Hi Wine Lovers, Welcome to Africa! The historic land has been home to human-kind for thousands of years. Where there are humans, there is Wine! The pioneers for the wine industry in South Africa first produced the nectar way back in the 17th Century by explorers from the Dutch East India Trading Company. The awe inspiring landscape attracted expert french wine makers to the region who began producing high quality grapes, the wines from South Africa soon garnered a reputation for quality across Europe. By the 1900’s changes in policy and politics resulted in over supply and a focus on...
Gozo is Malta’s little sister, if you think about Malta as the rough, popular and ambitious older brother. Gozo is the cute underrated little sister with class and elegance. Gozo has a long history in Agriculture and Civilisation. Today I visited the Tal Massar Winery where during its development in 2006 a punic coin was found dating back to 2500 B.C. On this coin was stamped the image of a Goddess, Tanit. The Goddess of War & Fertility. During the Summer Feasts one might think Gozo is at war. Plattards and fireworks light up the night sky and their shockwave reverberates through the salty & humid air. The fertility of Gozo lays testament to its rolling hills, perched aquifers and clay rich soils. This has been exploited by numerous civilisations over millennia. In 2019 a Pheonician Galley was discovered 140 metres deep off the coast of Xlendi bay. Still largely intact, cargo and all! The cargo contained oil, honey and wine! Gozos most famous exports that have been celebrated since ancient times and are still adored today.
Being in Malta for around two months, Sarah started to be familiar with the sorroundings of the country and then it hit her, what about wine festivals in Malta? As you know by now, Sarah Currant is an enthusiast of wines and she wanted to be part of it in Malta just like she was in France. Due to the time she took to settle in Malta, she realized that she already missed one belter of a wine festival in Malta last weekend, and she didn’t want to do the same for the Marsovin Wine Festival Needless to say how...
Sarah Currant is a wine adventurer. Her name was derived from the wine made from Red Wines known as Syrah. She is from Bordeaux, the City in France that is known for growing the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. Born in 1990, coincidentally when the Merlot started to rise in the US, Sarah will be right there in your adventure with Winebox Inc. Every Wednesday morning, Sarah will be telling you her story about Malta and her love of wine. Whether if she's going to wine festivals, wine tastings or her wine fantasies.