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Thumbs used to act as thermometers

Before thermometers were invented, brewers would dip a thumb or finger into the liquid to determine the ideal temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, for adding yeast. From this we get the phrase “rule of thumb.”


Celebrity Wine Review: Amarula Cream a South African spirit


Garth Ferndale – Haut Espoir

This delicious dish is not only sexy but also  fluent in French and he will see to your every need when you visit the tasting room of Haut Espoir outside Franschhoek.


Requiescat in Pace, Graham Beck

The two fisted pioneer of SA wine, Graham Beck, passed away in London last night. He was 80 years old. His wife of fifty years, Rhona, was at his bedside. SA wine has lost a rude and crude (in the

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Twilight of the Gurus

A physical wine blogger’s conference is surely an oxymoron. Of its nature, blogging is a disorganized blend of anarchy, irreverence and spontaneity, so to consider bigging-up my carbon footprint fo


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