Four Iranian Christians have been sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking ceremonial wine during a communion service and possessing a satellite radio antenna. (more…)

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Four men sentenced to 80 lashes in Iran for drinking wine

Four Iranian Christians have been sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking ceremonial wine during a communion service and possessing a satellite radio antenna.

 

Two Oceans, a fan of flatbreads for simple snacking

Two Oceans, one of South Africa’s most successful wine exports, sold in over 80 countries, knows most people don’t have time to cook elaborate dishes when friends come round.

 

Artisanal Cheeses Created From Human Body Bacteria Samples

Christina Agapakis and Sissel Tolaas have created a unique installation that explores microbial ecology.

 

Fair Trade? Woman Swaps Live Explosive for Wine Online

An Austrian woman traded a live tank shell for two bottles of wine and a picture frame on an online swap site.

 

Passport to Great Cellar Door Offers and Bonanza of Tastes

The Cellar Door Collection Passport, priced at R120, offers R399 worth of tastings, experiences and discounts at 14 top-name South African cellars.

 

Beat the heat with these savvy Sauvignons

Crackling with acidity and bursting with citrus and mineral flavours, Sauvignon Blanc is an ideal summer white.

 

Rickety Bridge`s First Venture into Cap Classique Reaps Rewards

Rickety Bridge winemaker, Wynand Grobler, decided to take up the challenge set by the owner, Duncan Spence, in 2008 to beat the French at their own game and produce a world class Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine.

 

Ignorant Dutchmen go to Hollywood

The marketers at Du Toitskloof Winery may very well be "ignorant Dutchmen" as garrulous ginge Kevin Kidson, nerd behind www.wine.co.za, alleged earlier this year. But when it comes to doing their job

 

Hamba Kahle, Lou Reed

So the bottle has claimed another victim: Lou Reed, RIP. Lou was no poseur, he really did Walk on the Wild Side. Wild Turkey, maybe even Wild Africa, that KWV knock-off of Amarula. While heroin may be

 

Best Bloody Marys and Bloggers in Town

Jan and Anel, the boggers behind Winetimes, Spit or Swallow and much more besides (below), leave their Buitenkant HQ every Monday while their char gives the place the once over. Appearances need to be

 

Feed Me Friday – a charity dinner to attend this weekend

Hosted by The Clubhouse at Claremont Cricket Club and Isangqa Sobomi (Circle for Life), Feed Me Friday is a new charity dinner initiative that will focus on creating upliftment and education for the u

 

Ten Reasons Not To Let Platanna Near Your Wines

In the run up to the launch of the Platanna sighted wine guide next week, the pocket full of frogs who run the guide are making a concerted effort to drum up interest in the face of declining sales an