Flagstone Wines is South Africa's Mystery Picnics wine sponsor. Mystery Picnics is a new and exciting dedicated themed outdoor event is hosting the very first one in Joburg on the 29th Nov 3-10pm. The Mystery is in the location, details to be released to ticket holders in the last phase.
South Africa’s Mystery Picnics
Flagstone’s consistent hard work and fastidious craftsmanship continues to reap rewards as our block buster wines mature into exceptional vintages.
2015 Platter’s Wine Guide Results
The 2015 Platter Guide is now out, and with it the list of five star laureates. Ask most producers which of the various industry awards they would rather win, and a Platter five star is right up there with Nobel prizes and Angelina Jolie (or Brad Pitt — depending on your preferences) — as a blind date.
Are Platter Plaudits Too Plentiful?
Platter’s Wine Guide is widely considered the most comprehensive annual guide to South African wine. Last night the 2015 Platter’s Wine Guide 5-Star Wines were announced at The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.
Flagstone’s 5 Star Platter’s Wines 2015
Rhebokskloof Wine Estate hosted the Wine-of-the-Month Club 2014 Winemaker Awards. Wines selected over the course of a year by the Club's 10 independent panellists for members of Wine-of-the-Month Club
Winemaker Awards 2014
The variety has long laboured under huge expectations of delivering what South Africa can claim to be its signature world beating classic red wine. Has it perhaps been pushed beyond the boundaries of what wine-drinkers want or like, irrespective of what promoters think it’s capable of? Wendy Toerien looks at the provenance of three of Classic Wine’s top-scoring Pinotages to gauge its current standing.
Is Pinotage The New Popular?
The wine fanatics over at Wine Folly have taken it upon themselves to deconstruct the perfect wine. I'm sure you'll agree this is no mean feat, particularly as perfection is subjective. Never to be deterred they've given it a crack.
Deconstructing The ‘Perfect’ Wine
Age is that dance partner everyone wine wants to tango with, catch age at the right time and the performance is quite special. Some of our Dragon Tree, Dark Horse and Word of Mouth vintages are dancing particularly gracefully in 2014.
2014 Michelangelo Awards
The South African Young Wine Show gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase their best wines of their current vintage. Flagstone fans can get excited.
The 2014 South African Young Wine Show
Are you smarter than a sommelier? Blind tasting refers to tasting wines without knowing their identities. Lettie Teague explains what to know about blind tasting wine.
How to Blind Taste Wine Like a Sommelier
Tears of wine is manifested as a ring of clear liquid, near the top of a glass of wine, from which droplets continuously form and drop back into the wine. But how does this phenomenon work?
Why Does Wine Cry
This method contains the fundamental parts of all wine tasting techniques. In essence, there are about 4 things to do when you actively taste wine. You can apply this method to anything you eat or drink and you’ll find that it makes you incredibly more aware of what’s in your food.
How to Taste Red Wine
The simplest definition of mead is an alcoholic beverage made using honey to provide the majority of the fermentable sugars. To mead makers, a “traditional” mead is made using just honey, water and yeast. Steve Piatz shares a brief history of grape's predecessor alongside a couple of his favorite recipes and the perfect pairings to introduce you to the ancient wine.
A Time Before Wine - Mead