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< Tuesday 12 November 2013 >

New look shows Riebeek Cellars`s roots

Riebeek Cellars, the oldest winery in the Swartland,  has unveiled a new look highlighting its old roots, with a series of labels depicting  the historical landscape of the Cape in a backdrop of eye-catching sky-blue and vivid green.


Celebrity Wines Reviewed

Wine crafted by celebrities is a rampant trend. It’s in liquor cabinets across America. It’s showboating at your local wine shop.


Fleur du Cap Noble Late makes Platter history with 7 consecutive 5-Stars

Fleur du Cap’s highly acclaimed Noble Late Harvest has made history as the only wine ever to receive a 5-Star rating for seven consecutive vintages from Platter’s South African Wine Guide.


Fleur du Cap, exotic salts and vygies meet for dinner at Taj Hotel

Join salt aficionado, chef Craig Cormack, for a lavish Fleur du Cap wine and exotic salt dinner at Mint Restaurant on Thursday, 28 November 2013, the culmination of a month of tastings of these elegant Unfiltered wines paired with vygies (succulents) at the luxury Taj Cape Town.

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New Drug Would Let People Get Drunk Without Health Risks

Professor David Nutt of Imperial College London says his research team has developed a drug that targets the brain’s neurotransmitters to mimic the effects of drinking without the risk of addiction or other negative effects.


Nederburg on Platter roll

Four Nederburg wines have been rated five stars in the newly published 2014 edition of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide.

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Stick your neck out and win with OBIKWA Wines

Competition closed – Congratulations to Enid Jill Matthews and Lynn Shoobert. Keep sticking your neck out and enjoy the OBIKWA wines! Please email winetimes@406.co.za with your contact details and delivery address. 


New release Gravel Hill Shiraz 2008 from Hartenberg Estate

Wine aficionadas can look forward to adding to their collection with the new release Gravel Hill Shiraz 2008 from the award-winning Hartenberg Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands.

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Is Platter Anti-Afrikaans?

Perusing the 80 five star stunners in the Platter sighted wine guide in the bath this morning - one of the many uses of an iPad - I was amazed at just how Anglophile the planetarium is this year.  No


Battle of the Billionaires

Wine Spectator magazine loves the wines of Anthonij Rupert.  Some recent scores (out of 100): Anthonij Rupert 2007        95 Anthonij Rupert Cabernet Franc 2008    91 Anthonij Rupert Cabe


Five ways to piss off a beer snob

If you’re in any way interested in the South African beer scene, it can’t have escaped your notice that we are living in an age ...The post Five ways to piss off a beer snob appeared first