Category Archives: The Vine

News about South African wine and wine information from South Africa in general.

SA’s top wine show set to dazzle KZN

Mercury Wine Week 2015

Experience the best of the South African wine industry at the Mercury Wine Week, August 27 – 29, SUNCOAST. Wine lovers and wine makers, sommelier and amateur tasters, fridge fillers and wine cellar collectors, you don’t want to miss this year’s Mercury Wine Week. Between Thursday, August 27 and Saturday August 29, around 100 wine … Continue reading SA’s top wine show set to dazzle KZN

Muratie: Wines drenched in history

The stylishly draped spider webs, hanging like antique lace, from the frames of the windows at Muratie made an everlasting impression on me. It was almost as if I was treading on sacred ground where secrets and wisdom, from ages gone by, survived time and the onslaughts of glass and steel. In my mind’s eye … Continue reading Muratie: Wines drenched in history

Robertson Winery launches non-alcholic sweet sparkling pink wine

Robertson Winery is proud to introduce a new sparkle to its range: a Non-Alcoholic Sweet Sparkling Pink for summer sipping and festive season celebrations. With a scintillating strawberry hue, enticing floral and candied fruit aromas and ripe berry flavours that linger with each sip, its taste is refreshingly fun and decidedly fruity and it finishes … Continue reading Robertson Winery launches non-alcholic sweet sparkling pink wine

Organic wines and the sulphite curse

To preserve wines on their long travels Dutch merchants dipped matches in sulphur and burnt it in the empty barrels that were due to receive new wine. Although there were other known methods of keeping wine fresh, such as pasteurization, none were as effective as even a small addition of sulphur dioxide. Sulphur, as food … Continue reading Organic wines and the sulphite curse