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

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?

A journey into common types of wine

Wine! It's a journey, NOT a destination.

Wine is made with grapes, but not the typical table grapes you’ll find at the grocery. Wine grapes (latin name: Vitis vinifera) have thick skins, are small, sweet, and contain seeds.

Lagrain, the inonic grape of the Alto Adige

A delightful detour on the journey of wine.

Coming from the rugged Dolomite Mountains along the border of Austria in North Central Italy, Lagrein

Nog rose in die wingerd en kelder

Vroue in wyn.

Al ooit die wit en rooi roosboompies aan die einde van wingerdrye op sommige wynplase gesien? Wel, sommige mense beweer dis omdat rose vatbaar is vir sommige van dieselfde siektes as druiwe, maar dit vroeër wys wat die wingerdboukundiges dan kans gee om voorsorgmaatreëls in die wingerd self te tref. Ander sê, bog, dis maar net vir versiering, omdat dit mooi lyk.

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