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History of Wine

The Fascinating History of Wine in Brief Here’s a quick question for you- where did wine come from? We bet you’re thinking of France, or maybe Italy, but the answer is a lot more surprising than you may think! The wine experts from Louisvale Wines have compiled a quick cheat-sheet to the history of wine for you today- and we’ll bet you will be surprised by what it reveals, too! The Birth of Wine Let’s be honest- humans like to relax and unwind.
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History of Wine2023-04-14T12:12:28+00:00

Red Wine vs White Wine: Your Ultimate Guide

Red Wine vs White Wine: Your Ultimate Guide At first glance, the red vs white wine debate is simply about colour and the grapes used to achieve it. But there’s a lot more that goes into it! Today our resident wine experts at Louisvale Wines have taken a break from tending the casks to give us a rundown of all things red and white wine- and you’re sure to love it! Why not crack a glass of your favourite Louisvale wine to enjoy
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Red Wine vs White Wine: Your Ultimate Guide2023-03-30T07:12:54+00:00

Louisvale wine route

Enjoy a Tasty, Lemony Louisvale Treat We all love wine! But while you may get the most enjoyment from your favourite Louisvale Wines vintage by kicking back with a crisp, cool glass at the end of the day, what’s the spoil of a great wine without a sweet treat to enjoy with it? Today we’re sharing one of the classic favourites from the Food @ Louisvale experience- a truly South African Lemon Meringue that’s to die for. Bring a little of the Louisvale
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Louisvale wine route2022-11-30T08:50:15+00:00

Decanting your Cabernet Perfectly

Decanting your Cabernet Perfectly Now you know more about the exciting possibilities of Cabernet wines, how do you serve one properly? As anyone who’s visited the delectable Food @ Louisvale on the Louisvale Wine estate knows, there’s an art to serving wine- and how you decant it is a key part of that. Today we’re going to walk you through everything you need to know about decanting. What is Decanting? Decanting simply means moving your wine from the bottle that was its home
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Decanting your Cabernet Perfectly2022-11-30T09:00:44+00:00

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
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Why Wine and You are the Perfect Pair this Christmas.2021-11-23T13:48:22+00:00

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
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Your Cheat Pocket Guide to Wines.2021-11-23T13:40:54+00:00

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
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Celebrate the Stellenbosch Wine Route this Heritage Day.2021-09-13T09:46:00+00:00

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
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Wine and food: A match (paired) in heaven.2021-11-16T07:20:56+00:00

Spring love and great wine: the perfect wedding pair.

We’ve finally passed the official middle of winter, and the mornings are looking a little brighter again. If you’re a blushing bride waiting eagerly to create the perfect spring wedding, we’re sure you’re starting to feel that frisson of excitement as you craft your dream wedding. Wine and weddings have gone hand-in-hand for millennia, and there’s something about the romance of vine-packed hills and rolling vistas that will make even the most difficult guest feel fuzzy with love. Here’s how Louisvale Wines
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Spring love and great wine: the perfect wedding pair.2021-08-09T20:04:39+00:00

Why does my wine smell bad? Is it corked?

Perhaps one of the worst things that can happen to a wine-lover is uncorking their exciting new bottle… and smelling not the beautiful bouquet of a much-anticipated wine, but the reek of wet dog hair. The phenomenon is known as corking, and Louisvale Wines has looked at it before, but it’s well worth revisiting again. Here’s everything you wish you didn’t have to know about corked wine, and what you can do about it. Why does wine become corked? What we’re
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Why does my wine smell bad? Is it corked?2021-08-09T19:14:07+00:00


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