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Bottega Wines – Extravagance in glass bottles


In 2013, Britain’s largest wine seller said Prosecco had overtaken champagne as its customers’ favourite sparkling tipple.

 

Energy drink that gives you an erection banned in Australia


An energy drink created to give men a ‘lift’ in the bedroom has been banned after it was found to contain a prescription only erectile dysfunction drug.

 

The world`s most alcohol friendly countries.


Alcohol usage is frowned upon by people in many of the predominantly Muslim countries. But a recent survey by PewResearch revealed  two-in-ten or fewer in Japan, Britain, Canada, Australia, Germany, the United States, Poland, and France say it is morally unacceptable.

 

Did Dodgy Wine Cause Beethoven to Lose His Hearing?


Lead in the Moonlight Sonata composer’s wine could have caused his deafness.

 

It`s the South African Cheese Festival with Checkers this weekend!


For a magnitude of cheese, look no further.

 

12 Ways To Transform Your Living Room into a Crap English Pub


America has a lot of Anglophiles.

 
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Oldenburg wines perform at Top 100 SA Wines Comeptition


Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Selection 2009 and Cabernet Franc 2011 were both selected as Top 100 wines in the annual Top 100 Wines Competition – big smiles and lots of pride on the farm!

 

Gabriëlskloof Swartrivier Shiraz 2010


Gabriëlskloof is the wine farm owned by former coal miner Bernhard Heyns just outside Bot River. The winemaker is Kobie Viljoen, previously of Spier, and I’ve always found the wines to be in quite

 
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Capespan reaps fruits of restructuring


BELLVILLE-based fruit and logistics giant Capespan is starting to benefit from a re-shaping strategy introduced by MD Johan Dique, the executive who was credited with turning around sprawling agri-

 

20 Years in the wine industry


While it is fashionable to describe hindsight as an exact science, looking back (as Mrs Lot discovered) is not without its perils. For a start, as countless courtrooms have witnessed in the cross-exam

 

Petite Sirah 2011


This is a bold and full-bodied wine, yet at the same time displaying loads of elegance. Perfect for rich meat dishes like lamb shanks or eisbein.

 

La Capra Shiraz 2012


Fresh red fruit with a hint of cracked black pepper and Christmas cake. Medium to full bodied, yet juicy on the palate. A soft and approachable style, drinking well in its youth, but showing ageing p

 

Franschhoek Spotlight – Akademie Street Guesthouses


Akademie Street Guesthouses offers five-star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of Franschhoek. There are four sun-kissed swimming pools

 

Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2013


La Beryl Blanc is fragrant, succulent and crisp; a sumptuous dessert wine of balanced finesse. I am proud to honour my late mother with this wine. Charles Back

 

What is in a name? What is in a date? Inscriptions on Old Cape Furniture


With our commitment to the preservation of culture and heritage, not only does the La Motte Museum currently host an exhibition of some prime examples of historic Cape furniture, but on Thursday,

 

SA’s top 20 wineries


Tim James’ poll on the Cape’s top 20 wineries is generating much debate on Twitter. Since 2001, Tim has been asking leading local and foreign experts to share their thoughts on the countr

 

Fairview Mourvedre 2011


Smokey nose with shy aromas of dark cherry and raspberry. The wine has a medium palate showing savoury flavours and hints of coriander seed. The oak and acidity are well integrated, with a delicate re

 

Klassieke Zonnebloem skop stof in mededingers se oë


Sommige dinge wat as klassiek beskryf word, verloor nooit hul glans nie, soos Zonnebloem, een van Suid-Afrika se oudste wynhandelsmerke, bewys.   lees meer

 

La Capra Sangiovese 2013


Maraschino cherries and cloves on the nose, with rich red fruit and subtle spice aromas entice the palate. Well rounded mouth feel, balanced by refreshing acidity and soft tannins.

 

When Champagne is… cremant


Sommelier Christine Balais shares her knowledge of the cremant wines of France.

 

Fairview Shiraz 2012


Intense red in the glass. Plummy fruit on the nose with a hint of sweet raspberry and red fruit. The palate reveals further red fruit flavours with a touch of white pepper and a rich mouthfeel wit

 

Faiview Viognier 2013


White pear, peach and floral aromas on the nose, with a lovely oaky spiciness. The fragrant nose follows through to the palate. This beautiful wine has a juicy mouth-feel and a good structure on the f

 

La Capra Viognier 2013


Intense aromas of orange blossom and peach on the nose, with a hint of spice. rich yet rounded mouthfeel is accompanied by fresh fruit flavours and a lingering ginger finish.

 

Landskroon Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 25.04.14


Few South Africans can trace their ancestry back to the late 17th century when their forefathers arrived in South Africa, winemakers from France. Fewer still can trace a direct line of winemakers goin

 

Fairview Chardonnay 2013


This Chardonnay is from our vineyards in Darling and is made in a style that makes the most of this sites fresh fruit flavours. Restrained use of oak adds a depth and complexity making it an excellent

 

Guru in die Gramadoelas


It's not recorded whether a bright star appeared over Piketberg in the early 1970s when Eben Sadie was born. But Afrikaans playwright PG du Plessis did win the Hertzog Prize for Siener in die Suburbs

 
 

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