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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...

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  • The picturesque @kleinconstantia (est. 1685) is set among ancient trees and lush, slopey vineyards which perfectly epitomises the estate’s #coolclimate terroir with an increased focus on quality and precision. Here, #sauvignonblanc reigns supreme and you simply have to sample the legendary and world-renowned #vindeconstance. For our #heritage issue in #september we put #southafrica oldest wine estate in the spotlight and we find out just how much has changed in the estate’s 300-year history. #vineyardpractices #viticulture #vineyards #winebrands #wineland #kleinconstantiawineestate #wine
  • Jaqueline Lahoud and Christiaan Eedes of @winemag.co.za presenting their brand new look along with the top red blends of the Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report. It's a close call between 2015 and 2017 vintages. Congratulations to @ginnypovall with Botanica Arboretum 2017 achieving best overall score of 94.

Roland Peens says two things make up price: 1. Critic score; 2. Quality, which requires new investment with an eye on the long term. 
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  • Kibali, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Mourvedre, and Grenache, is named after the Kibali Gold Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The idea behind this wine was to honour the successful commissioning of the mine which was within budget and ahead of schedule. The original celebratory bottle was sold privately for R22 000 of which the proceeds were given to the Nos Vies en Partage Foundation, known for its humanitarian work on the African continent. It was the success  of this that inspired @windfallwine to launch this wine as an official addition to its range of wines.

Thank you @windfallwine, @mancrave_sa, @nomuchirps for sending us this beautiful package.

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  • Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean delivers a distinctive minerality to @fryers_cove_vineyards wines that perfectly matches the charm of its rugged West Coast. The Jetty at Doring Bay provides a backdrop every bit as memorable as its Sauvignon Blanc... #fryerscovewinery @namaquawestcoast
  • Breathtaking view over the Paleisheuwel Plateau. The vineyards of Piekenierskloof are mostly invisible from the highway. Tea is also a big industry in the area and is made in the buildings visible here. #piekenierskloofwine #carmientea @namaquawestcoast
  • #didyouknow the bulk wine sector generates 40% of the wine exported globally. The @wbwe_amsterdam 2019 will take place from 2-3 December with more than 6,000 people expected to be in attendance. Make sure you book your spot! #wbwe19 #bulkwine #winebusiness #december19 #worldbulkwine
  • WIN WINE for a YEAR with @guardianpeakwines! Snap a pic of you enjoying a bottle of #guardianpeakwines and you could win 240 bottles of wine... Now that’s a prize worth raving about! Entries close 31 July, so get snappin’ Oh, and remember to use the hashtag #whywait  #wineforayear #guardianpeakwinery #240bottles
  • Extra, Extra! Read all about it! The July 2019 issue of #winelandmedia is out. Make sure you get your copy today! On our cover: #porexsouthafrica #wineland #winelandmedia #wine #southafrica #westerncape #grapes #vineyards #winemarketing @altowineestate @cape_wine_auction @jhgcountryhouse @vinprofoundation

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