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The Oldest New World wine country

© Cape Times Friday 10th August 2012 People are very fond of terming South Africa ‘the Oldest New World wine country’ and I really do think that we offer the best of both worlds when it comes to wine. But in terms of how...

The Oldest New World wine country

© Cape Times Friday 10th August 2012 People are very fond of terming South Africa ‘the Oldest New World wine country’ and I really do think that we offer the best of both worlds when it comes to wine. But in terms of how...

Come on baby, let’s go to the hops

© Cape Times Friday 27th July 2012 Anyone who’s involved in any way with the wine trade, knows the importance of beer. Winemakers generally drink it by the gallon-load during harvest (“It takes a lot of beer to make a good wine”) and after...

Come on baby, let’s go to the hops

© Cape Times Friday 27th July 2012 Anyone who’s involved in any way with the wine trade, knows the importance of beer. Winemakers generally drink it by the gallon-load during harvest (“It takes a lot of beer to make a good wine”) and after...

Brit in the Vineyard

© Cape Times Friday 13th July 2012 As a born-and-bred Brit, I often get asked “So what brought you to South Africa in the first place?” And I generally reply “The weather, you speak English and you make wine” which pretty much covers most...

Brit in the Vineyard

© Cape Times Friday 13th July 2012 As a born-and-bred Brit, I often get asked “So what brought you to South Africa in the first place?” And I generally reply “The weather, you speak English and you make wine” which pretty much covers most...

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...