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Meet Dirk Tredoux: Cellar Master at Fort Simon

Q. When and where were you born ? 

“I was born in Cape Town on 16th September 1978”

Q. Where did you study ?

“Initially I studied Agriculture at Elsenburg in 2003 and 2004. I then tr…

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2017 Pre-Bloom Disease Management Review and Discussion

Another season of grape growing is upon us and it’s a good time to review important disease management principles and be aware of some of the tools to consider integrating into your vineyard managem…

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Students of Wine – Training Young Vines

As a person that received a degree from Stellenbosch University and stayed in the magnificent Boland town for three of my four years of study, I am ashamed to say that I only visited about four farms…

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Social microbes and Schizosaccharomyces pombe

By Erika Szymanski of  The Winoscope

If there’s been a theme to the wine microbiology research of the past few years, it’s been microbial communities. Don’t just study one yeast or bacteria…

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Meet Carsten Miglarina – owner and winemaker of Miglarina Wines

Q. Where were you born ?

“Windhoek, Namibia in 1972.”

Q. Where did you study ?

“ I am self taught. Learning by doing!”  He continues “Although born in Namibia I grew up in South…

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Going Ape for the Non-sulphur Grape

It’s in everything, from jam to fruit juice. Sulphur, as a simple molecule, is seriously abundant. Some people even refer to humans as sulphur-DNA based life, owing to the glue-like role it plays in k…

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