May 8, 2024
Enjoy Meatballs in a Red Wine Tomato Sauce with Roodeberg Classic Red

Cosy one pot comfort food enjoyed with a glass or two of Roodeberg is the heart and soul of an unhurried autumn day … or any coldish day, for that matter! With Roodeberg’s range of accomplished blends from the ever popular Classic Red and Rosé to the more textured Roodeberg Reserve and Roodeberg 1949, there’s […]

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May 7, 2024
Diners Club wag vir inskrywings vir 2024-wynlyskompetisie

’n Goeie wynlys is net so belangrik soos ’n goeie spyskaart en daarom word daar elke jaar met afwagting uitgesien na Diners Club se wynlystoekennings. Inskrywings vir vanjaar se kompetisie sluit op 27 Junie en alle gelisensieerde restaurante regdeur Suid-Afrika word uitgenooi en aangemoedig om deel te neem. Diners Club se wynlystoekennings, wat reeds drie […]

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May 6, 2024
Wine destinations of the world: Hvar, Croatia

In 2023, wine lovers started embracing uncommon varieties, underappreciated regions and unconventional winemaking techniques, and that adventurous approach need not be limited to buying bottles and ordering from wine lists. Travel planning and wine-focused itineraries can also match this desire for exploration. A list of some of the best wine destinations to visit, celebrates up-and-coming […]

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May 3, 2024
Wyn en Koel Klimaat!

Die klimaat speel ’n groot rol met betrekking tot watter kultivars die geskikste is en hoe hul wyne proe. Die term “koel klimaat” verwys na wynstreke wat spesialiseer in kultivars soos chardonnay, pinot noir en sauvignon blanc. Sekere kultivars sal nie ten volle ryp word as hulle in ’n koel klimaat verbou word nie. Mens […]

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May 2, 2024
Sauvignon Blanc: Not a one-trick pony!

There is much more to sauvignon blanc than just tropical flavours and being a bestseller. Even its name, which means ‘wild white’, creates an expectation of something different. Increasingly the choice of both the novice wine drinker as well as the sophisticated sommelier, the variety is not to be put in a box, or at […]

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April 30, 2024
Wyn van die Maand: Malanot The Flower Pot White Blend 2014

Ek’s altyd op soek na “nuwe” wyne, of dit nou enkelkutivarwyne of versnitte is. En by “nuwe” wyne bedoel ek onbekende of minder bekende kutivars en nuwe en interessante versnitte. Ek glo wyn is ’n wonderlike reis van ontdekking en verkenning, en dat mens nooit moet ophou soek na iets wat jy nog nie vantevore […]

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April 29, 2024
Discovering and exploring the Hellenic Republic, ‘the land of the Greeks’

Did you know that Greece’s name isn’t actually Greece? The Romans derived the name “Greece” from the Latin word graecia, meaning “land of the Greeks”. Today its official name is the Hellenic Republic and its people are known as Hellenes. Greece has more than 6,000 islands and islets scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas. […]

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April 26, 2024
Bonnievale Limited Release Chardonnay 2019: Kosbaar én bekostigbaar!

Chardonnay staan bekend as “die wynmaker se druif” aangesien dit in baie klimaatstoestande kan groei en glo maklik is om mee te werk in die kelder. Dit stel die wynmaker in staat om ’n wyn te skep wat lig en elegant is, of volrond en botterig. Chardonnay kan verskillend smaak afhangende van waar die druiwe […]

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April 25, 2024
Beaujolais Nouveau: The world’s fastest wine!

Some say it’s divine and others think Beaujolais Nouveau is a scam. Regardless of what people say, we simply scratch our heads in amazement. How do they produce and ship 30 million bottles of wine around the world within ~60 days of being grapes in a vineyard? So, what’s all the fuss about Beaujolais Nouveau? […]

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April 23, 2024
Savvy sauvignon blanc substitutes

Remember the first time the intense aroma of sauvignon blanc smacked you in the face? Have you been chasing that in other wines? Then these sauvignon blanc substitutes are for you! When it comes to finding an alternative to sauvignon blanc, you have to think about what people love about it in the first place. Two […]

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April 22, 2024
Dis die ‘ander cabernet’ se kans om die kollig te steel!

Die negende Cabernet Franc-uitdaging het ’n nuwe wenner vorendag gebring, naamlik Mitre’s Edge se Cabernet Franc 2021. Dié wyn het die meeste punte verdien en ook die Cobie van Oort Cabernet Franc-trofee gebuit. Altesaam 30 inskrywings is vir die jongste kompetisie ontvang en die wyne het in drie kategorieë meegeding, naamlik Top 6, Beste 3 […]

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April 19, 2024
What grapes make the best wine blends?

Each grape variety that’s added to a wine blend contributes a special attribute, which combines to create a perfectly well-rounded, rich and smooth tasting wine. Wines from Bordeaux and Champagne are world-renowned for their exceptional wine blends. So, what grapes make the perfect blends? Historically, the secret to great blends started with using wine grapes […]

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April 16, 2024
Theuniskraal Cape Riesling 2023: Die ideale wyn vir ’n heerlike samesyn!

Nostalgie is ’n “sentimentele of melancholiese verlange of gemis na die verlede, gewoonlik na ’n tydperk, plek of iets met ’n persoonlike verbintenis van geluk”. Daar is drie wyne wat my nostalgies of melancholies laat voel. Die eerste is Tassenberg (of Tassies) wat my inleiding tot wyn was meer as 5 dekades gelede as Matie-student […]

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April 15, 2024
Enjoy Cranberry & Brie Mushroom Bites with Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut

The classic method of making Champagne (known as Cap Classique in South Africa) is by creating a second fermentation in the bottle. The term Cap Classique has been used since 1992. The main varieties used are chardonnay, pinot noir and/or pinot meunier. CRANBERRY & BRIE MUSHROOM BITES Ingredients 18 portabellini mushrooms 1 wedge/wheel of Brie […]

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April 12, 2024
Colombar: Van puik Brandewyn tot puik Stilwyn

Colombar (ook colombard genoem) is ’n wit kultivar, met sy oorsprong in Frankryk, wat meer bekend is vir die maak van gedistilleerde wyne soos brandewyn en Cognac. Dit is een van die mees aangeplante kultivars in Suid-Afrika en is die gevolg van ’n “buite-egtelike verhouding” tussen chenin blanc en heunisch weiss (ook bekend as gouias […]

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April 11, 2024
‘Ninety percent of some of the world's traditional wine regions could be gone in decades’

Your favorite wines may soon cease to exist! Some of the world's traditional wine regions, from Europe to Southern California, are at risk of almost completely disappearing within decades, researchers found, as the conditions necessary to produce their grapes grow more unfruitful due to climate change. As humans continue to burn fossil fuels, the planet is getting […]

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