Enjoy this delicious recipe of mussels in white wine with a bottle of Rietvallei Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Sparkling wine, champagne, or prosecco is a necessity at any important event. But opening the bottle can often come with its challenges, and it turns out how you pop your drink of choice can say a lot about you. 

 

In an unfortunate incident, Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned masterpiece “Mona Lisa” was targeted by two protestors at the esteemed Louvre Museum in Paris, France, on Sunday. The protestors chose an unusual tactic, hurling canned soup onto the priceless painting in an act that shocked museum-goers.

 

The year 2023 will undoubtedly be remembered by the world’s wine fraternity as one of the most challenging years. This rings true in the context of South African wine exports as well, with volume declines of 17%, resulting in total export volumes of 306 million litres. The silver lining for South African producers can be seen in the positive value growth of total exports to a respectable US$540 million (R10 billion), despite the volume decline.

 

What is at the top of many New Year’s resolutions? For many it’s weight loss and/or abstaining from alcohol.

 

Enjoy this Picanha steak, a family recipe from Rievalley Wine Estate with chimichurri sauce and a bottle of Rietvallei Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

A cup of piping hot tea can lift one’s spirit any day. For many people, it’s the answer to any issue they may face. And in one movie, the excellent Ralph Fiennes even uttered, ‘It [black tea] offers a soothing balm when facing some hard home truths.’ 

 

Sometimes it’s crazy to imagine parts of the world without their modern-day heritage.  Imagine Italy without tomatoes or America without Mustangs, and yet not so long ago this was the case.

 

In recent years, the sales of Irish whisky have been on a tremendous rise. So, if you are a whisky lover, you must try this because the flavour notes in this whisky are amazing. Understandably, for a person embarking on this thrilling journey to start drinking Irish whisky, a natural question to ask is, ‘How do you start?’ 

 

Ah, coffee. The drink that makes the world go ‘round—because half of us can’t possibly get out of bed in the morning without it, make it through another one of Jerry’s pointless meetings, or survive another day traumatized by monsters… I mean our children. Coffee has our back. Always has and, hopefully, always will. But, do we show it the appreciation this energizing beverage deserves? Let’s reflect, shall we?