Wine and your wide nose…

I am not sure how many of you liked science at school, but I actually found it quite fascinating (except the exam part of course). Once one starts to appreciate the wonder of nature and how we as humans perceive it, we realize what a wonderful role chemistry plays in our everyday lives! The same […]

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Fire that barrel!

I am sitting now with a glass of Chenin blanc, one eye on my two young boys trying to kill each other in the garden with their plastic bikes and the other on the barbeque fire. I am going to braai some traditional South African sosaties which will go well with the Chenin methinks! This […]

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The virus in the vineyard…

When one drives nowadays in the winelands the beautiful red coloured leaves of vineyard are all around us.  However, as the old saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and these colours are unfortunately not so appealing to grape and wine producers as it is usually a sign of a virus infection […]

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