South African Wine

A Snapshot of Wine Grape Harvest 2024

Wine Grape Harvest is an exciting time in the winelands.  A typical day usually features an early start, earlier than the crack of dawn, and long hours of hard work between the vineyards and the cellar.  This is coupled with high stress levels coordinating teams of labourers and making important decisions on when to pick […]

The Sulphur Situation

Sulphur is a naturally occurring element that has been used for centuries in winemaking and grape growing. Its presence in these fields is as essential as it is controversial.  Sulphur treatments play a pivotal role in maintaining the quality and stability of wines, however they are also a subject of concern for those sensitive to […]

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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 […]