Wine lover Samantha Venter shares her finds with Weekend Post readers each week in Vine Time

Creaminess helps chardonnay, sauvignon blanc brands rise to top

Weeken Post

Creaminess or butteriness is that velvety smoothness on the tongue, sometimes slightly oily (in a good way), and a ...

Take the road of lesser-known single varietals

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The second annual “Alternative Varieties Report” released by winemag.co.za in April, highlights semillon and cabernet ...

Tastes of Nuy worth turning off for

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The hidden gem of the prettily pastoral Nuy Valley unfolds around you with lush farmlands and the majestic Langeberg ...

Lighter reds can be slightly chilled, perfect for still-warm autumn weather

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Wine columnist Sam Venter says Lighter reds can be slightly chilled, perfect for still-warm autumn weather

Food-and-wine pairing experience best recommended by winemaker

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When it comes to successful food and wine pairing, often the winemakers can give you the best pointers, writes A Vine ...

New Springfield albariño wine sells out

Weeken Post

Among the many things the Bruwer family of Springfield Estate in Robertson are really good at, are producing wine with ...

Be an adventurous wine lover

Weeken Post

A bit of a mixed bag this week – something old, something sweet, something new and something pink to invite wine lovers ...

Fine vintage crafted just metres from sea at Doringbaai

Weeken Post

The old fish factory at Doringbaai is one of the most interesting outposts of South African wine

Groot Phesantekraal puts vintage spin on new wines

Leisure

This column has often featured wines named after winemakers’ favourite dogs and recently even birds, but a wine named ...

Young winemakers returning to the old ways

Leisure

From before the invention of writing, stories of intrepid and interesting journeys have entertained and inspired ...

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