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Wine and the Arts – Rejoicing in the 2016 Harvest

At the onset of harvest this past week, our imaginative team donned garlands made of vine leaves and had a great deal of fun, re-enacting the myths of ancient Greece. The scene resembled a celebration in honour of Dionysus and a celebration it certainly was! Need to brush up on your Greek mythology? Well, Dionysus of course is the god of the grape, harvest, winemaking and wine and also the…

Evolution of Pairing: How it started

Since its inception in 2002 Creation Wines has held innovation as one of its defining principles. While this has led to a range of wines characterised by rare elegance, distinction, balance and finesse it also gave rise to the award-winning Canapé and Wine Pairing concept, a first for a South African wine estate when launched in 2009. Since then Creation has developed a myriad complementary wine and food pairing experiences:…

Creation. Always a Green Welcome

The South African wine industry represents one of the major attractions for visitors to the Cape and in recent years there has been a growing trend among tourists, both local and international, to consider environmental issues when selecting a destination.   In the Cape Winelands there are several accreditations indicating a winery’s commitment to its natural surroundings and the presence of checks and balances to ensure minimal impact and responsible…

5 Interesting Wine Terms

As a wine lover you will appreciate the fact that the world of wine can be both fascinating and confusing. To help you understand the jargon better, here are five important terms, explained:   Malolactic Fermentation Lacto-bacteria convert tart malic acid into creamy lactic acid in a secondary fermentation. When grapes are harvested they are high in natural malic acid – to soften this in red wine and some white…

The Impact of Oak During Wine Making

Over the past two weeks (as the grapes were harvested) we focussed on Creation’s Syrah – in the vineyard and also in the cellar. This week, as the young wine is transferred into oak barrels for maturation, we look at the impact of oak on the wine. The impact of oak on the style of any wine is one of the key factors of production, and barrel choices made by…

Wine and the Mechanics of Flavour

Taste and flavour are concepts which we understand through experience, and which undoubtedly contribute to our enjoyment of life on a regular basis. Each meal we prepare is seasoned to our personal taste and we experiment with exotic ingredients and new techniques to improve the way our food tastes, journeying on culinary voyages of discovery. The ability of scents and flavours to conjure up memories is uniquely powerful among the…

The Evolution of Food and Wine Pairing: Technical Aspects

Wine is most often consumed with food, and the perceived effects they have on each other on the palate, good or bad, have given birth to the art of food and wine pairing. Achieving a harmonious pairing is not as simple as it seems as there are very few absolute rules, and the most unexpected pairing is often the best. While pairing food to wine depends on experimentation and intuition,…

The Lesser-known Essentials to Serving Great Wine

There’s a lot more to good wine than simply popping the cork and pouring. Considering that it takes over three years of production to get a good wine in your glass, it makes sense to spend a bit of extra time focussing on the lesser-known (but no less important) essentials to serving it. Here are a few: Let the wine breath. But why? Breathing is a strange term when applied…

Congratulations and Celebrations for Creation

The good news is out: Creation Wines has walked away with yet two more accolades.  Two of our wines achieved top honours in the FAIRLADY Consumer Awards 2013 – the Creation Pinot Noir 2012 and the Creation Viognier 2013. The intensely fragrant Creation Pinot Noir 2012 (Winner of Best Pinot Noir Category) shows a mélange of red berry aromas, elegant vanilla and a whiff of wood spice. These follow through on the full-bodied palate…

12 of the World's Top Sommeliers Compete in the Cape Winelands

Sommeliers from the top hotels and restaurants across the globe have recently competed in the WOSA Sommelier World Cup 2013 in South Africa. Semi-finals were held in 10 countries to determine which of the entrants from each country would compete in the final. The 12 finalists were hosted in South Africa enjoying a fully paid week-long tour of the Winelands. They visited each of the major winemaking regions, met the winemakers…

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