Grangehurst Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Pairing On My Own

If you try different wines, you are bound to figure out which wine you like! It’s Women’s Day as I write this, and I am all alone, without any of  the women of my life. Apt, considering I am referring back to my wine tasting notes from the last time I tasted wine without Chomba. The irony of wine pairing, on my own, without the Mrs. The Grangehurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is the wine of the moment, and this bottle is available at Woolworths. Two things that I learnt today, the wine farm was bought  and renamed in the year that I was born and Jeremy Walker started wine-making in the year that I finished High School. Jeremy’s parents, Eddie and Betty bought the farm.

Eddie and Betty bought the farm having moved from England

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Red Wine, Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

If you try different wines, you are bound to figure out which wine you like! It sounds obvious, but I choose to remind you of that every blog post, as it’s not easy getting to discover the next amazing thing, when we choose to stick with what we know. Our wine choices are not immune to this vulnerability. I made a promise many weeks ago, and it’s time I delivered on that promise. I could not wait until after Easter, so just last week I popped into Makro in search of a Cabernet Sauvignon. I scanned the shelves for a while, and the winner was the Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.

Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon Uncorked

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Red Wine, Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011

If you try different wines, you are bound to figure out which wine you like! Some people like their wines mature, while others like them young! Some people like their wines racy, while others  prefer less of the lemon like acidity but rather a more neutral tone. Some people like the textural sharpness of the tannins that are gripping on the tongue while others would opt for a more smooth non-invasive flowing wine in their mouth. When you start to figure out which of those people you are, your wine journey becomes all that much more fun. That’s when you really begin to understand why you liked a specific wine and why you did not like another. The wine of the week is the Vergelegen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 vintage.

If your wine taste and preference is not black and white, you are right!

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