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The Man Behind The Legend

The Man Behind The Legend

“He Stole My Horse” – the red blend that holds enormous character and a legendary tale. Based on the German soldier Claus Voigts, the Noble Nomad ...
The Story of Chardonnay: Then and Now

The Story of Chardonnay: Then and Now

Chardonnay is a variety that has seen a tremendous transformation over the past few years. The cultivar, once produced in a heavily-oaked style wit...
Why Syrah and Grenache Make Exceptional Blends

Why Syrah and Grenache Make Exceptional Blends

While Syrah and Grenache have very different characteristics, they are responsible for some of the world’s most extraordinary blends. It is no wond...
What You Need to Know About Pinotage

What You Need to Know About Pinotage

Considering how Pinotage-centric South Africans are, it is unsurprising that the variety is native to SA. It is the only grape variety that origina...

'War' of the Wine Worlds

Do you like ‘Old World’ or ‘New World’ wine? It seems that the distinction is commonly misunderstood with a lot of wine-lovers not really knowing...

Mastering Merlot

“It’s time to set the record straight: Merlot wine is first class.” – Wine Folly...  Merlot is a dark blue coloured wine grape variety with the ...