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Red Wine  »  South African Red Wine

Increasingly, red wine is a stand-alone drink, consumed without food. And sometimes that is a bit unfair, as many red wines are made to accompany a meal, being too tannic and structured to make comfortable drinking on their own, for this reason alone being overlooked. In these days of instant gratification wine drinkers appear to want each and every red wine to be all things to all men i.e. sufficiently versatile for consumption at a) a wedding breakfast, b) a rugby club dance, c) watching a test match on the telly, d)…well, you get the picture. Here’s the thing: red wine that will perfectly accompany your plated lump of the expired animal of your choice will probably not be the same wine to drink whilst sitting in a deckchair staring at the clouds and pondering whether Nietzsche simply got out of bed on the wrong side at birth.

What is sure is that red wine is good for you. The skin of grapes contains resveratrol and it is believed that this phytoalexin is capable of lowering blood sugar, preventing cancer and generally doing good things to one’s cardiovascular system. Apparently, this has yet to be proved, but I say “Do I really care?” I don’t actually need scientists to tell me that red wine is good for me!
 

Red Wine  »  South African Red Wine
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2014 Pinotage
Wine Variety: The variety Cinsault was once known as Hermitage in South Afr…
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2014 Pinotage

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Pinotage
  Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
Country
Country:
South Africa
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
14.5%
Region
Region:
The Cape
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Scali
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
17°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Paardeberg
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2018
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • BBQ
  • Beef
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Lamb
  • Vegetables
 
2014 Cinsault
Wine Variety: This is clearly an old variety. DNA analysis suggests that Ci…
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2014 Cinsault

Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Cinsault
  Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
Country
Country:
South Africa
  Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
Region
Region:
Western Cape
  Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
Producer
Producer:
Leeuwenkuil
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
14°C
Appellation
Appellation:
Swartland
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Asian/Spicy
  • Canapés
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
 
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