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Welcome to South African WineWeb

Welcome to WineWeb  – buy South African wine online. Stock your collection with the finest wines at affordable cellar door prices. Wineweb is the premier source of the finest SA wines.  Buy SA wines, French Champagne, discover boutique wineries, spoil someone special or ask for advice on choosing wine for that romantic dinner – WineWeb is at your service. At WineWeb we endeavor to discover the hidden gems so that you may impress your dinner guests with your superb boutique collection. We offer wonderful discounts on a regular basis, free offers and exclusive wine and champagne tastings throughout the year. Be sure to check in regularly to view our wine specials.

Guide to South African Wine :

Why choose a South African wine? Our wines are of a generally high standard so you have a slim chance of going wrong. The Western Cape climate is mainly a Mediterranean one with long warm summers and mild wet winters, these conditions are ideal for clean tasting white wines and strong, bold red wines that we are famous for. Some South African wine makers have moved towards the modern wine making techniques which make red wine easily drinkable from an early age. Some of the old style wines, mainly Bordeaux blends still have strong tannins and require a few years to age for optimal drinking pleasure. Enjoy your shopping experience from the comfort of your home, time to stock your collection with the finest SA vintages.

Increase in Wine Exports to Zanzibar

With the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar experiencing a huge surge in tourism, our export of South African wines to the tropical island of Zanzibar has skyrocketed.

Improved infrastructure and trade routes are allowing Wineweb to distribute our local South African wines more efficiently, supplying Zanzibar restaurants and Zanzibar Hotels with the best we have to offer at more affordable proces than before. Just recently one of our biggest Wineweb customers got married on Zanzibar and spent his honeymoon there too. The island has become an extremely popular choice of destination with South African couples wanting to tie the knot on a tropical island on the African continent. This new trend has also done wonders for the exports of our sparkling wines to Zanzibar too. Everybody loves a bit of bubbly when celebrating a wedding !

Our long time client, Aldrich, and his gorgeous fiance Siobhan invited over 200 of their friend and family to join them on their special day. Aldrich now swear by a local company called Discover Zanzibar, for all your Zanzibar accommodation requirements. “These guys were absolutely awesome ! You know, getting married can be quite a stressful time, with all the planning and coordinating that goes into it in order to make it a success. The team at Discover Zanzibar were so professional and efficient, managing to adapt to our continuous changes and amendments without any hitches.

 

In Aldrich’s own words :

“Everything is coming together before the big day. Suit, best man, venue, décor all checked. The only thing left to do is planning for the honeymoon. It’s the one thing your bride has entrusted you with. After all she did take care of the rest. She’s trusting that you will give her an unforgettable experience with loads of cherished memories. A positive start to a great marriage.
You know what you want, but everything you’re looking for is way out of your budget. You want to make her happy and want her to have the most memorable experience of her life. But everything you’ve found so far is not going to fit in with the budget you’ve set aside. There are so many destinations to choose from. You want to choose the right one. The one that will win her heart.
The vision you have in your mind is of pearl white, soft sand. The sand is so soft, your feet sink into it with every step you take. The sea is an outstretched never ending sea of turquoise. The closer you walk towards the sea, you are drawn in by the magic which lies beneath its’ mesmerizing blue depths.


You dive into the sea, beneath it is an endless species of sea creatures. Bright in colour, lighting up the sea with their vibrant colours. As you surface, a pod of dolphins swim by. Out of instinct you grab onto one of its’ fins and for a while you are swimming right beside the dolphin. You surface, still amazed by what had just happened. Slowly you start walking back towards the white washed shore. There are rows of thatched open plan beach cottages spotted across the sand. You lay down on the extra soft bed, the sound of the ocean and birds tranquil to your ears.
The sun is about to set, soon it will be nightfall. You head out towards the beach bar which is now filled with jostling tourists from all over the world. You take a seat and sip on the cocktail the native barman has just brought you. You look out towards the outstretched sea. The sun dancing on the horizon. The animals are getting ready to call it a night. The palm trees are gently swaying in the island breeze. This is definitely your idea of a tropical paradise. A place you could retreat to, a place you could call home. A place to make lots of happy memories.
You wake up suddenly from your vivid dream. The image you have inside your head of white washed sands, and turquoise sea seams more real than anything else. You start searching for this dream destination. It just has to exist somewhere out there, you know it’s there. Then you come across and Island in East Africa. An Island just off the Island of Tanzania, that’s it, that’s the one.
It’s an Island called Zanzibar. It’s everything you had envisioned and more. You are ecstatic that you don’t have to fly for miles on end. It’s right here in your homeland Africa. A hidden beauty tucked away along the coast of East Africa. You don’t hesitate for a second, the tickets are booked. When you hand them over to your bride, she is as ecstatic as you knew she would be. You arrive at your destination your beautiful bride at your side. You’re greeted by friendly native Swahili’s and given a drink on arrival. As your feet touch the sand, it sinks into the softness of the pearl white sand. It feels familiar, exactly the way it happened in your dream. You come to the realization that Zanzibar is your dream come true.”

Aldrich’s wedding guests certainly contributed to our healthy volume of wine exports to Zanzibar for the month. Many Thanks Aldrich and congratulations to both of you!

Wineweb Tips – Make The Most Of Your SEO Tactics

At Wineweb we struggled along for over a year trying to rank our website for our products including champagne and all the various brands of red and white wines we offer to our clients and readers. You will probably discover that you are already good at some things, and that you need to hand some things over to SEO professionals. Getting your website off to a great start might be just what this article will help you do. In order to provide you with some solid tips that have been used to rank our wine focused website, we chatted to the guys from SEORank, an SEO Cape Town Agency.

Your website’s “metatag” area is an important place to maximize your standings in search engine results. Be sure to include a wide range of keywords there, including possible misspellings of your keywords. The search engine algorithms will pick up on these tags and show your site when people search for these keywords. As an example, if your website is about wine, be sure your metatag includes “wine,” “red wine,” “white wine,” etc. An effective affiliate technique is set ups on a pay-per-click basis. Although this is the cheapest and easiest service affiliates can provide and the pay is modest, it can add up fast. It also helps to keep your content fresh by updating frequently and adding articles or blog posts that your customers can benefit from by reading. In our case we tried to post at least two articles each month covering everything from growing grapes fro wine manufacture to the latest innovations in the wine fermentation process.

You need to stay patient as you try to boost your SEO. Change takes time, and this will not happen instantly. It often takes month for a site to start seeing positive SEO results. It takes time for an online business to establish a name, just like traditional businesses. Take advantage of header tags. If you want to make the sizes smaller, use CSS to make them shorter. Search engines often use headers to rank sites in search engines. This makes headers crucial. Use both H1 and 2 tags to emphasize the things most important about your site so that something worthwhile turns up on search engines. SEORank focuses on companies looking for SEO in Cape Town considering that they are based there, but they also deal with companies from all over South Africa and other parts of the world.

A good technique we used was creating our wine blog and then linking to other related blogs about wine and wine related products and services. Blogs rank well on search results, as the search engines are constantly seeking new content and a well set-out website. Backlinking is an essential part of boosting your search engine rankings, so we made a point of personally asking the wine manufacturers whose products we sell to link back to us from their own websites.

An important aspect of SEO is making a site map available on your site. Spiders can easily decipher you site if you have a site map. If your site is large, consider multiple maps. As a guideline, try to stay under 100 links for each map. After you carefully determine which key-phrases you will “sprinkle” throughout your website, make sure to include them in your web page title. Find clever ways to incorporate keywords in your titles, so that you engage both the search engines and the readers. This helps make sure that your site matches the users’ searches, giving you more clicks. The use of the terms “wine” and “red wine” and “white wine” in our product titles and blog posts was critical.

A site map will assist search engines to index your pages. Navigation bars, also called site maps, help search engines locate an individual page through another area of the website. Even if your site is small, a site map can have a big impact on its search engine rankings. If you utilize audio or video as part of your website’s content mix, consider including transcripts as part of the post. Your audio and video content will be better understood by search engines if you use transcripts. If you wish to do better in the search engine results when dealing with websites, know what social marketing is so you can use the social networking sites to your advantage. There are more than just the well-known sites, such as Twitter, Yelp, and Facebook. There are specialized sites which may fall within your niche. Join other relevant people in the business. Use this method for promoting services and products and boosting your search engine rankings. To optimize the images on your site for search engines, always fill in the “alt” tag with a relevant description. If an image doesn’t load or is blocked by a browser, these tags show instead. What matters is that the search engines identify and index the alt tags so that the keywords are able to improve page rank.

The helpful advice in this article can assist you with increasing your search engine rankings in the future. Everyone wants their site to rank as high as possible in searches, and this can become possible with proper use of good SEO tactics, which are simple to learn.

Raka Winter Promotion

A South African man got a lot more than he bargained for today on an internet site while trying to download what he referred to as “Porno Vino”. “I had been fantasizing about this little Vintage since the first boring meeting of the day so I went home and decided to surf the net with the hope of finding a site where I could download some of those wicked full-bodied reds and succulent whites” said Mr Voila in his Gardens home yesterday. “Suddenly, there it was, WineWeb’s tempting collection of sexy fireside classics!”
According to Mr Voila, that was only the beginning; “I realized that the wind-chill factor was affecting my will to move and then I saw it – WineWeb’s offer, straight out of my wildest dreams.”
Mr Voila continued to say that WineWeb’s offers did not end with a heavenly Pinot Noir. He explained that they deliver the very temptation you desire to your door, saving you from venturing into the blistering cold.
Rumour has it that the ongoing Winter Sale offers wines “at a steal” and reports that this month’s exciting promotion offers a mixed case of Raka’s three Double Gold award winning red wines. At only R 473.20 per case these wines are exceptional value for money. There aren’t many left so treat this as an urgent purchase!
Click here to place your order now.
When asked for a closing comment Mr Voila replied: “…now if I could just find a site that can put another log on the fire…”

A day in the life of pre-historic man is reported to have centered around communicating in grunts, hunting, making fire, eating, hunting some more and then pioneering un-romantic ways of luring women back to his dark, un-appealing, rock-like cave. Still today, literature and theatre mock this simple-minded hunter by suggesting that very little has evolved, except perhaps the invention of antiperspirant deodorants.

Take the art of buying and tasting wine, an all encompassing seriousness that sets this wheel of mystery in motion begins after an auspicious tasting of hand-crafted boutique wine at a dinner party. Cue the age-old predictable art of pursuing the unsuspecting prey – this time in the form of a bottle of rare and sought-after wine.

Thus begins the first step: initiating the hunt. At the risk of taking sides (after all I am woman) I assure you that our team at WineWeb based the following findings on intrinsically researched data, none of which is derived from information passed down through generations in ways revealed by men like Dan Brown, who walk that fine line that separates courage and stupidity.

The primal art of hunting will be further demonstrated through our Wine-iac experiments.

Please note that in the interests of scientific accuracy, the Wine-iac hunter is not a volunteer, but rather unsuspectingly so selected, in order to preserve the traits of the alpha male instinctive behaviour. The experiment has been thoroughly researched by professionals in a contained environment and can be very dangerous if not monitored by other professionals in white coats with clipboards and glasses on their noses, so do not, I repeat, do not try this at home.

The experiment is a dinner party, found to be the most favorable setting for Wine-iac experiments. The prey is Audacia’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 which is surreptitiously introduced to the hunter’s olfactory nerves and palate.