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Packaging Spotlight: vin grâce

Wine used to be one of the most expensive liquors in some countries a few decades ago. Now it has become so affordable that we can even enjoy wine with a few dollars.

 

Why Genetically Engineered Grapes Would Make Great Wine

I am 99.9% sure that there will never be commercial production of genetically engineered wine grapes (“GMO” to use the common misnomer).

 

Waterkloof Estate’s ‘restaurant in the sky’ rakes in culinary awards

Waterkloof Restaurant, the sky-scraping Winelands eatery on the outskirts of Somerset West, ticks all the right boxes when it comes to fine dining with a view and its latest string of impressive accolades serves up a tantalising testimony.

 

Heritage Herous Wines Featured at Nederburg’s Red Table Restaurant

Nederburg is showcasing its gourmet Heritage Heroes wines this summer at The Red Table restaurant with a set menu that’s a feast for the senses.

 

7 Wine Rack Essentials

The world of wine is a complex and daunting place for the uninitiated.

 

Travel light with Quay 5 on YouTube

Get ready for an exciting journey and enjoy the light side of life with Quay 5 – now on YouTube.

 
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VAN LOVEREN – the ideal summer destination

Sun, surf and … wine, of course; a visit to the Cape without an encounter with the fruit of the vine is inconceivable. That’s why Van Loveren wine estate near Robertson has to be on your must-do list for the 2013 summer holidays.

 

Elephants in the Tasting Room

The elephant in the tasting room of SA wine is the legacy of slavery.  While the Huguenots are credited with founding SA wine in the Franschhoek Valley, or what's left of it after a weekend flood of

 

From the Ashes – Dombeya Fenix 2009

by Johann OlivierIt is fair to say that we hadn't intended on releasing a new wine. Certainly, it must be said, not another Bordeaux-style blend, identical to the award winning Dombeya Altus that alre

 

The Surprise of the Season

by Johann OlivierLate one recent Thursday, after a long day of tasting, a game-changer entered our vinous lives. If you told us what was about to be poured, we may not have even bothered. South Africa

 

Koue Bokkeveld Kalamity

Well the headlines in the Cape Times today have done for my chances of winning the SA Wine Writers Prize - the real one (Du Toitskloof) and not the Franschhoek Fiasco that was not awarded this year th

 

Wine & Food Pairing @ SLOW in the City, JHB. 5 December.

If you've ever been to SLOW in the City (opposite the Gautrain Sandton Station), you'll know that their Chef has some skills. So we're doing a little XMAS get together. 8 courses. Paired wines. Real T