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Drinking wine with Scandal`s Olivia Pope

Scandal’s Olivia Pope drinks expensive red wine. Lots of it.

 

Three of the world`s best drinking destinations

Instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots?

 
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‘Modern Family’ dad opens beer restaurant

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC’s “Modern Family,” but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur.

 

Chef Shaun’s Recipe – Hearty Lamb, Lentil and Wild Rosemary Soup

Autumn has officially arrived and has brought with it occasionally cooler weather with more frequent downpours forcing us to get ready for winter and accept that those long summer days are almost behind us for the next few months.

 
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Feast of Shiraz and Charcuterie at Hartenberg

Shiraz and Charcuterie; a culinary match made in heaven!

 

Bars ban Google glasses after attacks

Bars in San Francisco have started banning people from wearing hi-tech Google glasses in their establishments following a number of attacks on users.

 

Franschhoek spoils its Jozi fans

Franschhoek is going to Johannesburg again and you can help your Joburg friends and family to win tickets to join us!

 

Barrel donation empowers CWG Protégés to make their own wines

Cape Cooperage, the Paarl based company which has empowered candidates participating in the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme to craft their own wines through the donation of French oak barrels, has extended its sponsorship by a further three years.

 
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Franschhoek Wine Valley is joining the BookCrossing Community

The latest global trend to capture the book consumer’s attention is BookCrossing. This is defined as ‘The practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise’.

 

Simonsig lands top spot and consistency award at 2014 Top 100 SA Wines

Simonsig Wine Estate has claimed the highest ranking amongst South Africa’s best with four wines listed in the 2014 Top 100 SA Wines as well as a Vineyard Consistency Award as one of the top five cellars in this competition over the past four years.

 

Bulls and Bears

For those who follow star signs, May belongs to Taurus the bull (21 April – 21 May) which is quite appropriate as our weekly best value tastings are now sponsored by RECM, no strangers to bulls and

 

Real Time Wine is closing. Incogvino is born!

(If you know a bit about Real Time Wine and you seem a little confused about what it’s doing here on Incogvino, read on.  Welcome to a brand new venture, incorporating the best from Real Time W

 

Chenin Blanc Winter Showcase at Delaire

 

A VIP visit to De Toren

*This article was originally published on Real Time Wine by guest writer Bryce Gillespie – 10 January 2014* Earlier in the year, SuperFAN Charl Engels and I were invited by another SuperFAN, Ch

 

Real Time Wine is closing (but that’s not yet the end of the story)…

Hello Wine Fans! Let's cut straight to it. I've got good news - and I've got bad news.The Bad News.It’s a sad day, but unfortunately I have decided to close down the Real Time Wine app. Turns out we

 

Paternoster and lunch at Skatkis

 

A simple supper at Sunfish, St Helena Bay

 

South Africa’s Top 20 Wineries

I’ve introduced this year’s poll on the Top 20 Wineries in South Africa in my article for the Mail & Guardian, now available online. Here I want to tease out a few more interesting statistics,

 

A whale of an oil

Baleia Bay olive oil hails from Vermaaklikheid on the Garden Route.  As the website says "on the banks of the Duivenshok River on the southern coast of South Africa, lies a sleepy little hamlet calle

 

Bouchard Finlayson – The Muse

*This post was originally published on Real Time Wine by guest writer Ricardo Gouveia*  The Muse? It has been a while since I have posted to my blog, as I have been busy setting up a property valuat

 

Lunch at Beira Mar, St Helena Bay

 

RECM best value Olive Oils

And now for something completely different. Our weekly RECM hunt for best value artisanal produts has been extended to include olive oil. Under the chairwomanship of Reni Hildenbrand (below, right) t

 

Easter weekend in Britannia Bay

 

 

5 Interesting Wine Terms

As a wine lover you will appreciate the fact that the world of wine can be both fascinating and confusing. To help you understand the jargon better, here are five important terms, explained:   M

 

Calling all young winemakers: Win your ticket to one of the greatest Burgundy tastings of the year

Are you a young winemaker who can’t get enough of Burgundy’s noble varieties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay? Wine Cellar – Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers – is delighted to offe

 

The wines we drink: Sadie Family Palladius 2010

A quick visit to our cellared wine stash yielded a gem:  The Sadie Family Palladius 2010.  Purchased in Riebeek Kasteel in a haze of Swartland Revolution fueled euphoria 2 years ago, we acted respon

 

Wine experiences and wine things to do in Johannesburg

*This article was originally posted on Real Time Wine - 23 January 2014* We had a really interesting discussion inside the SuperFAN Club around things to do and experiences to have in the wine world&

 

Global alcohol action group launched

Nineteen of the world’s leading producers of beer, wine and spirits have announced the creation of a new global organisation to help reduce harmful drinking and promote responsible drinking, writes

 

Keet First Verse 2010

Somewhere between the 2009 and 2010 vintage, Keets Wines became Keet Wines, to reflect properly the surname of winemaker Christopher Keet and reference to English Romantic poet John Keats therefore be

 

How Zonnebloem ages well

Nicola Jenvey looks at how established wine brands fare in a competitive market.