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
Besides a variety of flowers and fruits, wine has a number flavours that seem eccentric. Next time you're searching for that essence that's escaping definition, consider these 33 peculiar notes that may have found their way into your wine.
Identifying Wine’s Esoteric Flavours
Cork remains the market leader by far and furthermore it has been regaining market share since 2010 after being in decline from 2004 to 2009.
Cork vs Screw Cap Debate 2014
Despite a challenging season characterised by high, often untimely rainfall, the South African wine industry expects an average-sized, good-quality wine grape harvest, with exceptional harvests in the coastal regions, according to VinPro, the representative organisation for close to 3600 South African wine producers.
2014 Vintage Report: South Africa
In June of 2012 Flagstone began a sponsorship of the Cheetah Outreach Trust in South Africa. This month we handed over a cheque for R35 000 as we continue to support this critical initiative.
The Cheetah Outreach Trust - Update