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Does the Type of Wine Glass Effect the “Taste” of Wine?

Many wine tasters are adamant that an optimum glass in terms of size and dimensions exists for a particular wine type or even style. that it is absolutely imperative that the correct glass be used if maximum enjoyment is to be had. But how much of this idea has truth in fact, and how much is the result of concerted marketing efforts on the part of some glass manufacturers to effect a marketing point of difference. Continue reading Does the Type of Wine Glass Effect the “Taste” of Wine?

What a rip-off!

We came across the following article on Wine Country and shared their shock at the cheek of the restaurant in question! We have to agree with their conclusion that this restaurant is trying to scare off tourists and to undermine the hard won trust of the wine industry to provide the best possible quality at the best possible price! Continue reading What a rip-off!

Wine and chocolate fight cancer

Cabernet and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according to recent research from the USA.

Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, said Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li. “We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities,” Li said.
The US foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke-off blood supplies to tumours, starving them to death. A Harvard Medical School study showed that men who ate cooked tomatoes several times weekly were 30% to 50% less likely to have prostate cancer.
Continue reading Wine and chocolate fight cancer

WineX Festival, Cape Town : 9 – 11 September 2009

This year will see the seventh RMB WineX Wine Festival in Cape Town, and with it a celebration of the growth and consolidation of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest consumer wine show.

Expected to attract over 8500 wine aficionados who will have the opportunity of tasting nearly 1 000 wines from close to 150 South African and international . . . → Read More: WineX Festival, Cape Town : 9 – 11 September 2009

The Stellenbosch Wine Festival is here

This weekend, the Town of Oaks celebrates its heritage as home to the country’s oldest wine route with the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival. Wine-lovers can look forward to sampling over 500 regional wines in a grande marquee tent on Paul Roos Gymnasium’s beautiful grounds.

Quaff your way through the verdant Winelands varietals, tuck into scrumptious fare courtesy . . . → Read More: The Stellenbosch Wine Festival is here

Stellenbosch Wine Festival – Wine Week & Weekend Festival – 24th July to 1st August

It is time for the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival! Each year the festival plays host to thousands of local and international visitors and we invite you to join in the fun.

Experience a wonderful weekend in the Stellenbosch winelands. Taste more than 500 wines. Stock up at the wine shop. Do comparative varietal tastings. Meet your favourite . . . → Read More: Stellenbosch Wine Festival – Wine Week & Weekend Festival – 24th July to 1st August

South African Wine more popular than French in the UK!

For centuries if Britons drank wine the chances were it was French….. but now it seems things are a changing! The British are now drinking more wine from Australia, USA, Italy and SOUTH AFRICA! South African wines are going from strength to strength in the UK market and have now claimed the fourth spot.

Latest market . . . → Read More: South African Wine more popular than French in the UK!

New World Wine Alliance Formed

Five competing New World wine-producing countries, Argentina, California, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa have formed a New World Wine Alliance and will take part jointly at Prowein next March – a world first for the wine industry.

The unusual step of competiting countries launching a unified marketing front is aimed at giving the alliance “increased . . . → Read More: New World Wine Alliance Formed

Lunch at Anura Wine Estate

The wind is starting to blow in – rumor has it a cold front is on its way – but on the wine tour today we visited one of my favourite wine estate restaurants – The Lilly Pad at Anura Wine Estate in the Paarl region. It is a gem of a place, with fantastic food, . . . → Read More: Lunch at Anura Wine Estate