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Mini Clubman Château: For wine lovers!

posted on the January 11, 2012 8:18 am by Wine and Only

You’re always on the road doing wine tastings? (like we are!) This could be the ultimate car for wine lovers, the Mini Clubman Château! The MINI Chateau is based on the MINI Clubman S, and made its world debut at the recent Top Marques show in Monaco, it will be limited to just 12 units [...]

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Wine glasses by Utopik Design

posted on the December 13, 2011 7:15 am by Wine and Only

We recently came across these beautiful glasses. Created by a French Studio, Utopik Design, this set of glasses is designed to suit all of your wine tasting desires. The concept comes in 3 parts: The metallic basis, the glass and the stem. By adapting a different socle and/or a specific stem, your glass will turn [...]

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Die Ouwingerdreeks tasting at the Sadie Family wine estate

posted on the December 5, 2011 9:25 am by Wine and Only

We were honoured to be invited to the “Die Ouwingerdreeks” tasting at the Sadie Family wine estate last Friday.   First, a few words about the concept: The idea behind Die Ouwingerdreeks series is to raise awareness of the old vineyards of the Cape and also display the amazing wines that can be produced from [...]

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Australia’s most expensive wine release (R 8,300)

posted on the November 16, 2011 10:56 am by Wine and Only

Australia’s most expensive table wine hits the world’s shelves this week – and the famous name behind it, Penfolds, has gone off-shore to launch it. In price terms, forget Grange at $599 (R 4,950) and step over Torbreck’s $700 (R 5,800) The Laird, Penfolds has jumped to the top shelf with one of their rarest [...]

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2011 is coming

posted on the November 14, 2011 9:07 am by Wine and Only

Beaujolais Nouveau is a young red wine made from handpicked Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais region of France, where the beverage accounts for half of the region’s production. While most red wines improve with age, Beaujolais Nouveau is all about freshness. Many producers, including regional giant Georges Duboeuf (one of the founder of the [...]

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Concerto for a wine-tasting

posted on the November 5, 2011 9:42 pm by Wine and Only

Music influences wine tasting, according to a study realized by the British Journal of Psychology. Adrian North, from the Herriot-Watt university launched this case study with the help of 250 students, tasting a red wine (Alpha 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon) and a white one (Chilian Chardonnay). They were distributed in 5 groups who would taste both [...]