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  • The wine that fulfilled Napoleon's dying wish
  • Situated in the oldest wine-making region in the southern hemisphere, along the Cape's most intimate wine route, lies South Africa's oldest wine producing farm… Groot Constantia Estate. This historical estate produces some of the world's finest wines that not only continue to win international awards for consistently high quality, but have been enjoyed by the infamous French military leader ... ››› more
  • [27 August 2014]
  • This South African Shiraz can hold its own anywhere in the world
  • Nestled on the southwestern slopes of the Helderberg, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, lies a prime wine growing district and home to the exquisite Avontuur Estate. Famous over the decades for its beautiful Thoroughbred Stud Farm, Avontuur's emphasis has always been on quality rather than quantity and this vision stems right through to the estate's premier wine range, all six of which a... ››› more
  • [22 August 2014]
  • Seven key terms you need to know to master wine tasting
  • If you've booked a wine tour or you've joined a wine club, you'll want to make sure you're up to scratch with the main terms for describing wines. But what does the acidity of a wine really mean? And what does the body of a wine actually refer to? Read on to uncover what you need to know about these key wine terms and much more… Wine tasting term #1: Acidity Acidity describes the ... ››› more
  • [07 August 2014]
  • Wine connoisseur uncovered: How to taste wine in three easy steps
  • You've probably seen a wine expert on television tasting a glass of wine and wondered what he or she was up to. Or perhaps you've been on a wine tour around the Cape and you weren't quite sure how you should taste a glass of wine. So how should you do it? Where should you start? And what are you looking for? Read on to find out… Wine tasting step #1: Have a good look at your glass of... ››› more
  • [31 July 2014]
  • Five tips that'll help you savour every last drop of your favourite wine
  • Nothing can beat a glass of your favourite wine. But do you know there are a few things you can do to make it taste even better? If you're a red wine drinker, you probably know that you need to let the wine breathe. But what's the best way to enjoy a glass if you've just opened a bottle? What about pouring a glass of wine? It's tempting to fill it right to the top, but this affects the taste... ››› more
  • [24 July 2014]
  • Five top tips to help you overcome common wine blunders
  • Have you ever rushed to the shop to grab a bottle of white wine for a dinner party, only to find that the only bottles they have are all at room temperature? Or what about those lovely reds you enjoy so much? The bottle says serve at room temperature, but when temperatures have soared well past 30°C, you can bet your bottom dollar that's not the temperature you're supposed to be serving it at... ››› more
  • [17 July 2014]
  • Use these three tips to keep your wine in a perfect drinkable condition
  • If you've bought a few cases of wine, chances are you're not going to drink it within a day or two. This means you need to store it until you're ready to crack open a bottle. Storing your wine is an important factor in keeping it safe until you're ready to drink it. So how should you store your wine? Read on to uncover three tips to keep your wine in a perfectly quaffable state… Tip #1... ››› more
  • [10 July 2014]
  • Three ways to remove labels from wine bottles
  • If you've thoroughly enjoyed a bottle of wine and want to keep its label for future reference or as a keepsake of a special occasion, how can you get it off the bottle? Trying to peel it off will undoubtedly lead to the label ripping. So here are three ways to remove the most stubborn of labels… Wine label remover method #1: In the oven Put your empty bottle, with no cork or lid on, in the o... ››› more
  • [03 July 2014]
  • Use these six tips to find the perfect wine glass
  • If you enjoy drinking wine, it makes sense to invest in some glasses to enjoy it in. After all, a good quality wine glass can actually make a difference to the taste and the whole experience. So what should you look for in a wine glass? Read on to find out… Here are the six essentials of wine glass buying Tip #1: Find a glass that suits both white and red wine This will give you ... ››› more
  • [26 June 2014]
  • To live like a billionaire, you need to drink like one!
  • Anton Rupert's life is the stuff of legend. Growing up in the small town of Graaff-Reinet, Rupert had to drop out of medical school because his family didn't have enough money to pay the tuition. But he didn't let this setback stop him from being successful. He started making cigarettes in his garage and, eventually turned this venture into the industrial and luxury branded goods giant that is... ››› more
  • [11 June 2014]

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