Ask most wine lovers for their bottle of choice and it'll most likely be a red wine. That's mainly because most connoisseurs see white wine's as a 'lighter' option (as it usually has a lower alcohol content than red) and red wine has more health-boosting properties due to its resveratrol content. But a glass of Meerlust's Chardonnay - the only white wine the vineyard produces - is reason enough t... ››› more
It may seem like an odd choice of location, but the Gugulethu Wine Festival is proving exceedingly popular with over 3,000 visitors expected to attend the third rendition of this initiative in the Cape Town township this weekend! If you're attending, here's what to look for to ensure you're making a top quality wine investment…
Wine tasting and the culture surrounding viticulture are p... ››› more
Chris Williams, winemaker at Meerlust Wine Estate, has proven vintage after vintage that Meerlust wines deserve to be rated within the top echelon of wines produced in South Africa today. The reason? Each Meerlust wine, like the Meerlust Rubicon, simply gets better with age…
If you’re a local wine connoisseur, you’ll have heard of Meerlust. This wine label is so well linked to qual... ››› more
Every year in May, wine investors sit up and pay attention as the chateaux of Bordeaux make their wines available to buy as future options. That's because wines from the Bordeaux region have long been seen as of the highest quality. Now, wine investors across the globe are starting to pay attention to South African wines. Here's why…
South African wines are proving themselves as a hot ... ››› more
Merlot could be considered the Cinderella of the red grapes. Although it can be a ravishing variety in its own right, it is arguably at its best when married with ‘king Cab' and ‘Prince Franc' in the traditional Bordeaux styled blend.
At home in Bordeaux
Merlot is one of the 5 great red grapes of the Bordeaux region of France, where it plays the all important softening role in the blen... ››› more
There's no mistaking the seductive power of rosé. The popularity of pink wine has been on the rise internationally for quite some time, and this trend is not limited to just the ladies, although a little bit of pink bubbly will add a lot more happiness to this Mother's day on Sunday!
Rosé has come a long way from a reputation as cheap and cheerful sweet plonk for picnics.
There is now an... ››› more
Nederburg's South Africa's most awarded winery. Now, it's earned another notch on the post with top scores at the 2013 World Wine Championships held in Chicago this week. Here's what makes this a winning local wine label…
The 2013 World Wine Championships were held in Chicago on Tuesday.
The Beverage Tasting Institute runs the annual championships to award international wine... ››› more
As if the Nelson Mandela legacy wasn't already everywhere you look -with a clothing line, collectible artworks and coins bearing his likeness to invest in - there's a new way to ‘celebrate Madiba' and drink to his health. Drink up, wine lovers! Mandela's family has just launched the "House of Mandela" wine range…
Put your worries aside that Nelson Mandela’s name is being further ex... ››› more
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