24 articles trended in South Africa on

<< Thursday 27 March 2014 >

Japan`s Yunessun Spa Resort Lets Visitors Take a Chocolate Bath

Coffee, tea, wine and sake are not refreshments at the Yunessun spa resort in Japan — they’re what visitors bathe in.


Poached Eggs Over Cauliflower Quinoa Cakes

If your waistline is begging you to pass by on the potatoes, the these Quinoa cakes are just the thing you need.

The Daily Feed

Receive a daily summary of drinks news.

Wine Bottles are Perfect for Plant Water Reservoirs

Recycle water wine bottles effectively by turning them into plant water reservoirs.


The World`s Largest Wine Cellar Stores More Than 600,000 Bottles of Wine

Bern’s Steakhouse is an opulent Tampa, Florida institution that boasts of having the “world’s largest wine cellar.”

The Daily Feed

Receive a daily summary of drinks news.

Cape Wedding Venue Dumps Lesbian Couple

An engaged lesbian couple have been left humiliated by a Western Cape wedding venue that told them to go somewhere else because they won’t host same-sex weddings.


South African wines struggle to find footing in US

As a wine-producing county, South Africa has many strikes against it.


Four Points to Building a Menu Around Chardonnay

Chardonnay occupies a unique position in the world of wine, both because of the wide spectrum of styles to which it easily and successfully adapts and because of the intensity and complexity that are hallmarks of the finest examples of this widely produced variety.


You Can Go Wine Tasting in the Garden Route!

So I have been frequenting the Garden Route, mostly Knysna to be exact, quite often lately. I wonder if it has anything to do with a beautiful and amazing local lady? hehe, yip, it seems a n


Bachelorette Party Ideas in Cape Town

Get some suggestions to suit any bride-to-be and budget


SA’s Overall Top Terroir Achiever

Media Release Since the founding of the Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards in 2006 in which the national and regional winners of terroir-driven cultivar wines, red and white blends, rosé, sparkling wines


Sipping in the dark

by Elona Hesseling Switching off the lights is often involuntary in South Africa, when Eskom’s load shedding forces us into darkness. But when the lights go out, it usually becomes easier to appreci


Plaisir de Merle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

After rating Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 86/100, a somewhat mediocre score for a bottle of wine costing R149, I wondered if I wasn’t guilty of “Distell bashing” and so resolved to try two other


La Bri Winemakers Blend 2012 – 27.03.14

Irene Waller, GM and Winemaker for La Bri Vineyards in Franschhoek is very amusing when she talks about this wine.  She says ‘This wine is a bit of a glipsie!’ [a small mistake]. La Bri h


Let there be bubbles!

Hot off the press!!! The public spoke and we listened!There will be more bubbles in 2014! Bartho and the production team decided that the world needs more bubbles and here at HPF we aim to please


Solms-Delta ATKV Oesfees 2014

More than five thousand revellers filled the lawns of Solms-Delta wine estate on Saturday 22 March at the ATKV-Oesfees, as they celebrated the end of the Cape Winelands harvest, in a day of music, foo


Join The Wine Cellar Pack: Burgundy vs SA, less 25%

We are pleased to offer wine lovers, from novices to geeks, an opportunity to experience the most exciting SA wines compared to their international counterparts in a quarterly pack. Often available


Enjoy Singular Pongrácz Chocolate Pairing At Val De Vie Market

Sunday 13 April 2014,The Market at Val de Vie Estate Tastings at 11h00, 12h00, 14h00 and 15h00 Make every moment sparkle with an exclusive pairing of Pongrácz and fine, handmade chocolates at The Mar


Wie maak Suid-Afrika se beste shiraz?

Shiraz SA is op soek na Suid-Afrika se beste shiraz en shiraz-versnit.  Die sluitingsdatum vir inskrywings vir albei kategorieë in hierdie jaarlikse kompetisie is Donderdag, 17 April 2014, en laat


Lanzerac now also offers vineyard tours

Visitors to Lanzerac Wine Estate can look forward to a new offering with the introduction of vineyard tours, affording you the ultimate wine experience from start to finish.   lees meer


A Guide To Cape Town Family Fun This April

A crop of school and public holidays will merge in April to ensure that there’ll be more leisure time than lessons for kids across South Africa. In Cape Town, it’s an action-packed time of year wh


Alto Reaffirmed As SA’s Premier Red Wine Estate

Iconic red wine producer Alto marks its 90th year as a wine estate this year with its latest vintages reflecting a proud tradition of excellence. Alto is renowned the world over for its award-winning


Top 10 In The World For Durbanville Hills Chardonnay

Durbanville Hills’ 2012 Rhinofields Chardonnay has been named one of the Top 10 in the world at the 2014 Chardonnay du Monde held in France recently. The international panel of judges tasted 794 win


Abundance Of Classic Wines On The Night Of A 1000 Glasses

More than a thousand glasses will be raised at the Night of a 1000 Glasses, a black tie evening and eight-course gourmet dinner, with each course paired to match an exceptional wine from the Cape Lege


South Africans Must Pledge To ‘Honour the Earth’ For Earth Hour 2014

For  Earth Hour on 29 March 2014, the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA) is asking each and every South African: ‘How do you honour the Earth?’ Earth Hour is much more than simply s