtles Vineyard Malagouzia: "Give it a try! It is an interesting and enjoyable alternative dry white wine to add to your sipping rotation. Wine Reviews, Dry White Wine, Extinct, My Glass, Turtles, Wines, Vineyard, Greece, Alternative

Alternative White Wine Flight with Tercero Wines, Alpha Estate, and Maior de Mendoza

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 Chapoutier, Royal Tokaji, Passaggio Wines, and Biokult Cold Dishes, Wine Reviews, Sonoma County, Sauvignon Blanc, My Glass, Lemon Curd, Summer Salads, Wine Tasting, At Least

Springtime Sipping with M. Chapoutier, Royal Tokaji, Passaggio Wines, and Biokult

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Springtime Sipping with M. Chapoutier, Royal Tokaji, Passaggio Wines, and Biokult Wine Reviews, Salmon Color, My Glass, Rose Petals, Spring Time, Strawberries, Wines, Watermelon, Bright

Springtime Sipping with M. Chapoutier, Royal Tokaji, Passaggio Wines, and Biokult

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Creation Wines 2013 Pinot Noir (SRP $30): This is a delicious, well-crafted Pinot Noir from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the Cape South Coast region of South Africa. The area’s cooler climate produced a supple and expressive ..... South African Wine, Wine Reviews, My Glass, Pinot Noir, Wines, Beverage, Cape, Bottle, Food

South African Wine Flight: Ken Forrester, Paul Cluver, Groot Constantia, Creation & Lammershoek

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Alternative White Wine Flight with Tercero Wines, Alpha Estate, and Maior de Mendoza Wine Reviews, My Glass, Mendoza, Wine Making, White Wine, Wines, At Least, Holiday Decor, Blog

Alternative White Wine Flight with Tercero Wines, Alpha Estate, and Maior de Mendoza

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Alternative White Wine Flight with Tercero Wines, Alpha Estate, and Maior de Mendoza Santa Ynez Valley, White Wines, Wine Reviews, Screw Caps, My Glass, The Fool, Larry, Gem, Red And White

Alternative White Wine Flight with Tercero Wines, Alpha Estate, and Maior de Mendoza

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Domaine La Tour Vieille 2014 Banyuls Rimage (SRP $30 / 500ml):): Banyuls is a fortified, sweet wine produced at the southern edge of the Roussillon in southern France. This selection is a ‘Banyuls Rimage,’ meaning the fruit comes  ... Gerard Bertrand, Sweet Wine, Southern France, Wine Reviews, My Glass, Tour, Fruit, Bottle, Flask

#WinesOfRoussillon with M. Chapoutier, Chateau Planeres, Gérard Bertrand, Domaine Cabirau, Domaine Cazes and Domaine La Tour Vieille

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 Chapoutier, Royal Tokaji, Passaggio Wines, and Biokult Wine Reviews, My Glass, Spring Time, Wines, Dessert, Key, Medium, Bottle, Desserts

Springtime Sipping with M. Chapoutier, Royal Tokaji, Passaggio Wines, and Biokult

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Domaine Cabirau 2013 Serge & Nicolas (SRP $26): Wines of the Maury Sec appellation must be blends of at least two varieties. This wine is composed of 60% Grenache, 28% Syrah, and 12% Carignane. The Cabirau is a 13.5 acre vineyard in the ... Gerard Bertrand, Wine Reviews, My Glass, Wines, Acre, Vineyard, At Least, Drink, Blog

#WinesOfRoussillon with M. Chapoutier, Chateau Planeres, Gérard Bertrand, Domaine Cabirau, Domaine Cazes and Domaine La Tour Vieille

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Gérard Bertrand 2011 Grand Terroir Tautavel (SRP $18): Grown in the small village of Tautavel, this wine is composed of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 15% Carignane. Tautavel is steeped in history and situated in the Roussillon ... Gerard Bertrand, Wine Reviews, My Glass, Writing, History, Blog, Historia, Blogging, Being A Writer

#WinesOfRoussillon with M. Chapoutier, Chateau Planeres, Gérard Bertrand, Domaine Cabirau, Domaine Cazes and Domaine La Tour Vieille

Hello Friends, I recently had an opportunity to join a virtual roundtable with Snooth and friends to explore the Roussillon region of so...

M. Chapoutier 2014 Bila-Haut Blanc (SRP $16): This is a consistently enjoyable and affordable wine. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, and Macabeu, this wine offers soft notes of citrus zest, bright yellow-fleshed ... Gerard Bertrand, Wine Offers, Wine Reviews, My Glass, Some People, Bright Yellow, Notes, Writing, Drinks

#WinesOfRoussillon with M. Chapoutier, Chateau Planeres, Gérard Bertrand, Domaine Cabirau, Domaine Cazes and Domaine La Tour Vieille

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Ken Forrester 2013 FMC (SRP $65): South Africa has the most Chenin Blanc plantings in the world and Ken Forrester crafts several nice examples. In fact, their vineyards are often referred to as the “Home of Chenin Blanc.” FMC is their flagship bottling ... South African Wine, Chenin Blanc, Wine Reviews, My Glass, Some People, Wines, Bottle, Crafts, White Wines

South African Wine Flight: Ken Forrester, Paul Cluver, Groot Constantia, Creation & Lammershoek

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