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  • 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]
  • Ernie Els scores top marks with this perfect “19th hole” vintage
  • Trophies… Country Clubs… Big swings… These are just some of the things South Africans associate with legendary sportsman like Ernie Else. But if the “Big Easy” isn't a name you automatically associate with top red wines, it should be. Here's why… Ernie Els is more than just a golfer; he’s a top winemaker too! “While men may dream different dreams, they are driven by ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2014]
  • Enjoy a little of everything you love in this red wine blend!
  • A quick look at your wine collection will show you more and more wines are blended. This little fact shouldn't stop you from enjoying great wine. A little variety, like that found in the Meerlust Red Blend 2011, gives wine a depth of flavour that'll keep your taste buds tantalised until the last drop. And there are even more reasons to add this delicious red wine to your wine list…   Wha... ››› more
  • [14 May 2014]
  • From the ‘home' of SA's most sought-after reds comes two wines you'll absolutely love
  • A mere stone's throw away from the icy Atlantic Ocean and 45km from Cape Town lies one of the greatest wine gems in SA: The Helderberg Area. It's famous for the delicious red wines produced in this region. And those made in Spier's Bay View range fit this mould to perfection. Helderberg Area reds are elegant, rich and intense! Just want you expect from a drain-your-glass wine The Helderberg... ››› more
  • [26 February 2014]
  • When respected wine experts tell you a Shiraz is exquisite, you better listen…
  • If you love red wine, we're willing to bet a good bottle of Shiraz isn't ever far from your dinner table. And when it comes to great local Shiraz's, Mount Vernon Estate's Three Peaks Cantata 2011 tops the experts' list of must-drink wines. The big, bold wine flavours of blackberry, plum, chocolate and spice that come with every sip of Shiraz is enough to make anyone want another glass of this l... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]
  • L Wines… A superstar wine in the making
  • Collaboration' is a word synonymous with the music industry all over the world. Musicians working together to blend their passions for an art form, aiming towards a harmonious finish to be enjoyed by like-minded enthusiasts. Partnerships such as this, which bring happiness to its consumers is how superstars become … Well … superstars. And now there's a wine that's done the same. “Birthed out... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
  • Today we want to tell you about a dry red wine that's decadent enough for a king…
  • Starting a winery in the Cape is no easy task. If you're a winemaker in Paarl, your wines will be up against some of the most celebrated wines in the whole world! And if anyone is to notice your wines, you have to produce something extraordinary. And that's just what Ridgeback Winery did when they produced the dry red wine we'd like to tell you about today… The Ridgeback Farm, located in N... ››› more
  • [16 January 2014]
  • Move over Australia! SA's top Shiraz is setting taste buds alight all over the world
  • Merlot... Cabernet Sauvignon… Pinot Noir… They're all great red wines. And they frequently appear on menus and wine racks around the world. But these days, Shiraz reds are appearing more and more on these lists as well! After all, no wine lover can ignore the understated elegance and dependable flavours they offer your palate… And few can match the quality and taste of the four-star Platter ... ››› more
  • [24 October 2013]
  • Beau Joubert's Cabernet Sauvignon ticks all the right boxes of a great red wine
  • If you like your red wine full-bodied, dark in colour with hints of fruity flavours and savoury tastes, we're willing to bet you're a Cabernet Sauvignon fan. And few Cab Sauvs come better than the ones produced at Beau Joubert vineyard in Stellenbosch. And now, after five years in the vineyard's cellar, its 2008 vintage is finally ready for you to enjoy! Wine drinkers and connoisseurs alike hav... ››› more
  • [17 October 2013]
  • Forget Pinotage, Merlot and Cab Sav - there's a new red wine trend in town…
  • For years, Cabernet Sauvignons (Cab Savs), Pinotage and even Merlots, have dominated not only the top spots on prestigious wine rating lists, they've also captured (and held) the imagination of the most seasoned wine drinker. Not anymore! There's a new trend when it comes to red wine drinking (and collecting) and it's setting the wine industry alight… After years of being passed over for sing... ››› more
  • [20 June 2013]


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