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< Wednesday 14 May 2014 >

Nicki Minaj turns up the heat in designer lingerie for new wine commercial

Nicki Minaj wants you to see her business.

 

Why whiskey-flavoured pork might be hogwash

It is an undisputed fact that bacon is delicious.

 

Drink and Play With LEGO Shot Glasses

Moms say you shouldn’t play with your food, but what about playing with your drink?

 

USA becomes world biggest wine market as French drinkers cut down

The United States became the world’s biggest market for wine last year, beating France into second place for the first time as consumption slides in the country long seen as its natural home and Americans develop a greater taste for it.

 

Simonsig triumphs with four Gold Medals at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Simonsig Estate has swept the board as the top South African Gold scorer with a cache of four gold medals at the 20th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

 

Peter Falke Winery Hot Spot Open From 11:00 -19:00

The exclusive winery of Peter Falke is nestled against the majestic slopes of the Helderberg mountains in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, South Africa.

 

Well-know Viticulturist retires after 41 years in the industry

Hannes van Rensburg, retiring group manager of Nederburg Wine Farms,  after over four decades has left a deep imprint on the South African wine industry.

 

Barouche Restaurant at Blaauwklippen is closing down

After more than 10 wonderful years, the Barouche Restaurant at Blaauwklippen Vineyards will be closing its doors in its current format on Saturday, May 31st 2014.

 

The wines we drink: Jean Daneel Signature Red 2008

Old, leather bound library books, fading memories of long nights in front of a roaring fire and multiple layers of velvety, cassis drenched ganache…pull the cork on a 2008 Jean Daneel Signature

 

Bezalel – Pure gold from the green Kalahari

Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate Almost 800 KM from Cape Town, close to the northern borders of the Country, lies little known wine farm, making a big brandy statement. Bezalel Wine and Brandy Estate is

 

Aanvaar dat wyn ’n kommoditeit is, en doen meer vir wyntoerisme, sê internasionale wynkenner

Daar bestaan basies nie iets soos 'n globale wynhandelsmerk wat nie gefortifiseer is of borrels het nie, sê Robert Joseph, ’n leidende Britse wynkenner, -adviseur en -opvoeder. Benewens die topver

 

RECM finds best value in Robertson, best quality in Franschhoek

A remarkably strong Shiraz field and a remarkably consistent result: a correlation coefficient of 0.4 between price and score meaning that in general, you get what you paid for. Wynand Grobler from Ri

 

Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2011 – 14.05.14

Durbanville Hills winery has a lot going for it. Conrad Hilton’s Position Position Position is the first. Situated on a promontory at the western edge of the Durbanville Hills it looks out over the

 

Have Another Sip of Nitida

NITIDAI have not been especially silent about my misgivings around Ye Olde Durbanville region in terms of their wine offering, but I have also found a few gems worth revisiting – such as the Nitida

 

Over 50 RECM best value Shiraz (and some Syrah) being tasted

This week's RECM best value category is Shiraz and our intrepid panel of judges (below) are now blind tasting their way through over 50 Shirazes and some Syrahs, looking for value. Panel chair Win

 

Morgenster 2001 – 14.05.14

One of the great privileges of being a wine commentator is that some pretty great wines come my way. Recently I was invited by Morgenster to attend a vertical tasting going back to 2001 of their Loure

 

Strandveld Syrah 2008

A lot gets written about Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvigon Blanc-driven blends from Elim on account of the particular pyrazine character they present, but less so about the reds from this ward. Last night

 

Mediterranean Delicacies launch at the Grand Daddy with Chocolat

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