Wine Tasting Tag

There is something so distinguished about a wine connoisseur who has great knowledge of wine and can fully appreciate the art of wine tasting.  At Backsberg, we believe that there is more to wine tasting than the swirl, sniff and sip. We believe in taking the time to appreciate the full...

In celebration of Women’s Day on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, all female patrons will be offered a complimentary wine tasting from our fabulous Tasting Room. Ladies may choose between five unique wines from our extensive selection. That's not all.  There will also be some incredible promotional offers available to patrons visiting...

Attending this year’s Backsberg Postgraduate Vino Varsity Challenge between the MBA students from UCT and Stellenbosch could have one thinking of the 1980s pop music band China Crisis. Both teams were tasked with solving the South African wine industry’s challenge of getting shelf-space, throat-approval and face-time in premium wine markets....

This morning we tasted through all our wines which are in bottle, including some wines from up to 10 years ago. It's fascinating to do a big tasting like this, and to see how wines have evolved and developed, and to try speculate how certain wines are going to change in...

Can one be born with talent in tasting wine? Can you necessarily be a better wine taster than I'll ever be? Or is it more complex? In his latest book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell unpacks the question of success. Applying the same arguments, let's look at tasting wine...