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Over the course of the last few weeks, I've been trying wines from South African producers both familiar and unfamiliar to me. In the US, the focus for many producers has been to get a foothold in the important East Coast market before reaching California. It's therefore exciting to see that more and more South African producers are available here in the Golden State, and the quality of the wines is beginning to make an impression on industry insiders and consumers alike. producers old and new "The Swartland Revolution" was a late-2000s movement to pioneer and promote quality wines in...

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I've worked in wine retail for nearly ten years, and I've always had the ambition to sell wine myself rather than on behalf of other people. With blackpoolmatt's wine club I'm finally fulfilling that ambition by picking out wine that I love and that hopefully you will too. Here's some information on exactly what the club entails. why blackpoolmatt? The answer's simple: I'm from a famous seaside town in north-west England called Blackpool. When I was born, Matthew was the most popular name in the UK so by the time I got to university there were so many Matthews we...

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