Top 5 grapes to keep an eye out for

Everything I am about to share was gleaned during my recent trip to ProWein, the world’s leading international wine and spirits gathering. I’m sure that each one of the sixty-thousand visitors came away with their own impressions – but one thing is certain: if it’s happening in the wine world, it’s …

The Bon Courage Wine Estate outside Robertson scooped up two platinum awards at the 16th annual Muskadel SA Awards, making this award-winning estate the top performer at this year’s competition. The Bon Courage Red Muscadel 2017 and Bon Courage White Muscadel 2017 both received this honour.  Picture …

An introduction to soil types and wine

Here are two very common questions when it comes to soil types and wine: Q:Do earthy flavors in wine come from the soil? Answer: No! Believe it or not, the taste of earthiness or “terroir” doesn’t come from directly from the soil. Currently, scientists point to microbes. Q:Do great wines only grow o …

Verjaag die winterkoue op ’n fees wat die allerbeste van die Helderberg se bekroonde wynmakerye ten toon stel. Op Vrydag, 8 Junie, sal die spreekwoordelike rooi mat uitgerol word by die NH The Lord Charles Hotel by Somerset-Wes vir die Taste the Helderberg 2018-fees.   Die organiseerders het vi …

Hoewel die afgelope oes wynboere harde bene laat kou het, is daar nogtans lig aan die einde van die tonnel … en dis NIE ’n aankomende trein nie! Die oes mag wel veel kleiner wees, maar die gehalte is daar, en dit word duidelik wanneer mens die jongste oesjaar van De Krans se gewilde Pinotage Rosé pr …

Why you want to drink more Tannat!

Tannat, with its roots in Madiran (a tiny village in South West France), might just be the next Malbec. Why? Well, it has more gusto than Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat wines from up-and-coming Uruguay are surprisingly affordable! Here’s what you need to know. What does Tannat taste like? Tannat tas …

Bellevue sien rooi hierdie winter!

Die winter is hier en so ook knetterende kaggelvure, heilsame gemakskos en heerlike rooiwyne. Bellevue buite Stellenbosch het nét die regte medisyne om die snerpende winterweer hok te slaan, naamlik die Bellevue “1953” Pinotage 2016 en die Bellevue Malbec 2014. Nie net sal hierdie spogwyne die winte …

Die winter is hier … en die ander goeie nuus is dat Franschhoek #OpenForWinter is! Kierang die koue by die bekende en gewilde Franschhoek-motormuseum op L’Ormarins tydens die Franschhoek-winterwynfees. Hierdie gunsteling-samekoms vir familie en vriende vind op Saterdag, 16 Junie, tussen 11vm en 4nm …