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Q. When and where were you born ? 

“1974 in Somerset West”.

Q. Where did you study ?

“I did a BSc in Winemaking and Viticulture at the Stellenbosch University.”

Q. Your entry into…

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Why wait?

In popular music, there is group named the “27 Club”. This isn’t a vicious gang from the Cape Flats nor a new-and-improved version of S-Club 7, but it sort of involves elements of both. It is ma…

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The influence of malolactic fermentation on the colour of red wines

by Charl Theron

The conversion of malic acid to the weaker lactic acid during malolactic fermentation (MLF) is not the only important change that occurs during this process. Other intermediate and…

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Danielle Le Roux – Winemaker at Asara

Q. When and where were you born ? 

“I  was born in Caledon (Overberg) in June 1977. A family of five siblings and 5th generation wheat and sheep farmers.”

Q. Where did you study ? 

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And the win(n)er is …

Winning an award is an honour- a prestigious and boast-worthy event. And winning an award for the production of a fine wine is even more special as it honours the meticulous planning and handling of s…

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Making Cleaning and Sanitation Practical for the Small Commercial Winery

While in the midst of harvest (and all the craziness that comes with it), I thought I’d take a week to remind people about proper cleaning techniques, improving sanitation, and why these two operati…

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Mlf: When To Add!

by New World Wine Maker

We answer all the questions about the benefits of induction of MLF by inoculation; sort this riddle out and wa...

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This study looks at the difference in chemical and sensory attributes achieved with use of 11 different woods...

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