Blending wine to create perfection!

There are almost no unblended wines on the market. Whether you are drinking a red wine, a white wine or a rosé, most are blended in one way or another. Why do we blend wine? There are two main reasons why wines are blended. The first is to create a wine that is consistent with the brand’s style and …

Nuy Winery stel heel eerste Merlot bekend

Nuy Winery aan die bopunt van die Nuy-vallei buite Worcester het sy heel eerste Merlot die lig laat sien! Die Nuy Inspiration Merlot 2018 is ’n medium wyn met prominente moerbei-, aarbei- en swart kersie-geure in sowel die neus as die mond.  Dit is ’n goed gebalanseerde wyn met ’n vrugtige nasmaak. …

Discover Le Grand Domaine!

Founded by businessman Bernard Fontannaz in 2016, Le Grande Domaine’s range of wines are best described as passion driven by excellence. Two of the stand-out wines in the range are the Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017 and Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2020, both p …

Regarded as the “divisive variety” by many, chardonnay has gone out of fashion so often … just to come back again with even more fans! However, this time it seems to be sticking around for good and has become the wine of choice for most wine enthusiasts throughout the year. Quoin Rock Wine Estate, s …

Suid-Afrika maak die beste brandewyn ter wêreld! Dit word jaar na jaar bewys op internasionale kompetisies. Die jongste produsent wat die Suid-Afrikaanse vlag hoog en trots laat wapper, is Tokara aan die buitewyke van Stellenbosch. Tokara het internasionale erkenning ontvang vir sy weelderige XO Pot …

“This year’s wine grape harvest has been one of the latest to start, but also one of the longest. Slower than average ripening made for excellent concentration of both colour and flavour. Another standout benefit has been the generally lower alcohol levels evident in the 2021 wines,” says Nederburg …

Mushrooms don’t just taste nice. They also pack a nutritional punch as they are loaded with vitamins, promote a healthy immune system and boost the one’s health. That’s why they are considered as superfood. And for those looking for weight loss benefits, mushrooms contain no cholesterol or gluten. M …

Understanding wine acidity

Ever pull a bottle of wine out of the refrigerator and notice what look like little glass shards swirling around the bottom or stuck to the underside of the cork? It’s freaky, yes, but they’re actually harmless tartaric acid crystals. Welcome to the strange world of acidity in wine. These acidic com …