Badsberg NLH 2009 vs Delheim Edelspatz NLH 2013

Designating Noble Late Harvest as “dessert wine” is a pity as it means that consumption become unduly restricted. I like the Bordelais custom of serving a glass of Sauternes with foie gras pâté to welcome guests at formal functions in Bordeaux and taking our cue from this, we opened Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2009 as […]

December 8, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Nederburg Special Late Harvest 2010

Last night a menu featuring ingredients like foie gras, calf’s liver and veal prepared by chef Jacques Erasmus of the recently opened Hemelhuijs restaurant in Waterkant Street, Cape Town, dishes paired with the sweet wines of Nederburg. Savoury with sweet – why not? South Africa’s “stickies” are generally of a high standard but have come […]

April 8, 2011
by Christian
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Chateau de Rayne-Vigneau (Sauternes) 2005

Food and wine matching 101: foie gras with Sauternes. The super-smooth texture  and richness of the foie gras is both complimented by the wine’s sweetness and contrasted by its acidity. For dinner on Friday night, Chateau de Rayne-Vigneau (Sauternes) 2005. Rayne-Vigneau has an enviable location, adjacent to the greatest Sauternes producer of them all, namely […]

August 9, 2010
by Christian
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