Tag: Izele van Blerk

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Celebrating KWV’s South African Wines at L’Abattoir

 mywinepal  September 17, 2016

Two years ago I was fortunate to meet wine maker Izele van Blerk from KWV, the largest winery in South Africa, at a Trade tasting in Vancouver 2 years ago.  I talked about my experience with South African wine through the South World Wine Society, where I was the President and cellar master at some time.  I’ve continued to watch…

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A Visit from Izele van Blerk Winemaker from KWV South Africa

 mywinepal  August 11, 2014

I have always had a fondness for South African wines.  They may not come across as fruit forward as other New World wines, but they are also not as austere as some Old World wine.  They sit right in the middle, making them sippable on their own, but I think shine quite brightly when you pair them with food. I…