Author: Johann Crafford

The French town that throws wine in the sea!

The sea imbues the French town of St-Malo with what locals describe as “a salty side” that’s not only present in its culture and regional dishes, but also its wine. Europe’s highest tides sneak up on tourists in St-Malo, lapping against medieval granite ramparts and onto salty pavements, but Malouin …

SA se beste jong wynskrywer gesoek

Inskrywings is nou oop vir Veritas se 2018- Jong Wynskrywerskompetisie. Hierdie kompetisie, aangebied deur die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Wynskouvereniging (SANWSV), is daarop gemik om opwindende nuwe stemme in die wynbedryf te identifiseer. Verder bied dit ʼn geleentheid vir die wynbedryf om met die …

Ou wingerde ’n spesiale aspek van SA wynbedryf

“Die verhoogte fokus op Suid-Afrika se ou wingerde het ’n ongekende belangstelling onder wynkenners regoor die wêreld tot gevolg, asook in die land se wyn-erfenis en die bedryf self. Die wyne wat gemaak word van druiwe afkomstig uit hierdie erfenis-wingerde wys oor en oor hul slag,” volgens André Mo …

Some of the most bizarre flavors found in wine

If wine tasted only like flowers and fruit, it wouldn’t be as awesome as it is. See the most bizarre wine flavors below and find out what wines have them. Walnut An aroma commonly found in aged Madeira wines, particularly Malmsey and Bual. Banana An aroma that comes from a winemaking process called …

De Krans doen dit weer … hierdie keer op Veritas!

En daar doen De Krans dit toe weer! Hierdie keer is dit die gesaghebbende Veritas-kompetisie wat Suid-Afrika se voorste portprodusent lof toegeswaai het met die toekenning van ’n dubbelgoue medalje aan De Krans se Cape Vintage Reserve 2015. De Krans se Reserve-reeks is beslis portwyne om dop te hou …

The big secret about pinot!

Having just spent time in Burgundy, France, sampling some of their superb pinot noir offerings, I decided to find out more about one of the “parents” of our very own pinotage. And then I discovered this interesting article on pinot. Pinot is a little bit misunderstood. Recent findings have shown tha …

 Eindig ’n vonkelende jaar met ’n fees vol vonkel! Franschhoek se jaarlikse Cap Classique & Champagne-fees, The Magic of Bubbles, is ’n hoogtepunt op elke jaar se sosiale kalender en word vanjaar op 1 en 2 Desember in hierdie bekende Bolandse dorp aangebied. Dis ’n fees waar stylvole klere gekom …

Georgia, 8 000 vintages later!

The country of Georgia has produced wine for more than 8,000 vintages! While spending a recent week there, it was easy to see how deeply embedded wine is in the nation’s culture. More than 500 native grape varieties exist and their production methodologies are distinct. At first blush, that makes it …

Where does pinot noir do best in SA?

Illustrating the ability of South African wineries to produce wines of true structure, while also highlighting the challenges of New World pinot noir, only a dozen of the 36 wines entered for the second Winemag Pinot Noir Report, in conjunction with Tonnelliere Saint Martin, scored 90/100 or more. T …

’n Besonderse keurspel van skaars oesjaarwyne van top Suid-Afrikaanse, Franse, Duitse en Italiaanse kelders is op die spel by Steenberg se Vinoteque-wynveiling, ’n aanlynveiling wat van 10 Oktober af oor vyf weke aangebied word. Die 180 lotte verskil in grootte van enkele bottels wyn tot kiste van 6 …