She claims she is looking forward to growing old gracefully, but Kate Moss showed no sign of being graceful and only a few tell-tale signs of age as she celebrated turning 40 on Thursday. (more…)

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Sloshed Kate Moss: ‘‘I might be 40 but I still know how to party’’

She claims she is looking forward to growing old gracefully, but Kate Moss showed no sign of being graceful and only a few tell-tale signs of age as she celebrated turning 40 on Thursday.

 

Wine and Sex: The New Tupperware Party

A Spanish winery is taking wine pairing to a whole new level.

Wine and sex seem like a natural pairing and are, in fact, the reason that many of us are on the planet.

 

Vodka made from cow’s milk makes international debut

Until man figures out how to turn water into wine, New Zealand dairy farmers have come up with a way to turn cow’s milk into vodka.

 

Farmers in Japan create pentagon-shaped fruits

Farmers in Japan have created pentagon-shaped fruits.

 

Burger King making its way to Gauteng

Fast food giant, Burger King, is all set to open the doors of it’s stores in Gauteng on 1 February.

 

Globetrotting winemaker comes full circle to join Fleur du Cap

Combining his love for travelling with wine, Wim Truter has journeyed the world in his pursuit for winemaking excellence.

 
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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Neethlingshof present Food and Wine Pairing Dinner

On Friday 24 January the five-star The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa will kick off its 2014 Food & Wine Pairing series in Azure Restaurant with a four-course culinary tour de force,

 

Supper at La Bohème, Sea Point

La Boheme bistro in Main Road, Sea Point The menu changes daily and is written on blackboardsDuck spring rolls was Lynne’s choice of starterSesame encrusted fish cakes and meatball tagliat

 

The Wonderful World of Wine

This week I read quite a few interesting wine-related stories and was again reminded of the wonderful world of wine. Although it is a debated subject, I would like to believe that wine has some heal

 

Chardonnay: Love or Confusion

Jimi Hendrix was right, when it comes to Chardonnay, it's either love or confusion. Mama, we must get together and find out  Exactly what we're tryin' to do  Love or confusion?  Confusion Roberts

 

Future tastes of Albarino

© Cape Times Friday 17th January 2014 In the world of wine, the biggest globetrotting grape varieties are all French. The French vignerons got themselves organised a lot earlier than any other Europe

 

Hemel en Aarde tastings day two

We started the day with a tasting at Bouchard Finlayson and were delighted that Peter Finlayson, the winemaker, could join us. He generously gave us a full tasting and added some very special reserve

 

Hemel en Aarde tastings day one

Between Heaven and EarthIt is wonderful to visit a wine route and to see such impressive improvement in the wines in their style and quality.  The Hemel and Aarde has always produced good wines,

 

Coping with your End-of-the-Month Budget

Let’s face it, financially the end of January is a challenge to most of us. Not only do we usually get our December salary earlier than usual to allow for Christmas shopping, but over the festiv

 

RIP Francois Conradie – a tribute by Rijk Melck

In Memory of Francois ConradieBy Rijk MelckFrancois, our beloved winemaker and friend, tragically passed away on 13th January 2014 after a short battle with cancer. He leaves behind his lovely wife, A

 

Hemel en Aarde tastings day three

Day three in the Hemel and Aarde valley started a little late after we had packed up the car and tidied up the cottage. Then we were off to Sumaridge for a tasting of their wines. The cellar also look