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Adama Wines: New industry trailblazers

Adama Wines: New industry trailblazers

With its combination of an established history of viticulture and winemaking (thanks to being an affiliate of Bosman Adama), experience, skills, pioneering spirit, innovation and young energy, the newly-launched all-black women team of Adama Wines (Pty) Ltd is...
Dan Traucki: Wine for that special occasion

Dan Traucki: Wine for that special occasion

Imagine the buzz you could get from the look on a friend’s face when they open their birthday present from you and find that it is a bottle of wine from their birth year. Trust me the experience is truly awesome for both of you. Their face lights up with pleasure not...
Dan Traucki: Touriga the terrific

Dan Traucki: Touriga the terrific

Touriga or Touriga Nacional, to give its full name, is a native Portuguese red variety that is one of the key components of Portuguese Port. It is not well known as a grape variety, even in its native land as it is almost always used in blends. Thus, if you have ever...
Escape the winter chill with Lanzerac’s luxe package

Escape the winter chill with Lanzerac’s luxe package

Nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Jonkershoek Valley, the iconic Lanzerac in Stellenbosch is one of the region’s oldest and most opulent wine estates. Now, with its Winter Escape package, even ordinary folk like us (the not-so-rich-and-famous) can get a...
I am friends with the Monster …

I am friends with the Monster …

  Until recently most Aussie wine drinkers were unaware of the native Basque red variety called, Tannat. It is a thick skinned variety which has very high levels of tannins and produces deeply coloured wines with massive structure. Even those who have drunk it...
World Bulk Wine Exhibition 2019: Taste the World!

World Bulk Wine Exhibition 2019: Taste the World!

Premium bulk players and smaller-volume buyers meant business at the annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition, presenting them with huge bottling opportunities further from origin, writes Wanda Augustyn. The 10th edition of the World Bulk Wine Exhibition, which took place in...