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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  • Syrah

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • 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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  • In the East Bay, esp my neck of the woods (North Oakland/Berkeley), it's an embarrassment of riches in this as in so many other things.  Andronico's, a formerly swanky market, is all but gone, and AG Ferrari is closing up its last shop after years of sinking into dismal faux Italian market-hood. But others have taken their place, albeit not in e... Read More

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  • OK, what's your favorite market in your area for buying good meats, dairy, produce, etc. when you want to prepare a proper meal, likely accompanied by wine? Or just for everyday living? And what do they provide that you value so?Last couple of times I was through San Fran I realized Bi-Rite in the Mission would be mine there. Very much appreciat... Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the United States was made from grapes grown in California. Clearly, the world wine stage has welcomed California bottles with opened arms. Wine lovers from around the world clamor for access to California wines. They journey to the state’s many celebrated regions with g... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • A very good vintage of a very good wine, which has struggled somewhat in terms of image vs. it's big brother Grange, though recently it's been winning some vintage battles and this is reflected in an irregularly rising price. Have had both from several vintages over a long period of time (from back when it was called 'St. Henri Claret'), but mor... Read More

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  • Hi,    I was wandering how one goes about pricing the value of wine. I have 1/2 dozen 750ml bottles of 2010 Penfolds St Henri Shiraz that I thought I might sell.  Read More

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  • My big day mixing in the wine world as I've kind of helped break this news, owing to a friend of mine who is close to Laurent Ponsot. Same friend from the Netherlands who GregT and I tasted with in San Diego. Anyhow, Peter from WS contacted me this morning for info and I was able to speak with him right after he spoke to Laurent and before the s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Domaine Ponsot to be sold?


  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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  • Esteemed wine critics like Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni employ gender-positive terms in their tasting notes without compunction. Masculine wines are commonly associated with structure and power, while feminine wines can be perceived as delicate and thin. Speaking about a trip to the Bandol region in the Financial Times, wine writer Jancis R... Read More

    From the article Does your wine have a gender?


  • In case people here don't already know, this is a great event.  Lots of interesting wineries and retailers offer screaming deals.  It is a feeding frenzy.  I'll be there offering Briceland Vineyards wines but there are a lot of great deals to be had,Tip:  If you think you might like to buy a few bottles, it is probably worth it to sign up as a s... Read More

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  • I would like to say I have read a lot of posts and find more of these fascinating than not. I have been trying to educate myself about wines, not because I indulge but because I have inherited some wine from my fathers estate and want to part with them, The research I have gathered is minimal and somewhat frustrating at times.I have some very ni... Read More

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