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Raise a glass to South Africa`s Top Organic Wines

More and more people are sampling organic wines, which have come a long way in quality and acceptance. This is great news for the planet, since grapes are among the most pesticide-laden produce.


Back in vogue: It`s time to rediscover vermouth

Are we witnessing global reconquest by wormwood? Artemisia absinthium, the plant known in German as vermut and the chief ingredient in absinthe, is very much back in fashion.


Glass of wine a week can cut chances of pregnancy by a third

Just one or two glasses of wine a week could reduce a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant by a third, say researchers.


The Jordan Chameleon Bursary

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The Jordan Chameleon Bursary launched in 2007 and has funded several PhD students during the past 6 years.


Win four tickets to the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Vivacious, social, and sophisticated, Champagne is truly one of the most delightful wines one can serve.


The Art of Baking: Yuppiechef.com launches a free, innovative online baking course with top SA foodie, Sarah Graham

As South Africa heads towards the summer holidays its back to school for aspiring bakers.


Safe Summer Socializing with Quay 5

The summer holiday season is a time when family dinners and social get-togethers go hand in hand with celebratory drinks. While these contribute to the holiday revelry, they often lead to excessive alcohol and calorie consumption.


Join the Spring Series of wine tasting evenings at Pepperclub Hotel and Spa

Pepperclub wine tasting series will run for a six-week period and will coincide with each season (Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter). The first in the series, the Spring series, will take place from the 10 October 2013 until the 14 November 2013.


FNB Whisky Live Festival 2013 Preview Q&A with Ian Logan

Yes, Ian Logan is going to be back at the FNB Whisky Live Festival this year! Why does that excite me so much? Well simply put, it is always good fun chatting to Ian. Full of stories and adventures, h


Linear Lizards and Guttenberg Minds

Will Self (below) is the reason I still subscribe to New Statesman magazine, even if chances of getting hold of a physical copy are only 50% thanks to having the SA Post Office as service provider.


Revolution narrowly avoided in Upington

Reading Bidet on the Airlink flight this morning from Johannesburg to Upington to judge Tops at Spar Orange River Winemaker of the Year with SA's most active overseas wine taster Fiona McDonald (below


Marthinus Ferreira: chef of linearity

A decade ago “linearity” was the buzz word in SA wine. From Nederburg cellarmaster Razvan Macici musing on whether “fruit purity and linearity” is the way to express terroir to Winemail


Are Wine Shows Running out of Road?

With RMB WineX around the corner and on every Jo'burg street light, you'd think it unlikely that we're probably living in the end times of wine shows.  The ghost of Ogden Nash channelled the followin