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South Africa`s Top 10 Wine Routes

Just a half an hour drive outside Cape Town you are already at the beginning of the Cape vineyards, where cultivation of grapes dates back to the 1600s.

 

Study: Pregnant women who drink wine have better-behaved children

MOTHERS-to-be who drink an average of a bottle of wine a month during pregnancy have children who are better adjusted both emotionally and behaviourally than those who abstain, a new study shows.

 

Vegas bartender breaks cocktail Guinness World Record

The Guinness World Record for the most cocktails made in one hour has been broken by a swift Las Vegas bartender, who created 1,559 drinks in just 60 minutes.

 

What Will Happen With Wine in 2014?

The buying and selling of wine has two long traditions behind it: on the one hand,

 

The Dombeya Scholarship 2014 ready to fly

It is a year of firsts, both for the 2014 recipient of the Dombeya Scholarship and the Scholarship itself.

 

Whale Beer?

The Cape is in the grip of a craft beer frenzy at the minute. Yet Icelanders on holiday will search in vain for craft beer made from whale meat. Icelandic brewery Steojar makes a brew from whale meal

 

THE DOMBEYA SCHOLARSHIP 2014 – READY TO FLY

by Johann OlivierIt is a year of firsts, both for the 2014 recipient of the Dombeya Scholarship and the Scholarship itself. This year the worthy 2014 recipient, Salvester van Rooyen, will hop on a pla

 

Wine Collectives – an exciting new force in SA wine

The word co-op has become a swear word in SA wine. While not as bad as that other c-word, it speaks to industrial scale production facilities, cutting corners, giant stainless steel tanks quietly oxid

 
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2013 Jardin 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

 

2007 Jardin Cabernet Sauvignon

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

 

Le Vaillant Brandy Bingo: a game of skill and daring where losers drown their sorrows

Further research has confirmed that the fickle finger of fate sent François Le Vaillant to SA on the eve of the glorious French Revolution, for various reasons. To discover the Narina Trogon bird whi