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Interesting and creative wine labels

posted on the October 2, 2012 9:23 am by Wine and Only

The offer regarding wine is so huge these days that wine estates vie to outdo each other in finding a way to make their product shine. The design of a wine label can make or break the success of a new wine introduced to the market. Even beyond the quality of the wine itself, the [...]

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A Year in Burgundy – The Film

posted on the September 17, 2012 7:50 am by Wine and Only

Here is a film you have to see, whether you’re fan of Burgundy, Burgundy wines, or just wines! It may not come to a NuMetro or a Sterkinekor near you…but it will soon be released on DVD, we will keep you posted. So what is it about? The name of the film says it all: [...]

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A superb new wine storing system!

posted on the August 23, 2012 12:22 pm by Wine and Only

Tired of your boring, traditional, and downright tacky wine racks, then have a look at STACT’s new system! Simplicity, usability, and style are definitely the keywords here!     Crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum and premium wood veneers, this will transform your wine collection into a showpiece! And yes, it’s highly modular an versatile, with [...]

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Screwcaps on sparkling wines?

posted on the August 21, 2012 7:27 am by Wine and Only

Natural cork, synthetic cork, screwcap? While the debate is raging between winemakers around the globe, it used to concern only tranquille (still) wines. But is it possible to use screwcaps for sparkling wines? The answer is yes!     It took 5 years of research and development and the collaboration between 2 Australian wine giants [...]

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A new way to preserve your opened bottle of wine!

posted on the August 17, 2012 7:16 am by Wine and Only

We’ve all encoutered the same problem: Enjoying a great glass of wine after a long day of work, but not decided to finish the whole bottle on the same day… Drinking newly opened wine: Fun. Drinking three-day-old wine: Less fun.   Myriad tricks to preserve opened bottles of wine exist, ranging from vacuum pumps to [...]

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What time is it? It’s about one bottle and a half!

posted on the March 26, 2012 9:24 am by Wine and Only

A breathalyser constantly at your wrist.   A Japanese design studio (Kisai) has come up with a great watch concept, that not only gives you the time (obviously!) but also your level of alcohol!   You just need to blow in a little hole located on the side of the watch, and the screen will [...]

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Art on barrels!

posted on the February 24, 2012 11:29 am by Wine and Only

Forget about the cheese boards or wood baskets made with old wooden casks! There is a lot more to do with them!     In 2008, a young French guy, Sébastien Basile fell in love with a wine barrel! He instantly understood the artistic potential of the media.. With absolutely no background in arts, he [...]

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A double cheese, large fries, …and a glass of Cab Sauv!

posted on the February 22, 2012 12:03 pm by Wine and Only

Large food chains such as Mac Donald’s and Starbucks are thinking of proposing wine in their menus, along with the typical sodas, juices and beers. Starbucks, strongly attacked by McCafés, would like to introduce wine quickly and offer a relaxation space (Starbuck’s Lounge) to white collars after work, after having been successful in getting them [...]

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The new ‘Tasting Room in the Vines’ at Rickety Bridge

posted on the January 30, 2012 1:02 pm by Wine and Only

It continues to be ‘all things new and delectable’ at Rickety Bridge – the picturesque Franschhoek wine and lifestyle estate – the latest and most exciting developments being the launch of their splendid new ‘Tasting Room in the Vines’ and their luscious maiden Cap Classique, the Rickety Bridge Brut Rosé 2010. The tasting room, housed [...]

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Wine 2.0

posted on the January 23, 2012 11:08 am by Wine and Only

This is definitely a breaktrough in the way wine will be sold in the future! Just amazing… Just click on the link below to watch the video! USB Wine, download wine straight from the vineyards ! A nice piece of marketing indeed!!!