South African wines are renowned the world over. Over the last decade or so, our wines have really taken off overseas.
And if you prefer a glass of red, these are plenty of wines on your doorstep to explore.
Which should you choose?
Let's take a closer look at the top red South African wines…
The four top red South African wines are…
South African red wine #1: Cabernet Sauv... ››› more
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
Tucked away in the heart of the Boland is more than 320 years of excellence in wine making. It's the home of Druk My Niet wine estate in Paarl, an estate that recently released Druk-My-Niet Cabernet Franc 2010, a truly unique South African cabernet franc …
What is a cabernet franc?
Before we get into what makes Druk-My-Niet Cabernet Franc 2010 truly special, we must first tell you... ››› more
South Africa is home to some of the most iconic wineries in the world.
Many of our wines find their way into the collections of true wine connoisseurs.
And nestled in the world-renowned Franschhoek Valley, is a legendary winery called Rickety Bridge.
They've produced some award-winning wines over the years.
And the wine we're going to tell you about today is one of them.
It's the perfec... ››› more
When it comes to building your collection of vintage wines, there are a few good starting places. You need to know the brands to looks for too. Read on to uncover the world's top investment wines…
So which wines should you be focusing on for your investment portfolio?
One simple (and effective) way to do this is to consider the most traded wines on the Liv-Ex Fine Wine exchange.
What bra... ››› 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
In Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen called it the ‘cure for a broken heart'… When Napoleon Bonaparte was forced into exile on the island of Elba, he requested 30 bottles of it be shipped to him each month to ease his confinement… French poet Charles Baudelaire, said that only the lips of a lover surpassed it in heavenly sweetness… And now, E.L James, author of the worldwide sensation 50 ... ››› more
To be an exceptional wine collector, you need exceptional wine. What counts as an exceptional wine? Firstly it must be utterly delicious. It must be prestigious, and that prestige must be built on a solid history. And Vergelegen V 2008 meets and exceeds all these standards. When it comes to finding that collectors’ gem, there are three factors that make a good wine exceptional, writes FSP Invest... ››› more
As any art collector will know, a Rembrandt or Van Gogh is worth far more than a painting from an unknown artist in Ghana. It's the same with fine wine. And they don't get much more collectible than the wines artfully produced at Somerset West's world renowned Vergelegen Wine Estate…
Anyone can be a wine lover.
But to be a true wine connoisseur, you need to fill your wine rack with the ve... ››› 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
If you're a wine connoisseur, you'll be looking forward to the Good Food & Wine Show later this year. This type of expo presents a great way to find out about new wines and add to your investments. Here's one way to make sure you select a winner when you invest in wine, by buying ‘en primeur'.
The Good Food & Wine Show has launched its new website ahead of this year’s shows across th... ››› more
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