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< Tuesday 18 February 2014 >

Limited Edition Scotch Whiskey Packaging Pays Homage to Ink

Celebrating two age-old traditions, rare scotch blend whisky and the art of tattooing, J&B Scotch Whiskey has designed their latest limited edition bottle as an homage to these origins with the help of ultimate tattoo artist Sébastien Mathieu.

 

Detroit chef creates 10-course menu based on Radiohead songs

Apparently, when a Detroit chef and Radiohead fan listens to the album “Kid A,” dishes like maple sugar-seared duck breast, pink peppercorn gastrique and orange juniper pearls go dancing in his head.

 

How Beer-Making Robots Are Going To Change The Way You Drink

Most of us don’t follow Kickstarter, because there are only so many “roomy” jeans pitches and crappy iPhone wallet designs you can see before your sanity starts slipping. But it’s a compelling site in many, many ways, and one of the most compelling is to see what trends are arriving. And there’s one in particular that beer geeks and people who like good beer should know about.

 

Wine Spectator reviews Haskell II 2009

America’s widest read wine publication, Wine Spectator, has added to the impressive list of accolades for the Haskell II 2009.

 

The economics of wine

How a €1.85 bottle of French wine ends up costing €30 in a Dublin bistro,and the other restaurants offering better value.

 

South African wine needs a fresh, focused approach

This a shorten version of the Nedbank VinPro Information Day held recently:

 

Wellington Wine Harvest Festival 2014: back with a triple bang

The Wellington Wine Harvest Festival, an initiative of the Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route, is back for the 7th round and promises an unforgettable day in the heart of the Cape Winelands on 15 March 2014.

 

Shimmy Beach Club

Shimmy on down to the V&A Waterfront’s first beachside club

 

Black Oystercatcher Wines Again Selects A Z-CARD® To Build Its Brand

Black Oystercatcher Boutique Wines has again selected a Z-CARD® to hand out during 2014 at its tasting room and restaurant, and to be distributed by its wine agents at the various wine shops, restaur

 

Nabygelegen Chenin Blanc 2013 – 18.02.14

Nabygelegen is an enchanting old world wine farm in a valley above Wellington tucked under Sneeuberg.  Owned by James McKenzie a former City of London suit who settled here in 2001. Producing wine, l

 

Du Toitskloof Wines Vin Doux Red Sparkling Wine nv – 18.02.14

Shawn Thomson and his winemaking team at Du Toitskloof Wines are ever the innovators.  They draw their grapes from a small pool of eleven farms all within a short distance of the winery.  Picked ear

 

Harvest prospects for Elgin, Bot River, Hemel-en-Aarde and Elim

While harvest 2014 is well into its stride in Stellenbosch, Paarl and surrounds, further south things are either just getting underway or will do so within the next two weeks. As was reported for the

 

THE Bombay Bicycle Club

A good choice if you’re looking for an extravagant restaurant atmosphere

 

Beerhouse in Cape Town

The funky Long Street bar that’s home to one of the biggest mixes of beers on the continent

 

Cape Spring Pinotage from LAX to LHR

How is SA wine doing in the real world? Better than expected. On Saturday I flew BA from Los Angeles to London on a brand spanking new A380 and enjoyed several bottles of 2013 Cape Spring Pinotage. Un

 

Pernod’s interims

The Pernod Ricard team were in London today (February 18) to flesh on the bones for their half year interim results which were announced last week.

 

Madame May does Metropolis

With a little help from hyper-real hipsters David Cope and Gavin Elder (below), Madame May de Lencquesaing has produced a 7 minute black and white filmic meditation on glass called... Glass. This is

 

Bottelary Hills Pop Up Lunch Winemaker’s wife cooks up a feel-good feast of seasonal delights

Gastronauts and wine aficionados can sharpen their senses for an exclusive lunch indulgence in the Vat Cellar at Goede Hoop Estate, when the first Bottelary Hills ‘Pop Up’ Winemakers Lunch for 201

 

Chef Shaun’s Recipe – Spicy Chicken & Bacon Salad

Dig into a crisp, cool salad for a perfect summer meal. Chef Shaun’s delicious spicy chicken and bacon recipe includes a tasty honey bush tea salad dressing which is not only easy to prepare, bu

 

Christian Eedes on Chenin Blanc: SA vs France

This week on his blog, Christian Eedes pondered Chenin Blanc’s potential to create profound, ‘deeply rewarding’ wines with incredible staying power. At an informal tasting with frie

 

The Daily Meal: The Top 5 Wine-Consuming Countries in the World Per Capita

Sure, if you look at the California Wine Institute list of top wine consuming countries in the world it may come up with the usual suspects: France, I... Read more: Wine, Per

 

Richard Jennings: Ballard Canyon: Santa Barbara’s Newest, Rhone-Variety Focused AVA

view of Larner Vineyard at southern end of Ballard Canyon Next up on our tour of Santa Barbara County appellations is its newest AVA--Ballard Canyon... Read more: Santa Bar

 

Taalmuseum En -Monument Is Making Friends

(Afrikaans Volg Net Na Die Engels) If you’re a language lover, or enjoy picnics and the outdoors, the newly established Vriende van die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument is perfect for you! The org

 

Durbanville Wine Valley’s Feast of the Grape launch

 

Elemental fusion at Asoka in Cape Town

Take your senses on an enchanting journey through Asian cuisine and cocktails at Asoka

 

Wellington Wine Harvest Festival 2014: Back With A Triple Bang

The Wellington Wine Harvest Festival, an initiative of the Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route, is back for the 7th round and promises an unforgettable day in the heart of the Cape Winelan

 

Glenelly Lady May 2010

How does a relatively new winery establish its brand in an over-traded market? Last night Glenelly screened a short film called “Glass” exploring the similarities between glass and wine made by lo

 

Delheim Unveils Latest Wine Duo And Fresh New Look

Delheim Wine Estate, a Stellenbosch stalwart nestled on the slopes of the Simonsberg, strikes a fresh new pose with the release of its latest wine duo from its ever-popular Family Range – the richly

 

Four white blends

The new publisher of the Platter Guide, JP Rossouw, appointed by the new owner, Diners Club, makes it clear in an interview in the current issue of WineLand that he is contemplating changes to the tas

 

Le Roi Beach Bar in Cape Town

A sensual new Camps Bay playground for regal revellers