Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category
The featured wine of the day is the incredible Kumkani Sauvignon Blanc 2010.
Expressive varietal aromas of ripe gooseberry with underlying notes of grass and green pepper. Beautiful palate with the same characteristics initially picked up on the nose well balanced with refreshing natural acidity and an excellent finish.
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Today’s featured wine it the amazing Kumkani Infiniti.
Full mousse, pale straw colour with fine, lazy bead. Nose of warm toast, hazelnuts, almonds and citrus. Creamy yet crisp entrance with a rich complex palate of almonds and hazelnuts. Well balanced acidity with a complex full persistent finish.
This is a great aperitif or amazing with oysters or veal.
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Today’s featured wine is the Kumkani Chardonnay Viognier 2008.
Bright aromas of lemon peach on nose rich palate with hints of vanilla oak flavour complementing a well-balanced elegant wine.
This wine can be enjoyed on its own or with seafood or roasted chicken.
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Here’s a great article on wine.co.za on the popularity of different wine bottle shapes and sizes.
UK wine consumers are surprisingly adventurous in their choices of wine packaging, which could eventually mean the traditional 75cl bottle may lose its stranglehold on the market.
But even though millions of regular drinkers have bought wine in formats like bag-in-box, Tetra Pak, plastic bottles and smaller sizes of glass bottle, the traditional 75cl option is still by far the most popular choice, according to Wine Intelligence research, with almost three quarters of consumers buying it regularly.
More than half of all wine drinkers occasionally buy bag-in-box wines, and Tetra Pak wines have been purchased at some point by 13% of consumers. But only a small minority of these consumers opt for these formats more than once a month.
Almost 4 in 10 wine drinkers have bought plastic (PET) bottles of wine, and the format clearly has some appeal as more than half of these consumers report buying the format on a regular basis.
Consumers base their decisions on a wide range of factors, including value for money, portability and environmental credentials. However, occasion and product image are the most important.
Wine Intelligence’s Associate Director for Publishing, Graham Holter, said consumers’ open-mindedness had parallels with how screw caps were embraced a decade or so ago, although the industry needed to give consumers reasons to switch from familiar glass bottles.
Read more… wine.co.za