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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

Wedding Venues in Cape Town

Find the Wedding Venue of your Dreams Hassle-Free! A wedding is a truly special thing, and you want the perfect venue to serve as the frame and backdrop to your big day. With a dazzling array of potential wedding venues on the market today, picking the perfect place can feel like a nightmare- but it’s time to turn those bad vibes upside down and banish the stress forever! With the dazzling beauty of our vineyards, and the classic-modern vibes of the winery
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Wedding Venues in Cape Town2023-04-14T12:03:45+00:00

Pairing Wines with Cheesecake

Celebrate Summer with a Delectable Apple Treat It’s late summer, and there’s nothing like a sweet-but-tart apple treat to celebrate the season and keep your tummy happy, too! Did you know that crisp white wines, like your favourite Louisvale Wines Sauvignon Blancs and Cape Chardonnays- pair perfectly with apples? Today the Food @ Louisvale team have shared a super-special apple crumble cheesecake that’s bound to be a hit with family and friends alike, so why not try this super combination out for yourself?
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Pairing Wines with Cheesecake2023-01-18T06:57:33+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

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
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Open your wine like a South African superstar!2021-11-16T07:01:13+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

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
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Do I need to decant my wine?2021-11-16T07:12:59+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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