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< Wednesday 19 February 2014 >

The Secret to Japanese Women’s Flawless Skin Is in the Sake

This fermented rice wine has been keeping Japanese women youthful for years. But it’s not the actual drink that’s been giving them unlined faces — it’s a strain of yeast produced during the fermentation process known as PiteraTM.


Let`s Get Drunk! The Healthiest Ways To Drink Alcohol

Let’s face it, it’s hard seeing the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise when we’re always going out for some drinks with friends.


Visiting English choir collaborates with Cape Town based choirs in mini-choral festival at the Waterfront

English amateur choral society, inChoir, currently on a visit to the Western Cape, will sing with local Franschhoek choir, the Soetstemme, from Solms-Delta wine estate, at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 21 February.


US Bacon Festival: Eat, Drink, Floss with Bacon

Bacon milkshakes. Chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses. Bacon-flavored toothpaste, dental floss and lip balm. Bacon bourbon, margaritas, beer and vodka. Bacon ice cream sundaes. A sandwich with a full pound of bacon.


New Refrigerator Cools Your Beer With Magnets

Environmentally-friendly products? Good. Lower energy bills? Great. Cold beer? Yes, please. GE’s new refrigeration prototype? The triple threat.


The Science of Jello Shots

Almost everyone has had a bad experience with those brightly colored jello shots synonymous with bad booze and worse ideas.


One of the oldest authenticated vintages of Cognac set for auction

One of the oldest authenticated vintages of Cognac in existence will go under the hammer at Bonhams in April this year.


Slaughtering Sacred Cows

Don'tya luv it? Two scared cows of global wine - "natural wine" and "biodiversity" - are being exposed as bovine beasts from unlikely sources. Was I the only one to notice the most controversial of Ro


10 top picnic spots in Cape Town

A selection of the best places to picnic in the Mother City and surrounds


Lismore Viognier 2012

When US-born Samantha O’Keefe was considering acquiring property in then untried Greyton with a view to growing vines back in 2004, she took advice from Peter Finlayson of Bouchard Finlayson, who sa


Sauvignon Steering Committee – where are the boere?

SA may produce 1 in 10 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc sold in the world but when it comes to a steering committee recently set up by the Concours du Sauvignon - the premier forum for Shrek style wines -


ATKV-Oesfees – Special offer for Gemeensakp members!

The Solms-Delta Gemeenskap is a growing community of loyal and valued customers that we consider to be our best asset in the world! We would really like to reward you for your continued loyalty and su


Win tickets to Backsberg’s Picnic Concerts to see Francois van Coke live

One lucky fan can win 2 tickets to see local talent, Francois van Coke, live at Backsberg on Sunday 2 March 2014! To stand a chance of winning these tickets, simply comment on the post by telling us w


Starting a Wine Club: Where do I Begin?

How to start a wine club Who do I invite? You may already have a fair idea of who you would like to join you in establishing a wine club. Friends and family are the easiest place to start and wine tas


Hermanuspietersfontein Swartskaap 2010 – 19.02.14

The Black Sheep is a disreputable member of the family, the black wool of a sheep being worth less.  Someone you whisper about in the nether regions of your house, if at all and certainly not in fron


A charitable orgy for the rich

News of a truly extraordinary Cape wine auction has been released. The sort of auction that makes one, for a depressing moment, wish one were rich enough to buy the stuff. The press release calls it


ATKV-Oesfees – Special offer for Gemeensakp members!

The Solms-Delta Gemeenskap is a growing community of loyal and valued customers that we consider to be our best asset in the world! We would really like to reward you for your continued loyalty and su


’n Unieke sauvignon blanc uit die Durbanville-wynvallei

Sauvignon blanc is een van die gewildste witwyne in Suid-Afrika en die Durbanville-wynvallei net buite Kaapstad het sinoniem geword met hierdie wit kultivar, enersyds omdat van ons land se beste sauvi


Doran Pinotage 2012

My feeling is that showing modest wines next to complex cooking generally serves only to highlight the wine’s deficiencies but this wasn’t entirely the case yesterday when Doran Vineyards from the


KGB Unwined

No it’s not a new Russian Secret Police plan – it’s a whole new excitement in wine. Whether you are looking for a new hobby, the perfect present for a loved one or friend, or just ho


Only One(ric)

Oneric WinesSome tastings have a special kind of sparkle – this one started off with sparkly labels and proceeded to reveal some sparkling wines & a few sparks of mischievous information.WH


Ty Ku Junmai Saké

My co-workers are already getting sick of me talking about the North Carolina Nomacorc trip, but as we're having great conversations about Lean Six Sigma and efficient manufacturing processes, I'm tak


How to store sparkling wine

People who tell you that champagne must never be stored for long in the fridge are wrong, scientists have discovered.