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South Africa ranked 4th largest Tequila and Mezcal market in the world

Based on data by Euromonitor International, South Africa is one of the top 5 Tequila and Mezcal markets in the world.


Nonprofit Helps Alcoholics Learn How to Brew Beer

Through a Canadian community services organization, alcoholics are learning how to make beer and wine, an effort to stop them from guzzling products containing alcohol that are not safe for human consumption.


Celebrate the harvest in Franschhoek

Have you attended a Harvest Festival in Franschhoek?


Shirtless Male Baristas Will Serve You at this Coffee Shop

If you’re looking for a cup of hot coffee served to you by shredded shirtless male baristas, then you might want to check out Hot Cup of Joe.


Nederburg`s Cab for Earth Hour

With the lights out and no visual distractions, you can concentrate on the rich, juicy flavours of Nederburg’s Winemaster’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.


Fine Dining with Craig Cormack and Adoro Wines

For those of us who revel in fine wines, also delight in fine dining and often combine the two for a supreme culinary experience.

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The Cape Wine Auction 2014

The inaugural AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2014, perhaps the most extraordinary international wine event ever seen in South Africa,


Bot River flaunts whiskers at Barrels and Beards 2014

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‘Attack on Titan’-Inspired Plum Wine Won’t Make You an Evil Man-Eating Giant, Hopefully

Attack on Titan is the critically and commercially acclaimed dystopian anime series which follows a ragtag group of human teenagers and their attempt to protect their homeland from giant, man-eating


The 12-in-1 Wine From Durbanville Wine Valley

This election year something democratic is happening down in the Durbanville Wine Valley:


Chicken liver pâté with pistachio nuts, dates and sage

We are so excited about the line-up of Cooking Classes this year – staying seasonal and topical, the programme covers a wide spectrum of food types and cooking methods and whether you are intere


Merlot or Margarita? Do you have to start fretting over the kJ’s in your glass?

Yesterday published an article on the suggested calorie counts on wine labels in the UK. Just over a year ago, another UK drinks magazine, The Drinks Business, reported on the UK Governm


Finding the key to Chardonnay

© Cape Times Friday 21st February 2014 I seem to be going through a bit of a Chardonnay craze at the moment. I began the year with an interesting clonal tasting of Richard Kershaw’s 5 star chardonn


Exceptional 2012 Pomerols from JP Moueix

Bordeaux 2013 has been reported as the toughest vintage in 30 years and a handful of châteaux will not release a 2013. With the small crop and worldwide Bordeaux appetite, we are unlikely to see any


Harvest Expectations

Last night, we shared the harvest experience with our guests at an Evening to Tour, Talk and Taste the Harvest. The 2013 harvest is well underway and Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche shares his thoughts


Arniston Bay Graviola and Passion Fruit Infusion – 21.02.14

Arniston Bay Graviola and Passion Fruit Infusion is an innovative wine drink using Sauvignon Blanc and blending it with the natural flavours of graviola and passion fruit.  Graviola, also known as so


Rain or shine, there’s always wine

Nicola Jenvey recommends some wines to match the weather.


Anthonij Rupert Wyne, L’Ormarins now offer unique tram ride through the vineyards

Trams are a regular feature of movie scenes filmed in San Francisco, affording the audiences a glimpse of this classic mode of transport. Visitors can now head to L’Ormarins Estate and Anthonij Rupe


Perdeberg MCC Pinot Noir Rosé 2012 – 21.02.14

The Perdeberg MCC Pinot Noir Rosé 2012 is part of a new wave of wines coming from this wonderful winery in Paarl’s north westerly reaches, which only last year in August released a new range of


Usana Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012

Looking for interesting, reasonably priced Chenin Blanc, I popped in at Wine Concepts on Kloof in Cape Townwhere the Usana Barrel Fermented 2012 at R99.50 a bottle was recommended to me. The wines of


Glorious Glenelly

Glenelly WineA tasting dominated by Chardonnay, need I say more? WHITE:Glenelly Unwooded Chardonnay (2012):  Lees from wooded Chardonnay dropped through tank for fullness. Soft  fu


Twitter: fakes and liars

The big talking point among wine hacks this week was that Christian Eedes has bought The motivation was clearly to broaden his church. As his press release notes " has arou


Laborie hosts Ommiberg 2014

Laborie Wine Farm are rolling out the barrel for this year’s Ommiberg “Round the Rock” Festival on March 8th and 9th. From stomping grapes to listening to relaxed music on the lawns there’s so


Cabernet all day!

Do you love Cabernet Sauvignon?  Are you curious about the different regional characteristics in the Napa Vallley that create dynamic, bold, and different wines? Check out CabFestNV, from Feburary 2


Bouchard Finlayson Wines Dinner at The Oyster Box

Meet Juliet Urquhart, the newly appointed Sommelier at The Oyster Box in Durban.  Together with Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph, Juliet will lead diners through the four-course menu at the Oyster Box’


Vergelegen GVB Red 2008 – 21.02.14

There I was wondering what the GVB stood for in the name of the Vergelegen Red GVB 2008, an email to the Estate informed it stands for Grown Vinified and Bottled on the Estate. The Rondekop vineyards


2012 Taburno Falanghina del Sannio

Grabbing a bottle of wine in North Carolina during the snow storm and sampling it out of little water tumblers brought back fond memories of my previous life as a corporate trainer, living out of hote



Do wine writers have an incontrovertible right to taste a producer’s wines? I doubt it’s something the media, let alone wine lovers, have cause to think about often, if at all. But recently two Br