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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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • My name is Dax little. I'm from Fort Worth TX and I am fairly new to wine. I've been checking this site out for the past couple of days and I've got to say its pretty awesome. I'm a huge fan of cooking and wine has always interested me, I just never knew where to start, until now. Hopefully I'll get to meet some cool and interesting people on he... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth


  • Welcome Mommycat.It seems like you've been reading a bit, but unfortunately what you've been reading has been uninformed if not flat out wrong.As mentioned above, it's not sulfites that cause headaches. Moreover, ALL wine contains sulfites because they are part of what you get when the grapes grow and yeasts do their work. In other words, they s... Read More

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  • Hi, I am new to wine. I have had wine before but one time I got a severe headache after. Someone told me that it was probably sulfites in wine that caused headache.  So I have not had anymore since then.  However, I recently read an article mentioning  that sulfites in wine do not cause headache because sulfites are also found in dried fruit, wh... Read More

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  • It’s a great thing when things just come together. Earlier this year I had planned a trip to California to do some tasting but it had to be postponed. When I went to reschedule I noticed a thread in the Snooth Forum  that was looking for people to join in a West Coast Pinot Noir Throw Down. I wasn’t sure what exactly that entailed but I am alway... Read More

    From the article $25 to $35 Pinot Noir


  • Hi, I've found this Hungarian Pinot Noir wine on an online pharmacy here:http://www.my-lifespan.com/redwinehighinresveratrol.htmlThey claim it to be therapeutic for health, saying it's a special brand wich may lower chloesterol, and help keep a good cardiovascular function, as it's a unique version. I've actually bought  and tasted it, and I mus... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hungarian Pinot Noir good for...


  • Hi guys, Maybe I am just being super paranoid like my husband thinks but I am slowly starting to fill my little humble cellar with barolos one by one. Unfortunately I live on quite a busy street and my cellar is an italian style basement downstairs in my apartment building. Construction has been going on, on and off for about 2 months and I am a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic How much is too much...


  • UPDATED! The reveal has begun.Open your packageShare your gift with the CommunityTake a guess at who sent it to you Players:Lingprof - 2010 Rockpile Ridge CabernetNapagirl68 - 2012 Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir JonDerry - 2001 Miguel Merino Rioja Reserva and 2005 Infinito Malbec Foxall - 2010 Ogier Saint-Joseph Outthere - 2011 Holdredge Pinot N... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2013 for wine....


  • Monday, 7th October we inaugurated the new winery. We did this with the company of friends, family and clients. For us it was important to celebrate with the people who work every day and work with us , because they know how much effort and dedication has cost this project. The evening was also an opportunity to see up close our business . In ad... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Winery


  • 2013 brought new mega wine/beer/cigar stores to the Portland, Or./Vancouver Wa. area. We went from going from little wine shops with limited selections to 2 stores with over 2500 different wines each.This is nice because you can plan ahead, check your wine rack or cellar and go on line to pick your selections. Once you've determined what you wan... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Wine Mega Stores


  • We were lucky enough to attend the sold-out Project Zin fundraiser for the Downs Syndrome Association of the North Bay last night in Healdsburg, CA.  Clay Mauritson of Mauritson Family Wines/Rockpile Wines and Charlie Palmer of Dry Creek Kitchen (and about half a dozen other acclaimed restaurants) sponsor this event.  Between their respective ma... Read More

    From the article Project Zin 2013


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