Cabernet franc goes ‘blanc de noir’

With a crisp acidity and various floral notes, depending on where it’s made, this light white varietal has a bit of fruit and is excellent to sip on the patio or pair with a variety of foods. Although the sweet smell of summer is still months away, and while you may already be tempted to rosé all da …

Ikoniese Allesverloren vier 150ste bestaansjaar

Die ikoniese Allesverloren-wynlandgoed by Riebeek-Wes bereik vanjaar ’n geskiedkundige mylpaal, en vier dit sommer met ’n nuwe wyn! Dit was 150 jaar gelede dat die Malan-familie die grond aangeskaf het. Fanie Malan, die vierde geslag op die plaas, het in 1972 die eerste wyn onder die Allesverloren-h …

While it is perhaps a little too soon to describe the state of the wine and spirits industry as safely at pre-Covid levels, there are several indicators which suggest that there is a new vitality among producers and distributors. One of the key metrics is the breadth of entries at this year’s Invest …

Watter soort wyndrinker is jy?

Elkeen het sy/haar eie besonderse styl. Hieronder kyk ons na die 9 mees algemene wyndrinkers. Watter een is jy? Die Luddiet Sê net ‘Nee’ vir skroefdoppe Luddiete is onbeskaamd in hul liefde vir die “ou manier” van dinge doen. Dinge soos skroefdoppe, wyn-in-’n-boks en windmakerige belugters maak hull …

Let’s take a look at some of the things that go on behind the scenes in making mass-market-friendly red wines. The first is sugar additions. By sugar, I’m including sources of sugar, such as grape juice concentrate. Many commercial red wines aren’t as dry as people think they are. It’s quite common …

Die vierde Cabernet Franc-karnaval word op Saterdag, 27 Augustus, op die pragtige Vrede en Lust by Simondium tussen die Paarl en Franschhoek aangebied. Wynliefhebbers sal van die land se beste wyne van hierdie Bordeaux-kultivar, wat by die dag in gewildheid toeneem, kan proe. Die fees word van 11vm …

Anthonij Rupert Wyne en Beck Family Esates het nuwe “base” gekry. By Anthonij Rupert Wyne neem Carel Chapman die leisels as Besturende Direkteur oor by Gary Baumgarten, terwyl David Burford as Hoof- Uitvoerende Beampte by Beck Family Estates aangestel is. Chapman (bo links), van Gobabis in Namibië, …

Nederburg se gewilde Baronne het sy staal getoon in die geselskap van Suid-Afrika se beste rooi versnitte toe die 2020-oesjaar van hierdie puik rooiwyn die top 10-lys van Winemag se Prescient Signature Red Blend Report vir 2022 gehaal het. Die Nederburg Baronne 2020, ’n versnit van hoofsaaklik caber …

KWV brandy still the best in the world!

KWV brandy has once again been singled out for its premium, international quality and status, taking the highest award in the final round of the renowned International Spirits Challenge (ISC) … for the fourth time! Already an established champion, KWV was again named Brandy Producer of the Year. The …

The inaugural SA Wine Awards London 2022 results have been announced and confirm that South African winemaking is hitting its stride in achieving world-class results. Fourteen Double Gold medals were awarded to a range of outstanding wines. Meanwhile, there were 34 Gold medal winners. Over 200 wines …