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< Tuesday 27 May 2014 >

Experts warn about new Vaportini drinking craze

EXPERTS have today warned against a new ‘Vaportini’ drinking craze, suggesting the inhalation of alcohol “has the potential to be a very dangerous phenomenon”.

 

Bacon crusted beer mac and cheese

Ooey gooey, cheesy pasta bathed in a beer sauce and topped with a bacon crust. This Bacon Crusted Beer Mac and Cheese is a man’s dinner dream come true.

 

The World`s Most Expensive Drinking Tour, Billed at $1.27 million

The world’s most expensive and outrageously extravagant drinking tour, billed at $1.27 million and created for serious oenophiles and spirits aficionados, includes a glass of champagne from a collection worth half a million dollars — and a diamond.

 

Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink for Copyright Violations

The Beastie Boys are suing Monster Energy Drink for copyright violations, and now the case will finally go before a judge.

 

Nederburg flashes its feathers in Vilakazi Street

Vilakazi Street in Soweto was literally painted red when Nederburg Wines recently partnered with four of the historic precinct’s top restaurants to offer an invited group of Jozi fans an exclusive experience.

 

Fleur du Cap Shiraz claims gold in France

Fleur du Cap has hit the ground running in the awards rush this season, raking in a Gold medal for their Bergkelder Selection Shiraz 2012 at the 2014 Syrah du Monde competition in France.

 

Graham Beck Wines Wacky Wine Weekend Celebration featuring Arno Carstens and aKing

At this year’s Wacky Wine Festival, be prepared to be dazzled by two of SA’s most dynamic powerhouses when Arno Carstens and aKing join forces for an acoustic Tour de Force.

 

From Shiraz to Syrah

In the last decade La Motte has been very focused on creating a specific style of wine with which the brand can be associated. With the exceptional quality of Shiraz grapes available and both CEO, Hein Koegelenberg

 

Cook Franschhoek – a feast for the senses

Getting back to basics – it is the food trend for 2014. Join us from 13 to 15 June and get down to the fundamentals of cooking at this year’s Cook Franschhoek.

 

A Yellow-wood tree for “Cats se Pad” 195th birthday

Stellenbosch Municipality and the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve in association with Absa, today celebrated the 195th birthday of the oldest wagon trail, situated at the foothills of the Franschhoek mou

 

South Africa’s top luxury red: De Toren Book 17

Who is the king of the luxury wine game? Last week Wine Cellar hosted a fascinating social wine experiment to determine SA’s most luxurious ultra-premium red. Twelve wines that retail for between R

 

Cabernet re-visited

Remember those school reports where the principal noted ‘tries hard’? Your initial enthusiasm is quickly dampened with the realisation that it’s actually a euphemism for ‘despite trying, the r

 

Birthday lunch at Jardine on Jordan

 

 

Pretend it’s Spring, drink Pecan Stream Chenin Blanc

Yesterday was a particularly long and dire Monday, so I’m (eeeek!) a day late with my weekly trolley filler. Luckily I can make up for my tardiness with a very sexy little wine indeed: the Pecan

 

Warm Up Winter With Comfort Classics At De Grendel Restaurant

The tide is turning for winter cocooning as De Grendel Restaurant’s Comfort Night-Out winter campaign lures stay-at-homers to eat out. “While it is tempting to stay indoors on a chilly evening whe

 

Nederburg Flashes Its Feathers In Vilakazi Street

Vilakazi Street in Soweto was literally painted red when Nederburg Wines recently partnered with four of the historic precinct’s top restaurants to offer an invited group of Jozi fans an exclusive e

 

Sip, Taste & Savour With The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel And Steenberg Vineyards

The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel is partnering with renowned Constantia wine farm, Steenberg Vineyards for the May instalment of the hotel’s popular monthly Wine & Dine evenings on Thursday, 29 May

 

Fleur Du Cap Shiraz Claims Gold In France

Fleur du Cap has hit the ground running in the awards rush this season, raking in a Gold medal for their Bergkelder Selection Shiraz 2012 at the 2014 Syrah du Monde competition in France. Fleur du Cap

 

Intellego Elementis 2013

Jurgen Gouws, assistant at Lammershoek in the Swartland, also makes wines under his own label called Intellego. He prefers to work with vineyards that are either farmed organically or are in transitio

 

Drostdy-Hof Shows Its New Country Face

The new-look Drostdy-Hof range of wines was recently showcased to a select group of guests at chef Quentin Spickernell’s restaurant in Hout Bay, Quentin at Oakhurst. Drostdy-Hof has taken the proact

 

WACKY WINE WEEKEND – A CRIME AUTHOR AND HIS PASSIONS

There are 2 routes to travel between Cape Town and the Eastern Cape. One is with the N2 national road. The never-ending stretch of tar accommodates many trucks, taxis and other nervous motorists. It

 

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Shiraz – World No. 1 In France

Cederberg Teen die Hoog Shiraz 2011, crafted exclusively for the 2013 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction by winemaker David Nieuwoudt, has been declared the World’s No. 1 Shiraz at the 2014 Syrah

 

Prophet of the Swartland

Andries Blake chose his surname wisely for William Blake was a towering mythical figure of 18th century English art and literature. As the UK lurches right into the arms of Nigel Farage and UKIP, havi

 

Boschendal 1685 Merlot 2012 – 27.05.14

Boschendal is surely one of the most spectacular of the old Cape homesteads with the setting of the Groot Drakenstein mountain behind it. The wines are hugely popular and sell well internationally whi

 

Jordan Chameleon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2011 – 27.05.14

Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is a special place to visit. Not only are the wines excellent, the tasting room people knowledgeable, they have a serious restaurant, which is headed up by George Ja

 

South Africa’s Top Ten Cabernet Sauvignon Wines For 2014 Revealed

The third annual Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report, presented by Sanlam Private Investments (SPI), has seen a hierarchy of quality among local wines in the category start to emerge. Wineries

 

Badsberg Cellar Honoured At The 2014 Muskadel SA Awards

Badsberg Cellar was crowned king of the Muscadel kingdom at the 12th annual 2014 Muskadel SA awards function, sponsored by Enartis SA and hosted on 22 May at Noop Restaurant in Paarl. Out of 25  entr

 

Breakfast On The Beach

Shimmy Beach Club serves up a fresh morning menu The V&A Waterfront’s premier luxury lifestyle destination, Shimmy Beach Club, has unveiled its first ever breakfast menu for guests to enjoy whil

 

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – June 2014 Public Tastings

SUPERLATIVE WINES AND ALL THE TROPHY BLING Tasting South African Chenin Blancs was “a real mind-blowing experience” said Fongyee Walker.  The Beijing-based wine educator judged at the 2014 Old Mu