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Sound Like A Wine Expert, Effortlessly

As all Louisvale Wines fans know, the world of winemaking- and drinking- is packed full of terminology. From the french terminology to the solid science, it can get a little daunting- but not with us on your side! In this two-part blog series, we’re going to break down the mysterious world of wine technology. You’ll sound like an expert in no time! DescribingWines You know what you like, but how do you find other great wines just like it! Knowing how to describe [...]

By |2022-06-10T11:59:55+00:00May 30th, 2022|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

The Sparkling Vibes of Cape Classique- South Africa’s ‘Champagne’

A little earlier this month we looked at how Champagne evolved from something that accidentally happened to some bottles in cold weather to a sparkling wine beloved by royalty. But if only those wines still produced in one small valley in France can call themselves Champagnes, then what are those succulent and delicious sparkling wines you taste on the Stellenbosch wine route? Louisvale Wines has the info you need. Appellation d'origine contrôlée You often hear about appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) regarding French Champagne, [...]

By |2022-01-28T12:10:18+00:00January 28th, 2022|Louisvale Blogs, Louisvale MCC Range|0 Comments

When is Champagne Not Champagne? The History of your Sparkling Wine

If it sparkles and bubbles, it’s Champagne, right? Not quite! While Champagne has become something of a call-world for a whole class of wine, it’s a bit like calling every pool cleaner a Creepy Crawly- it’s actually a specific ‘brand’ in a broader wine type. Confused? Don’t be! Today the Louisvale Wines experts will break down the fascinating history of Campagne, sparkling wine, and what makes South Africa’s crops so special. What is Champagne? At its simplest, Champagne is a wine that has [...]

By |2022-01-28T12:11:58+00:00January 14th, 2022|Louisvale Blogs, Louisvale MCC Range|0 Comments

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Are you looking for the perfect venue to tie the knot? You want something beautiful and unique, just like your love. But there’s also a ton of practical considerations. Today the Louisvale team takes a deep dive into everything you need to remember to pick the perfect wedding venue. 1)  Choose the right location Many of us have a clear idea of what our weddings should look like, so you want a venue that mirrors that. Here at Louisvale Wines, for example, there’s [...]

By |2021-12-20T18:10:39+00:00December 10th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

Why Wine and You are the Perfect Pair this Christmas.

Here’s to the festive season! Bringing some extra cheer and the chance to spend time with family and friends, we’re sure you can’t wait to kick back, relax, and celebrate with those you love. It’s time to start planning how to eat, drink, and be as merry as possible in the face of a year that’s been harder than most. Louisvale Wines have all the tips you need to pick the perfect vintage to complement your delicious dishes, too, so let’s get [...]

By |2021-11-23T13:48:22+00:00November 28th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

Your Cheat Pocket Guide to Wines.

Love wine, but not entirely up to speed with all the terminology? Never fear! The expert team at Louisvale Wines have your back. Here’s a look at basic wine types everyone should know, and a few tips to enjoy them like a pro! Red and White The most obvious wine difference is, of course, red vs white. If it’s got a golden or greenish tinge, it’s a white, and anything from pale pink to deep ruby is red.  You’d assume that [...]

By |2021-11-23T13:40:54+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Open your wine like a South African superstar!

Wine culture can seem intimidating if you’re used to simply drinking whatever you recognize first on the wine menu, but it certainly shouldn’t be! While it’s not necessary to pack in all the bells and whistles just to sip a chilled glass of your favourite with dinner, knowing how to elegantly offer a bottle of wine to guests and loved ones is a fun way to deepen your enjoyment- and look a little fancy, too! Here’s Louisvale Wines' cheat sheet on how [...]

By |2021-11-16T07:01:13+00:00September 20th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

Celebrate the Stellenbosch Wine Route this Heritage Day.

Spring has finally sprung- and you know what that means in South Africa! Summer is coming, too, and sultry, warm nights laughing with friends are only weeks away. We have National Braai Day, or Heritage Day, to celebrate on the 24th of September, too. If you’re looking for the ideal way to step into summer and knock the dust off the braai ready for a season of fun, Louisvale Wines has a simple, sophisticated treat that will make the neighbours jealous and [...]

By |2021-09-13T09:46:00+00:00September 13th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

Wine and food: A match (paired) in heaven.

Food and wine. You can hardly imagine one without the other. It doesn’t matter where your global adventures take you, a new friend waiting to offer you a sparkling glass of something delicious and some tasty snacks to go with it. We celebrate with wine, bond over it, and it’s a crucial part of enjoying good company. There’s only one way to make the experience better- knowing how to pair a delicious dish with the perfect wine! Wine pairing is an art [...]

By |2021-11-16T07:20:56+00:00August 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do I need to decant my wine?

Decanting wine can be an intimidating question to face. Should you decant wine in general? What about this wine? Why am I even doing this? Don’t worry! Today we caught up with the wine experts at Louisvale Wines to ask all the decanting questions you’ve always wanted to know the answer too, but daren’t ask. What is decanting wine?This one is easy! Many wines are not served straight from the bottle. Instead, they’re poured into an attractive pitcher (or something similar) and served [...]

By |2021-11-16T07:12:59+00:00August 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments