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Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese

These Red Wine Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese are everything you love about a classic burger, but with a major flavour boost.


This Pizza Cocktail Might Taste Too Much Like The Real Thing

Pasadena based Trattoria Neapolis is paying homage to National Pizza Month with this new signature cocktail celebrating America’s favorite pie. No we’re not talking apple, it’s all about the pizza.

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Red room filled with fruits can make drinks taste up to 10 per cent sweeter

Do your surroundings really change the way you taste food and drink?


Restaurant service: do women do it better?

A new book dishes the dirt on the tricks of the restaurant trade, but a new breed of female maitres d’ could change all that.


Dinner in the Dark: A Sensory Experience

It is a widely accepted fact that the loss of any one of your senses will result in the heightening of your remaining senses.


Haskell Open Day – 9 November 2013

Bring your friends and family and celebrate the start of summer in style.


Culinart Literature Galore at Leopard`s Leap

In a week we are opening the doors to our newly refurbished shop at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards and while we host beautiful gift ideas and some wonderful culinary inspirations,


OBiKWA goes BATty for Bundi Adventure Trax

25 to 27 October 2013

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Kumala in the Kak

Kumala, one of the leading SA wine brands in the UK - reportedly because UK drinkers thought it was Australian - is in the news for all the wrong reasons.  Oz Clarke, no stranger to SA thanks to WOSA


SBIG tactics: divide and rule

Are the squabbles between SA wine tasters so vicious because a) the stakes are so low; b) it's a case of too many big fish in a small pond; c) they're all minnows being chased by a killer whale; d) wi


Robertson Wine Valley Sauvignon Blanc Review 2013

After having been sent a case of Robertson Sauvignon Blancs last week, courtesy of the Robertson Wine Valley, we thought it fitting to review the three wines we had been fortunate enough to receive. T


September Shock

Shocking September statistics from Vinpro (below).  Exports to France are up 200% to 30.5 million litres. Don't they have enough of their own wine they can't sell?  Exports to Italy are up 8150% and


Brandy Bar Bombshell

Those who can distil brandy. Those who can't, design brandy bars. Some good news from Fine Brandies by Design. Dear Neil Pendock, On behalf of Fine Brandy. By Design, we are excited to announce t


Pinotage more consistent than Sauvignon Blanc?

The message from last weekend's Veritas results was that Pinotage is a cultivar judges can agree on once their prejudices have been excluded. Kanonkop 2010, KWV Mentors 2011, Simonsig Redhill 2010 an


Tasting Two Rare Glenfiddich Editions – 1974 Vintage and 1987 125th Anniversary

The universe works in mysterious ways. Truly, it does. Back in May 2012 I highlighted the Glenfiddich 1974 as my Whisky of the Month (which is more like Whisky of the Quarter as I don’t get aro


Why can't Africans sommeil?

If white men famously can’t dance, do black people fail to sommeil?  Last week WOSA’s Sommelier World Cup (below) flew in 12 somms from around the world to have their skills on SA wine assessed.


A Secretary sobs

Less than 30 minutes after the SBIG secretary launches an impassioned internet plea to Sauvignon Blanc Interest Groupies for support, a couple of copies of his email are kindly forwarded to me. T