Pepkor MD, Pieter Erasmus has bought Constantia Uitsig for an undisclosed amount, according to reports on social media. (more…)

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Constantia Uitsig bought by MD of Pepkor

Pepkor MD, Pieter Erasmus has bought Constantia Uitsig for an undisclosed amount, according to reports on social media.


5 Of The Best Food Movies

The human appetite is one of the cinema’s more enduring themes. When food makes its way onto the screen, it’s often less as a prop than as a narrative tool.


Kanonkop makes history at International Wine Challenge

Kanonkop, South Africa’s world-famous wine estate situated in the Simonsberg region of Stellenbosch, has become the first winery in the world to win the prestigious Trophy for Best Blended Red Wine at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London for the fourth time.


Packaging Spotlight: Evil Spirits Vodka

“Evil Spirits is a new premium spirits line that is painstakingly crafted to be sinfully enjoyed. St. Bernadine was tasked with package design and a media kit for the launch.


Tequila: Sip don’t slam

When was the last time you drank tequila? Maybe it was poured by a costumed “shot girl” in a noisy bar and you slammed it back in one with a lick of salt and a suck of lime, making the classic pained “tequila face” as you choked the harsh-tasting liquid down.


Creation – A gift that means the world

With the Festive Season now less than three months away, it’s time to think of worthy gifts for colleagues and clients. And what better way to say ‘compliments of the season’ than rewarding them with a truly classy gift from Creation?

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Solms-Delta plants first Macabeau in SA

The only Macabeau vines to be planted in South Africa have recently found their home at Solms-Delta.


Windmill Wonderland

Are windmills the whirling icons of the Karoo? This month's High Life SA, in-flight magazine of BA and the best read in the country - period - includes "an affair with a colossus" by photographer Obi


Haskell Open Day 2013

by Johann OlivierGrowing up in the winelands is a blessing. Numerous Saturdays were spent not knowing what to do. Luckily the abundance of activities ensured that a boredom filled day was never on the


Paintings also furnish a room

It was Anthony Powell who noted "books do furnish a room" in his Dance to the Music of Time. He wasn't joking as designer Michael Chandler is busy buying 36 running metres of books in pastel shades to


Rugby Pinotage

Portugal has Baga and Uruguay has Tannat. In SA, Pinotage is the unfashionable red grape that foreigners love to poke fun at. Lettie Teague, who writes on wine for the Wall Street Journal, wears her P


African Leaders and SA Wine Writers

What do African leaders and SA wine writers have in common? None of the entries were good enough to win an award this year. In the case of wine writers, it was the Franschhoek prize which has since be


Aleit designs the ABSA Champagne Festival

ABSA are pulling out all the stops for their Champagne Festival this evening at Summer Place in Melrose. For they've hired the Aleit Group from Stellenbosch to design the event to death. Here is Ale


The African Brew Festival

Banana Jam Café, The Craft Beer Project and African Brew by Lucy Corne and Ryno Reyneke present the African Brew Festival. Inspired by South Africa’s ...The post The African Brew Festival appea


Contract brewing in the South African beer scene

If you’re an uber beer nerd, you might have laughed raucously over a video recently doing the rounds, focusing on a group of beer snobs ...The post Contract brewing in the South African beer scene a


FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Andy Watts

What better way to kick off my series of Whisky Live previews this year than with a local whisky hero, Andy Watts, who is the master distiller at the James Sedgwick Distillery in the Western Cape R