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Beginner’s Wine Tasting Tips

Beginner’s Wine Tasting Tips

Wine tasting often seems complicated to many, however with some basic pointers to look out for, one will be able to decipher some key information. Given that everyone’s palate varies for various reasons i.e. environment, culture, dietary and many others, each person’s...

Have you been holding your wine glass correctly?

Have you been holding your wine glass correctly?

Not only does holding your wine glass incorrectly make you look less classy, it also puts the glass of wine you are savouring to waste. What is the direct implication to this? One of the most common mistakes of holding a wine glass is holding it by the bowl section....

Mooiplaas — South African Goodness

Mooiplaas — South African Goodness

Mooiplaas Wine Estate & Private Nature Reserve is a winery, vineyard and nature reserve located in the Stellenbosch wine district of the Western Cape, in South Africa. The wine estate dates back to 1806, when its first owner Petrus Bosman acquired the land. The land...

Burgundy Is Not Just A Colour

Burgundy Is Not Just A Colour

Burgundy— otherwise known as Bourgogne or vin de Bourgogne is wine made in Burgundy, a region in eastern France. The most famous wines are dry red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes. Other grape varieties such as Gamay and...

Chenin Blanc… Gem of Loire Valley, France

Chenin Blanc… Gem of Loire Valley, France

Chenin Blanc — otherwise known as Pineau de la Loire is a type of white wine grape variety hailing from Loire Valley, France (Anjou-Saumur & Touraine regions) that has been cultivated since approximately 1,300 years ago. This variety had an extremely ‘rocky’...

Pinotage — The Love Child of Pinot Noir & Cinsaut

Pinotage — The Love Child of Pinot Noir & Cinsaut

Pinotage — a red wine grape that was bred in South Africa back in 1925 as a cross between pinot noir and cinsaut. Cinsaut was known as ‘hermitage’ in South Africa back in the days, hence the portmanteau name pinotage. It was invented by Dr. Abraham Izak Perold, a...

Wine-Tasting

Wine-Tasting

Are you new to this totally foreign ‘wine-tasting’ thing? Fret not; with this post, you will be able to learn how to do so just like a wine guru. However, the most important thing that you should do before you commence your wine-tasting, is to ensure that you are in a...

Wine and Cake Pairing

Wine and Cake Pairing

Most ladies have a sweet tooth, unlike men – this is why the stereotype of ‘women swoon over a piece of chocolate cake and men could go through their entire lives without it so long as they have a beer and a hunk of meat’. How do you pair a slice of decadent cake with...

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