When you go to a gourmet restaurant, you might find yourself asking the sommelier to recommend a fine wine to complement your meal. But now, as more states begin to legalize recreational marijuana use, diners will soon be asking another question: What fine weed will enhance my dining experience? (more…)

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Colorado Restaurant Introduces Weed-and-Food Pairing Menu

When you go to a gourmet restaurant, you might find yourself asking the sommelier to recommend a fine wine to complement your meal. But now, as more states begin to legalize recreational marijuana use, diners will soon be asking another question: What fine weed will enhance my dining experience?

 

Brangelina, The Wine Part II premiers to rave reviews as Jolie-Pitt 2013 rose goes on sale

The latest Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie sequel is being described as powerful and elegant with a “mouthwatering finish.”

 

5 Tips For Summer Wine Drinking

In the summer there is no better supplement to rest and relaxation than a ice cold glass of wine.

 

Ultra Liquors announces cancellation of annual sponsorship of the Best Value Wine Guide [BVG] with RamsayMedia SA

Ultra Liquors announced today that the annual sponsorship of the Best Value Wine Guide [BVG] with RamsayMedia SA has been ended.

 

Win R20,000 towards your dream honeymoon, as well as Graham Beck bubbly for your Big Day!

From presidents to princesses, statesmen to stars, Graham Beck’s iconic range of Cap Classique style sparkling wines have been the bubblies of choice to celebrate special occasions and mark magical milestones around the world.

 

Graham Beck Harvest News IV – The importance of barrel inspection

If you have ever seen Pierre or one of the cellar guys sticking their nose into a open or new barrel you might wonder why?

 

Cape Point Vineyards Woolworths Exclusive Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2012

“Sauvignon Blanc is extremely site specific. Many… are made from grapes grown in areas not wholly suitable, resulting in mediocre wines… (T)his wine is a superb example of a Sauvignon Blanc from

 

We love Sediment and Crystals in Wine

Wine is alive, filled with lots of wonderful organic elements which adds to its unique character, aromas, and flavours. Wine is also chemistry at work, and with so many winemaking styles out there, yo

 

Ultra pulls the plug on BVG

It's a sad day for SA wine consumers with the news that Ultra Liquors is to end their annual sponsorship of the Best Value Wine Guide [BVG] published by RamsayMedia SA. Let's hope this does not mean t

 

Truth be told – can your Sauvignon Blanc be too cold?

This weekend we will be celebrating the best summer wines of the Franschhoek Valley with the Franschhoek Summer Wine Festival. Summer in the Cape Winelands easily sees temperatures in the late thirtie

 

Valentine’s Day Celebrations in Franschhoek

No plans yet for Valentine’s Day? Not to worry as Franschhoek has the best in store for you and your loved one. Sample delicious handmade chocolates from our chocolatiers. Take a journey on our uni

 

Riverside Romance – Valentine’s Day at Solms-Delta

Valentine’s Day is always a special occasion when it is spent at Solms-Delta. On arrival at the estate guests will be serenaded by a few members of our Soetstemme choir and treated to a complime

 

Create memories, accumulate joy and celebrate!

“The thing about champagne,you say, unfoiling the cork, unwinding the wire restraint, is that is the ultimate associative object. Every time you open a bottle of champagne, it’s a celebration,

 

Top 10 Events this Human Rights Day in Cape Town

The Mother City is abuzz with a host of activities to celebrate this Human Rights Day

 

Keeping the Wolf at the Cellar Door

The Wolftrap is a roguish, edgy name which is linked to a very successful South African wine brand. It is apparently named after the discovery of a device used to trap wolves in the mountains of Fran

 

140206 Main Ingredient’s MENU – Being Green, Breedekloof Dinner, Stellenbosch Wine Festival, Cape Talk’s Bandstand Boogaloo, Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

MENUMain Ingredient’s weekly E-JournalGourmet Foods & IngredientsEat In Guide’s Five time Outstanding Outlet Award Winnerwww.mainingredient.biz- http://www.adamastorphotos.com/Follow our blogs

 

Tell us why you love Franschhoek and win with Penchant Design

There are many ways to say “I love you!”, some people say it with beautiful words and clever poems, others can sketch and paint. Some of us are good at spoiling our loved ones with moonlight picni

 

Boutique Irish-African Venture, Doran Vineyards, Release Their Maiden Vintage Of Platter-Starred Wines

DORAN VINEYARDS, the boutique Irish-African vineyard venture in the Voor Paardeberg, has released their maiden vintage wines under the Doran Vineyards label. The range of five wines – one white, one

 

Judges Announced For Prestigious ASATA Diners Club Awards

The Association of South African Travel Agents (ASATA), in conjunction with Diners Club, has announced its panel of judges for the upcoming ASATA Diners Club Awards. ASATA and Diners Club have taken g

 

More than just wine

by Elona Hesseling It seems that wine on its own simply isn’t enough anymore. The days when visitors used to flock to a tasting room merely to taste wine, are gone. Instead, they want chocolates/cup

 

Have A Green Valentine’s Day This Year With the City Sightseeing Experience

It’s all hearts and roses this month with Valentine’s Day around the corner and the shops are stocked with brightly coloured cards, special chocolates, stuffed animals, plastic roses and more.  H

 

Breakthrough For Agricultural Expos

Agri-Expo, acclaimed organiser of various agricultural events, and CADEK Media, with their countrywide Agriworks Expos, have signed a first of its kind collaboration agreement whereby two of their eve

 

Nativo White Blend 2012 – 06.02.14

Wonderful news on from Billy and Penny Hughes of The Hughes Family Wines. “Finally!  After many years of working hard towards it, we have bottled our first organically certified wine, the Nativo Wh

 

It’s not just a drink, sugar

Nutritionists reveal the amount of sugar hidden in alcoholic drinks, and it's probably more than you think.

 

Valentine’s Day Celebrations in Franschhoek

No plans yet for Valentine’s Day? Not to worry as Franschhoek has the best in store for you and your loved one. Sample delicious handmade chocolates from our chocolatiers. Take a journey on our uni

 

Tell us why you love Franschhoek and win with Penchant Design

There are many ways to say “I love you!”, some people say it with beautiful words and clever poems, others can sketch and paint. Some of us are good at spoiling our loved ones with moonlight picni

 

Two new interns join CWG Protégé Programme

The Cape Winemakers Guild has stepped up its role in effecting transformation in the wine industry by increasing the number of protégés participating it its mentorship programme to eight with the in

 

John Mariani: Will There Be Wine In California Without Water?

Such reports are terrifying to every farmer in the state, but in the wine industry, where irrigation is critical to raising healthy, bountiful grapes to be made into prestigious wines carr

 

Solms Delta – romantic Valentine’s Picnic

Valentine’s Day is a special occasion and Solms-Delta will make sure that it is a day filled with happy memories. Pre-book a romantic Valentine’s picnic basket which can be enjoyed at one of the m