Those thirsty Irish

In’s latest newsletter Graham Howe goes SA Wine-spotting in Ireland.

We’ll give it to those big drinking Irish, they have some good taste as Graham found our Secateurs Chenin twice while out and about.

1. “When travelling abroad, I always enjoy wine-spotting South Africa. The extensive wine-list by the glass and bottle at Nick’s Warehouse in the bohemian cathedral quarter of Belfast highlighted new listings of Kaapzicht’s Cape Diversity Chardonnay 2010 (at R60 a glass) as “a great example of un-oaked Chardonnay” – as well as Adi Badenhorst’s Secateurs Chenin Blanc and Cape Classics Chenin.”

2. “At Deanes – under Michael Deane, one of Ireland’s top Michelin chefs – I spotted Adi Badenhorst’s Secateurs Chenin Blanc (R350) on the blackboard as the preferred partner for seafood – and Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap Red (R350) for meatier fare.

A long way from Kalmoesfontein in the Paardeberg, we were tempted by the pure citrus fruits and leesy texture of Adi’s bushvine Chenin – the perfect match for the local smoked salmon and the best lemon sole served with cockles, capers and new potatoes.”
It seems our Chenin is all the rage this month, with attention from Ireland to San Francisco and top 50 accolades from  Decanter… Just in time for South African summer!

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