the company of wine people

+27 21 881 3870 R310 Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch
Cape Town, IN 46947
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the company of wine people™ is one of South Africa’s top wine producers and exporters. Its core brands include Kumkani – the king of South African wines; Thandi, the world’s first Fairtrade accredited wine; handcrafted Welmoed; unconventional Versus and export success Arniston Bay. With a winemaking team headed by Nicky Versfeld, the company prides itself on providing wines of excellence for every drinking occasion. Please visit www.thecompanyofwinepeople.co.za for more information – Description from winepeople

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • I am loving how we are getting to know some of our favorite wine writers in this series of profiles. So far we’ve “met” Ben Carter and Clifford Brown and it’s really been very interesting learning more about these folks. We “know” them from their wine recommendations, social media posts and from their participation in our online events but we re... Read More

    From the article Getting to know: Julia Crowley


  •  I  been seriously wine enthusiast for 2years im still discovering the different vatiety of wines in the world . My favorite countries to get them from italy and Argentina my favorite wine is malbec and pinot grigio, I need a wine mentor to help me discover my passion for a good sip  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • This might be a stretch, but when you're retired, almost everything goes.  I think it would be grand for folks to come up with an above average wine for Wednesdays, which some of us - those still working for a living - call 'hump day'.  Something beyond an everyday Weekday Wine, yet still below the threshold of a truly Weekend Wine.  Since tomor... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wednesday Wines (aka hump day...


  • Just a taste of our plans: A nationwide journey to bring Hungarian wines closer to you, the chance to sample the best selections, enjoyment and pleasure – the roadshow is going to be all about wine and all about people. People who love good company and memorable conversations, who are fascinated by history and the meeting of traditions and moder... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hungarian Wine Road Show -...


  • As an avid (and confirmed) beer drinker, I've come into the wine scene late.  I would drink wine before, but I never really challenged my palate.  Fortunately for me, I'm burning my GI Bill attending a culinary school, and thus, got to take a couple of wine classes.  That's been it for me.  I've jumped all over the map, and have encountered grea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good Afternoon, Snooth!


  • Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner?  I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia.  This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Hi guys:I was at a local wine and liquor store today; I buy quite a bit of stuff from them but don't really know any of the staff. It was quite warm and I was out running errands. I decided to stop by and pick up a few bottles of inexpensive wine (sub $15) that I can use in part for cooking.I guess maybe my hand was a little sweaty or something ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever break a bottle of wine...


  • Hi everyone.  My wife Sandra and I have been into wine for the past few years and that's led to a few trips to Napa Valley and related areas in 2012 and 2013.  We enjoy all wines but reds are our favorites.  We hosted our first wine tasting party last night and it was a fun event - sixteen wine lovers trying different wines in a blind tasting.  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Big Al has arrived, but...


  • Barolo, while experiencing the greatest explosion of interest in its history, remains a bit of an enigma to many winelovers. The greatest wines have percolated their way up to the top of most people’s lists, both in regards to pricing, and esteem, but top wines are never simply about their quality.  Top wines have always also been about their re... Read More

    From the article Marcarini Barolo Brunate


  • "Thanks for posting the Produttori's...was thinking about those Rabaja's, but they went fast."Why only them? There are plenty of other potentially great bottles in the list... "I guess folks like CA products"BTW, though this might better go in a syrah thread, I started the evening yesterday at an industry event--a birthday party for a company th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Epic Barolo


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