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Anna-Bet Stemmet is a writer and translator who lives in the Swartland with her husband & daughter. She blogs as Die Wynwyfie and does commercial copy and content as Skryfyster.
#WeeklyWineWrap: Chilean winemaker experiments with dynamite in subsoil

This week we find out why a Chilean winemaker has been toying with dynamite in the subsoil of his vineyards, marvel at the gutsy architecture of a futuristic winery and cellar in Bordeaux and see what the fuss is about cloned wine...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 18 Jul 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Scientists invent a machine that makes wine non-stop

This week we take a look at the machine that makes wine non-stop; happily note that the fine wine market soared in June; check in with VinPro on their scholarship programme; and look forward to the fabulous wine-related events that will take place at the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival in Hyde Park this week.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 11 Jul 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Vineyard robot prototype ushers in a new era

This week we discuss the potential of the IGWS's robotic vineyard prototype, rejoice at the inclusion of an online wine appreciation course on the Cape Wine Academy log, look forward to the 2016 Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival that takes place in Sandton next week, and give KWV a pat on the back for some well-deserved SAWi accolades.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 4 Jul 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: SA wine industry could add 100,000+ jobs by 2025

This week we take a look at how the Brexit decision could influence the UK wine trade, get some good news regarding South African job creation, learn more about China's millennial connoisseurs and congratulate Stellenrust on its inclusion in the SAWi Grand Wines Collection.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 27 Jun 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Move over red & white, blue & orange wine is now a thing

This week we gear up for the 2016 Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival that is set to rock Joburg's socks in less than a month, find out what the deal is with blue and orange wine...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 20 Jun 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: 19th-century fine wine turns up at Czech castle

This week's Wine Wrap takes us to the Czech town Becov nad Teplou, the International Volcanic Wine Forum in Italy...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 13 Jun 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine theme park opens in France

Last week was quite an eventful one in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 6 Jun 2016

#weeklywinewrap: Smart Agri climate change action plan addresses extreme weather events

Good day fellow wine lovers! We've promised to keep you informed of the most interesting happenings in the local and international wine industry each week, and we've kept true to our word...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 27 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Zimbabwe-born sommeliers becoming our finest wine stewards

It was quite an eventful week in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 20 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Smaller SA harvest to result in intensely flavoured 2016 vintages

Good day fellow wine lovers. We've promised to keep you informed of the most interesting happenings in the local and international wine industry each week, and we've kept true to our word.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 13 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Try out for the South African Blind Tasting team!

We may have enjoyed a nice extended long weekend over here in South Africa, but the wine world was abuzz, as always.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 4 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine inspired by brain activity analysis produced in SA

South Africa's sought-after vintages, producers and sommeliers have been making news around the globe again this week. And get this - a group of forward-thinking scientists are now using neuromarketing techniques and technologies to explore the subconscious...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 25 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: South African producer takes giant solar power leap

Last week was quite an eventful one in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 19 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: An unexpected economic upswing

Good day fellow wine lovers! We've promised to keep you informed of the most interesting happenings in the local and international wine industry each week, and we've kept true to our word...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 8 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Smart wine

Good day fellow wine lovers and welcome to the very first Weekly Wine Wrap-up.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 1 Apr 2016

Chekhov's Die Kersieboord to bloom at 2014 US Woordfees

The countdown to the annual University of Stellenbosch Woordfees has begun! The festival is a celebration of written and spoken word in a variety of contexts (including poetry, prose, debate, drama and music) and runs from 7 to 16 March, 2014.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 5 Mar 2014

Up The Creek Prep: What to pack

Oh happy day, Ke Nako, it is here! Up The Creek 2014 has finally arrived. If you aren't at the festival already, happily occupying some of the prime camping real estate as early birds tend to do, you probably still need to load up the car.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 31 Jan 2014

Up the Creek - what to eat and drink

There are the two ways to do food and beverage at Up the Creek. If you happen to be independently wealthy or one of those fine folks who start up saving way in advance for festival season, most excellent, there is no need for you to read the rest of this article.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 30 Jan 2014

Up the Creek Prep: How to Stay

Up The Creek (UTC) 2014 will be held outside Swellendam from 30 January to 2 February 2014. In the lead-up to this highly anticipated music festival, here are a few tips for newbie Creekers to ensure they have the best time ever.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 13 Jan 2014

RAMfest Lifetime Ticket Hunt - get ready Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban!

SA`s favourite alternative music festival RAMfest is coming to 5 cities in March. This year they also launched a lifetime ticket hunt in all 5 cities. One person in each city can win a lifetime ticket for any RAMfest in any city.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 23 Feb 2012

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