Pandemonium Estate 2017 Savagnin Chenin Blanc

Pandemonium Estate 2017 Savagnin Chenin BlancWhat’s life without a little pandemonium right? I definitely know the type of pandemonium I like in my life, and that comes in the form of a wine bottle. Yes, I’m talking about Pandemonium Estate in Perth’s Swan Valley.

Today I want to introduce you to The Verrine, the demon of impatience. Maybe that is why this bottle didn’t last long unopened? Haha! Continue reading

Pinelli Estate 2018 Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a white wine grape variety originally from France. It can be made into a still or sparkling wine alongside being dry, off-dry or even made into dessert wine. Its naturally high acidity makes it a very versatile grape.

Pinelli Estate 2017 Chenin BlancWA’s Swan Valley produces some stunning examples of wine made from Chenin Blanc and this Pinelli Estate Wines 2017 Chenin Blanc is one of those. Continue reading

The Winery Of Good Hope 2017 Bush Vine Chenin Blanc

It’s safe to say I’m slowly making my way through the South African wines that The Wine Gallery has on offer. I picked this Winery Of Good Hope 2017 Chenin Blanc for The TC Wine Club as SA Chenin’s are pretty darn good!

And while we’re talking about Chenin, check out my Guide to drinking Chenin Blanc here on the blog.

The Winery Of Good Hope 2017 Bush Vine Chenin BlancIt’s one of South Africa’s stand out varieties and is also the most widely planted grape variety according to Wikipedia stats. This one comes from the Stellenbosch wine region which has been high on my wine travel bucket list for sometime now. And not just because of the wine either, do a Google Image search and you’ll see why.
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Your Guide to Drinking Chenin Blanc (& Why It’s Awesome)

Your Guide to Drinking Chenin BlancOn the weekend I attended a Vertical Chenin Blanc tasting at John Kosovich Wines here in the Swan Valley and it really got me thinking about this white wine grape variety. As winemaker, Arch Kosovich, said – it was probably one of the only/first vertical tastings of Chenin Blanc in Australia. I really enjoyed the tasting, so much so, that I simply knew I had to write-up a post purely dedicated to this variety. Continue reading