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My CWG Shopping List

My CWG Shopping List
For the past few years, the CWG have generously organized a blind tasting of their Auction wines for a few lucky journalists (I feel I hardly qualify as a journalist these days but this is clearly one of those occasions where you just ‘lick up the honey and ask no questions’). Why is a blind tasting of these wines so important? Because this is a pa...
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Q&A with Jamie-Lee Appolis, Content Editor at wine.co.za

Q&A with Jamie-Lee Appolis, Content Editor at wine.co.za
Having completed a work placement practical at wine.co.za last year (2018) while completing her studies with the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which included completing WSET Level 1 and 2, Jamie-Lee thoroughly enjoyed working with the team and this lead to her year long learnership with wine.co.za from December last year.   When did you f...
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Q&A with Nic van Aarde, Oldenburg Vineyards Winemaker

Q&A with Nic van Aarde, Oldenburg Vineyards Winemaker
Nic van Arde is a WSET Level 3 graduate and winemaker at Oldenburg Vineyards. Nic shares with us how his wine journey started in tasting rooms and took him around the world, including India. He also shares how his WSET training has helped him in his career.   When did the wine bug bite? I remember teasing my brother when he tried to be serious tast...
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2018 a year in review

2018 a year in review
As we look back on the past year, we have so much to celebrate. From another group of amazing Pinotage Youth Development Academy graduates to two of our lecturers attending the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Educators course. In no particular order, here are six of our favourite moments from 2018. Cathy Passes Her Masters Of Wine Year 1: In June ...
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Testimonial from Taryn Nortje, Sommelier

Testimonial from Taryn Nortje, Sommelier
My Level 3 course with The Wine Centre was held at Glen Carlou wine estate in Paarl 2015. It has been the foundation on which I have been building my knowledge of the world of wines. Passing my Level 3 propelled me into my career as a wine professional. The WSET certificate course gave me the skill set and confidence to become a sommelier at Mosaic...
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