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When your brother in law is a brilliant winemaker, but lives almost 10,000miles away

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 11th, 2019-05:38




It’s not easy or often I have the immense pleasure of enjoying Rich’s wine. Our family gathering a couple of weeks ago provided a rare opportunity to try his Viognier. It was superb and the moment was too good not to snap this pic.
He also makes a lovely red, that I’ve had several years ago. Having spent his formative years in Burgundy, ten from memory, he moved almost 20years ago to the cape in South Africa to work in and around the wine world near Stellenbosch.
As a small Independent winemaker in a highly competitive market, it’s a tough business from a strictly financial viewpoint, but it provides him with an enormous amount of pleasure and pride. I only wish it was easier to get hold of his wine!
Cheers,
Tim

Cheers!

 
 By: mrds : September 11th, 2019-07:02
I do love South African wine, they make real good stuff!
Better to ship in a few cases then, before The Donald takes his trade war to Africa ;-)

Enjoy!
Daniel

Thanks Daniel, yes there are some real gems being made in RSA! [nt]

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 11th, 2019-16:05
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I too have sampled South African wines and find them superb. You're lucky, [nt]

 
 By: aperna : September 11th, 2019-09:30
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It was delicious white!

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 11th, 2019-16:06
I've had some Cabs while over there visiting, that I found superb too. Tremendous value ;-)

Looks utterly delicious Tim - Both wine and food ! Cheers 🍷 ! Will [nt]

 
 By: templetowers : September 11th, 2019-11:14
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Yes, a great British summer lunch outdoors.

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 11th, 2019-16:07
Looking forward to catching up in a few weeks.
Cheers,
Tim

I must confess that I know nothing about South African Wines... I will try some, now. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 11th, 2019-11:22
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As a Frenchman with impeccable taste, there are many superb wines being created that you'd appreciate.

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 11th, 2019-16:10
As is often the case, the best ones are consumed domestically over there, but occasionally the great ones get out for others to try. Best to go down there and experience for yourself. My brother in law has all the connections ;-)
Cheers,
Tim

Thanks, my friend. That's the best way to experience it, indeed. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 12th, 2019-08:41
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I’ve had some tremendous South African wines ...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 11th, 2019-11:53
Delaire Graff Estate Laurence Graff Reserve, Stellenbosch, 

Not tried that one Capt., I imagine anything Graff owns will be very good!

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 11th, 2019-16:41
I've had Vergelegen reserve cabs on a couple of occasions and brought some home to the US over 10 years ago, which was consumed after about 5yrs of lying in state. It was around 10 yrs old at the time of drinking, and excellent from memory.
Cheers,
Tim

Thanks for that info Tim...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 12th, 2019-01:19
Keep enjoying your wine with friends, it’s a great combination. 

Love the

 
 By: halkcb : September 11th, 2019-18:47
perfume and fragrance of the viognier  wine.
Never had this before---looks like you enjoyed it a lot
Thanks for sharing a new wine---will try looking for it

My pleasure! [nt]

 
 By: Tim Jackson : September 12th, 2019-08:31
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I'll keep an eye out . . .

 
 By: Dr No : September 14th, 2019-01:25
. . . the next time shopping for a gift bottle, Tim. 

A sip would've been appreciated with tonight's supper, Baja halibut . . .




. . . with a side of spinach and mushrooms in oil and garlic.

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