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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  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

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  • Any help would be appreciated here.I have a buddy that's really into cigars and I've been partaking from time to time. It's been fun but I've never tried to put a wine in front of someone smoking a cigar. Now that everyone knows I'm the "Wine Guy" I've been asked to supply next weeks smoking event with some wines. YIKES.I don't know where to s... Read More

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  • I have been drinking wine for about 10 years. I was fortunate early on to be introduced to some very good wines. My wife's family really enjoys wine. Silver Oak, Cakebread, Fransiscan, St. Supery, BV and other mostly Napa Cabs are the standard at her family gatherings. Merlot was considered 2nd banana.Lately, the bride and I have been expand... Read More

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  • Wanting to try my first Merlot. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Looking to start for $20 or under to start with. Thanks Read More

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  • Ahhh... So many wines, so little time, and such a small budget... I am trying so hard to learn the world of wines as best I can, but this experience is truly one I have to take on my own. (Thank goodness for Snooth!). So my dilemma... I am trying to find reasonably priced wines that suit my tastes as well as my food preference. I do not eat r... Read More

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  • There is Wine Auction in Hong Kong on 19 Sep 09 and some new records as follows :1. First 100% Sold Wine Auction in Hong Kong realizing nearly HK$50 Million (US$ 6.4 Million) 2. A Superlot of Twelve Cases of 1990-2001 DRC Assortments achieves HK$2.54 million (US$325,769)3. World Auction Record for a single bottle case of DRC La Tache 1990 at HK$... Read More

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  • Is it just me or anyone else?When in a restaurant a waiter continually tops up your glass of winecheers Read More

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  • Thread began here: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/best-wine-guides-in-any-language/Responding to DM and GregT. I dont think there can be another Parker, just like there will never be another NY Times, BBC or NPR. Its not a question of the fact that there's too much noise, but one of choice. Its easier for a consumer to do their own research, t... Read More

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  • I have a bottle of Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Graves 1980. Do'es anyone know how much it's worth Read More

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  • Vin Santo RecommendationsLooking to get some to have and to hold. Last year Greg pulled out a 1990 Felsina Vin Santo that still haunts my dreams. I don't know much about the different styles or what producers make bottles that age well (other than Felsina). Any suggestions? Thanks. Read More

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  • I just can't help but feel like both WA and WS are rating wines higher then they have in the past. These thoughts are coming from my true love in wine, Barolo. I remember reading reviews on wines from 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001 (all great vintages) and for some of the best producers in that region I would see scores of 90 - 94 for some of the best... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Are scores getting higher?


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