Category: Wine Guide

The Art of Oak Aging

Oak ageing is an art. In fact, after grapes, oak is the second most vital (and expensive) component of many wines, having a crucial impact on the quality and final outcome of the wine. After all, the barrels a winemaker chooses for the process, has a marked effect on how the wine will taste, lending […]

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Why Bellingham Sauvignon Blanc is a must in your home right now

Bellingham Sauvignon Blanc was one of the wines on everyone’s lips in 2018, and with good reason. This FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc winner is layered with flavour and personality, and a must in your home right now.

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In the Wine Store

Have you ever stared helplessly at row upon row of bottles of wine wondering where to start? Most supermarkets and wine stores organise their wines into red and white first and then into the different varietals like chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon and styles, like dry or sweet, sparkling or still. That’s why it is seldom […]

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The story of how Bellingham came to be (Part II)

In The story of how Bellingham came to be (Part 1), we left off in the wake of extensive renovations and overseas forays on the part of Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk to learn more about the art of viticulture and winemaking from some of Europe’s foremost experts in the field. Running where angels fear to […]

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At the table

Around the braaiThis is strictly easy drinking territory. No one wants to ponder too long or hard over what goes best with sticky ribs and burgers. Opt for the safest options that will be kind to both chicken and red meat. We recommend our Pear Tree White or Big Oak Red – both blends that […]

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At home in your own Cellar

Navigating the wine sectionBellingham’s Top Tips for stocking your Cellar at Home Be true to yourself. Trust your instincts and follow your palate. Your favourites will never fail to reward ensuring your sensory involvement so your cellar never stagnates. Be adventurous. Venture beyond your usual favourites and taste widely. Be careful. If you are motivated […]

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Bellingham’s handy hints to enjoying wine in a restaurant

Do you feel foolish when ordering wine in a restaurant? When it comes to wine lists, sommeliers and the wine tasting ritual, it can be intimidating for the uninitiated. The reasons behind the performance are actually quite sensible and might assist you in appearing the consummate connoisseur. What is a sommelier?A Sommelier is a specialised […]

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