Category Archives: Red Wines

The Best of Burgundy Wine Week

Burgundy 1The majestic wines of the region known as Burgundy in English were superbly showcased at London’s magnificent Bourgogne Week once again. This narrow wine region of eastern France, located south-east of Paris, has four contiguous districts (Chablis, Côte d’Or, Côte Chalonnaise, and Mâconnais) and Beaujolais some 70 miles south of the others. (more…)

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Calitzdorp: The Port Wine Capital of South Africa

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The small town of Calitzdorp has a big name in the wine industry and can be easily explored by anyone travelling along the Cape Wine Route. (more…)

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Wine tasting at Spier Wine Farm

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It was a real delight to sit down with Jacques Erasmus, Spier’s talented white wine maker, beneath the imposing Heath Nash chandelier — made from 334 recycled Spier wine bottles and weighing 370kgs — which hangs above the tasting area of the Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. (more…)

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Wine tasting at The Brampton Wine Studio

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Cape Town Series: The Brampton Wine Studio, set in the elegant town of Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, captures the vitality of the popular wine range full of appealing offerings – and a few surprises. (more…)

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Do you have a question about wine?

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Swahili Coast Foodie looks forward to meeting readers from Dar es Salaam at the city’s 11th wine festival. To mark the occasion you are invited to send me your questions about the world of wine for a special Q and A series in the coming weeks. (more…)

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Fast food and slow wine pairing at Neethlingshof estate

Neethlingshof 1Cape Town Series: There has been a really great response from readers to the special reports from South Africa. This report from Neethlingshof estate in the Cape Winelands will please food and wine enthusiasts alike. (more…)

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The Art of Winemaking at Plaisir de Merle

comp 1Cape Town Series: As the 11th Dar Wine Festival approaches it’s a perfect time to get an exclusive expert insight into how grapes are transformed into award-winning vino by acclaimed wine maker Niel Bester at Plaisir de Merle. (more…)

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Wine tasting at Franschhoek Cellar

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The Franschhoek Cellar has a selection of fabulous spaces to sample wine, dine and relax.

Cape Town Series: It was an absolute pleasure to join Cathy Van Niekerk from the DGB wine portfolio for a tasting in the wonderful setting of Franschhoek Cellar.  (more…)

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