If you are a 'cat person' and a wine lover then you probably have had an experience where you are sipping your merlot and while peering over your wine glass you see your cat (or cats) staring at you, with a look that you can't quite put your finger on. For a fraction of second you ponder giving your cat a saucer of wine and then instantly realise that its probably not a good idea. This is where Munchiecat and their catnip wine and cheese toys come into the picture.
Wine is an ancient delight, enjoyed throughout the ages and today it is celebrated with the same zeal and passion as those gone before us. The basic principles of bringing wine to the table from the vineyard have remained much the same the world over, but there are two fairly clear distinctions or classifications of wines that refer to their documented history, geographic locations, different viticulture, winemaking philosophies and regulations.
The Veritas Awards, South Africa's longest running and most prestigious wine and brandy competition, announced the 2016 winners earlier this month. Of the 1760 entries in total, 38 wine and brandy makers walked away with double gold medals. The award ceremony took place on the 7th of October in Cape Town and was a glamours 'black-tie' event, attended by South Africa's leading wine and brandy industry personalities. Here are the much desired double gold winners and along with other medal allocations.
At Best Wine Guide we believe everyone can (and probably should) enjoy good wine, but at the same time, should always drink responsibility. It can be easy to presume that wine connoisseurs and fellow oenophilias are wise enough to not become alcoholics, but the truth is that it is not always so. To tackle this problem, especially among millennials, a french organisation has used a very interesting campaign titled "Like My Addiction" to raise awareness of alcoholism.