The lesser known wine acids – Succinic acid

The lesser known wine acids – Succinic acid

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine30 November 2022   There are several different types of acids found in wine, with the most prevalent acids being tartaric, malic, citric acid. The most abundant of the wine acids arise in the grapes themselves and carry over into the...
Jam-packed line-up for Sauvignon Blanc SA technical seminar

Jam-packed line-up for Sauvignon Blanc SA technical seminar

MEDIA RELEASE            9 November 2022 Winemakers can learn about New Zealand research, vineyard “memory”, Gen-Z, sensory benchmarking, thiols, and more at the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc SA Technical Seminar The latest on Sauvignon Blanc research in South Africa and New...
BIB vs Bottle: Why does the same wine taste different?

BIB vs Bottle: Why does the same wine taste different?

Dr. Carien CoetzeeBasic Wine31 October 2022   Bag-in-box (BIB) packaging facilitates selling wine in more affordable packaging as well as selling wine in larger volumes compared to a glass bottle. While boxed wine is thus generally cheaper than bottled wine per...
Acidity – Frequently asked questions PART 2

Acidity – Frequently asked questions PART 2

Dr. Carien Coetzee Basic Wine 30 October 2022   The acidity and the various measurements of acidity is used in a wide range of wine production decisions including harvest timing, acid adjustments and cold stabilisation. Part 2 of this blog post continused...
SA TOP 10 SAUVIGNON BLANC – EXCITING, VERSATILE, ELEGANT

SA TOP 10 SAUVIGNON BLANC – EXCITING, VERSATILE, ELEGANT

Download the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 Booklet South Africa’s top Sauvignon Blanc wines are versatile and elegant and consumers around the world can only expect the best. This, according to the panel of leading wine experts who this year had to select the...