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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

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

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 [...]

By |2021-08-09T20:04:39+00:00July 30th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-08-09T19:14:07+00:00July 25th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

From Vine to Wine: Meet the Louisvale Wine Genius

What powers Louisvale Wines’ winemaker? Today we lift the veil of mystery on how our gorgeous vines become our acclaimed wines, and it all starts with the love and passion of our winemaker, Simon Smith. A man who’s been in love with the soil and the harvest since a young boy, he brings passion, individuality and star quality to the Louisvale vintages. A quarter-century of wine For Simon, wine isn’t just a drink. It’s a lifestyle and a career, one he’s still in [...]

By |2021-03-04T09:46:04+00:00February 4th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

Why on earth does wine need to breathe?

If you’re not a big wine drinker, hearing that wine needs to ‘breathe’ may sound like crazy talk. You just want to pour a glass and enjoy, right? Breathing your wine isn’t just part of fancy wine etiquette, however, it’s actually a key way to get greater taste and enjoyment from your wine. Here’s Louisvale Winery’s easy guide to aerating wine properly- and why it will revolutionise your taste experience. What is ‘breathing’, anyway? Breathing wine is a lot easier than it [...]

By |2021-02-01T10:15:56+00:00February 1st, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

Fun facts about wine (we bet you don’t know)

Wine has been lifting the human spirit for millennia. Tasty, safe and just boozy enough to make every day seem like a celebration, it’s intertwined with every step of human history. It’s been made in some form on every continent (after all, there are 10 000 varieties of grape alone), and you could sit down with an ancestor and share a glass and they’d recognise the taste and the social ritual both. Can you imagine anything else with such a long and storied [...]

By |2021-02-01T13:54:19+00:00January 29th, 2021|Louisvale Blogs|0 Comments

Why aged wines really are better than anything else

The stereotype of a wine bottle carefully ageing in someone’s collection is one we all know- but why is this seen as a key stage in so many wines? Is it just pretension, or does ageing your wine honestly make a difference to how it tastes? Louisvale Wines takes a look at why wine ageing is a thing, and when it can be used to ensure a tasty treat in the future. An ancient art Humans have been ageing wines since civilization began, [...]

By |2021-01-08T07:15:20+00:00December 20th, 2020|Louisvale Blogs, Louisvale MCC Range|0 Comments