SA wyne maak stem dik op internasionale verhoog!

Onder die 149 platinum-toekennings wat op die jongste Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) uitgedeel is, het 5 aan Suid-Afrikaanse wynprodusente gegaan, terwyl Suid-Afrika 28 goue medaljes, 244 silwer medaljes en 276 brons medaljes ingepalm het. Om die kroon te span, is ‘n Best in Show-medalje gewen de …

Brazilian sparkling wines make a summer splash

I don’t see nearly enough sparkling wine from Brazil on restaurant menus and in retail shops. It makes sense, really, since the industry did not begin making strides in foreign markets until the 1990s. Brazil’s wine industry is nascent, relatively speaking. And while the focus of this article is on …

“Soms het jy nie woorde nodig om beter te voel nie, net die nabyheid en liefde van ‘n hond.” En Saartjie die Jack Russell is naby genoeg om jou daai “liefde” te bied, al is dit in ’n bottel! Saartjie is die “skaduwee” van Hillcrest se wynmaker, Arno Smith, en haar naam pronk met trots op ’n baie gew …

Smelling the cork after opening a bottle can seem like a relic of the past, but you’re making a huge mistake if you skip this step in evaluating wine. Chances are, when you’ve ordered a bottle of wine at a restaurant, the server presented you with the cork. What should happen next is a source of som …

Pfalz: The must-visit wine region full of surprises

Pfalz is about embracing the juxtaposition of modernity and tradition. I spent my first afternoon in this region strolling through the quaint village of Deidesheim. It is classic Germany – storybook houses, window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, and a welcoming fountain surrounded by cafes …

Mulderbosch vier 22 oesjare met jongste Chardonnay

Die Mulderbosch-landgoed buite Stellenbosch het sy 22ste oesjaar gevier met die bekendstelling van die Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2018. Die vorige oesjaar van hierdie wyn het ’n uitstekende 91 uit ’n moontlike 100 punte aangeteken in die Britse wynkenner, Tim Atkin MW, se South African 2018 Special Repo …

South Africa has come a long way since it re-entered the democratic world some 24 years ago, as has its wine industry which today is flourishing as winemakers continue to test the limits of its terroir. One of the results of its new found freedom was exploration, the results of which are only now be …

Hou op om hierdie 12 dinge oor wyn te sê!

Een of ander stadium op jou wynreis gaan jy op, sal ons maar sê, sekere mense afkom! Sekere mense wat sekere dinge kwyt raak oor wyn. Hulle gaan probeer verfynd voorkom, maar ons almal weet hoe hulle werklik voorkom. Laat hulle maar hul slimmighede kwyt raak. Kry hulle stilweg jammer en wees tevrede …

In Europa noem hulle dit “straatkultuur”, of “sypaadjiekultuur”. Dis wanneer mense op sypaadjies voor eetplekke bymekaar kom en heerlike samesyn vier met kos en wyn. Of in strate wat tydelik gesluit is vir verkeer. Elke jaar bring die Eikestad bietjie van daai “straatkultuur” na die Kaap met sy gewi …

After years of planning and tweaks to the final blend, the award-winning Ridgeback Wines in Paarl has released their highly anticipated “mischievous” bubbly. A delicate blend of tropical sauvignon blanc and daring viognier, the Ridgeback Mischief 2018 will be available in time to celebrate the festi …

Moet my nie in ‘n blik druk nie kry nuwe betekenis met Chateau Del Rei, ’n natuurlike soet vonkelwyn wat vir ekstra gerief in ’n blikkie beskikbaar is. Chateau Del Rei het ‘n lekker vrugtige en lewendige smaak. Dit kom in ‘n stylvolle blikkie en is in die kol vir heerlike uitspan- en ontspangeleenth …

Shannon Vineyards has once again been affirmed as one of the leading suppliers of fine wines in the Elgin Valley in the latest edition of the authoritative Platter’s SA Wine Guide. These accolades follow a highly successful year for Shannon Vineyards and is a leading testament to their ongoing aspir …