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Diddy expanding alcohol empire with DeLeón tequila

Sean “Diddy” Combs is entering the tequila market in a new partnership with high-end DeLeón Tequila, which was founded by Brent Hocking in 2008 and entered the U.S. market on May 5, 2009 and became an award-winning brand.

 

Easy Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

These easy to prepare cheesy quesadillas will have everyone asking for more.

 

6 Things Not To Do When Ordering Wine

There are four basic components of the traditional wine tasting ritual people perform when they order a bottle at a restaurant:

 

What your favourite drink says about your political beliefs

A relationship has been found between political orientation and the type of alcohol voters drink, according to research looking at the alcohol preferences of drinkers in America.

 

Pure Class at Simonsig

One of the many Cape estates experiencing an endless summer of wine tourism success is Simonsig, and this is no surprise. The Stellenbosch farm has always been a wine tourism pioneer.

 

Budget wines to help you swallow those January bills

December is about gifts and parties. January, however, is a different situation. Did you really spend all that money?

 

Hallelujah in Tamboerskloof

Walking past the Power and the Glory bar this morning in Tamboerskloof,Cape Town, I wasn't sure whether the come-hither wave was from a boy or a girl. Which reminded me of the wonderful riposte from

 

Hamba Kahle, Simon Hoggart

The Spectator's wine guru, Simon Hoggart, has adjourned to the great cellar in the sky. Gone at only 67, we'll miss his sniping at Swartland pyrotechnics like his opinion of Adi Badenhorst's Secateurs

 

CHORIZO AND CREAM CHEESE STUFFED SQUID WITH WHITE ANCHOVY

A rather exotic little tapa, salad or starter that is beautifully complemented by our 2012 Culinaria Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc. Recipe for Chorizo and cream cheese stuffed squid with white anchovy S

 

Brandy Bingo: does SA Brandy have Terroir?

Another marketing trick SA brandy distillers seem to ignore is the whole concept of geographical regionality. Last year at Food|Wine|Design my Karoo Kerels brandy bar was an opportunity for Joburghers

 

2013 Chardonnay

Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying th