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< Thursday 28 November 2013 >

Japan Has More Than Just Square Watermelons. Way More.

There’s a report that wealthy people in Russia are paying over US$800 for Japanese square watermelons. In Russia, that’s supposedly 300 times the price of a regular watermelon. But why square watermelons? That’s so passé! 


Scientists discover some animals are wired to prefer the taste of alcohol to water

It’s long been known that a penchant for alcohol may be in the genes, and British scientists say they may now be a step closer to understanding why.


Heavy Drinking Is Fine for Your Marriage So Long as You`re Both Drunks

A recent study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions followed 634 married couples over nine years to provide a scientific basis for the “uh, duh” notion that heavy drinking (defined as “six or more drinks at one time or drinking to intoxication”) can bring on the divorce.


Exploring the Heart of the Cape Winelands – Part Two

The first leg of this journey had us focusing on some of the delights that the Stellenbosch region has to offer. We continue the next chapter as we unearth the beauty and splendour that is the Franschhoek  Wine Valley Region.


Twitter`s Age Verification System Wants to Keep Kids Away from Booze

Twitter has launched a new age-screening process for alcohol brands on the social network.


Booze for breakfast legal again in Cape Town

In the new year we will not only be allowed to imbibe sparkling wine or champagne at breakfast events


Popular Street Soirees returns to Stellenbosch

The popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees are back in full swing to give locals and visitors alike more reason to savour, sip on and share the vibrant pulse and pleasures of South Africa’s wine and gourmet capital during the summer months.


VERITAS YOUNG WINE WRITER WINNER – Marthelize Tredoux. Teug en aan tafel.

The Veritas Young Wine Writer Winner is a Real Time Wine SuperFAN, something we're extremely stoked about. Here's her entry. Please follow the lovely lass on Twitter.TEUG EN AAN TAFEL Wyn. Die maak, v


Liefmans, dit is goed vir jou

There was a moment at Den Anker on Monday when I thought Bram Vaerewyck (below), export manager for Duvel beer, might lose it. My draft Liefmans arrived with the wrong coaster! At least the glass was


VERITAS YOUNG WINE WRITER RUNNER UP – Ricardo Gouveia. What role does wine play in everyday life?

The Runner Up to this years Veritas Young Wine Writers Award was also (like the Winner) a Real Time Wine SuperFAN! That makes us doubly proud. Have a read through Ricardo's humorous take on wine's rol


Popular Street Soirees returns to Stellenbosch

Monthly food and wine gatherings in oak-lined streetsThe popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees are back in full swing to give locals and visitors alike more reason to savour, sip on and share the vibran


Pepper Pot Party Pending

Tomorrow sees the first party to celebrate a Diners Club Winemaker of the Year finalist for 2013. On Saturday the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year will be announced at La Residence in Franschhoek


La Capra Merlot 2012

Soft ripe red fruit on the nose accompanied by notes of mint. The palate is filled with plum fruit and soft, rounded texture. well integrated acidity with full-bodied, polished tannins.


La Capra Shiraz 2011

Fresh red fruit with a hint of cracked black pepper and Christmas cake. Medium to full bodied, yet juicy on the palate. A soft and approachable style, drinking well in its youth, but showing ageing p


Havana heaven

I have just returned from the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of Havana Club International. Standing in a huge hall with more than 1,000 people – mostly employees but also people associate