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Packaging Spotlight: Zarb Champagne Collection

Called Zarb, a French colloquialism meaning ‘bizarre’, the brand had a pop-up shop in Amsterdam until January where the bottle designs were on display.


Classical concert series in Denver replaces wine and cheese with pot and brownies

A symphony performance this month in Denver will launch on a high note as joints and marijuana brownies will replace the wine and cheese more typical of such classy events.


This Wine Calculator Tells You How Many Bottles to Buy for Your Party

If you’re hosting a dinner party (or any party) and want a few bottles of wine on-hand, this calculator from VinePair tells you how many bottles to buy based on the number of people coming and whether you’ll have other drinks available.


3 Bottles Of Celebrity Wine That Are Actually Great

Like celebrity-endorsed fragrances, many a celebrity wine label have left us wanting.


De Grendel Reds hit sweet spot with all-female wine panel in Japan

The De Grendel Merlot 2011 took gold and the De Grendel Shiraz 2012 took silver at the SAKURA awards held in March in Tokyo.


Fizzy Fraudsters?

The bombshell that broke this morning in the winelands - allegations that major producer and distributor Vinimark has been selling fizzy wine that was not Cap Classique and calling it Cap Classique,


May Cellar Door Specials

This month purchase a mixed case consisting of  3 bottles of Solms-Astor Langarm 2013 and 3 bottles of Solms-Astor Vastrap 2013 for only R240! Normally R315. Save R75! Available only at the estate or


May 2014 – News Alert

May is the month for warming up for winter, making moms feel special on Mother’s Day and gearing up for The Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town. We also share our 3 course winter lunches st


Bouchard Finlayson – Fabulous Flighted Tasting

In early April, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a very special tasting of some very special wines. Arriving at Mondiall on a balmy Autumn evening, I had no idea what a treat I was in for. One



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Single Hit Parade #2

Having emerged from its position as the only country to prohibit any mention of vineyard origins on its wine labels, South Africa has embraced the age of single vineyards with 352 now registered (see


Chef Shaun’s Recipe – Pan Fried Duck Breast

This month Chef Shaun shares with us an easy, mouth-watering pan fried duck breast with a dried Cherry and Gemoedsrus (port-style Shiraz) reduction recipe. This easy-to-prepare meal is best enjoyed wi


Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone White 2013

The fairly well established multi-varietal red called Foundation Stone from Franschhoek winery Rickety Bridge is now joined by a white blend and a rosé. It’s a little difficult to know what market


5 Decades of Bordeaux style wines with SA Sommeliers

Yesterday I had the privilege to taste a few aged Bordeaux style wines with the South African Sommeliers Association.  The aim was to see how this style of wine ages, to compare the difference in reg


Mothers’ Day At Hartenberg Estate

Boasting panoramic views, Hartenberg Estate on the outskirts of Stellenbosch is the perfect place to take your mom this Mother’s Day, Sunday, 11 May. Fast establishing itself as a food and wine dest


Kierang die winterkoue met Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Maak jou familie en vriende groen van jaloesie volgende keer wanneer jy onthaal en sit Lanzerac se 2011-Cabernet Sauvignon voor! Hierdie spogwyn het ’n goue medalje op verlede jaar se Veritas-kompet


Sip and savour at Taste the Helderberg 2014

Helderberg Mountain SlopesPremium bouquet of Helderberg wine and food captivates the sensesIssued by:  Random Hat Communications on behalf of Stellenbosch American Express® Wine RoutesFor o


Le Creuset for Mother’s Day

Le Creuset is the perfect gift for Mum on Mother’s Day. For more information www.lecreuset.co.za or www.lecreusetshop.co.za Or call our customer helpline number  0861 77 33 21


Contrasts in Tulbagh (1): Saronsberg

In early April I paid my first visit in many years to Tulbagh – that large mountain-ringed inland basin, called the Land of Waveren by the Dutch settlers. They first saw it as early as 1658, but it


An ACide(r) from Wine

EVERSON’S CIDERVeering off from my normal foray into gaining an education about  The Wine, on this particular adventure, we explored another fermented fruit beverage – The Cider.Apple Cider:


Domaine Jamet Cote Rotie 2008 91+ Points

100 % Syrah. Bright purity, sanguine with layered vinosity, delicately earthy layers, juicy and textured, crunchy tannins, lively, spicy farewellAlcohol: ideal| 12.5 % abvOrigin: Cote Rotie | Northern


Experience exclusive Pongrácz chocolate pairing at Val de Vie Night Market

Friday, 30 May 2014, 18h00 to 22h00, Val de Vie Estate Night MarketIssued by:GC Communications on behalf of: Pongrácz Start your weekend on a luxurious note with an exclusive tasting experi


Swartland Garden of Goodness: Foxes and Mount Abora

What an exciting time for South African wine. Not only has the Swartland fast become one the hottest wine regions in the world, but ‘non-traditional’ varieties are offering the consumer more choic


Shimmy Celebrates Moms

An extra-special Sunday at Shimmy Beach Club this Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day (11 May 2014), families need look no further than Shimmy Beach Club at the V&A Waterfront for a magical experie


Du Toitskloof Merlot 2013 – 06.05.14

Du Toitskloof is situated just north of the Du Toitskloof Pass as you approach the Rawsonville and Worcester Winelands. The perfect stop over to pick up some wine for the winter holiday, whether famil


Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2008 94 Points

Sauvignon Blanc driven blend at 85% with 15% Semillon, it is one of the most consistent and greatest dry white wine in the world, in fact it is a “Classified Cru Classe de Graves in 1959” Del


Great White Shark Expert Chris Fallows To Present At One&Only Cape Town

Following on the success of the 2013 series of fascinating adventurers, raconteurs, survivors and mavericks speaking at One&Only Cape Town, the resort is pleased to announce their 2nd season of g


Asara Vineyard Collection Shiraz 2011 – 06.05.14

Asara Wine Estate and Hotel sits in the hills to the East of Polkadraai, a road that runs through the vineyards of Stellenbosch. A superb modern hotel with views over the Helderberg, which are unsurpa


De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port And Cape Tawny Port, Meet The ‘Heavyweights’

De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp along the world famous Route 62, has established itself as one of South Africa’s leading port producers.  The ports range from the traditional to modern


Wine Tourism: Joe Berardo shows the way

Joe Berardo, one-time twist champion of Lourenço Marques, made several fortunes in SA in gold and diamonds and he's now making wine across Portugal from the Douro in the north to the Alentejo in the