Virtually tasty: South African wines and wine blogs

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On June 11, as the 2010 Football World Cup kicked off, Ray Isle, the senior wine editor of Food & Wine, offered hints on how to best select and enjoy South African wines,.

Isle gives three main tips: choose Shiraz, good value wines and 2009 vintage.

Here are some recommendations:
2008 DMZ Shiraz ($15/€12.38)
2007 Darling Cellars Onyx Shiraz ($16/€13.20)
2008 Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block ($39/€32.19)
2009 Excelsior Chardonnay ($10/€8.25)
2009 Fairvalley Chenin Blanc ($10/€8.25)
2008 Kanu Chenin Blanc ($10/€8.25)
2009 Backsberg Sauvignon Blanc ($13/€10.73)
2009 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc ($14/€11.55)
2009 Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc ($14/€11.55)
2009 Ken Forrester Chenin Blanc ($15/€12.38)
2009 Warwick Estate Professor Black Sauvignon Blanc ($19/€15.68)

If you are interested in learning more about South African wines, here are a number of blogs to follow:

Wine Google:
Warwick Estate:
Cape Chatter:
Four Cousins':
Sun Soil Vine Man:
The cru:
Serious about wine: