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17 Apr

About the South African Wine Industry

SAWINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION AND STATISTICS (Source: SA Wine Industry Information & Systems) South African Wine Industry Introduction Over the past decade official figures have indicated a significant decline in the establishment of new vineyards. From 5,958 ha to just 1,987 in 2013 with the rate of uprooting...

17 Apr

Popular South Africa Wine Competitions & Awards

Absa Top Ten Pinotage Competition Amorin Cap Classique Challenge Best Value Wine Guide CAPPA Cape Port & Wine Challenge Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report Taj Classic Wine Trophy Diners Club Winemaker of the year Getaway Ultra Liquors Best Value Wine Awards Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards Sponsored by Collotype...

17 Apr

Glossary of Wine Terms & Descriptions

ACIDITY Wines with high acidity are tart and zesty. Red wines generally have a lighter color and more tart characteristics (versus “round”). White wines are often described with characteristics similar to lemon or lime juice. ANGULAR An angular wine is like putting a triangle in your mouth –...

17 Apr

The 9 Primary Styles of Wine

Ordinarily, wines are understood in two ways; either by variety (Merlot or Rose for example) or by region (like Bordeaux). While this approach is very accurate, it is also quite time consuming. By classifying wines types by their style, you will learn about the thousands of...

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