• Tips and Tricks to knowing your wine

    We can give you all the tips and tricks to knowing your wine, but the biggest thing to remember is that there is no right and wrong when choosing a wine. It’s like deciding on which chocolate to indulge in – there are certain guidelines to follow to determine quality, although it’s really a matter of personal taste and even mood. If you like it, then it’s right for you!

    A few tips to remember:

    Describing the flavour of wines is easier if you look at the colour – a lighter red will likely taste of strawberries, raspberries or cherries; a darker one of blackberries or blackcurrants.

    If you want to impress your friends with your wine knowledge, contact the Cape Wine Academy on 021 889 8844. Various courses are on offer nationwide.

    If all the flavours, textures and aromas are in balance, the wine is pleasurable to drink, and its flavours linger after tasting, it’s a decent wine!

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  • Meristem Learning Presents: The Beauty of Wine Math

    Increase Your Understanding of Winemaking Numbers and Calculations

    Wine is fascinating. Across the globe – terroirs and languages vary; however, the use of numbers in winemaking is universal. Meristem Learning – improving lives through quality education – is excited to present this unique, ½ day seminar that will focus on the numbers used in the process of winemaking.

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  • Wine Tasting 101

    When starting wine tasting, you don’t need to know a thing about acids, vintage year, or tannins. The first rule is to not listen to any rules but enjoy the tasting experience. Everyone’s preference and taste are different therefore wine is what you make of it.

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  • How to Serve Wine

    Red wine should be served at room temperature, referring to European temperature (which is completely different to SA, especially in summer). Therefore, to preserve the red wine, theres no need being afraid to dunk it into an ice bucket to tighten up the flavours.

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