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<< Tuesday 21 January 2014 >

Throwing a dinner party can be a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be.


At the southern tip of Africa, often mere metres from the shore, the migration of the southern right whale is a keenly observed phenomenon.

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FOR three generations, the Distelleria Bottega has made some of Italy’s finest and most sought-after wines and spirits. Situated in the heartland of Prosecco country at Bibano di Godega, a mere 45km from Venice,


Stock market tips and wine choice may be two things you shouldn’t ask your waiter about.


Moscato Mania has hit South Africa with a bang!


Just after the celebrated Amorim Tsogo Sun Cap Classique win for the De Grendel MCC Brut 2011, winemaker Elzette Du Preez popped another cork to celebrate victory at the Winemakers’ Choice Awards late in October.

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With half of De Wetshof’s annual rainfall bucketing down over three days in January, harvest 2014 was never going to be anything but challenging.

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While ANC ministers fly off for fondu and ski in Davos at the World Economic Forum, the political echelons of the SA wine industry meet at the Nedbank Vinpro open day at the Lord Charles Hotel in Some


Did advertising "marvel" Reg Lascaris miss the boat when he used Standard Bank shareholder funds to buy the Platter sighted wine guide for Diners Club last year? Dead-tree guides are dead in the wate


One of my favorite stops on my tour of Rioja was Bodegas Izadi, a small group of producers established 25 years ago. A striking 5 story winery is tucked behind the small house that holds the tastin


The 2014 harvest is just around the corner; it’s an opportune moment to have a look at what’s new in South African vineyards, some of them coming into cellars this year. Eight varieties continue t