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Litchi and Sake Sangria

An Asian twist to a Spanish classic. Stir litchis and sake into your everyday house wine.

 

House actor stirs Russian anger with call for vodka boycott

British actor Hugh Laurie has prompted an outcry in Russia with a Twitter proposal to boycott vodka over President Vladimir Putin’s gay rights stance.

 
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Are wine drinkers healthier than beer drinkers?

Yet another study was published this month showing that habitual wine drinkers are, all things considered, healthier than habitual beer drinkers.

 

Guess how many raisins it took to fill this empty bottle of wine and win tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines

Can you guess how many raisins it took to fill this empty bottle of wine?

 

Grab a slice, pour yourself a glass of OBIKWA and celebrate Sauvignon Blanc

With only 365 days in the year, not all grapes can be equally honoured, but the major international varieties are beginning to fill up the calendar.

 

Never A Dull Moment at Creation Wines

With ‘Peak Season’ virtually over, we’re delighted to report that the Creation Tasting Room is still buzzing with activity. And so are our vineyards and cellar!

 
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A wine brand with soul

I have to admit when the word ‘brand’ comes up in conversation, my eyes glaze over.

 

The new tasting room at Constantia Glen

We were invited to visit the new Tasting room and restaurant at Constantia Glen.  We went on a beautiful hot Summer day. The tasting room is in a Cape Dutch style building and the restaurant

 

Competition Time! – Win Tickets to the Winestyle Summer Winedown in Jozi

Hello Winos! Happy new year! I have a good feeling that this is going to be an excellent year with hundreds of liters of gorgeous wine and many exciting blog posts, so let's start 2014&

 

Preparing for Harvest 2014

As harvest 2014 draws closer, a cool, calm and collected Charl du Plessis – Spice Route Wines Winemaker – shares his thoughts and predictions on this year’s harvest. “Overall our dryland

 

Friuli v. SA: a Feast at the Taj

The first shots in the terroir wars were fired on the Simonsberg in September when the Helderberg and Simonsberg clashed at Muratie at the first Checker's Battle of die Berge. Last week, the seven war

 

Wine experiences and wine things to do in Johannesburg

We had a really interesting discussion inside the SuperFAN Club around things to do and experiences to have in the wine world... in Joburg, about as far away from wine country as you can get before cr

 

A healthy choice: Mussels with chorizo and tomato concassé

Last year The Guardian published an article on the why mussels are good for us. “Mussels have the most impressive nutritional profile of all shellfish. They contain high levels of highly desir

 

New Liquor by-law allows businesses to apply for extended trading times

The new by-law Control of Undertakings that Sell Liquor to the Public, 2013 is expected to be promulgated in the Provincial Government Gazette in January and will repeal all existing by-laws concer

 

SA Brandy finds its Mojo – and it's meat

As Douglas Adams knew, 42 is the "answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything". It is also the age of the oldest brandy in the cavernous cellars of Distell, as master distill