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Q. When and where were you born ?

“I was born far from the Cape and it’s vineyards. In a place called Roodepoort, not too far from Johannesburg. My mother gave birth to me on January 9th, 1977…

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More wine than water

In 2015, South Africa experienced the lowest levels of rainfall that had been recorded since 1904. Thus, making it no secret that the drought has run its toll on the economy and the environment. If we…

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Let’s Talk About Appassimento Wines

What is ‘Appassimento?’
Appassimento is a wine processing technique in which harvested grapes go through a drying process prior to fermentation. This process is used traditionally in Italian wi…

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Spies in the tasting room

The Scene: Picture an old black and white detective movie along with jazz filling the air, creating an atmosphere of intrigue and mystery.

Beware those who work in a tasting room, that group of stu…

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Shiraz wines made from vines with different training systems

by Wessel du Toit, Petri de Beer & Albert Strever – Wineland

The main aim of this study was to investigate the colour and phenolic evolution of Shiraz wines obtained with different training…

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Meet Johnnie Calitz – Winemaker at Glen Carlou

Q. When and where were you born ?

“I was born in Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo on 14 September 1982.”

Q. Where did you study and what qualifications do you have ?

“I graduated from t…

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"Jury still out?" - you might bemusedly wonder. Well, no less than the Australian Wine Research Institute poi...

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An illuminating stroll through flextank technology that promises to maximize on many aspects of your wine's pr...

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