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Gemsbok Loin Tataki


This weekend you should definitely try our Gemsbok Loin Tataki recipe combining a very South African ingredient with a very […]

M & M Cooler Recipe


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#FUNcorked!


Does wine need a partner? It is pretty spectacular on its own! But combine it with your favourite friends, tunes […]

Roosterkoek with Nori Butter and Apricot Puree


Makes 20 roosterkoeke  Ingredients For the roosterkoek 1 kg bread flour 20 g salt 10 g instant yeast 875 ml […]

Tomato Jam Recipe


As it is Heritage Month during September, why not try this tomato jam recipe from Die VLV Kookboek – a […]

Leopard’s Leap and Open Book announce winner of Take a Moment Competition


Graeme Comrie was announced as the winner in the Leopard’s Leap Wines and Open Book Festival Take a Moment writing […]

#Words4Wine – yes, it’s time!


Leopard’s Leap Wines is delighted to announce the 2019 edition of its #Words4Wine campaign as part of its sponsorship of […]

Malindi’s Fastfood Chickpea & Potato Curry with Cashew Cream


Another wonderful food story from Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman’s recently published Durban Curry Up2Date. Yes, healthy can be delicious! […]

Sasol Salt Rock’s Famous Mutton Bunny


Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman recently published Durban Curry Up2Date. We love how they tell food stories and share the […]

Toasted S’mortini Cocktail


As a toast to a wonderful cold and wet winter – something the Cape Winelands were in dire need of […]

Study warns of global warming concerns for wine producers



Winemakers and wine academics have been concerned about the role climate change might play in their industry. A new study suggests that global warming may drastically affect the world's greatest wine-producing regions.

The study, from Stanford University, says vineyards in California could shrink by 50 percent over the next 30 years. California wine is currently a $16.5 billion industry. Other famous regions could be affected, as well.

But climate change may be shifting that landscape."We could find that certain wine regions in France and Spain and Italy that historically have produced wines are going to be effectively desert," one researcher said. There are now even award-winning Vineyards in England, never before known as a wine region.

In America, temperatures in the Napa Valley could rise by 2 degrees in the next 30 years, according to the new study, by Stanford's Noah Diffenbaugh, an assistant professor of environmental earth science. "This can be" he says, "very damaging to the delicate balances that are so important for making the best wines."

 

 

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