Wine online – to subscribe or not?

Have you ever stood in front of shelves of wine in your local wine boutique or the wine section at a grocery store and can’t decide what to buy? Maybe you’re a wine connoisseur or just looking for something new to taste – whatever the case, it’s frustrating and time consuming. Then a friend or…

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Maree Family Wines – award-winning family legacy

In 2015, Jacques and his father, Jacques Snr, started Maree Family Wines, a business that showcases the best that Stellenbosch has to offer, producing their maiden vintage in 2016. “Our philosophy is that you can’t make good wine with bad grapes. Working closely with my grape supplier, I like to showcase the best that Stellenbosch…

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SA wine industry still a contender on the world stage

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in March 2020, South Africa’s wine industry — the second biggest contributor to agricultural exports after citrus and employer of 290 000 people — has been hard hit with losses so far estimated at around R7 billion. The industry body, Wines of South Africa, says the country’s 2 778 grape…

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This 2018 Château Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux was just named the world’s best wine of 2021

The votes are in, and the World’s Best Wine of 2021 is. . .this Château Mouton Rothschild 2018. The Bordeaux’s impressive new accolade comes courtesy of the Tastingbook’s Best Wine of the World Competition. For the past three months, the wine information platform has been compiling votes to work out which of the world’s vino reigns supreme across 10 different…

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Tannins could help to inhibit COVID-19

Mien-Chie Hung, President of China Medical University, Taiwan, led a scientific research on the anti-coronavirus treatment. They discovered that tannins in wine can effectively inhibit the activity of two key enzymes of the virus. As TVBS reported, Hung said: “The initial plan of the research is to call out natural compounds that may have an…

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