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< Tuesday 16 July 2013 >

Packaging Spotlight: Wine Bottles Shaped Like the Human Heart

From the heart of France, Belarus-based designer Constantin Bolimond has created Blood of Grapes.


Money makes the world go round and can buy happiness!

The 9th box in the Place in the Sun ”Share the happiness” competition has been revealed!

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Johnnie Walker and Sunday Times launch the Nation’s Greatest Awards

On 14 July 2013, nominations for the inaugural Johnnie Walker Sunday Times Nation’s Greatest Awards opened to the public on www.nationsgreatest.co.za.


New Wine Cork Design Lets You Remove Corks With A Simple Twist

Although plastic wine corks and metal screw-on caps have been around for a while, there is evidence for an “overwhelming preference” among consumers for traditional corks, even though they suffer from inconsistent quality resulting in “cork taint”. 


Hey Wine Industry, You’re Looking at Wine Bloggers all Wrong

A great post by Meg Maker made me reevaluate the industry’s perspective on wine bloggers.


What does $275 tequila taste like?

When asked if anyone ever mixed anything with her tequila, Bertha Gonzalez Nieves responded with a straight face, “Not in front of me.”

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Restaurant secrets all diners should know

Huge mark-ups on wine, dishes containing chef’s saliva, and a ‘blacklist’ for rude customers!


The 5 Steps of Flavour Profiling

Flavour Profiling is the art and science of identifying, characterising and quantifying the perception of sensory attributes in any consumable product.

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Simonsig releases lively Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Aptly named after the vivid malachite Sunbird that is drawn to the Cape’s indigenous fynbos, the Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is a delicious dry white radiating with fresh intensity and exceptional layers of fruit.


WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Level  2 – ‘distilling knowledge’