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5 Record Breaking Big Drinks

Feelin’ thirsty? We’ve collected some of the most outrageous big drinks ever seen.


Hartenberg shines at CWG and Veritas

This past weekend proved to be a highlight in Hartenberg Estate’s year with the farm featuring in one of the record breakers of the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction (CWG) as well as scooping two Gold medals at the highly prestigious Veritas Awards.


You Can Now Drink Beer Infused With Real Moon Dust

Adventurous drinkers can now imbibe a bit of the moon thanks to Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery.


Pierneef à La Motte introduces fresh and seasonal early summer menu

Although a late winter has urged us to serve warming soups, hearty meals and creamy and comforting desserts, we are almost at the end of September and our wonderful vegetable and herb garden has braved the stormy weather to supply us with the fantastic fresh ingredients of spring

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11-year-old plans to make BEER IN SPACE

An 11-year-old boy is set to become the first person to brew beer in space – even though he’s far too young to drink.


Food and Wine evening at Neethlingshof with Katinka van Niekerk

Food and wine lovers should head out to the Wine Tasting Centre, Neethlingshof wine estate, on Thursday 31 October, for an evening of food and wine pairing enjoyment with the inimitable Katinka van Niekerk – passionate foodie and esteemed consultant to chefs and winemakers.

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Triple triumphs for Nederburg in less than a week

Nederburg has won the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition trophy for best dessert wine, topping what the organisers called a “huge line-up of sweet gold medal winning wines from all over the world, including Hungary,


Gourmet excellence elevates Stellenbosch at Summer Place

On Wednesday, 30 October, the fourth annual Stellenbosch at Summer Place extravaganza hosted by Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) – a flawless pairing of wines, food, art, music and fashion from the country’s premier wine destination – will beguile Jozi socialites with more opulence and taste than ever before.


Reg Lascaris – the Rupert Murdoch of SA Food and Wine

Diners Club director and Mad Man extraordinaire Reg Lascaris has emerged as the Rupert Murdoch of SA food and wine publishing. The bombshell that Bot River foodie JP Rossouw (below) is the new publish


The Drinks Business Writes: The Beautiful South 2013

The Drinks Business Writes: The Beautiful South 2013 by Robin Goldsmith "Riebeek Cellars’ Sauvignon Blanc, 2013, made from grapes grown near the ocean, is a good example of a well-rounded,


WOSA Sommelier Scandal – the other Croc drops

They say bad news comes in threes and SA wine will be wishing when it comes to WOSA, three disasters will be enough for a week. For last night the itinerary for the case (12 bottles) of international


Vintage Wine ― Tasting History

Wine is bottled poetry. It’s alive and continually evolving. It can differ from sip to sip, bottle to bottle, vintage to vintage. But what makes a good wine last and even improve over the years? How


Naughty Boy to be Diners Club Winemaker of the Year?

When we ended up with a unanimous winner last week - 0.6 out of 20 clear of the field - savvy judge Carrie Adams (below) - one of the few Adams in SA with her own front teeth - guessed the winner was


Gilroy Brewery

Ngwenya Glass Village, off Rte 114 Muldersdrift, Gauteng (011) 796-3020 www.gilroybeers.co.za The brewery Run by the inimitable Steve Gilroy, this is one of the region’s longest-running brewpu