For a long while now, I've been talking about countries coming out of lockdown and how we'll see a recovery in markets.
I wasn't wrong.
The S&P 500 is back above 3 000, a gain of almost 40% from its March low.
Let me say that again, the S&P 500 has returned almost 40% in the past two months.
While I knew markets would begin to recover, even I wouldn't have predicted a recovery that... ››› more
Whether it's to mark a celebration or for a treat, it's hard to beat a glass of crisp, bubble-filled champagne.
But when it comes to opening the bottle, are you inclined to get someone else to do it? Do you worry the cork will do damage as it propels out the bottle? Or are you scared you're going to waste half the bottle in the opening process?
Well fear not. Opening a bottle of champagne is... ››› more
Serving a particular wine at the optimum temperature is a crucial aspect to getting the best out of its flavour and aroma.
It's surprising how much the temperature you serve a wine at has on its taste.
So what's the best temperature to serve wine at?
Let's have a closer look…
The four key temperatures to serve wine at
You need to serve a sparkling wine ice cold
Whether ... ››› more
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
Nestled in the Paarl wine lands, lies a true gem. It's the Welgemeend wine estate. For the past 40 years, wine lovers have treasured it for its ability to capture the essence of fine French wines in its local red Bordeaux blends. And now it's released a new red wine vintage to the market…
Bordeaux-blend? What does that mean?
Before we tell you about Welgemeend’s must-have addition to yo... ››› more
The only thing most of us ‘casual' wine drinkers know about wine pairing is the old rule: “Drink red wine with meat and white wine with fish”. But even this isn't always true. Today, we reveal some surprising facts about wine pairing that even the most ardent wine enthusiasts may not know. Use these tips as the festive season draws closer and never make a wine-food faux pas again.
Few thi... ››› more
An investment like cigars takes time to enjoy. Cuban cigars are such an attractive investment is it's an experience not to be rushed. If you're a cigar enthusiast, you could make them an investment option. Read on to find out what you need to do before you invest in cigars…
When it comes to investing in cigars, it is vitally important to seek expert guidance, the team of experts at The South A... ››› more
Just like with shares, the wine market's full of losers as well as winners. But in recent years those who've put their money into the very best fine wines have savoured better returns than more sobering punts made elsewhere. And best of all, if you uncork a failure, you can still drown your sorrows in style. Read on to find out about investing in wine…
Over the past few years, investing in win... ››› more
There's nothing quite like cracking open a bottle of sparkling wine when you want to celebrate good news or a special occasion with your loved ones. And what better way to celebrate, than by experiencing the award-winning taste of one of South Africa's premier sparkling wine producers: Silverthorn Methode Cap Classique sparkling wines.
Nestled in the heart of the Robertson Valley lies Silverth... ››› more
With National Heritage Day just around the corner, there's no better way to celebrate being South African than opening a bottle of wine from one of our world famous vineyards? And now you can do just that, while still celebrating one of the most iconic figures ever to don a South African passport: Nelson Mandela. It's all thanks to House of Mandela Wines…
September 24 is Heritage Day!
A d... ››› 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
Just like with shares, the wine market's full of losers as well as winners. But in recent years, investors who've put their money into the very best fine wines have savoured better returns than more sobering punts made elsewhere. And best of all, if you uncork a failure, you can still drown your sorrows in style. Here's what you need to know if you're thinking about investing in wine…
In the ... ››› more
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