Making Waves: The Meteoric Rise Of MCC

“We’ve come a long way over the years” declares Johan Malan, cellar master of Simonsig, the Stellenbosch cellar which pioneered Kaapse Vonkel, the first bottle-fermented sparkling wine in South Africa in 1971. 


A Master Glass in Bubbles: The new sparkling wine-speak

Pieter Ferreira (top image), cellar master at Graham Beck Wines, presented a master class in the science and wine-speak of bubbles and sparkling stemware.


Uncut Diamonds: Tasting Trends on the Wild Side

Graham Howe reports on the trend to alternative varieties at key wine tastings in the first quarter of 2016.


Jordan Wine Estate takes action against Global warming

Gary & Kathy Jordan are one of the most proactive and forward-thinking wine producers in South Africa. Their 24 years on Jordan have taught them to harness what they have effectively.


5 of the best: Wineries open till late

There are times in the week when after work you just need a glass or 3 of wine but many wineries are already closed. Never fear! Here are 5 wineries that open later so you can get your vino on.


Kiwis triumph in 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition

While the wine world is used to the Kiwis winning white wine categories, the 34th Sydney International Wine Competition (SIWC) proved New Zealand winemakers were equally adept with their reds. Trophy


Arra vineyards wine tasting deal

You have heard more than once that a wine tasting is a wine tasting, always the same, but not at Arra Vineyards.


Witzenberg Municipality publishes new liquor bylaw.

The Witzenberg Municipality published an amended Liquor Bylaw for public comment on in December.


Sad passing of Esmé Truter

The wine industry is saddened to hear of the death of Beyers Truter's wife, Esmé.


Follow your heart to Cuvée restaurant this Valentine’s Day

When love is in the air, Simonsig Wine Estate’s popular Cuvée restaurant is the perfect place to treat that extra special person in your life with their seductive Valentine’s Day menu and a selec

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