Lifestyle

Health benefits of wines with reduced alcohol

It is generally accepted that moderate consumption of wine is beneficial to health, but it is still not clear how much the alcohol and the non-alcoholic compounds in the wine contribute to these benefits. Owing to the obvious concerns of excessive alcohol intake, it...
Caring for the ancients

Caring for the ancients

Conserving rare fynbos is not just about harnessing another marketing tool to the wagon of economic advancement. Neither is it about some New Age feel-good experience. It’s about a wider social conscience. LEONIE JOUBERT spoke to one of the pioneering wine...
A first step into Soweto

A first step into Soweto

The first Soweto Wine Festival was more of a media success than one of attracting vast numbers of wine lovers to taste the more than 500 wines exhibited by about 86 wineries and wine companies. Sponsored by the South African Wine Industry Trust (Sawit) in conjunction...
Reconnecting with the earth

Reconnecting with the earth

Nicolas Joly, owner of one of France’s oldest vineyards and one of the smallest appellations controle, Coule de Serrant, in the Loire, was in town to open the 2005 Nederburg Auction. Joly is also one of the leading figures in the system of biodynamic farming....