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Wine Notes

Surviving Janu-worry

Surviving Janu-worry: our top wines under R100

It comes as no surprise that the month of January is the most dreaded of the year. After Christmas the bills seem to pile up – (not to mention credit card debt) – and once the fun and festivities of the holidays are over and the lights and decorations are taken down, our mood can be low too.

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Summer wines - Indaba chenin

Summer wine selection (pink and orange are the new black)

Orange and pink are the new black… and for summer we just love the lighter, refreshing wines coming from our favourite Blanc de Noirs and Rosés (with or without bubbles!). Perfect to refrigerate, often lower in alcohol (who needs a hangover in summertime!) and just so incredibly moreish.

A little aside, someone once said that Blanc de Noir was just a fancy word for Rosé, and while some like to believe that, there is a difference. READ MORE

Floral Notes - Good Wine Shop blog

Floral notes – Discover wines inspired by the perfumes of Mother Nature

We often use the term “floral notes” in the description of a wine, or hear of “flower aromas” on the nose. What exactly does this refer to when it comes to wine? And where do these floral wine aromas come from? Not only do certain wines give off a particularly floral aromatic, but one can even go as far as to identify the specific type of “bouquet”.

Sound a bit flowery? We went to our winemakers to brush up on our knowledge, and we asked them and our Good Wine Shop curators to recommend their personal favourite wines that exhibit the aromatic perfumes of nature. 

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Cinsaut or Cinsault? Why the SA heritage varietal is enjoying a global revival

One of the most fascinating stories fuelling the current South African wine revolution is the rise of Cinsaut… or is it Cinsault? We often find both spellings used interchangeably and both spellings are considered correct in South Africa. The latter is the French spelling and refers to its Languedoc-Roussillon (coastal region in southern France) origin, while the former encapsulates its modern-day global renaissance.

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winter wines - Good Wine Shop

Winter wines – our winemakers select their favourite winter wines and tell us why

Winter is here and we’re sure you are probably keen to stock up the best winter wines for the chilly season. Check out our hand-picked winter wine selection, courtesy of our winemakers, that are guaranteed to fight off the cold.

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