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I am often asked about how one can learn more about wine, besides enrolling for the odd wine course. Over the years, while I have been involved with wine I have found one of the most beneficial ways to gain more knowledge on the subject...

It was a typical Cape winter's evening with rain and temperatures dropping due to the recent snowfalls over the distant Helderberg mountains, and I was on my way to Beau Constantia for the launch of two special red wines, the Lucca and the Aiden. The winery...

The Klein Constantia Vin De Constance is a legendry natural sweet wine which was often mentioned in the European literature of the 19th Century.. In “Edwin Drood”, Charles Dickens tells of "...

This month we have Vrede en Lust on promotion at Wine Concepts in Newlands. Buy any Vrede en Lust wine from our Newlands store and stand a chance to win a night's stay for 2, including breakfast and a wine tasting at the estate....

Last week I caught up with Martin Moore who has been responsible for the wine making operation at Durbanville Hills since they were established in 1998. I first met Martin when he was at Groot Constantia making superb red wines and especially their Bordeaux blend...

De Grendel is a sprawling farm on the outskirts of Durbanville owned by the Graaf family. Farming activities have always included cattle, sheep, grain crops but when Sir David Graaf settled here, he saw the potential on the farm for wine and immediately started planting...

First Sightings wines are made at the Capes most southerly winery called Strandveld, situated in between the village of Elim and Cape Aghullas. Only eleven kilometres from the Atlantic ocean their vineyards enjoy the benefits of having a cool climate assisted by the fresh on...

We have passed through our first real Cape Winter cold weather with snow turning places like Sutherland into a Winter Wonderland worthy only of Walt Disney. The Cape really has weather rather than a climate and on many days you can experience all four seasons in...

In 1988 Gyles and Barbara Webb of Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Stellenbosch,  bottled their first wine, a Sauvignon Blanc.  The wine received immediate recognition as one of the finest Sauvignon Blancs to have come from this region and the rest is history with their superb range...

Receiving an invitation to attend the annual Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards is always a highlight on my calendar as each year it is a pleasure to taste so many excellent winning wines selected by a credible panel of judges. Now in their eighth year, the...