Entries open for South Africa’s Top Sparkling Wine Competition


Top image: Pieter Ferreira, chairman of the Cap Classique Producers Association, left and Joaquim Sá.

Méthode Cap Classique producers have until 20 July to submit their wines for this year’s Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, the only competition dedicated exclusively to honouring Cap Classique wines. Amorim Cork SA, which is sponsoring the event for the 17th consecutive year, is the convenor of this unique wine competition in conjunction with the Cap Classique Producers Association.

 

Storing Wine On Its Side Is Nonsense, Says Scientist


Storing wine on its side won’t prevent corks drying out, and may even accelerate their degeneration, according to Amorim’s director of R&D, Dr. Miguel Cabral.

 

Compounds called Corklins found in cork-stoppered wines


The interaction of wine and phenolics from cork stoppers produces a newly-identified set of compounds that affect a wine’s colour and bitterness – and these are called Corklins.

 

Helix Closure Lands In The UK


A novel twist-off cork closure known as the ‘Helix’ is to be introduced to the UK after a South African producer in Berry Bros & Rudd’s portfolio adopted it for one of its ranges.

 

Amorim Cork Brings the Special Wines of Madeira to the CWG


One of the greatest resurgences in the wine world’s recent history is that of Madeira. Long relegated to the lower shelves as an aide for cooking and cheerful sweet quaffing, the fortified wines from this island off the coast of Portugal have lately undergone a renaissance.

 

Bot River Barrels and Beards tackles Bull by Horns for Charity


Top image: Kobie Viljoen and Amorim Cork MD Joaquim Sá 

The whackiest event in the South African wine landscape has to be the annual Barrels & Beards Festival held by the small but spirited Bot River Wine Route. Annually a group of wine makers make a vow of not shaving during the harvest, at the end of which they host a beard competition and gigantic slap-up party to celebrate the ending of the grape crush, the beautiful beards and the simple joys of being a member of the wine community in this charming rural enclave.

 

Cork Makes Light Work for Lara Croft Tomb Raider


Lights….camera…..action….and cork. With the highly anticipated movie Tomb Raider having hit the screens to international acclaim, it is worth noting that cork took on one of the minor roles.

 

A New Cork and an Historical Day on De Wetshof Estate


None of those who were in the De Wetshof winery on Monday 12 March will forget it. Not one.

 

Amorim Cork Investing in the Wine Stars of the Future


From left: Sydney Mello, Joaquim Sá and Morgan Steyn.

As a partner to the South African wine industry, Amorim is committed to initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for previously disadvantaged persons in an industry that has all the potential of becoming the jewel in South Africa’s crown.

 

Why Wine Corks Are On The Upswing


The year 2009 struck a nadir point for the cork industry.

 
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