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December brings with it plenty of opportunities to let your hair down and enjoy the party season, as well as lots of cosy evenings for curling up on the sofa. Whatever the occasion, it’s a great time to enjoy all of your favourite seasonal treats like mince pies or a slice of brandy soaked Christmas pudding. To make sure you get the most out of every indulgent moment, we’ve got the low-down on the best sweet... read more

‘Tis the most wonderful time of the year! No one is going to argue that Christmas time doesn’t have a certain charm. Sparkling lights, carols, reindeer knitted jerseys and mince pies all have their place but whether you choose to celebrate it or not, the team at Winerist want to ensure your festive season is more like the closing scene of a Christmas movie than a manic, last minute dash to the shops, wrestling your way to... read more

Food and Wine Spotlight on… Argentina Argentina has always been a fascinating destination for travellers, and as their wine industry continues to flourish, it is becoming a hot spot for wine-lovers and foodies to enjoy its bold and distinctive flavours. Argentina’s rolling hills and valleys produce the country’s famed Malbec, as well as an increasingly big variety of other grapes, with more vineyards being established each year. An increased international interest in Argentinian wine (we... read more

Well, it’s finally December, and here at Winerist that means that we can officially start getting excited for the holidays! Specifically, getting stuck into all the planning and preparation that goes along with the festive season. Whether you’re hosting your whole family, throwing a big party, or inviting a few friends over for casual drinks, chances are you’ll be writing long shopping lists full of tasty treats and perfect wine pairings. But what do... read more

The ultimate wine town, Stellenbosch has just about as much history as you can expect from the most well known places in South Africa, dating back to its origin 1679. A great story precedes the creation of the Stellenbosch wine route, of three friends and their love for wine merging their three farms into a route that is now one of the most beautiful wine itineraries of the world. The Stellenbosch Wine Route came into being after the founders of Simonsig... read more

It’s no secret that South Africa makes some pretty delicious wines and Nederburg is a name long since associated with the quality wines. Recently having been awarded the prestigious inclusion in the ‘Worlds Most Admired Wine Brands’ top 50 list, this Paarl based winery is doing big things in the industry. The wine estate is earning even further kudos from our Winerist team though, as they’re currently doing their part to change lives by mobilizing... read more

As autumn days get crisp and cool, November arrives with plenty of events to warm things up for our food and wine lovers. Whether you will spend this amazing month at home or you are planning to travel to your favourite wine region, we want to inspire you with our selection of must-do food and wine events around the world, to make your November a remarkable enogastronomic experience. Do you know Vendages Tardives? Even if harvest is over in almost... read more

Grenache used to be the most planted red grape selection across the world, with substantial contributions from Spain and also the whole of the south of France, until probably being overtaken by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot during the last decade or two. Grenache Noir was discovered in the 1800s but only verified in the early 1900s by a Professor at the University of Stellenbosch. Even though there aren't ample amounts of Grenache Noir planted in South Africa, as a result... read more

What’s happening in the vineyard? The harvest season has started last August in the Northern Hemisphere, but the best is yet to come! October is the last month of this year’s peak harvest time, and it is indisputably the most beautiful period of the year. This season makes its mark on the wine-growing landscape. Vineyards look radiant as they shed the greens of warmer months for colourful yellows, red and burnt oranges of autumn.   How... read more

Whether they are black or white, big or small, French or Italian, the season for one of the most loved gourmet products in the world is coming and it’s time to hunt truffles! Did you know there is a special University in Italy for training truffle hunting dogs? Known as white and black gold, truffles are a very special delicatessen because they are usually found only in some regions of Italy and France. They grow naturally underground, so... read more