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Fermented Grapes/Whiskey/Beer

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Postby gear up » Tue May 30, 2017 6:13 am

I thought I'd start a thread on recommended wines from the IFZ clan... we all enjoy a good glass or two and I personally have a fascination with the romance of wine, tasting, enjoying a bottle or two with good people and collecting it.

Look forward to your recommendations :thumbsup1:
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Postby gear up » Tue May 30, 2017 6:15 am

Here are my first two for you to try, the red I only tasted last night and had way too much of a liking to my detriment this morning but the white is stunning. Definitely two to tango :good:

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Postby gear up » Tue May 30, 2017 6:20 am

If you can get your hands on a bottle of this from Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, I would highly recommend it. This is my all time favorite but it's a limited edition pressed by bikes during the 2012 Cape Epic. You don't get better, really good :Like: :thumbsup:

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Postby Bell 407 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:02 am

Nice one Dylan. I'm sure there will be some contributors. Know a few friends who enjoy the wine tasting and collecting experience.

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Postby great dane » Tue May 30, 2017 4:12 pm

gear up wrote: but the white is stunning.
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Can agree on the Montpellier Chardonnay, visited them last in March in Tulbach and liked it.

Although even better, just 25 km west in Riebeek-Kasteel you have Mullineux with some stunning Chenin Blancs, unfortunately also somewhat pricey.

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Postby gear up » Wed May 31, 2017 5:43 am

Should be down there for 2 weekends after this weekend so will certainly try out some new ones and post more. Will try and make it that way and at least try your recommendations GD :thanx: :goodpost: :Like:
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Postby gear up » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:06 am

gear up wrote:I thought I'd start a thread on recommended wines from the IFZ clan... we all enjoy a good glass or two and I personally have a fascination with the romance of wine, tasting, enjoying a bottle or two with good people and collecting it.

Look forward to your recommendations :thumbsup1:
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Postby gear up » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:09 am

Thought I'd change the topic and add a few more as there are some serious whiskey experts on this forum as well :lol: and add in some beer for us summer beer tasters.
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Postby gear up » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:10 am

Last night, albeit freezing in JNB, I had a few of these which are amazing. Honestly the nicest beer I've tasted :beer: :beer3:

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Postby great dane » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:03 am

gear up wrote:Last night, albeit freezing in JNB, I had a few of these which are amazing. Honestly the nicest beer I've tasted :beer: :beer3:

Chinese beer :yikes: What's next, Chinese airplanes :haha:

Ah, see it was started by German immigrants back in 1903 :sunglasses:

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Postby great dane » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:07 am

Went to Italian restaurant Capeesh in Brooklyn, Pretoria this Tuesday and was surprised to find this Malbec from Mendoza.

When living in Bolivia years ago, Argentinian wines were great value for money, they are much less so here. Was pretty OK, but for the price we could have had much better South African wine.

Anyway the 2015 Misterio Malbec gave us a taste of Argentina again, so pretty happy with that :sparkle:

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Postby gear up » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:28 pm

A good Argentinian Malbec always goes down well. Have had some really good ones but at the moment I've got Fairview Malbec which isn't great :bingo:
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Postby great dane » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:03 pm

gear up wrote:A good Argentinian Malbec always goes down well. Have had some really good ones but at the moment I've got Fairview Malbec which isn't great :bingo:

Locally the Doolhof Single Vineyard Malbec 2015 is pretty good value for money even if not the cheapest, and the winemaker and wife are awesome people :good:

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Postby Kompos » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:06 pm

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Postby great dane » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:31 pm

:lol:

Must admit I haven't tasted it, but according to the reviews I just saw, by far the best part of the wine is the label :crazy1:

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Postby gear up » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:54 pm

:haha: fokol looks like it should be boxed and not bottled... lekker d-wyn!

I've just got back from a few too many of the average Castle Light draughts, need to tidy up now until the big C on Sunday and then rehydrate again.
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Postby gear up » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:56 pm

A good wine and farm as well... you can't go wrong with this guys brew :champion: :good:

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Postby gear up » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:57 pm

Moertoe is quiet as our whiskey expert :scratchhead: :reading:
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Postby Kompos » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:14 am

Flipside of the Fokol wine. Actual value is in this description.

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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:58 pm

There's nothing better than a few glasses of this Chivas after a long freight night!

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