Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

Wine producers struggle, but structural shift underway

South African wine grape producers are under continued financial pressure due to the prevailing drought and economic challenges, but a structural shift is on the cards.
VinPro

Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

First “Blacks in Wine Symposium” USA: Gives Small Business Owners Tips and Solutions

The “Blacks in Wine Symposium” drew some 30 industry people from across the nation to Richmond, Virginia, to talk about the challenges that African Americans face in the wine and spirits trade.
Wine Enthusiast, Layla Schlack

Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

A Wine Experience for Every Taste

Whether you’re a wine novice or master, a fun-loving traveller or a foodie, there’s a Waterford Estate tasting experience with your name on it.
Waterford Estate

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Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

The Rise of Bordeaux Style White Blends in South Africa

The South African white blend is a chameleon. Shifting its techniques and components it can be an elusive thing to pin down. There's the blanket term 'Cape White Blend', which is generally used to describe Chenin Blanc led blends made famous in the Swartland. Rounding off these wines are usually varieties such as Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay.
Malu Lambert

Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

Excise duty increases – wine industry still facing challenges

With the recently announced excise duty hike for the South African wine and brandy industry, it is disappointing to see Government announcing an above inflation tax increase.
VinPro

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Bouchard Finlayson Presents the 2017 Blanc de Mer Under Stelvin Screw Cap

Bouchard Finlayson has launched the 2017 vintage of its unique Riesling driven white blend, the Blanc de Mer. This particular vintage debuts with the stelvin screw cap closure to meet the increased demand for convenience by consumers and restaurants around the world.
Bouchard Finlayson

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Earthly twist in new vintage of Constantia Glen TWO

Constantia Glen, the picturesque boutique wine estate known for exceptional Bordeaux-style wines, has released the 2017 vintage of its flagship white with an amphora twist.
Constantia Glen

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Riebeek Cellars’ wine producer awarded with best Chardonnay block

Wilhelm Relihan, Riebeek Cellars’ wine producer, from Oak Valley Farm has been awarded by Vinpro and Winetech with the best Chardonnay block in the Swartland/Paarl region in the annual Vineyard Block Competition. This award winning block forms the basis of the Riebeek Cellars Collection Chardonnay.
Riebeek Cellars

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Paul Cluver Wines releases its first Noble Late Harvest in three years

Hot off the press and out of the cellar is the release of the Paul Cluver Wines Noble Late Harvest 2017. What makes this extra special is that it is the first one to be released in three years, as Cellar Master Andries Burger will only release it when he feels it is of the standard that this wine has come to be known for.
Paul Cluver

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

The Secret to Pairing Sweet Wine with Savory Food

The general rule of thumb is that sweet wines should always be paired with sweet food (hence the term “dessert wines”) and that the wine should always be sweeter than the dish. But there’s something to be said for the combination of sweet and savory.
vineoair.com, Courtney Schiessl

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018

Don’t Miss Groote Post’s ‘Made With Love’ February Country Market

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for their February ‘Made with Love’ Country Market on Sunday 25th February between 10h00 and 15h00.
Groote Post

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Monday, 19 February, 2018

Profile on Celia Gilloway

Two decades in the industry has given Celia Gilloway access and insight to various facets of the South African wine industry.
Celia Gilloway

Monday, 19 February, 2018

California 2017 Harvest Size by Grape Variety

California winemakers and grape growers crushed just over four million tonnes of grapes in the 2017 harvest, with increases for Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir and declines for Chardonnay and Zinfandel, show new figures.
decanter.com, Chris Mercer

Monday, 19 February, 2018

Steenberg Spa News: February 2018

Bubbly & Canapés with Vita Liberata Tan | Spa Specials | Focus on our Heart Chakra & Aromatherapy
Steenberg Vineyards

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Monday, 19 February, 2018

Turning Water Into Wine

Thirsty conversation at recent tastings is as much about water as wine.
Graham Howe

Monday, 19 February, 2018

Change the Conversation | Rascallion Wines

We like Rascallion wines, because they talk our talk. For owners Ross Sleet and the Kretzmar family, the goal is to change the conversation and do something different with wine. And we’re 100% for this. After all, wine should never be scary or unapproachable. So when we met with Ross and his wine consultant wife Jan a week ago, we were happy to sip a little and chat a little.
Glou Glou