Wine Faults

The subject of faults in wine has been extensively researched and discussed in wine writing.  There are hundreds of faults that could be present in wine and since we’re here just to provide some light reading, rather than a doctoral dissertation, we’re just going to touch briefly on a few of the most common problems […]

What are Organic and Biodynamic Wines?

There is endless chatter in the market about organic and biodynamic wines.  We have all heard many a sweeping statement advocating for or against these wines (usually the arguments get louder the more vino has been consumed) but there is generally a fair amount of confusion on what exactly makes a wine organic or biodynamic. […]

Pinotage Grapes

The Story of Pinotage: South Africa’s Very Own Black Grape

The If you love wines from the Rainbow Nation, no doubt you’ve had a glass or two of South African Pinotage.  And you will know that there is no wine more polarizing out there – very few people ‘don’t mind’ Pinotage, its love or hate.  How much do you know about this incredible South African […]

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How To Taste Wine

You regularly treat yourself to some of the finest wines from South Africa, so you owe it to yourself to savour every drop.  In this article, RAKQ thought a few tips on how to taste a wine would go down well.   While all that swirling and sniffing might look flashy, snobby even, it’s all […]