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Bourbon Spiced Cinnamon Rolls

Tea time isn’t complete without a decadent dessert to soak up the warm, soothing drink.


Try gargling with tea for clean teeth

Gargling with tea is being tested as a treatment for reducing the build-up of plaque on teeth. A trial in India will compare green and black tea with an antiseptic mouthwash.


Pongrácz raises a glass to its 25 anniversary

There was plenty of bubbly flowing when Pongrácz marked its 25th anniversary on September 28, 2015, at the trendy CAAM Gallery in De Waterkant, Cape Town.


Amorim Cork gives wine lovers the Helix

Helix is a new packaging solution, pioneered globally by the world’s largest cork producer and distributor, Amorim Cork and O-I glass manufacturers, which combines modern convenience with the romanticism associated with uncorking wine.

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Nederburg`s sweet, sweet news at home and abroad

Nederburg’s award-winning status was reaffirmed when the winery earned double gold in Sydney and then a few days later, a cache of double gold and gold medals at Veritas 2015.


Orange River Straw Makes Hay at 25th Veritas Award

Make hay while the sun shines, they say, but don’t forget about the straw wine.


Another GOLD for Waverley Hills SMV 2011 at Veritas Awards

Waverley Hills has won a gold medal at this year’s Veritas Wine Competition for their flagship blend, SMV (Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier) 2011.


Veritas pays homage to wine industry legends

The customary tradition of annually honouring a handful of industry leaders took place at this year’s 25th Veritas Awards Ceremony. 


Alheit: mountain-tops and wine

Yesterday afternoon I was scrambling around on a dull Spring day on two peaks of the Bottelary Hills in Stellenbosch. Tonight I opened a bottle of Chris and Suzaan Alheit’s Radio Lazarus 2014 t


De Krans Moscato Perlé puts the fizz back in summer!

With summer just around the corner, what better to enjoy the glorious weather than with a glass of chilled De Krans Moscato Perlé 2015 , the perfect summer tipple! lees meer [Category: Nuus/Ne


True Class Belongs Anywhere

If I have to break rules, I like to do so two upon a time. Taking a bottle of super pedigreed Bordeaux wine to a raucous and no-frills joint like Dias Tavern is about as acceptable in wine snob circle


Mosel Riesling by the Glass, plus new tastings

We have found a cracking value Mosel that will delight all Riesling lovers. Adolph Huesgen traces his family’s winemaking heritage back to 1735 and is a 9th generation Mosel producer. His quint


Relax with two faithful favourites

Yikes! One month of no blog posts makes the Wine Hoover a very dull blogger. After a few weeks of overflowing inboxes and moving house, there is only one thing to do: review two much-loved wines that


Bubbles – a question of taste

A question – do you have le goût anglais or le goût francais? This ‘English taste’ or ‘French taste’ refers, as far as I know, to Champagne but I guess it could


Absa 2015 Top 5 Olive Oil 2015 results

The Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards were announced earlier today, the winners as follows: Andante Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Medium) and Andante Intenso Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Intense) by Porterville Olives


Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chenin Blanc 2014

Though the gap between South Africa’s top-end white and red wines may be diminishing, it’s still there as evidenced by two new releases under the Fleur du Cap Unfiltered label from produ


Zonnebloem Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 vs 2011

Stellenbosch has finally woken up to the fact that having a signature variety is no bad thing when it comes to putting across a compelling marketing message and is now billing itself as the “Kin


Absa Top 5 Olive Oil 2015 results

The Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards were announced earlier today, the winners as follows: Andante Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Medium) and Andante Intenso Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Intense) by Porterville Olives


Fleur du Cap washes its face

Launching two new wines from Fleur du Cap at the Wash House on the slopes of Table Mountain this lunch time makes total sense. With parent Distell part owned by SAB Miller who have just been bought by


La Bri Chardonnay 2014 takes Gold – again

La Bri Chardonnay 2014 La Bri – that enchanting Estate at the south eastern corner of Franschhoek – has done it again and for the second year running has taken a gold medal for their 201


J.C. Le Roux releases triumphant 2009 Scintilla gold medallist

J.C. Le Roux 2009 Scintilla A new Scintilla vintage, the signature Méthode Cap Classique just released by The House of J.C. Le Roux, has already made its mark in the awards stakes with a gold medal


Terms and conditions for Sauvignon Blanc

Exactly what terms and conditions does First National Blanc have in mind when it asks "how can we help you celebrate our Top Ten Sauvignon Bank winemakers" next Friday at Val de Vie in cool climate Pa


Luxury replacement

Now that Richie Rich and his billionaire buddies have hijacked the Cape Winemarketers Guild annual auction and pushed the price of our Kanonkop house wine into the stratosphere, the game is on for lux


Rosemary & Paprika Roast Chicken – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby’s Rosemary & Paprika Roast Chicken White wine with Chicken?  Yes. Red wine with Chicken? Absolutely.  Especially when you have Dianne Bibby in your kitchen, or one of her


Place in the Sun Merlot 2014 – 14.10.2015

Place in the Sun Merlot 2014 Place in the Sun Wines are made in the Adam Tas Cellar in Stellenbosch by the very special Zonnebloem Wine Team, one of the country’s respected and longest establis


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