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

White wine varieties grown in South Africa

Wine, a wonderful journey of discovery!

Three years ago I was amazed at the large number of wine grape varieties in Croatia, especially the white varieties. The wines made from these grapes didn’t disappoint either. This got me thinking about white wine cultivars in South Africa. How many are there really?

Eikendal verdryf die winterkoue met unieke pizza-en-wynervaring

Dit lyk so goed want dit smaak so goed!

Dis winter. Dis koud. Dis tyd vir pizza en wyn. Waar? Wel, Eikendal Vineyards tussen Stellenbosch en Somerset-Wes se gewilde en unieke pizza-en-wynervaring is terug en wag om kos- en wynliefhebbers se tone te laat krul van pure lekkerte!

Jason’s Hill introduces its 2013 Shiraz … for the lovers of wine!

Turn your winter days (and evenings) into something special!

Winter is here and what better way to brave the icy weather than with a glass of red wine next to a cosy fireplace, or at the dinner table enjoying a hearty meal. Look no further than the Jason’s Hill Shiraz 2013 for the ideal winter wine companion.

Lanzerac se Mrs English Chardonnay 2016 huldig landgoed se ryke erfenis

Die 2016-oesjaar van hierdie uitmuntende wyn het pas die lig gesien.

Die Lanzerac Mrs English Chardonnay 2016, wat deel uitmaak van hierdie bekende Stellenbosse landgoed se Heritage-wynreeks, is ’n ware weerspieëling van die elegansie en sofistikasie van Elizabeth Katherina English na wie dit vernoem is. Mev. English, wat die eiendom in 1914 vir £18 000 aangeskaf het, het na bewering die eerste wyn gebotteleer van druiwe wat op die plaas geplant is.

An illustrated guide to pairing wine and cheese

Cheese and wine - absolutely divine!

One marriage no one can object to is the mouth-watering combination of wine and cheese. Each is delicious on its own, but when you pair the two, magic can happen. Be it tannic, light, sweet, or dry, you can bet there’s a wine out there for every cheese (even fondue!).

Boplaas Cape Tawny wen ‘Beste Port in SA’ vir 4de keer in 5 jaar!

Jeanne, Carel en Margeaux Nel het baie rede om so breed te glimlag!

Die Boplaas Cape Tawny, ’n keldermeerstersversnit van die heel beste vate Cape Tawny port, het die Kaapse Portprodusente vereniging (CAPPA) se Trofee vir die “Beste Port in Suid-Afrika” gewen, die vierde keer in vyf jaar, asook die goue medalje vir “beste in klas”. Boplaas het ook “beste in klas” met sy Cape Ruby gewen, sowel as “beste in klas” in die Museum-klas (10 jaar en ouer) met die Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve 2006. En nog was dit het einde niet want hierdie bekroonde wynmakery het ook goud los geslaan in die Cape Vintage-klas met sy Cape Vintage Reserve 2013.

Red wine varieties grown in South Africa

Pour yourself a glass of wine and be at peace!

“How many red wine cultivars are grown in South Africa?” I asked members of a small wine club recently. They looked at each other, questioningly, then at me, and then a few started counting on their fingers.

Boplaas weer eens bevestig as SA se kampioen-portprodusent

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As jy al portwyn in die Douro-vallei in Portugal gedrink het - waar hierdie veelsydige, gefortifiseerde wyn sy oorsprong het – en dié uit Suid-Afrika se vernaamste portproduserende kelders, sal jy weet dat die plaaslike produkte geen tree hoef terug te staan vir Portugese portwyne nie. Inteendeel!

En van Suid-Afrika se heel beste portwyne kom uit die Klein Karoo. Onlangse kompetisies het weer eens Boplaas Familie Wingerde buite Calitzdorp se posisie as dié spesialisprodusent van tafelwyne van Portugese kultivars, bekend as Cape Portuguese, en portwyne, bekend as Cape Port, bevestig.

The Franschhoek Bastille Festival: It’s time to celebrate all things French again!

It's time to go all French again!

Dust off your berets and your red, white and blue outfits, and work on your French flair, it’s Bastille Festival time in Franschhoek again! This year this highly popular annual celebration of all things French takes place over the weekend of 15 and 16 July.

DStv is proud to be a partner of this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, now in its 24th year.  The festival, a multisensory experience, will take you on a journey of all things French including a mountain bike race, a food and wine extravaganza and so much more.

Op soek na Suid-Afrika se heel beste jongwyne

Wie gaan vanjaar se wenners wees?

Dis weer tyd om die kollig te laat val op die land se beste jongwyne. Die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Wynskou Vereniging (SANWSV) nooi alle wynmakers uit om hul keldertrotse van die 2017-oes in te skryf vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Jongwynskou. Inskrywings sluit op 27 Junie by die streke se wynskou-verenigings en op 6 Julie by die SANWSV-kantoor.

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