Whether you like it or not, you can never ignore pinotage. Many people love it, and for very good reason, and they will be looking at the 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage results to find out which winemakers have excelled in making this truly iconic South African red wine. Well, wait no longer, here they a …

Four Cousins vier 18 jaar met vars, nuwe swier

Van Loveren se Four Cousins-handelsmerk laat skiet vanjaar die vonkelproppe op ’n reuse-mylpaal, sy 18de verjaarsdag! Four Cousins vier dié spoggerige geleentheid met ’n nuwe verpakking vir sowel sy gewilde vonkel- en stilwynreekse in, en plaas die kollig opnuut weer op elke bottel Four Cousins se k …

Nuwe Mensa-wynreeks vertel ’n boeiende storie

Mensa, ‘n nuwe baanbreker-wynreeks in die gebruik van digitale innovasie om ‘n boeiende storie te vertel, is pas deur Overhex Wines International bekend gestel.   Dié susterreeks van die gewilde Balance- en Survivor-wyne, is die eerste Suid-Afrikaanse wyn om in “vergrote werklikheid” (augmented …

Nie juis lus vir ’n glas wyn nie, maar darem ook nie so “uit” om met ’n koeldrank in die hand gevang te word nie! Wel, wat dan van ’n Fiver?   Almal se “gunsteling-neefs”, Van Loveren se Four Cousins, gee mense nou die smaaklike opsie van ’n verfrissende koeldrank met so ’n ligte skoppie. Hierd …

What kind of wine drinker are you?

Everyone has their own particular style. Below are the most common types of wine drinkers. Which one are you? The Luddite – Just say ‘no’ to screw caps The Luddite is unblushing in their love for the old way. Things like screwcaps, wine-in-a-box and fancy plastic aerators make The Luddite shiver in …

In 1935 is die groothandel-wynprodusent Stellenbosch Farmers Winery (SFW), oftewel Stellenbosch Boere-Wynmakery (SBW), gestig deur ’n Amerikaanse dokter, ene William Charles Winshaw. Saam met ene Krige Jnr, wie se pa ’n deel van die plaas Libertas langs die noordelike oewer van die Eersterivier in S …

Wine and sex is definitely not a pairing that instantly comes into mind. However, even though we don’t talk about it, wine is used as a social lubricant all the time, which leaves one wondering … Why is wine and sex a thing? In 2009, an Italian research group published a study that showed a correlat …

Wyn in ’n glasbottel het so alledaags geraak dat ons nie eintlik meer daaroor wonder nie. Hulle kom in verskillende vorms en groottes, en dikwels ook in verskillede kleure. Jip, wyn kom ook in papsakke en bokse, maar ’n glasbottel sal altyd voorkeur geniet by kieskeurige wynliefhebbers. Glas is natu …

Pinotage is so Suid-Afrikaans soos … wel, braaivleis, sonskyn en biltong! As jy ’n liefhebber van hierdie “nasionale simbool” is, sal jy beslis belang stel in die beste voorbeelde van hierdie volbloed-rooiwyn uit plaaslike kelders. Die Absa Top 10 Pinotage–kompetisie word vanjaar 22 jaar oud en sa …

Orange wine is a bit of a misnomer. It is not wine made with oranges, nor is it a Mimosa cocktail (a blend of 1 part orange juice to 2 parts sparkling wine.) Orange wine is something entirely different. What is orange wine? Orange wine is a type of wine made by leaving the grape skins and seeds in c …

Rosé has ‘jumped the shark’!

Hasn’t it? … back in 2007, rosé was not such a hot button topic. Its growth over the past eleven years is astounding. Nielsen reports that sales of still rosé have risen 65% since last year. Sparkling rosé sales jumped by 16%. The funny thing is, we can assume that prior to direct pressing, most all …