Understanding Wine

Understanding Wine

Why is pink wine pink?

Our wine editor uncovers a few myths about how rosé wine is made. ...read more
How to Taste Wine
Glugging, gulping, spitting, swallowing - all you need to know to taste wines. ...read more
Keeping and Storing Wine
Whether you keep it for a day or ten years, make sure you're getting the best from your wine purchases. ...read more
How sparkling wine is made
Find out all about the magic behind the bubbles! ...read more
How Fortified Wine is Made
Put a little fire in your belly! ...read more
Know Your Reds
Major red players in the SA wine scene. ...read more
Malbec in Wellington
Cathy Marston heads to Doolhof and takes a closer look at the Malbec grape. ...read more
Vertical Wine Tastings - all you need to know
Wine ed. Cathy explains why a vertical tasting is such a useful affair. ...read more
Oak and wine - all you need to know
Barrels, staves, oak chips - what's the point of all this wood? ...read more
White Wine with Fish.....
.....and red wine with steak - aren't those the rules of food and wine matching? ...read more
How Still Wine is Made
Is it science? Is it logic? Is it magic? The mysteries of winemaking unravelled. ...read more
How Dessert Wine is Made
We all need a touch of sweetness in our lives... ...read more
Know Your Whites
Top white varietals in South Africa. ...read more

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