Author: Johann Crafford

When one thinks of Turkey, wine isn’t something that immediately springs to mind, and yet Turkey is home to between 600 and1200 indigenous wine grape varieties. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the country’s first president, established Turkey’s first commercial winery in 1925. Met dit in gedagte, en die feit …

Die De Krans-privaatkelder aan die buitewyke van Calitzdorp in die Klein Karoo het weer eens bewys hoekom hy as een van Suid-Afrika se voorste portprodusente beskou word deur meer as 90 uit ’n moontlike 100 punte te behaal vir twee van sy produkte in vanjaar se South African Wine Index (SAWi)-beoord …

Stylish wines for stylish breakfasts!

If you can drink a mimosa for breakfast, then wine for breakfast is fine too. In fact, one could make a pretty strong argument to ditch the OJ altogether and just drink wine. So, don’t feel bad if you pop a beautiful breakfast bottle with your weekend brunch. There’s no shame in it. Even when someon …

Wyngeure: Wat is reg en wat is verkeerd?

Daar is goeie rede hoekom wynproeërs die wyn in hul glase in die rondte laat warrel voordat hulle hul neuse diep in die glas druk, met mening ruik voordat hulle ’n klein slukkie vat … en wat dan daarop volg. Mens se neus is glo die primêre bron van inligting oor die wyn wat geniet word, gevolg deur …

Mezze dining usually refers to small plates, with a variety of breads, dips, salads and other tasty pairings … and wine, of course! There’s something so cheerful and festive about mezze-style spreads. You share, dish and chat intimately around small plates … and glasses of wine! And small plates don …

Hierdie is beslis nie een van daai “die volgende groot wyndruif!”-artikels nie. Mense drink al hoe meer grolleau, en dis so eenvoudig soos dit. Miskien het dit iets te doen met toenemende belangstelling in die Loire-vallei van Frankryk, ’n streek wat dekades lank in die skaduwee van sy “groot broers …

Nederburg has been included in the highly-anticipated top 50 list of The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands by UK-based publication, Drinks International, for a fourth consecutive year! The Paarl winery is one of only two South African wine brands to appear on this year’s top 50 list, selected by over …

’n Nuwe era begin vir Elgin-Grabouw-Toerisme

Vanjaar het op ’n hoë noot afgeskop vir die Elgin-Grabouw-vallei danksy opwindende ontwikkelings wat die weg gebaan het vir die herbekendstelling van toerisme in die streek. Hoewel Elgin Wine Valley sy deure op 30 Junie 2018 gesluit het, het Wines of Elgin die belangrikheid van toerisme in die valle …

Nine main wine styles and how they are made

Wine has a lot to do with style. Before each harvest, winemakers have to decide which direction they are going to take in order to produce their preferred drink. Below is a list of the most important styles of wine, resulting from a number of different production techniques. They are put into 9 sepa …

Modern wineries of the world

In recent years, more and more vineyards have sought to differentiate themselves, not only with their wines or their packaging, but also with their architecture and design. Castles (as above) and estates are no longer places of passage, but real destinations to visit. Here are some of the most beaut …

Afrikaans is darem ’n wonderlike taal! In Engels mag mens net van Champagne praat as die vonkelwyn uit die Champagne-streek van Frankryk kom, maar hier aan die suidpunt van Afrika kan niemand ons hof toe sleep as ons na ons eie Méthode Cap Classique (of MCC) as sjampanje verwys nie. En net so terloo …

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker to launch wine range

American actress Sarah Jessica Parker, well-known for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, is launching a wine range in collaboration with New Zealand winery Invivo. Due to launch this summer (in the Northern Hemisphere), SJP worked alongside Invivo’s founders, Tim Lightbourne and Rob Camero …