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A Rechargeable LED Cork That Turns Empty Bottles Into Lamps

For many of us it will still be a few months before dinner parties on the back patio are feasible again—but there’s no reason you can’t start preparing now. A winter of heavy drinking has probably left you with a mountain of empty wine bottles that can now easily be repurposed as stylish lamps with these £10 LED corks.


Is Wine “Tonging” the New Sabering?

Port tongs were invented in the 18th century as a way to cleanly decapitate bottles of vintage port whose old corks might otherwise break or disintegrate with the use of a corkscrew.


Throw a wine tasting party for your single friends this Valentine`s Day

Just because you don’t have a significant other doesn’t mean you need to stay at home alone. Plan a wine tasting party for yourself and your single friends. It’s really quite simple to pull together.


Linguine with lemon, garlic and thyme mushrooms

This recipe is about as speedy as you can imagine: you do no more to the mushrooms than slice them, steep them in oil, garlic, lemon and thyme and toss them into the hot cooked pasta.


Graham Beck – Official sponsor of Cap Classique for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014

Graham Beck Wines is proud to be the official sponsor of sparkling wine for World Design Capital Cape Town 2014.


Download the South African Wine Tourism Handbook for free!

Cape Town, as a gateway city to the Cape Winelands, is expected to attract a record number of visitors this year following the announcement in The Guardian and New York Times that the city is the world’s top holiday destination for 2014.


2014 Harvest starts at Rietvallei

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After months of careful preparation of the vineyards, the 2014 harvest started with great expectations on the Rietvallei wine estate in the Robertson wine valley on Tuesday 28 January 2014.


The 2014 Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard offers a day of art, food and wine out in the countryside

The Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard is set to showcase some of South Africa’s best contemporary sculpture, combined with the finest food and wine from Franschhoek on 10 and 11 May 2014 in Gauteng.


Total Wines = Total Failure for SA

In Nevada for a week for some geo-mathematico discussions, the question on everyone's lips when they hear I'm from SA is "whatever happened to SA wine?" As Andy Rompel, now resident in Peru after two


Disney Princess Cocktails

Cody of Cocktails by Cody has mixed up a collection of cocktails inspired by Disney Princesses plus some Disney villains for good measure. I would drink them all. Like at the same time. That would be&


Chocolate + Coffee = Romance

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There are two ingredients that can guarantee a successful Valentine’s dinner – chocolate and coffee. (Not counting wine as an ingredient of course!) End your dinner with a Chocolate and Co


A hot start to Valentine’s Day

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On Friday we celebrate Valentine’s Day and whether you love the idea or can’t stand all the pink drama, you can do something special for dinner with this starter of Chilli Prawns with a l


Warwick The First Lady Unoaked Chardonnay 2013

From all accounts unoaked Chardonnay is enjoying increasing commercial success locally but I remain bemused by it. Take the 2013 vintage of The First Lady from Warwick in Stellenbosch (R75 a bottle).


A happy Valentine – tried and tested

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Perhaps not the most innovative of meals, but a tried and tested one and on Valentine’s Day you do not want to take any chances with your loved one’s enjoyment of dinner! Try Chef Pieter&


Interview: Gavin Patterson of Sumaridge Wines

From the February issue of Business Day WANTED: Gavin Patterson is vineyard manager and winemaker at the increasingly impressive Sumaridge near Hermanus . Now 43, he embarked on his career in his birt


A Tour-de-Force Pauillac

Over the last century, most of Bordeaux’s leading châteaux have adopted the practice of bottling one or two additional wines to sell alongside their grands vins. Though these boast the same noble


Drink to the love this Valentine’s

You don’t have to be romantically inclined to try these mood-setters, writes Georgina Crouth.


Cape Town hearts vintage

We reveal the clothing stores reviving retro fashion


Gordon’s elderflower gin launch backed by seven-figure marketing spend

UK: Gordon's new elderflower gin will be backed up with a with seven-figure marketing budget spanning the on and off-trades.


Solms Delta Lekkerwijn 2012 – 10.02.14

There are any numbers of stories as to the origin of the name of the farm Lekkerwijn, now part of Solms Delta Estate, in the Groot Drakenstein Valley.  The farm’s first owner was Henri l’Ecréven


GLAD Easter baking tips

An Easter with GLAD means there will be more time spent celebrating and less time baking, GLAD Bake & cooking paper is the solution this Easter. The conventional use is as a non-stick baking and c


Buy Wine Online from Cozier Wine Cellars

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Franschhoek Summer Wines at Leopard’s Leap

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Romantic Events to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in Cape Town

Seduce your sweetheart and choose from a host of great things to do this “day of love”!


7 great things to do in Cape Town this weekend

Our pick of seven of the best events and things to do in Cape Town this weekend from Friday, 14 February to Sunday, 16 February 2014


IWSC tasting at the Grande Roche in Paarl