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Wine Knowledge

wine knowledge

Welcome to our rough guide to fine wine – a useful resource for those who are new to the world of wine. The sections below provide a basic overview of international fine wine regions, the key grape varieties, food and wine pairing, and more.

fine wine regions

Discover the world's greatest fine wine regions, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and the Rhône.

grape varieties

We introduce you to the key wine grape varieties and their principal characteristics.

en primeur

The en primeur system offers wine lovers the opportunity to buy the new vintage while it is still in barrel.

food and wine pairing

What should you know about food and wine pairing? And why is it so important?

young guns

Meet some of SA's most daring winemakers. If you're looking for innovation and excitement, these producers should be on your radar...          


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Wine Cellar offers the greatest wine region in the world en-primeur (as futures). 2017 will be our 17th Bordeaux campaign and will be offered from April 2018 onwards for delivery in 2020.
We update our blog daily with the latest news, videos, tasting reports, recipes and more. It's also a great place to learn about fine wine.
Wine Cellar imports fine wine from Europe, offers antipodean wines, fine local wines as well as brokers your fine wine. We also focus on selling wines en-primeur (as futures) from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône.
We offer tastings in Johannesburg and Cape Town; from comparative tastings for private and corporate groups to tastings of our latest imports for the public. We also offer luxury dinners paired with rare wines.
Professional cellaring of single bottles for private clients through to pallet loads for trade clients. Wines are stored at 14 degrees in our secure underground cellars in Observatory, Cape Town.
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