“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” – Galileo Gallilei.

Boplaas is weer eens …, wel, bo, héélbo!

Skitterend ... weer eens!

Wanneer mens die naam Boplaas in ’n artikel sien, verwag jy om te lees van nóg ’n prestasie deur een van hierdie bekende en bekroonde wynmakery naby Calitzdorp in die Klein Karoo se dessert- en tafelwyne. Wel, dis weer sulke tyd!

How to tell if a wine is age-worthy

Tell-tale signs!

How do you tell if a wine will improve with age? Oddly enough – and thank goodness, just spending more money on a bottle won’t guarantee that it will age well. Instead, there are a few key characteristics to look for in cellar-worthy wines.

Slaan die koue hok met sop, brood en wyn op Constantia Glen

Laat die winter kom!

Slaan die koue hok hierdie winter met ‘n trio tuisgemaakte soppe en Constantia Glen se puik wyne. Die drie heilsame winterstaatmakers word vanaf 3 Mei tot aan die einde van Augustus bedien en is ‘n uitstekende rede vir ‘n lekker kuier by hierdie prentjiemooi boetiekwynlandgoed in die Constantia-vallei.

Identifying flavors in wine

This flavor wheel identifies the most common flavors in wine.

If wine is made from just grapes, why can some people then taste different fruits such as cherry, pear or passion fruit? There are also flavor descriptions like butter, vanilla, clove, and even bacon used in many wine tasting notes. So, where do these flavors come from?

Nuwe De Grendel-wyn bring hulde aan ’n baanbreker

Huldig 'n groot seun van Suid-Afrika!

Van arm plaasseun op Villiersdorp tot die Eerste Baronet van Kaapstad, dit is die verhaal van Sir David Graaff (1859 – 1931), ’n ikoniese figuur wat ’n belangrike rol gespeel het in Kaapstad se burgerlike, ekonomiese en landbou-landskap. Nou bring De Grendel hulde aan sy merkwaardige lewe met ’n nuwe vlagskip-rooiwyn.

Elkeen van die 3 344 genommerde bottels Sir David Graaff First Baronet of Cape Town 2013 word gekenmerk deur die gehalte wat sy hoë standaarde weerspieël.

NUIBA: The story of a blonde, a few barrels and the beautiful bounty of the vine

The unique NUIBA label.

Have you heard the one about the blonde winemaker? No, this one’s no joke because winemaking is serious business, very serious, and requires knowledge, experience, passion and commitment. Not to say there aren’t many jokes and anecdotes about wine because there are, but this is a story about a blonde and her journey into wine.

Slaan die winter hok by ‘Taste the Helderberg’ se epikuristiese fees

Taste the Helderberg 2017 wag vir jou!

Dis weer tyd om die winterkoue die nekslag toe te dien en in die warm gloed van Taste the Helderberg - die jaarlikse samekoms van kos, wyn en mense - te ontspan.

The top 5 Argentinian wine regions, excluding Mendoza

Argentina's wine regions, another reason to visit South America!

It’s an indisputable fact that Mendoza rules the Argentine wine scene, writes Kevin Chandler. With 395,000-plus acres of planted vineyards, the region accounts for more than two-thirds of the country's wine production.

Kaapse Wynmakersgilde se protégés sit eerste wyne in vate

Maryna Huysamen, Sydney Mello, Andre Kotze en Banele Vakele.

Die uiteenlopende persoonlikhede en unieke belangstellings van drie protégés van die Kaapse Wynmakergilde word weerspieël in hul heel eerste wyne wat nou veilig in vate deurbring na die 2017-oes.

Good food and fine wine combine at Idiom Restaurant

Impressive from the outside, and the views are equally impressive.

One can dine in a different restaurant at a winery in the Cape winelands every month for years without having to visit the same eatery twice! And your choice of food is as diverse as your choice of wine, and varies from simple and wholesome regional dishes to fancy haute cuisine.

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