Direct representation at the highest level

Andries Tromp, the first South African to be elected president of the oenology commission of the OIV (Office International de la Vigne et du Vin), says his main objective is to direct the formulation of wine legislation on a technical level. By so doing the international trade in wine and wine products may be promoted. The OIV represents almost all wine producing and consuming countries in the world.

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The use of lysozyme

The "Organisation Internationale du Vin" (OIV) approved the use of lysozyme in wine during its 1997 General Assembly held in Argentina. In November, 2000, two presentations focused on this enzyme during the SASEV symposium in Cape Town Therefore, this is now the...

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Falconer creates his own wine pleasure

Falconer creates his own wine pleasure

As a post-graduate student in Stellenbosch, Elsie rented out half her little house on condition that the tenant ate what she cooked. After a week of toast and Marmite, toast and scrambled eggs and again toast and Marmite one Friday evening, her veterinarian lodger sat her down on a chair, presented her with a glass of 1939 KWV port, tied his apron and started cooking. “The most wonderful meal,” she remembers, “and those old red wines he pulled out from a chest under his bed!”

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Geelkop – where the veld turns yellow

Geelkop – where the veld turns yellow

The locals refer to it as skilpadbossie, the little grey shrub whose botanical name is Crassula ericoides. In autumn it sheds its dull coat and turns bright yellow. Somewhere between Upington and Keimoes there is an outcrop covered in skilpadbossie and way back in time, Old Man Bain was so charmed by its yellow splendour that he baptised the hillock Geelkop (literally Yellow Butt). It is here, at Geelkop, where the first private cellar in the Below Orange River Wine Region has just opened its wooden doors.

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