There are many things in the world that are uniquely Scottish: Irn-Bru, an absence of underwear beneath a kilt, Sean Connery’s accent, putting traffic cones on the heads of statues. (more…)

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This is The Worst Wine in the World

There are many things in the world that are uniquely Scottish: Irn-Bru, an absence of underwear beneath a kilt, Sean Connery’s accent, putting traffic cones on the heads of statues.

 

Make your own hanging herb garden with a wine bottle

This entire hanging garden project can be done in half a day at very little cost! 

 

7 Things You Should Know About Cabernet

Cabernet sauvignon’s endurance is astounding and its universal popularity has made it the archetype for all things red wine

 

These Messy Drunk Celebs Will Make Your College Party Days Look Angelic

We all love oohing and aahing over celebrities looking completely gorgeous and put together.

 
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Ultra Mussels in May

Join Ultra Liquors on Saturday, 31 May 2014 from noon till 4pm for a friendly ‘terroir tournament’ between the wine regions of Darling & Durbanville. 

 

Cape Town Wine Enthusiasts Prepare for the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival 2014

The annual Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival returns to Cape Town on Saturday 3 May 2014.

 

AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises more than R7 million for education in the winelands

On Saturday, 15 March the 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auctionraised R7.045 million for education in the Cape Winelands. The charities benefiting from this event, are the Pebbles Project, the MAD Chari

 

Shiraz SA Wine Challenge closing date for entries

Entries for South Africa’s best Shiraz and Shiraz blend as judged by top judges, sourced by Shiraz SA, are now open. 

 

Right Bank comes to the Taj

Christian Dauriac and his charming wife Brigitte of Chateau Destieux in Bordeaux and Marianne wine estate in Stellenbosch visited the Pendock Wine Gallery @ Taj yesterday to discuss an exhibition at t

 

Quesadilla or Buritto?

Quesadilla or Buritto? Blonde or Brunette? Top or Bottom? Chenin or Sauvignon Blanc? So many Manichean choices in the modern urban life. But the first one is made much easier on Wednesdays at Orinoco

 

What is in a name – from Shiraz to Syrah

In the last decade La Motte has been very focused on creating a specific style of wine with which the brand can be associated. With the exceptional quality of Shiraz grapes available and both CEO

 

Roger Jørgensen’s Wellington distillery

We started our visit to the Wellington Wine Festival with an unofficial visit to Roger and Dawn Jørgensen’s distilleryRoger shows us the large range of spirits he makes, which includes absinthe, gi

 

Pierneef à La Motte Roast Saddle of Lamb

Within a few year of Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival…. The post Pierneef à La Motte Roast Saddle of Lamb appeared first on La Motte.

 

Climate change and the uncertain future of the Cape winelands

How will climate change affect the South African wine industry? Tim James’ award-winning essay on the consequences of climate change (for both ‘industrial’ and low-production, quali

 

A programme of talks on the aspects of history, culture and art

La Motte has always been committed to the preservation of our heritage, culture and art. To further this focus, a series of very interesting talks has been introduced. The upcoming programme incl

 

Durbanville Hills stel mondvullende 2012- Merlot bekend

Verleidelik en gemaklik, dis Durbanville Hills se 2012- Merlot, wat ook die perfekte voorbeeld is van hierdie klassieke kultivar wat bekend is vir sy vrugtige geure. Die wyn is volrond en pronk met ge

 

R7 million raised for education in the winelands

On Saturday, 15 March the 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auctionraised R7 045 million for education in the Cape Winelands. The charities benefiting from this event are the Pebbles Project, the MAD Charit

 

Launch of Miles for Style at L’Avenir

 

Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish named Africa’s best spirit in China

The proudly South African Three Ships Bourbon Cask Finish has been named as Africa’s Best Spirit receiving a trophy and gold medal at the 2014 China Wine and Spirits competition, the first South Afr

 

Shiraz SA Wine Challenge Closing Date For Entries

Entries for South Africa’s best Shiraz and Shiraz blend as judged by top judges, sourced by Shiraz SA, are now open. The closing date for entries in both categories is Thursday, 17 April 2014 while

 

A programme of talks on the aspects of history, culture and art

La Motte has always been committed to the preservation of our heritage, culture and art. To further this focus, a series of very interesting talks has been introduced. The upcoming programme incl

 

Meet the brewer series @ Beerhouse on Long

People often ask me for a definition of craft beer. I could talk about volumes or ingredients or ownership, but I tend to go down ...The post Meet the brewer series @ Beerhouse on Long appeared first

 

Five take-home messages about the US market

by Edo Heyns The New York-based beverage manager and Wosa representative, Jim Clarke, presented an information session about logistics and marketing in the US market to a capacity audience in Stellenb

 

Pierneef à La Motte Recipe for the Easter Weekend – Roast Saddle of Lamb

Lamb is such a core ingredient in South Africa and it has been so since the earliest days. Within a few years of Jan van Riebeeck’s arrival at the Cape, there were enough sheep to supply the populat

 

Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2012

I’ve been a big fan of Kloof Street Swartland Rouge from Mullineux Family Wines for some time but I’m inclined to think that the current-release 2012 (R97.50 a bottle from Vino Pronto in Gardens)

 

A day in Franschhoek

 

Inaugural 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction Raises over R7 Million For Education In The Cape Winelands

Surpassing all expectations and setting a philanthropic precedent in the SA wine industry The inaugural 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place on Saturday 15th March, witnessed the rema

 

Silverthorn The Green Man 2010

While there’s plenty of mediocre Cap Classique about (technically flawed examples sell anyway because everyone loves bubbles), the best examples are more or less the match of the non-vintage offerin