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Wine producers, winemakers, wines, etc./Wynprodusente, wynmakers, wyne, ens.

Kanu brings blessings in a bottle

Kanu offers much more than just stunning views.

According to legend, kanu is a mythical bird of promise whose appearance in the African skies signals the blessings of a bountiful harvest for all those who fall under its shadow. The wines which carry this name celebrate this legend.

How yeast affects the taste of wine

An actual image of Saccharomyces.

So much of our understanding of flavor in wine comes from a focus on grapes, but there is another major ingredient involved in winemaking that greatly affects the flavour, namely yeast.

Wine bouquet versus wine aroma

Aroma versus bouquet!

The terms wine aroma

The story of Cognac

A boat on the Charente River at Cognac in France.

Cognac, named after the town of Cognac in France, is a type of brandy. It is also called eau de vie. It is produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town from which it takes its name, in the French Departements of Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Maak ‘skaars’ wyne deel van jou wynreis van ontdekking

Hierdie vyf wittes het groot plesier verskaf en hierdie artikel ekstra lekker gemaak!

Wyn is NIE ’n bestemming nie, maar ’n wonderlike reis van ontdekking want dit is dinamies en, nes die mens, ontwikkel/ontvou/groei/ewolueer dit jaar na jaar. Jy kan dus òf by een van die eerste “stasies” afklim òf op die “trein” bly en ’n heerlike, avontuurlike ontdekkingsreis onderneem.

Van my heel lekkerste wyn-ervarings is om wyne te proe en te ervaar wat onbekend, minder bekend of skaars is. En dan te tob oor hoekom hulle so onbekend, minder bekend of skaars is. Dit gee vir my so ’n ekstra dimensie aan my persoonlike wynreis van ontdekking.

‘If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul’

Marius Kotze leading the small group of wine lovers through an authentic Italian experience.

I was reminded of this well-known quote while sipping and savouring Italian wines with like-minded souls (read: wine lovers) at one of Nobile Collezione’s evenings where good food, fine Italian wine and good company come together for a feast of the senses.

The 5 main styles of wine

Wine styles.

All wines can be organized into five fundamental groups. Within each group there are hundreds of different grape varieties and also different winemaking styles.

Innovasie en uitnemendheid die dryfveer tot sukses by Waverley Hills

Die kompleks wat die kelder, proelokaal en restaurant huisves.

Die storie van Waverley Hills, die bekroonde wynlandgoed wat volhoubaar bedryf en waar gehaltewyne gemaak word, begin lank voor die eerste wyn gebottel is. Hierdie is ’n verhaal wat getuig van innovasie, erfenis en respek vir die grond, waarvan die wyne onder die land se bestes gereken word.

Nederburg’s assistant white wine maker ‘led by curiosity’

Chandré Petersen.

Chandré Petersen chose the name Euphoria for the first wine she could call her own. "Just thinking about wine and making wine unleash an explosion of happiness in me," says the newest addition to the award-winning Nederburg cellar team.

Understanding wine tech sheets

The technical data about wine.

This is an in-depth article for geeks with an itch for the nitty gritty details of wine. If you’re one who is as described, you’ve certainly come across wine technical data before. So, what can we learn by looking at wine tech sheets?

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