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Vegetarian Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Polenta Lasagna Recipe

Making lasagna takes time and effort, but when you’re done, you have a huge pan of food to feed a crowd.


Diet Coke addict drinks up to 50 cans a day

When Jakki Ballan started putting on weight as a teenager, her well-meaning GP suggested that she swap her favourite full-fat Coke for the lower-calorie diet version.

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Obama follows through on Sochi beer bet

President Obama has upheld a beer bet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after the US men and women’s hockey teams both lost to Canada in recent clashes.


Pinotage wines and their `love them or hate them` reputation

The other week I was a guest at quite a posh function, so I made an effort and became very girlie for the evening.

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Top Tips for Buying Good and Cheap Wine

When scouting for good, cheap wine, keep an eye out for up and coming regions, look for second labels, be willing to try new grapes, seek out similar styles, indulge your sweet tooth, and give your palate an international passport. 


It’s safer to drink when you are 21!

Even though some advocates are pushing towards lowering the legal drinking age from 21, research continues to show that the law actually saves lives.

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Harvest Time in the South African Winelands

Its harvest time in the South African winelands and many great winemakers will tell you that excellent wine starts in the vineyards.


This Country Consumes More Wine Per Person Than Any Other– Of Course

ROME (RNS) Tiny Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, according to information from the California-based Win... Read more: Roman Cat

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Bosman Family Vineyards Optenhorst Chenin Blanc 2011

Over the weekend, two wines from Wellington producer Bosman Family Vineyards designated as “Special Vineyard Selection”, meaning that they were made from grapes harvested from older vineyards whic


Sauvignon Monday

SA winemakers are clearly going to have to do it for themselves. UK supermarket pressure told them to embrace Fairtrade and now they don't list Fairtrade wines. The harpies in the UK wine media advisi


Kaapzicht Ice 2009 – 24.02.14

The Steytler family has owned Kaapzicht in the scenic Bottelary Hills for three generations where they produce wines of great quality and elegance and indeed difference.  An Estate, in its purest des


Vinkara Wines of Turkey

I haven't had a Turkish wine since 2008, and I wasn't avoiding wines from the region, it's just that they never made it to my doorstep. Luckily, that turned around with a quartet of wines from Vinkar


A little wine wisdom from Turkey

I want to share this unique cork with you. Sometimes I think this is my motto in life too. “Wine is Life!”   The cork seals the special wines from the Suvla winery in Turkey. It i


Waterkloof Estate Releases Latest Circumstance Red Wine Trio

Estate set to become first SA wine farm to produce its own natural fertiliser   Conservation-minded Waterkloof Estate, soaring on the slopes of the Schapenberg on the outskirts of Somerset West, unlo


Innovation and experimentation at Champagne Drappier

Drappier is not only one of Champagne’s finest boutique producers, it is also a pioneer of new winemaking techniques and trends. According to, the house’s latest vin


Wine, dine and recline at the click of a button

Planning your ultimate culinary travel adventure is now a piece of cake with the newly launched Food Routes platform. Showcasing unique and diverse South African culinary destinations via an interacti


Poliakov takes a giant leap for vodka!

One small step for man, but one giant leap for vodka! The expression describes one-of-a-kind experiment involving POLIAKOV, the world’s most extreme Vodka. In a quest to reach K Degree, the most fre


Artiest wine farm in the grapey district

Myrna Robins says it’s time to return to Tulbagh.


Jordan Chameleon Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay 2013 – 24.02.14

Jordan Estate is on the top of the Stellenbosch Kloof Hills.  When you drive up to the top of the farm you have the most spectacular panoramic views over towards Stellenbosch and to the west to Cape


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Cooking With Wine

Wines are great when appreciated in a glass, but they are also a great addition when used as an ingredient to spruce up a dish. Salads, main course, desserts, adding wine to a dish adds a pizzazz to i


Foodies Flock To Flavourful Cape Town

From secret food meets to trendy markets, original food trucks and award-winning restaurants; Cape Town continues to offer a rich variety of foodie experiences. A year-round calendar of popular food a