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

A ‘rotten wine grape’ review!

Noble rot or Sour rot?

When someone thinks of mold on fruit, it usually has a very negative connotation, writes Nova McCune Cadamatre. However, with grapes there are two sides of the mold story when talking about a very specific fungus called Botrytis cinerea. This is a fungal pathogen affecting grapevines that comes with both challenges and opportunities for the grape grower and winemaker.

Four Cousins se Skinny ’n geurige, lae alkohol-alternatief

Four Cousins se Skinny White.

Lief vir wyn, maar nie vir ’n “wynlyf” nie? Wel, Van Loveren se Four Cousins het die oplossing. Skinny!

Die Four Cousins Skinny-wyne is vol geure, maar laag in kilojoules, en bied ’n heerlike lae alkohol-alternatief vir mense wat wyn geniet, maar nie later ’n prys daarvoor wil betaal nie. En dit word glo selfs deur Weigh-Less onderskryf!

Wine and Moderation: What’s Healthy?

Moderation, balance, is everything ... in every facet of life!

Is Wine Healthy? To really answer the question of whether or not wine is healthy, you need to look at what’s inside a glass of wine.

GlenWood Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 – Somer in ’n glas

Geniet die somer, glas vir glas!

GlenWood Vineyards buite Franschhoek het sy sukses in die 2017-uitgawe van die Platter-wyngids opgevolg met die bekendstelling van ’n wit versnit wat weer eens die tonge aan die gons sal sit. Die GlenWood Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 is bestem om die somer ekstra spesiaal te maak.

De Krans’ star shines bright in Top Wine SA Hall of Fame

Another well-deserved accolade for De Krans!

Known worldwide as one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans’ commitment to producing quality products has yet again been acknowledged, this time by the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications. Not only did three of its ports each secure a spot on the Top 10 list of Cape Ports, but De Krans was also acknowledged in the Top Wine SA Hall of Fame.

Delheim se oesfees keer terug

Gaan geniet jouself gate uit!

Delheim se jaarlikse Begin van die Oes-fees is terug! Nadat ’n verwoestende brand op die Simonsberg verlede jaar ’n stokkie voor die 2016-fees gesteek het, is die fees terug met nuwe ywer en opwindende veranderinge. Trek dus die gesinsdagboek nader en maak ’n groot aantekening by 28 en 29 Januarie.

De Grendel pays tribute to rich heritage with introduction of Amandelboord Pinotage 2015

A worthy tribute to a rich heritage!

A perfumed, accessible and elegantly balanced wine with a bright cherry-plum red colour. This is how cellar master Charles Hopkins describes the new De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage 2015 joining their black label range.

The launch of the De Grendel Amandelboord Pinotage goes hand in hand with the ten year anniversary of the cellar.

Oesparade bring wynfeestelikheid na Eikestad

Gaan vier die 2017-oes op Stellenbosch!

Stellenbosch se eikeboomryk strate speel op Saterdag, 28 Januarie, gasheer vir ’n gemeenskap kleurvolle, charismatiese wynmaakkarakters wat met hul interessant versierde triomfwaens deur die strate sal paradeer. Hierdie jaarlikse Oesparade dien as ’n hartlike verwelkoming van die nuwe parsseisoen.

Die Stellenbosse Oesparade huldig ook die mense agter die heerlike nektar wat ons daagliks geniet, en veral die onskatbare bydrae van die plaaswerkers.

De Krans surprises with two new, innovative wines

Tritonia White from De Krans.

Continually striving to be innovative when it comes to producing award-winning wines, the De Krans Private Cellar outside Calitzdorp has come up with two new additions to their wine collection. The De Krans Tritonia White 2015 – now the flagship white wine from winery – and the quirky De Krans A Twist of Fate 2015.

The De Krans Tritonia White 2015 is now joining the flagship red wine, De Krans Tritonia Red (a Calitzdorp Blend made from touriga nacional, tinta roriz and tinta barocca). This maiden 2015 Tritonia White is produced from malvasia rei (also known as the palomino fino) and verdelho grapes.

Nege woorde wat wynliefhebbers behoort te ken

Jy hou daarvan, jy's apaties of jy hou nie daarvan nie.

Wanneer jy die etiket en die pragtige bottel ignoreer, sit jy met ’n wyn wat een van die volgende drie emosies gaan ontlok:

Jy hou daarvan;

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