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Breathing new life into old favourite

© Cape Times Friday 19th June 2012 The start of this year heralded the start of some new rules in the SA Port world – oops, there I go, broken them already. Because as of 1st January 2012, according to EU regulations, no fortified...

Breathing new life into old favourite

© Cape Times Friday 19th June 2012 The start of this year heralded the start of some new rules in the SA Port world – oops, there I go, broken them already. Because as of 1st January 2012, according to EU regulations, no fortified...

Staying power in a bottle

© Cape Times Friday 15th June 2012 Did you see the Queen’s Jubilee Concert the other weekend? I don’t know about you, but I found it slightly cringeworthy – all the presenters trying to crack their usual jokes without breaching the doubtless strict guidelines,...

Staying power in a bottle

© Cape Times Friday 15th June 2012 Did you see the Queen’s Jubilee Concert the other weekend? I don’t know about you, but I found it slightly cringeworthy – all the presenters trying to crack their usual jokes without breaching the doubtless strict guidelines,...

The relevance of ‘greening’ in wine marketing

The wine industry has done significant work to improve its green credentials, but limited information is available about green consumer preferences in the wine market. In order to effectively market environmentally friendly or sustainable initiatives and products, a clearer understanding of the relevance of...

The relevance of ‘greening’ in wine marketing

The wine industry has done significant work to improve its green credentials, but limited information is available about green consumer preferences in the wine market. In order to effectively market environmentally friendly or sustainable initiatives and products, a clearer understanding of the relevance of...

Vertical tastings show legs

© Cape Times Friday 1st June 2012 One wine question that nearly everyone – fundi or beginner alike – asks at some point is “How long will this wine last?” It’s actually quite an important question because no-one wants to spend a lot of...

Vertical tastings show legs

© Cape Times Friday 1st June 2012 One wine question that nearly everyone – fundi or beginner alike – asks at some point is “How long will this wine last?” It’s actually quite an important question because no-one wants to spend a lot of...

Burgundy Lover’s Festival

Win Tickets to the Burgundy Lover’s Festival – Cape Town & Johannesburg! Now in its second year, Wine Concepts premier Burgundy Lover’s Festival is set to be bigger and bolder as it celebrates South Africa’s finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. This prestigious event will...

Burgundy Lover’s Festival

Win Tickets to the Burgundy Lover’s Festival – Cape Town & Johannesburg! Now in its second year, Wine Concepts premier Burgundy Lover’s Festival is set to be bigger and bolder as it celebrates South Africa’s finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. This prestigious event will...

Savouring Savvy

© Cape Times Friday 18th May 2012 Walking into KWV is like entering a factory – big iron gates, lots of health and safety signs, anonymous warehouses and people scurrying around wearing strange industrial-type clothing. Hardly the romantic Cape Dutch manor house, elegant lawns...

Savouring Savvy

© Cape Times Friday 18th May 2012 Walking into KWV is like entering a factory – big iron gates, lots of health and safety signs, anonymous warehouses and people scurrying around wearing strange industrial-type clothing. Hardly the romantic Cape Dutch manor house, elegant lawns...

Nothing to be afraid of…

© Cape Times Friday 4th May 2012 I think it is fair to say that, by and large, people don’t understand wine. If you’re reading this and thinking ‘Huh? What’s she on about? I know lots about wine’ then I venture to suggest you’re...

Nothing to be afraid of…

© Cape Times Friday 4th May 2012 I think it is fair to say that, by and large, people don’t understand wine. If you’re reading this and thinking ‘Huh? What’s she on about? I know lots about wine’ then I venture to suggest you’re...

Let’s get fizzical !

St Cyprian’s School PA ‘Bubbly Tasting’ with Steenberg Vineyards & Graham Beck Thursday 10 May (6pm for 6:30pm) Venue: The Voorkamer St Cyprian’s School Gorge Road Oranjezicht R150pp Hosted by Cathy Marston (wine educator, Cape Times wine columnist and wine editor of Food24.com), this...

Let’s get fizzical !

St Cyprian’s School PA ‘Bubbly Tasting’ with Steenberg Vineyards & Graham Beck Thursday 10 May (6pm for 6:30pm) Venue: The Voorkamer St Cyprian’s School Gorge Road Oranjezicht R150pp Hosted by Cathy Marston (wine educator, Cape Times wine columnist and wine editor of Food24.com), this...

Staying in pink fizz

© Cape Times Friday 20th April 2012 Autumn is definitely on its way here in Cape Town. All the usual things – leaves falling, temperature dipping, sun getting slower and slower to raise its head in the mornings – and most people are starting...

Staying in pink fizz

© Cape Times Friday 20th April 2012 Autumn is definitely on its way here in Cape Town. All the usual things – leaves falling, temperature dipping, sun getting slower and slower to raise its head in the mornings – and most people are starting...

By their lists ye shall know them

© Cape Times Thursday 5th April 2012 What makes a good wine list? Now there’s a leading question if ever there was one. One person’s good could mean ‘cheap’, another’s might simply be the one which includes their favourite wine and yet another’s might...

By their lists ye shall know them

© Cape Times Thursday 5th April 2012 What makes a good wine list? Now there’s a leading question if ever there was one. One person’s good could mean ‘cheap’, another’s might simply be the one which includes their favourite wine and yet another’s might...