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3 Sep 2013
1:57 pm

Wines of the day: Everyday drinking wine

It's OK to drink a glass of wine (or two) each day. Ask any continental European and to add to that, the health benefits of wine are well known. However, you don't have to dig into your kids varsity savings plan to stock up.

The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

2012 Fleur du Cap Chardonnay

 

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Pale lime green. Faintly tropical citrus aromas, lovely mid palate grapefruit whiffs, fresh clean and persistent.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Roast Vegetables

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

 

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2011 Kleine Zalze Wines Cellar Selection Chenin Blanc Bush Vine

 

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Pale-gold. Compote with light rancid, slightly oily palate, a bit bitter on the finish, clumsy.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Summer Meal

Goes With

– Roast Vegetables

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Tomato-based Pasta/Pizza

 

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2011 Allée Bleue Wines Starlette Pinotage

 

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Purple-edged cerise, plush and rich with raspberry vanilla whiffs, full plump palate but neither sweet nor excessively tannic, good fresh length, warmish finish.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Dazzle a Date

Goes With

– Smoked Meats/Fish/Poultry

– Cured Meats

– Beef

– Venison

 

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Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine