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New World Wine Maker

The Winemaker as Artist

A winemaker is a sensory artist. His pigment is a drawn from the vineyard and his brush a stainless steel tank or oak barrel. There are no two identical wines. Each wine is unique if you searc…

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Chinese Checkers Anyone?

Can one predict the style and quality of a wine as a direct result based on the fruit and oenological processes?

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Reductive strength

“The mystery of why some wines live and some wines die young should haunt every serious New World winemaker” – Randall Grahm Bonny Doon Vineyards

As discussed in previous postings, longevity ma…

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Flash Gordon in hot water after colour extraction incident at winery!

If the title of this blog caught your eye, my ploy worked. Please accept my apologies; Flash Gordon will not be featured here. Or any other superheroes, for that matter. I will however elaborate on Fl…

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Red winemaking at Morgenster

Over the years, South African winemaker, Henry Kotzé, has refined his winemaking mantra to one of minimal interference and maximal expression of variety by means of selecting the best terroir possibl…

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Think pink!

Now I bet very few of you have given this any thought. After all a rosé and a blanc de noir is a “white wine” made from red grapes. So you use your normal settling enzyme. However,…

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