Shiraz is an Australian name for darkish purple grapes which are used to produce red wine. This variety of grape is popularly known and grown in many parts throughout the world. Shiraz juice, which is extracted from grapes, has a variety of uses ranging from foodstuffs and liquor. Shiraz wine is widely used in preparing delicacies due to their tantalizing tastes while used in preparing finger licking meals. Some recipes in which shiraz wine is commonly used will no doubt include the following; 1) Beef tenderloin with shiraz sauce This is a delicious meal for those who enjoy different tastes of beef. Ingredients 2 inches’ thick...

Wine Through The Ages Wine has been around for centuries, known to be dated as far back as 6000 BC, and comes in many difference varieties and prices. It's origins are so far back that it predates written records. Wine has also had many religious and mythical implications throughout the centuries. From the last supper to the Greek mythical god Dionysus becoming the god of wine. All this shows that wine has been a part of human culture for as long as humans have been cultured, and maybe even longer. This day in age wine is more used for its health benefits,...

What's the difference between Sauvignon Blanc Wine and Chardonnay?  Original source: winefolly Wine is common in high class society and in dining rooms all around the world. However, the differences between sauvignon blanc and chardonnay are subtle but remarkable. Though both are white wines, the differences may astound the average wine drinker. Chardonnay Chardonnay has been referred to as the "homecoming queen" of white wines. The most common way to pick out if you have chardonnay when tasting blindly is the apple flavor. The chardonnay grapes grow in tight clusters and resemble fake grapes that are bought for children. This wine is known for an...

Viognier wine: What You Need to Know Viognier wine was almost impossible to obtain fifty years ago. The plant that makes the wine, the Viognier plant, was having a difficult time being planted at the right time to harvest it for wine later on in the year. Even in France, wine makers were having a difficult time with this plant. However, since that time, it has been growing rapidly and well in areas such as South Africa. The hotter the climate, the better the plant does. This does not necessarily mean that it is easy to grow in South Africa either. The Viognier...

The Pinotage grape is a plant native to South Africa. The Pinotage was bred in 1925 as a cross between Pinot noir and Cinsaut. The name Pinotage is a combination of Pinot noir and Hermitage, another name for Cinsaut. The wine produced from the Pinotage grape often features earthy or smoky flavors with a hint of banana or tropical fruit. Pinotage wine is also made into fortified wine and red sparkling wine. The first Pinotage seeds were planted in the garden of scientist Abraham Perold at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The seedlings were forgotten when he was transferred to another...

Best Value South African Wine Accolade a good indication that 2014 is going to be a great year for Alvi's Drift.   [button size='medium' style='' text='VISIT OUR ONLINE STORE' icon='' icon_color='' link='https://alvisdrift.co.za/products/' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' border_color='' hover_border_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color='' font_style='' font_weight='' text_align='' margin='']   As you receive this news, vintage is still in full swing.  Early morning starts to bring in the grapes while they are still cold and fresh, fermentations bubbling  in the tank, presses running around the clock and the endless activity in the cellar to bring to you the range of outstanding Alvi's Drift wines. How is the 2014 harvest? There has been...