ABOUT WINE

Grape Varieties SA

About the main varieties of grapes used for wine production in South Africa, together with some of the less common cultivars – click on the links for information about the pronunciation, appearance, smell, taste, origin, history, ageing potential, matching with food and serving temperature: click here

Mini Wine Encyclopedia

A glossary of various winemaking and wine-tasting terms, plus tips on cellaring and serving wine… About what’s in the glass, bottle sizes, storage temperatures and grape varieties… And about sugar levels, VA and brett… A mini wine encyclopedia: click here

Pairing Food & Wine

Perfect partners… Choosing which wine to best complement a particular dish or which food will go best with a particular wine, can be common sense, or not… Some food and wine combo’s won’t work at all, but then again, some rules are made to be broken. Some basic guidelines to food and wine marriages: click here

Memorable Wine Quotes

Words on wine from around the world, over the ages… by poets and authors, priests and scientists, entertainers and politicians – plus a bunch of people whose names we’ve forgotten: click here

 

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