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Packaging Spotlight: No. 3 London Dry Gin

Shaken, stirred and smooth! One of London’s finest imports has hit South African shores with a slick new bottle, filled with summer sensation. 


The award-winning wines of Eikendal

For the team at Eikendal, wine is the essence of civilisation and life.

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Wine and Beer tasting at Spice Route

Naturally, when on holiday and in Cape Town, it means that wine farms are to be visited…


What Your Favorite Celebs Will be Eating at The Golden Globes

A feast awaits Hollywood’s royalty at the 2013 Golden Globe awards.


Nitida says farewell to winemaker RJ Botha

This week has been weirdly quiet, something is definitely missing, or rather someone…….


Michael Oliver reviews Jordan Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay

Just lovely Summer wine – perfect for drinking in dappled green shade in a pretty garden and wonderful with food.


Franschhoek Summer Wines

Celebrate the last few days of summer in style and head off to Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on 16 March, set in the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, for the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines.


Waterkloof`s wheel of flavour gets a fresh new spin

Waterkloof Estate, the biodynamic wine and fine-dining marvel on the outskirts of Somerset West, has given its naturally matured Healey’s Cheddar a fresh makeover, with this distinguished wheel of flavour now flaunting a new cleaner look.


The Robertson Small Hotel celebrates Cupid`s craft in February

If Romeo and Juliet had to pick a spot for Valentine’s Day, they would look no further than the enchanting Robertson Small Hotel, a five-star boutique hotel in the heart of Robertson,


Chef Chris Honey Mustard Recipe

Leftover cold cuts can easily be turned into a delicious lunch with Chef Chris’ recipe for home-made Honey Mustard.

  • 500 g Dijon mustard
  • 250 g honey
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 50 ml white wine vinegar
  • 2 egg yolks

Beat for 5 minutes, pour into a dish… and you have a beautiful accompaniment to cold meats and salads.

La Motte’s Chef du Cuisine Chris Erasmus has a fascinating background, which began with him cooking at home for his family when growing up in the Karoo.  His mother taught him a variety of skills, from preserving jams, to butchering meat, to making jellies, biltong and tripe.


Choosing Wine for your Wedding

A wedding is a joyous occasion for all and is often paired with a selection of celebratory wines. Visions of meaningful wedding toasts with blissful flutes of fine sparkling wine come to mind, but which is suitable for your big day?


Reuters on the Riots

As SA wine mobilizes portable toilets for rent-a-guards to man the checkpoints restricting access to vineyards for tomorrow’s expected farmworker strike (in November, Boland Toilets trousered R2461.