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August 4th, 2009 by , under , , , , .

Wine Racks From The Vine Store

Wine Racks From The Vine Store

About The Vine Store

The Vine Store specializes in the sale of the highest quality wine racks in the nation. 100% satisfaction guarantee and all shopping is secure!

The Vine Store Guarantee

Customer satisfaction is our business. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee on our wine racks. If you are unhappy with any item you purchase simply return it to The Vine Store with all the original tags, packaging, and the original receipt marked “refund” within 15 days of receiving your order. We are committed to making you happy.

Secure Shopping

The Vine Store’s online store is hosted on Yahoo! Store’s servers and our orders are processed using Yahoo! Store’s shopping cart. Yahoo! Store uses secure servers to protect all of your personal information including your name, address and credit card information. As a Yahoo! Store our checkout process uses industry standard SSL encryption to ensure the privacy and security of your information. What this means for you is safe, secure shopping at The Vine Store.

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August 4th, 2009 by , under , , , , , .

WineRacks.Com

WineRacks.Com

WineRacks.com began more than 15 years ago as The Wine Rack Company, a part-time venture by company president Michael Babcock. After helping his brother-in-law, who had just built a wine store, Michael began building custom wooden wine racks in addition to his day job in industrial construction. When big accounts from places like the Seagram Company began to pay off, he decided in 1995 that creating wine racks was better than construction. We started on the web that same year and have been selling our wooden racks all over the world.

Most of the wooden racks that you see on our website are manufactured in our plant in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Our website has grown to encompass not only wine racking, but fine stemware and other wine related accessories and gift items. WineRacks.com, Inc services not just the home wine enthusiast, but retail wine and liquor establisments as well as restaurants worldwide.

In 2001, WineRacks.com founded the Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest, now one of New York State’s largest wine and food events that takes place annually in September. Throughout the year, WineRacks.com continues to support the Fest’s designated charity, the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, a division of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY and a member of America’s Second Harvest, a national food bank network.

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August 4th, 2009 by , under , , , , , , .

Nitida Hand Made Wines

Nitida Hand Made Wines

Our most recent recruits RJ and Getha have both demonstrated true Nitida tenacity in their first year with us. RJ has just returned from a harvest at Chateau Angelus, a Premier Grand Cru Clesse in ST Emilion, France. It sounds like a life-altering experience “everybody lives for wine” and “the food is just fantastic”. On the red wine side, this area specialises (like Durbanville) in Merlot led Bordeaux blends to produce elegant fruit driven styles with only a touch of cabernet. Adding to this “intravenous” learning curve, he had to cope with the consequences of recurring downpours during his first harvest. Despite a hard year, he finds himself head-over-heels in love with Durbanville and with working on a small farm where he can be involved in every aspect of the vineyard and cellar.

Getha has had just as hectic an initiation, running our farm events including a monthly “farmer’s market”, a once-off African cultural circus show, our spring sauvignon blanc festival and hosting a number of duathlons and cycling races. She has fended off the “harvest grumbles”, braved our sopping wet and treacherous dirt roads all winter and even managed to remain fairly relaxed as she sneezed her way through the high pollen counts of spring. After all of this she still declares herself to be happy.

Jacus and Elrina’s children are growing up so quickly. Their Christmas present last year is crawling at high speed and showing keen intent to walk and talk. Liebe is very excited about starting at big school on the farm next year.

Henriette paid a short visit to Southern Africa to see her family and arrange her wedding.

The Vellers have had an “interesting” year and have considered writing “Durbanville does Dallas” if the right publisher appears. Our children have all worked really hard and reaped the rewards they deserve, they are all healthy and remind us daily how lucky we are. If we ever forget this, a beautiful sunset with a glass of Nitida sauvignon blanc in hand is not to be sneezed at.

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August 4th, 2009 by , under , , , , , , .

Durbanville Wine Valley Association

Durbanville Wine Valley Association

Nestled in the Tygerberg Hills, a mere 20 minutes drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. With its hectares of flourishing vineyards, award winning wines and hospitable atmosphere, this wine route is fast becoming the Cape’s destination of choice. The Durbanville Wine Valley consists of nine wineries, each offering the finest in wines, and complemented with some of the best fine dining restaurants and intimate country kitchens in the region.

We are united in our passion to reflect the Durbanville terroir in all our wines. The result is a magnificent range of intense, fruit-driven yet elegant wines, as different from each other as the slopes that create them and the individual personalities who craft them.

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August 4th, 2009 by , under , , , , , , , .

Swartland Wine Route Western Cape

Swartland Wine Route Western Cape

Close enough to get to, yet far enough to get away….Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and discover one of the wine gems of the country – the Swartland Santam Wine Route.  Located within an hour’s drive from Cape Town, visitors will be enchanted by the warm hospitality, award-winning wines and great cuisine.

The route was established in 1986 and stretches from Paardeberg in the south to the Berg River in the north and encompasses the beautiful Riebeek Valley and the towns of Malmesbury, Piketberg and Porterville.   The Swartland Santam Wine Route is an ideal day trip destination from Cape Town, while tourists heading towards the West Coast, Northern Cape or Namibia along the N7 will also find a detour along the Swartland Wine Route a delightful journey of discovery.

With its rolling hills and sweeping vistas of wheat fields and vineyards, the vastness of the Swartland provides visitors with the opportunity to relax and absorb the essence of this region.
In the Swartland, visitors are welcomed as family and are guaranteed to leave with a story to pass along.

Each producer offers guests a uniquely different experience due to the geographical diversity of the area.  The route currently has a total of 20 members, including co-operatives, private cellars, garagistes and wine merchants.  Explore the winemaking history of the region at some of the historic estates or enjoy exquisite wine experiences at modern tasting rooms. Smaller wineries present intimate wine tastings in rustic cellars, while family concerns dating back generations will welcome visitors with the customary Swartland hospitality.

The Swartland not only offers sublime wines, but also plenty of exciting outdoor activities, value for money accommodation options and exemplary cuisine at a diverse selection of restaurants in the region.  Olive production forms an important part of agricultural activities in the region and many wineries offer a variety of olive products for sale.

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July 31st, 2009 by , under , , , , , .

Cloverfields Wines

Cloverfields Wines

In 1978 Pietie Marais, the third generation of the family and owner of this wine farm in Robertson, married his wife of Irish descent, Liz.

She not only bore him three sons, but brought with her an omen of good luck, hope and love. It is precisely these elements portrayed by the four leaf clover, that is now symbolized through the family emblem.

The four leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck with its origin ages old. One leaf is for HOPE, the second for FAITH, the third for LOVE and the fourth for LUCK.

In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: “If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.”

The mystique of the four leaf clover continues today, since finding a real four leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.The Marais family, seventh generation descendants of the French Huguenots who arrived in South Africa in the late 1600’s has farmed in the Robertson Valley for more than a hundred years.

When the family first arrived in the area, it was thought that conditions were unsuitable for the growing of grapes. Sheep and ostriches were the main farming activities. The Cloverfield section of the farm was bought by Pieter Marais in 1917 from his neighbor Duncan Barry. The old oak tree still standing is the only evidence of a shepherd’s hut that once stood there.

The discovery of cold fermentation soon showed that exceptional wines could be made here. The Marais family became pioneers in wine making in the Robertson area, producing their first wines in 1945.

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July 29th, 2009 by , under , , , .

Stellenbosch and its Wine Routes

Stellenbosch and its Wine Routes

Welcome to the Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes, one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape. The original Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded in 1971 and has been promoting its members for more than 30 years.

Today the new Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes represent more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification. The Wine Route is divided into five sub-routes.

Our new, improved MAPS will guide you on your tasting tour. You may start at any cellar of your choice and include as many as you like. The entrance to each cellar is clearly signposted with the Wine Route logo.

Daily wine tasting, cellar tours and sales are offered at most cellars and many of these have restaurant and picnic facilities. Some cellars offer tasting by appointment only. Please refer to each of the member listings to view the facilities offered by individual cellars. Wine can be purchased at the cellar door. Your purchases of any given quantity can be delivered locally or internationally.

We have been preparing for your visit for more than 320 years! Visit us now and experience the finest wines, warm hospitality and memorable moments. The Greek philosopher Plato remarked : ‘Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine has even been granted by the gods to man’.

Enjoy your Stellenbosch Wine Routes experience!

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July 28th, 2009 by , under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , .

Wines of South Africa

Wines of South Africa

All the cultivars used in South Africa belong to the Vitis vinifera species which was originally imported from Europe. Although most of the cultivars cultivated locally today were originally imported, various unique South African cultivars created by crossing varietals have been released. The best known is the red variety Pinotage, which is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. Also attracting attention is the white variety Nouvelle, a crossing of Semillon and Crouchen Blanc (better known as Cape Riesling).

Approximately 75 cultivars have been approved for the production of Wines of Origin. Each cultivar has specific characteristics regarding its adaptability to the soil and climate, and the suitability of its fruit for the production of a wine with a specific style or of a specific quality. There is thus a close relationship between the cultivar, origin and the wine itself.

The use of the name of a grape cultivar on a label is authorised in terms of the Wine of Origin Scheme and only the cultivar names attached may be used. The name of a grape cultivar may be used if 75% (85% from 1 January 2006) of the content of the wine originates from that cultivar. It is prescribed that, if a wine is to be exported to the European Union, 85% of its content has to be from that specific cultivar.

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July 28th, 2009 by , under , , , .

Wine Cellar Innovations

Wine Cellar Innovations

Wine Cellar Innovations Today

Wine Cellar Innovations employs 312 dedicated
individuals, bringing the best possible service to all of our
customers. For almost 21 years we have been the world’s
foremost designer & manufacturer of custom wine cellars
and wine racks. Our 350,000 square foot facility gives us
the ability to manufacture everything for your cellar in one
place at a low cost. This allows us to pass that savings on
to our customers. We will work with you from the very
beginning of your project down to the last detail to finish
the job to your complete satisfaction.

Our knowledgeable and experienced sales team will
ensure that you have everything you need to solve all of
your wine storage needs.

Our Design department will create exactly the racking
system you ask for with several different design
packages to choose from. Our 3D color drawings
and 3D Virtual Reality create bold and dramatic
representations with an emphasis on the total wine
cellar enviornment.

Add elegant touches with our wide variety of custom
cellar art.

Take advantage of our factory certified
installers who have completed wine cellars
around the world to ensure the best possible
installation of your racking system.

Our commitment of providing great service
along with a quality product make Wine Cellar
Innovations the perfect choice for your
wine cellar needs.

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July 28th, 2009 by , under , , , .

Echelon Wine Racks

Echelon Wine Racks


This is a unique solution to bottle storage. The elegant flow of this modular system is ideal for locations where appearance and presentation matter – restaurants and wine stores, clubs and bars, kitchens and home cellars.

The racks are made from extruded aluminium and coated with a natural satin anodising. It is a compact system with a capacity of over 90 bottles per square metre. For a detailed description go to How It Works

Cabinet makers and joiners find the system convenient because they can simply build a rectangular carcass – the racks are then assembled on site and slid into the recess.

At Echelon we strive to be practical. We believe that the simplest designs are often the best. Excellence in design is about finding the elegant solution – but it is also about manufacturing the product in an affordable and sustainable way. Cost efficiency is as important as form and function.

Rohan Macarthur-Onslow is the company principal. Rohan has been involved in product design since 1992 and prior to that he gained practical experience in the field of motor sport. Aside from customer projects, he has, through the development of proprietary products, gained skills and knowledge in areas as diverse as intellectual property, product marketing and distribution.

Contributors

William Rhodes is an industrial designer and grazier based in Tasmania. William is the designer of our modular wine rack. His use of aluminium extrusion is a fine example of applying existing manufacturing techniques in an innovative way to create a beautiful product. The wine rack is patented in the US with other patents pending. Detail design and engineering of the wine rack was conducted by Echelon.

Vanessa Gillan is a graphic designer based in Singapore. When Vanessa could not find an attractive rack to hang her coat and accessories – she set out to rectify the problem. She teamed with Echelon to find a solution. This collaboration resulted in our wall mounted and free standing coat racks. Vanessa also designed our company logo.

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Getha has had just as hectic an initiation, running our farm events including a monthly “farmer’s market”, a once-off African cultural circus show, our spring sauvignon blanc festival and hosting a number of duathlons and cycling races. He finds himself head-over-heels in love with Durbanville and with working on a small farm where he can be involved in every aspect of the vineyard and cellar.