What is natural wine really?

If you’re even slightly into wine, you’ve probably heard about natural wine. Natural wine is the unfiltered, untamed, un-photoshopped version of what we know to be wine. In most cases, natural wine doesn’t look or taste like a typical wine. In fact, some natural wines taste more like a sour beer or …

Kaartjies vir die jaarlikse The Business of Wine & Food Tourism-konferensie verkoop soos soetkoek. Die konferensie, nou in sy derde jaar, word op 17 Oktober op die Spier-wynlandgoed buite Stellenbosch aangebied en die indrukwekkende paneel plaaslike en internasionale sprekers sal die tema van in …

When we ‘wine’ with purpose!

Most fairy tales have a happy ending, but there’s a wonderful story that unfolds every year in the middle of France, bringing wealth and riches to the poor every time it’s told. And, as if by magic, the bags of gold grow bigger with every telling. Are you sitting comfortably? Way back in 1440 the Ch …

Have a wine hangover? The following 8 steps might surprise you, but they will help you recover faster. Get back on track and start having a better day. Let’s take care of some of the unpleasant symptoms of a hangover including: The headaches The exhausted feeling The ‘my body is gross’ feeling The n …

Tradisie sê die winter is ’n tyd vir kaggelvure, gemakskos en rooiwyn. Maar tradisies is nie altyd in graniet vasgelê nie, en “heilige koeie” mag soms begrawe word. Die meeste witwyne keer tradisie egter op sy kop, en begrawe “heilige koeie”, aangesien hulle ewe tuis is in die winter as in die somer …

The Strandveld Vineyards team is very proud to announce that the much loved First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc 2017 was awarded a platinum medal and scored 97 points at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards. Considered by some to be the best wine show in the world, the 2018 competition received jus …

Wie maak Suid-Afrika se beste chenin blanc?

Dit is weer tyd om vas te stel wie Suid-Afrika se beste chenin blanc maak. Die Chenin Blanc-vereniging, organiseerder van die jaarlikse Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10-kompetisie, nooi Suid-Afrikaanse wynmakers om vir vanjaar se kompetisie in te skryf. Hulle kan wyne in die styl van hul keuse vir …

The wine region that lurks in the shadows!

Back in the 80s Chateau Musar and its winemaker Gaston Hochar caused quite a stir in the UK. “I didn’t know Lebanon made wine”, was the usual reply. It couldn’t have been further from the truth for Lebanon’s ancient people were bottling and shipping wine as early as 3000 BC. Chateau Ksara has now jo …

Viognier in ’n klas van sy eie!

Viognier is ’n witdruifkultivar wat oorspronklik in die Rhônevallei in Frankryk die eerste lig gesien het. Vandag is dit redelik wyd verspreid in die vernaamste wynproduserende streke, insluitend Amerika, Nieu-Seeland, Australië en selfs Israel. Die wyn word meer dikwels as een van die boustene van …

Yep, it’s time again to don your favourite red, blue and white – and don’t forget the beret! – for SA’s French inspired annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, in its 25th year, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 14 and 15 July.   The captivating village of Fransch …

Delheim se jaarlikse fees waartydens kaas, wyn en jazz hoogty vier, is terug, maar hierdie keer word ’n nuwe deuntjie Sondae tussen Junie en Augustus gespeel danksy die betrokkenheid van die Cape Town Music Academy (CTMA) en Jazz in the Native Yards. Dié gewilde wintermakieties spog nou met ’n nuwe …