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6 Accessories you need as a wine lover

Corkscrew This one is a must-have. Because how else do you open that bottle you have your eye on? The trickiest bit could be using them. Once you get the …

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Wine pairing with snacks

Pairing wine with dessert It’s important to match the sweetness of your dessert to that of your wine. If you serve a sweet wine with sweet food, you’ll end up …

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Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz

This is a collection of wines that have been aged in both whisky and wine barrels. The process of double barrel aging gives these wines a unique and complex flavour …

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Jacob's Creek Vineyard

Jacob’s Creek

The History of Jacob’s Creek Jacob’s Creek was established in 1847 by Johann Gramp, a German migrant who settled in the Barossa Valley, where he planted his first vines and …

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The Durbanville Hills Creators Reserve Range

Durbanville Hills has been a pioneer of unconventional crops in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Being the first to plant Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and later Cabernet Sauvignon, in the region. They also …

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Investing in wine

Don’t be fooled by a wine’s label. You should be able to find all the information you need on the back. You need to look for: The producer’s name. Wine’s …

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Interesting facts about Campo Viejo Wine

Campo Viejo is an award-winning winery that’s been making wine for over 50 years. Campo Viejo is a producer of some of the finest Rioja wines. Producing high-quality wines for …

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The Brancott Estate Vineyard

Brancott Wine estate

Brancott Estate is a winery near Marlborough in New Zealand and was originally called Montana. Brancott Estate is a winery based in Marlborough, New Zealand. It was originally founded as …

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Screwcap vs cork as a wine closure

This has been a topic of debate ever since the first screw cap on a wine bottle. What is all the fuss about? Does using a screw cap mean that …

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Aromatic-wine

Aromatic white wine

Photo by Rafael Barquero What makes a white wine aromatic? When you think of aromatic white wines, do you think of a fruity Sauvignon Blanc or a floral Riesling? You’re …

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Why Women Love Rosé Wine

Women’s bodies naturally process alcohol differently. So why do women get drunk faster than men? Because their bodies naturally process alcohol differently. Women’s bodies tend to have more fat and …

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Hangover cures from around the world

China (pickled plums) Pickled plums are a great hangover cure, and can be served in a number of ways. One way to enjoy pickled plums is to place them directly …

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What does vintage wine even mean?

Vintage means more than just the year Vintage. The word invokes images of barrels in a cellar, and maybe also of your parents’ basement (just me?). But exactly what does …

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How to select wine for a party

Pick a theme One way to avoid your party being an epic bore-fest is to have a theme. Themes can be based on the time of year (a summer solstice …

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Differentiate between Champagne and Sparkling wine

The confusion between Champagne and Sparkling wine has existed for a very long time. Most people put the two types of wine in the same category, which is not right. …

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What you should know about decanting wine

Photo by: Eliana Bonuti Before you decant a wine, make sure it does need to be decanted When you decant a wine, you expose it to oxygen and allow the …

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What is the best way to store wine?

We all love wine. That is why the community is growing so fast in the country. Apart from the health benefits wine possesses, it is a drink that you can …

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Riesling

Getting familiar with Rieslings The Riesling is one of the more aromatic white wine grape varieties. Its origin is in the Rhein region in Germany. It is one of the …

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Pinot Noir Grapes

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape varietal. While pinot noir grapes have been cultivated for hundreds of years, the grape has not always been called Pinot Noir. In fact, …

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc has its origins in France but also does well in many New World appellations like California and South Africa. The origins of Sauvignon Blanc are in France, and …

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Best wines for ladies in Kenya

Photo by Mohau Mannathoko  Wine is a big part of Kenyan culture. From nights out to evenings with friends and family, it’s often the drink of choice. For a Kenyan …

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Cleaning Red Wine Stains.

The last thing you want at a dinner party is to worry about the red wine stains that are certain to ensue. But here’s the thing: If you have a …

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Types of wine

7 Key types of wine to know

Shopping for wine could be quite an overwhelming experience. Where do you even start from? Any wine store you visit could carry hundreds of bottles, so how do you pick? …

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Merlot

What Is Merlot? Merlot is a blue-tinged grape. This is a red wine grape varietal.  Merlot is one of the famous grapes that goes in blends.  A merlot wine made …

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Wine health

Wine is Actually Good For You!

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps The Doctor Away Alcohol has very little help to the body. If anything, it causes more harm and little to no good at …

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay at a Glance Chardonnay is a white wine grape variety native to Burgundy, France. Chardonnay is an important ingredient in the making of sparkling wines. After being confused for …

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How popular is Cabernet Sauvignon?

The Great colonizer Cabernet Sauvignon, also known as the wild Cabernet is the world’s most popular red wine grape varietal. It was discovered through accidental breeding of the Sauvignon Blanc …

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Ultimate Easter Wine Guide

For most of you, Easter is that time of year when most of us get to spend time with family and friends. It is a long weekend, which historically was …

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Wines Under 2000

When most people think about wine, they think of spending huge chunks of cash on a bottle. This is however not the case on the ground. There are very affordable …

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Oak and Wine

It is almost impossible to talk about wine without mentioning oak. These two go hand in hand since one makes the other a lot better. Yes, you guessed it. Oak …

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