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It really is, always have a bottle or two in my wine stash.

Just had this wine at The Orange Squirrel. It is fantastic for the price point.

The wines from Chili are reasonably priced and surprisingly good. Recently I visited Thailand and purchased wine from Chili (more expensive due to taxes) and found they were great with Thai food. Spent a day at a cooking school in Chang Mai and learned some great tips about Thai cooking. The wine information I brought with me from experience at home.

Definitely Excelsior Cabernet, a consistent winner, as is their Chardonnay.

Looking forward to seeing SA continue to penetrate the market!


I have not tried Rudi Schultz, I''l check that out.

Was not impressed with one Excelsior wine I tried a while back but I will give it another look. Any favorite?

I am quite familiar with Xai Xai as I frequent the city and have become a huge fan of South African wines since my travels abroad. I have not had Wolftrap, so I will be adding this to my list. My other favorites from the region are Rudi Schultz (incredible) and for value Excelsior. Have you had?

Thanks for the recommendation!


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