Category Archives : Chenin Blanc


2014 Protea Chenin Blanc Draws Praise

Wine critics have been getting their first taste of the 2014 Protea Chenin Blanc, and they’re finding it to their liking! In the November 2015 issue of Wine Enthusiast, South Africa reviewer Lauren Buzzeo offers an enticing tasting note along with an 88-point score: There’s a pleasingly tart green character to this wine, with crisp, refreshing aromas and […]

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Chenin Blanc Picnic: Fried Chicken and Other Food Faves

Now that you’ve upcycled that wine box into a picnic basket, it’s time to fill it up and get outside! (Have we lost you? OK, a while back we featured a how-to on making a basket out of wine box. It’s pretty cool. And easy. You should make one.) Our penchant for picnics is pretty […]


Why Chenin Blanc Is Your Food and Wine Pairing Bestie

You can find a lot of articles on the Web purporting to unlock the mysteries of wine and food pairing, and many of them do offer helpful insight. But as Eric Asimov put it in the New York Times, “The truth is that experience is the only surefire method for feeling more at ease with wine and food. To […]

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Chenin Secrets: Why This Grape Is No Blanc Slate

Are you new to Chenin Blanc? It’s a grape with a long history, but here in the U.S., a lot of people are just now discovering it. To help you deepen your Chenin knowledge base, we’ve gathered up a few fast facts about the grape. Try ’em on your friends – preferably with a glass of Chenin […]


The Start of Something Big: 2015 Chenin Blanc Harvest

There comes a crossroads in every wine-grape harvest where no matter what happened early in the season, Mother Nature takes the wheel and steers the car either down a smooth road or a rocky one. In South Africa this year, she’s been a good driver, bringing excellent conditions for the harvest of the grapes that […]

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