In Italy fusilli generally refers to long, hollow screws of pasta that resemble long corkscrews. Rotini, on the other hand, are the short, fluted twists. Designed to hold loose dry sauces, think pesto in particular, they’ve become one of the more common and popular forms of pasta over the past decad …

Die gesoute en bekroonde wynmaker, Lizelle Gerber, sluit op 1 Augustus by Nederburg Wines buite die Paarl aan as keldermeester. Nederburg, een van Suid-Afrika se mees bekende en vooraanstaande wynhandelsmerke, vorm deel van die nuutgestigde Libertas Vineyards and Estates, Distell se onafhanklike maa …

Tot ’n paar jaar gelede het ek nog nooit van godello gehoor nie, maar hierdie wit Spaanse kultivar het reeds sy pad na die VK gevind waar dit baie gewild is. Wat in godello se guns tel, is dat dit maklik is om uit te spreek, die wyn smaak lekker, en laat ons nou maar eerlik wees, dis lekker om vir o …

The greatest white wines in the world!

In the Cote d’Or, 10 km from Beaune, lies Puligny-Montrachet. The mere whisper of the name causes oenophiles to perk up. Why? This sleepy 400-inhabitant village is synonymous with the greatest white wines of the world. A storied appellation, Puligny-Montrachet was created in 1879 when Puligny receiv …

Die bekroonde KWV-wynreeks, The Mentors, het sy jongste en skitterendste ster bekend gestel, The Mentors Carménère 2017, ’n beperkte rooiwyn van minder as 1 000 liter wat in agtereenvolgend genommerde bottels beskikbaar is. The Mentors Carménère 2017 sluit aan by ’n raar groep wyne wat gereken word …

What do the most expensive wines have in common? It turns out, they’re more similar than you might think. 1.     They’re made of popular wine grapes. Just because a grape is very rare (or almost extinct) doesn’t mean it will be worth something at auction. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The most e …

Predicting China’s future as a mature wine market

The latest research from Wine Intelligence has revealed how the Chinese wine market is maturing and thus opening up new opportunities to ambitious wine brands. A key characteristic of China’s wine market is the move towards quality over quantity. Approximately 40% of the Chinese market is composed o …

Why corks matter when storing wine

Want to start a wine cellar? Believe it or not, choosing the right bottle might be just as important as what’s inside. Let me explain the importance of bottle stoppers and aging wine. Corks seal a wine’s fate: Aging wine in natural versus synthetic closures Most foods are best as fresh as possible, …

Nuwe wynwyke vir terroir-wynkompetisie

Tien nuwe wyke is deur die Wyn-en-Spiritusraad se Afbakeningskomitee goedgekeur as terreine met eiesoortige grond en klimaat. Hierdie wynwyke sluit aan by die vele ander voorbeelde van gebiede in die Kaapse wynlande met wynterreine, oftewel terroir, met merkwaardige eiesoortigheid. Hierdie nuwe afba …

Die kollig val op chenin blanc!

Suid-Afrika se chenin blanc maak wêreldwyd opslae! Plaaslike wyne van hierdie druifsoort is pas met groot welslae in Duitsland by ProWein, een van die wêreld se voorste handelskoue, aan besoekers bekend gestel. Daarbenewens is dit binnekort ook die kernfokus van ʼn internasionale wynkongres in Frankr …

Snazzy sandwich and wine pairings!

My mom always made the best sandwiches in the world. I remember looking forward to every school break just to open my lunch box and munch my way through her creations before joining my classmates for fun and games. And years later her sandwiches were equally enjoyed as part of “padkos” (food for the …

Wat die kleur van rooiwyn vertel

Daar is ’n hele paar fassinerende en interessante dinge wat mens kan leer deur net na die kleur van wyn te kyk. Kom ons begin by rooiwyn. Waar kom die rooi kleur vandaan? Wel, dit kom van ’n pigment genaamd antosianien. Hierdie pigment is teenwoordig in baie ander vrugte, insluitende pruime, bloubes …