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< Thursday 8 May 2014 >

2010 Krone Bubbly exposed as fake Methode Cap Classique

The 2010 vintage of Krone Borealis and Krone Rose has been removed from supermarket and liquor store shelves.


Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Bacon

This soup, from the book “300 Sensational Soups,” will be lucky to make it into the refrigerator at all.


Franschhoek Spotlight – Boekenhoutskloof Winery

The iconic and award-winning wine farm Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776.


It`s a drink-off: Mad Men vs Game of Thrones

If you ever watched Mad Men and Game of Thrones you will probably be aware that alcohol consumption are rife on both shows. Don Draper and the boys from Mad Men love their hard tack, while the inhabitants of Westeros, mostly the Lannister clan, love their red wine.  So natural the question on every television junkie’s mind is: (since, “Does chewing gum really stay inside you for years?)

Which is the booziest show of the two?


Thinking Outside the Bottle – Are Kegs The Future For Wine?

After Free Flow Wine’s business model stopped working, it reinvented itself. When it ran up against a Prohibition-era regulation, it convinced Florida to rewrite the law.


Cathay Pacific adds SA wines to its premium sky cellar collection

Cathay Pacific has announced that its Business Class wine list will include three South African wines, selected by Guest Sommelier and Flight Purser, Kaori Yamada, together with the airline’s wine panel.

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Fairview and Cape Nature Conservation Program

Back in 2008 Fairview, along with Cape Nature, implemented a conservation management program on the farm and surrounds.



Tupperware – one of the world’s most iconic brands – proudly celebrates its 50th anniversary in South Africa this month.The company was started in the US during the mid-1940s by Earl Silas Tuppe

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Winter, somer, herfs of lente, De Krans se ‘swaargewigte’ is altyd in die mode!

  Die De Krans-wynkelder buite Calitzdorp op die bekende Roete 62 het homself oor die jare heen gevestig as een van Suid-Afrika se voorste portprodusente. Hierdie portwyne wissel van die tradisionele


Cederberg Rosé: Summer in my mouth

When I was small, my Dad used to buy an easy drinking rosé in the summer months. The name eludes me, but it was so damn good that he called it strawberry juice. Years later I found myself in the Cede


Portuguese wine mogul offers to pay off US national debt

Dinner at a Travessa tonight with comendador Joe Berardo, the largest investor in Portuguese wine. Joe was recently given an honour in Miami and thought he'd reciprocate by paying off the US national


Enjoying Wine is Not Just About the Wine

  Guest Blog: by Barbara McCrae Barabara McCrea is the author of Rough Guide to South Africa and Rough Guide to Cape Town and the Winelands, the most popular travel guides in the U



6-16 JUNE 2014Issued by FIVESTAR PR On behalf of Bouchard FinlaysonFollowing last year’s success of the inaugural Hermanus FynArts Festival, Bouchard Finlayson has further expanded it


8 relevant questions about the Krone Borealis 2010 vintage Brut

Krone Borealis is one of South Africa’s best known brand of MCC (Methode Cap Classique) sparkling wine, highly successful with a significant retail as well as HORECA operations presence.Motivation b


Zonnebloem Pinotage 2012 – 08.05.14

I was fortunate to be able to attend a tasting of Zonnebloem Wines recently, during which Deon Boshoff, the Zonnebloem Cellarmaster took us on a journey right back to a 1970s version of Zonnebloem Pin


Paul Cluver Estate Village Pinot Noir 2013 87+ Points

Newest addition to their portfolio, probably inspired by Burgundy hierarchy concepts? Bright, juicy and ambitious style with spicy notes, fresh, quite full bodied for a Pinot, rich farewell.Trade pric


Wine harvest promising despite challenging season, says VinPro

Despite a challenging season characterised by high and, in some instances, untimely rainfall, the South African wine industry expects an average sized, good quality wine grape harvest, with exceptiona


Ondine Merlot 2011 – 08.15.14

The Ondine Wines from Ormonde Private Cellar in Darling are named after the role made famous by Dame Margot Fonteyn in Sir Frederick Ashton’s ballet Ondine, a water nymph in German mythology. Born i


Foraging fun at Delheim’s Wild Mushroom Hunts

Ex-CEP-tional fungi excursions in the forest on a legendary wine farmIssued by: Random Hat Communications   Issued on behalf of: Delheim16 & 17 June 2014Join a small group of avid f


Everybody Wins At Namaqua African Rally

Nine days of hectic motorsport - the 2014 and first Namaqua Africa Rally for quads and bikes just finished on the Cape West Coast. ELZA THIART-BOTES wraps it up for Wheels24.


Drifting Along

Winter’s DriftAnother example of the enchanting Elgin region.WHITE:Sauvignon Blanc (2013):  6 000 bottles produced, released 3 -4 months before tasting. Unripe guava, crispy cheesey pears,