Top Drop – Deckchairs White

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Long Point Vineyard Deckchairs White Deckchairs is a delicious light, crisp and refreshing wine with just a nice amount of residual sugars to appeal to most palates. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Verdelho and has a pleasing un-oaked style with a wonderful fruity aroma and mouth filling flavours. As we come into … Read more

Top Drop – April 2012

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Roses Vineyard at Innes View Roses are Red 2007 With the first hint of winter in the air, the order of the day is warming comfort food, and a full bodied red wine to match.  Made from the chambourcin grape, the Roses are Red 2007 vintage shows strong tannins and a deliciously spicy flavour. This … Read more

Top Drop -March 2012

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Cassegrain Verdelho – 2011  Make the most of the fading weather with this crisp, fresh white wine.  It presents as a delicate pale yellow colour, with vibrant fresh citrus aromas, and the flavour of tropical fruits. Refreshing, and easy to drink, it’s a fun wine which will remind you of the summer just past. A great … Read more

Top Drop -February 2012

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I have chosen the Shiraz Sangiovese blend from Cassegrain Wines to review this month for focus magazine and Gourmet Getaways readers because it has been my preferred red lately. I am off on holidays at the moment, so it is strictly cocktails by the pool for me.  This is a brief intermission from my Pacific … Read more

Top Drop – January 2012

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Longpoint Vineyard Duet 2007 This wine takes its named from the perfect partnering of the Chambourcin and Cabernet grape.  The Cabernet lends the wine depth, complexity and a full flavour, the Chambourcin lightens the finish and allows the fresh crisp notes of that grape to shine through. Perfect for this hot humid weather, it is … Read more

Top Drop – October 2011

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Do you think anyone noticed that I am six days late for my “Top Drop” October story? In my defense things have been a little frantic… and whilst I have been diligently sampling wine all month, there has been a little more sampling than writing going on… sorry lovely readers, but I believe it is … Read more

Top Drop – September 2011

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Inneslake Vineyards Inneslake Mist Finish your evening meal with a deliciously fortified wine from Inneslake Vineyards.  The Inneslake Mist is a luscious blend of premium quality Semillon fruit which has been fortified with spirit to create a mellow, sweet after dinner wine to be enjoyed with someone special. The wine has spent a minimum of … Read more

Top Drop – July 2011

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Time flies when your having fun! What a great saying that is! But it really is true, I have had an extraordinary month, and it has just whizzed by before I could even take a breath. One of my great wine “finds” this month was supplied by the lovely Rose, from Roses Vineyard in Port … Read more

Top Drop – June 2011

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I hope you are looking forward to sampling another bottle of wine with me because it is time once again for Top Drop. This is a segment where you can play along at home, by sampling the wines I suggest, and leaving your thoughts as comments at the end of the story. I am happy … Read more