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Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country

Tiny Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, according to information from the California-based Wine Institute.

 

Wine packaging that focus on food consumption

There’s a certain sophisticated aesthetic that’s typically applied to vino vessels, yet Bliss Fruit Wine packaging has discernibly taken a different route.

 

The wine extractor

The Coravin 1000 ($299) removes wine from a bottle without ever opening it. “No, this is not magic or osmosis at work,” says Brian Krepshaw at CNET. The Coravin’s secret weapon is a long, hollow needle that’s inserted through the cork and allows wine to be poured without exposing the rest of the bottle’s precious contents to oxidation.

 

How To Tell If A Wine Has Gone Bad

There are a lot of wines out there that suck; tasteless, insipid, and not meant for human consumption. But what about a wine that should be good, yet turns out awful?

 

The science of drinking too much wine

There is a standard serving size for a glass of wine in the U.S.: 5 ounces. Not that anyone is counting.

 

5 Disgusting descriptions for delicious wines

You’d think a Sauvignon Blanc characterized as smelling like cat pee would be awful. You’d be wrong.

 

Graham Beck The Game Reserve Weekly Newsflash

One of the Graham Beck Enterprises` core values are to ‘tread lightly upon the earth’ and nowhere is this more evident that in the Graham Beck Private Nature Reserve on our Robertson Estate.

 

Viognier, the goddess of spice

“Viognier serves as a fantastic foil to the fragrant, aromatic spices of traditional curried fish. My recipe highlights the freshness and minerality of the cool climate Creation Viognier 2013.” – Chef Tullishe le Roux, The Eatery.

 

Wine Bloggers: You could win an all expenses paid trip to Mendoza!

Following the success of the 2013 contest, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network invites wine and wine tourism bloggers to participate in its 2014 guest bloggers program.

 

Experience the best of Anthonij Rupert Wines and L’Ormarins in one visit

Trams are a regular feature of movie scenes filmed in San Francisco, affording the audiences a glimpse of this classic mode of transport.

 

Erdmann Contemporary Gallery and The Blah Blah Bar in Cape Town

Save the date: renowned city centre gallery relocates and launches the Mother City’s first art bar

 

Terroir Restaurant at Kleine Zalze Wine Farm

A closer look at this Stellenbosch eatery’s recipe for success

 

Scotland Secession: an opportunity for brandy?

The brandy brotherhood had an outing at South China Dim Sum Bar on Long Street, Cape Town, yesterday with a dozen legal eagles from neighbouring law practices. 10 000 Km north in Aberdeen, competi

 

Constantia Scratch

The wine luvvies who chose the long road out to De Krans in Calitzdorp rather than the suburban charms of Constantia Fresh escaped the plague of mites living in the hay bales (as opposed to Constanti

 

Win tickets to the Vrede en Lust Harvest Festival

Win tickets to one of the most amazing harvest festivals in the valley! Stand a chance of winning two tickets to The Vrede en Lust harvest festival on Saturday 15 March 2014 (valued at R900), courtesy

 

Good Value Guru Sauvignon Blancs

In the old SA, after a blind tasting of 98 Sauvignon Blancs as happened  yesterday, the tasting report would conclude that the six "best" wines were Bouchard Finalyson Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2010 R

 

Waterkloof onthul sy jongste Circumstance-rooiwyntrio

Waterkloof, die eko-vriendelike “wynplaas in die wolke” geleë aan die buitewyke van Somerset-Wes, het pas die 2010-oesjaar van sy Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon en Syrah in sy gesogte Circumstance-re

 

Gerald Mahinda joins Kellogg as Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Kellogg Asia Pacific has announced the appointment of Gerald Mahinda, who joined Kellogg as Managing Director Sub-Saharan Africa on February 1, 2014."As part of our emerging markets strategy, we ha

 

Neethlingshof Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – 25.02.14

Neethlingshof is one of the older of the Stellenbosch Wine Estates that consistently produces the finest of wines.  De Wet Viljoen, the Cellarmaster, has been making wine there for over ten years mak

 

Things to do for free in Cape Town

A selection of the best things to do for free in Cape Town and the surrounds

 

Tangled up in Green

The foyer of the Taj Hotel in central Cape Town became super green last night for the first Good Value Guru Soirée as guests browsed 98 Sauvignon Blancs. One less than the neunundneunzig luftballons

 

Get-down-and-dirty dining at the Eastern Food Bazaar

Feast on good value street food at the Eastern Food Bazaar in Cape Town

 

The Piano Bar in Cape Town

Serious jazz. Serious cocktails. Serious ambience. 

 

Fleur Du Cap Celebrates Nature’s Bounty With Rich Rewards

The privilege of being able to source the best grapes from diverse vineyard sites and micro climates throughout the Western Cape, coupled with dedicated teamwork in the cellar, has made Fleur du Cap o

 

Pia’s Pick of the Week: A juicy Swartland red from Jasper Wickens

We’re heading back to the Swartland this week with a red blend from Swerwer. Produced by Adi Badenhorst’s assistant winemaker, Jasper Wickens, this juicy Cinsault, Carignan and Syrah blen

 

Oremus Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2005

The South African Sommelier Association, formed in 2010 “to help uplift and promote the service of wine in South Africa”, holds regular benchmark tastings for its members. Yesterday, sweet wines o

 

Haskell’s golden opportunity

Georgina Crouth wants to make wine like they do in Burgundy – that keeps fresh forever.

 

Building the Cape’s wine culture

Regional wine events for the wine-loving public are important in every way – including the self-serving. There’s no doubt that the Swartland Revolution weekend has sold a lot of wine, and has

 

Win tickets to the Vrede en Lust Harvest Festival

Win tickets to one of the most amazing harvest festivals in the valley! Stand a chance of winning two tickets to The Vrede en Lust harvest festival on Saturday 15 March 2014 (valued at R900), courtesy

 

Durbanville Hills launches a Wine Club

Enjoy a piece of Cape Town twice or four times a year by joining Durbanville Hills Wines’ new wine club. Membership is free and all you need to do is order a case of wine quarterly or twice per year