Wine Education

Wine education in Port Alfred

I spent the past three days in the sleepy town of Port Alfred, located an hour and a half from Port Elizabeth.  Before last week, I had no idea that an educational institution existed in the town.  Stenden South Africa is a satellite campus of Stenden in Leeuwarden, Netherlands and is the only tertiary institution […]

New threat to vines in Bordeaux

 Bordeaux is facing a new challenge with a vine disease, Flavescence dorée, threatening to be become a bigger problem than Phylloxera.  The disease is caused by phytoplasmas, microscopic plant pathogens similar to bacteria, but much smaller and lacking cell walls. They live in the vascular system of plants and are […]