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Cheers to that – Elbow to release a brand new beer called Charge

Elbow have announced that fans will soon be supping on their second official beer, called ‘Charge’. 


Creation Pinot in Paradise

Shop at Creation Wines

Creation participated in the first-ever Pinot Noir Celebration held in the Hemel en Aarde near Hermanus, South Africa at the end of January.


Harvesting in the Riebeek Valley 2014

It’s the time of the year when everyone on the wine farms are busy picking grapes.


Fish Fight: Hugh’s Last Stand review – ‘Nice one, Hugh’

What Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's campaign really needs is some happy fish slappingThere was a little story in the papers the other day about a girl who slapped a supermarket employee round the


Distell makes travel retail ‘priority’ with new role

South African spirits group Distell is focusing on the expansion of its Bunnahabhain and Black Bottle Scotch brands in Asia duty free with the appointment of a new general manager for the region. Luke


Pancakes: From Nigella Lawson to Jamie Oliver and Michel Roux JR, how to cook the perfect pancake

Make sure your pancakes are thin and crispy and cooked over a high heat to give that pock-marked effect (Picture: Oli Jones) Shrove Tuesday was originally the last day of enjoying fatty foods before


An ageing issue

by Elona Hesseling Critics, writers, producers and wine drinkers spend a lot of time and effort in telling consumers which wines they should drink. However, very little is usually said about the ‘wh


David Wong Imagines

March is party month. On Sunday 9th the Rolling Stones play Macau as part of their “14 – On Fire” tour and the following Friday and Saturday the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2014


Ruth Myles: Calgary’s Raelee Fedyna wins online contest to take part in The Bachelor Canada

We don’t know who The Bachelor Canada is, but we can confirm one of the ladies in the running to win the unknown Romeo’s heart: Calgary’s Raelee Fedyna. The 26-year-old garnered the most votes i


Japan’s Suntory Holdings to pick 26% in Radico arm

Japan’s Suntory Holdings is not only confirmed, but is close to inking a deal with India’s 3rd largest liquor company, Radico Khaitan. According to the CNBC-TV18 report, the deal, which has be


Meyer champions Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

 Photo: JAK Meyer with 2012 Micro Cuvée Pinot NoirFrom time to time, a debate emerges about whether the Okanagan needs a signature grape variety.If you ask Chris Carson, the winemaker for Meyer


KWV The Mentors Sémillon 2010 – 03.03.14

The KWV Winemaking team under Chief Winemaker Johann Fourie are, I am sure, working the same sort of miracles in their cellar this harvest as they did last year and are preparing for a year of medals


15 Reasons to Go to Infecting the City

The not-to-be-missed highlights of this 2014 public arts festival


Pizza and Sparkling Wine!

We got such good response for our Pizza & Wine infographic (see here) that we had to follow it up with one just with Pizza and Sparkling Wine. The freshness and acidity of sparkling wines make the


Australian Vintage sees UK bulk wine sales fall but remains optimistic

Australian Vintage faced a challenging time in the UK and European markets as bulk wine sales fell, but it remained optimistic over branded sales and is looking to expand UK distribution.


How to make perfect pancakes

Every day is pancake day in Eric Lanlard's native Brittany. Here, he shares his secrets for foolproof crepesWe had them almost every day growing up," recalls master patissier Eric Lanlard. "You'd go t


Bao: The Taiwanese street food trio loved for their gua bao obsession

Siblings Wai-Ting and Shing Tat Chung serve gua bao from their food van (Picture: Daniel Lynch) Bao Bar is not like any kerb-side food outlet I’ve visited before. Its six-seater bar is more like an


Lourens River Valley 2003

The motivation behind the 10 Year Old Wine Awards instituted last year was to explore the age-worthiness of South African reds and out of 73 wines from the 2003 vintage entered, both the Morgenster an


Richard Juhlin nommé chevalier de la Légion d’honneur

C’est le 26 février dernier que M. Richard Juhlin a été nommé chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur par décret du Président de la République française, M. François Hollande. Les insignes


Steenberg Earth Hour Picnic 29th March


Daredevil Brewing to establish new brewery in Indiana

Daredevil Brewing has signed a development agreement with the Speedway Redevelopment Commission to purchase a two-acre site at the 1100 block of Main Street, Speedway, Indiana to establish a new brewe


Napa pruning competition opens to women

For the first time in its 12-year history women have been invited to take part in the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ pruning competition. Since its inception more than a decade ago women have been ba


20 best comfort food pudding recipes: part 1

Chocolate puddings, rice puddings – classic recipes from top cooks including Nigel Slater and Mary Berry chosen by Observer Food Monthly• Part two available tomorrowJason Atherton's coconut bread


Final push to reinstate health food rating website fails

It is understood there was a push to reinstate the website but its was decided it would not be re-launched until at least JuneBridie Jabour


Disaronno cocktail comp unveils mixology portal

Disaronno has unveiled a new digital platform for its global cocktail competition, Disaronno’s Mixing Star, called the Mixing Star Lab. Bartenders will now be able to enter Disaronno’s Mixing


7 Things To Know About Saint-Julien

If you’ve ever perused the Bordeaux section of your local wine retailer, you may have noticed a few Bordeaux selections from Saint-Julien. The name listed below the vintage year indicates the wine


Bao’s three-cup chicken recipe: How to make a Taiwanese street food treat

Bao’s Taiwanese three-cup chicken (Picture: Daniel Lynch) Bao Bar street food restaurateurs share their recipe for Taiwanese three-cup chicken. Ingredients (serves 2) 3 chicken thighs/legs, skin


The world’s top 10 whisky shows

Whisky shows provide the perfect opportunity for both trade members and consumers alike to immerse themselves in one of the world’s most exciting spirits categories. We round-up the world’


Brunello di Montalcino producers split over sub-zones

Debate is growing on whether to carve the home of Brunello di Montalcino into a series of sub-zones to help consumers better understand subtle differences between the wines.


Piccadily Agro buys 89% stake in Nirvana Biosys

Piccadily Agro Industries, a Delhi based sugar and distillery business firm, has acquired 89% stake in Nirvana Biosys, manufacturer of table wines for the Indian market. The company however did not di