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This Wine Bottle Cleverly Disassembles into a Drinking Glass, Lantern And Spoon

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


Packaging Spotlight: Hout Bay

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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Bottega brings the romantic tastes of Italy to South Africa

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,


Restaurant price of wine by glass normally equals wholesale cost of entire bottle

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


Moscato Mania Hits South Africa

Moscato Mania has hit South Africa with a bang!


The crowd pleaser – De Grendel MCC Brut

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.


Get ready to rock with Riesling this coming weekend!



Wet Weather Does Not Dampen Outlook for De Wetshof Harvest

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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Don Tooth to put bite back into WOSA?

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


Proustian phone to revolutionize wine guides

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


Increasing the varietal spread

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


Bodegas Izadi – a collective quest for Rioja

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