If Futurama has taught us anything, it’s that robots and alcohol go together like peanut butter and jelly. The BarMixvah is a slick, DIY combination of the two: it’s a drink-mixing robot. All you need to build it is around $180 worth of supplies, a 3D printer, and the ability to follow instructions. (more…)

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Build your own drink-mixing robot for $180

If Futurama has taught us anything, it’s that robots and alcohol go together like peanut butter and jelly. The BarMixvah is a slick, DIY combination of the two: it’s a drink-mixing robot. All you need to build it is around $180 worth of supplies, a 3D printer, and the ability to follow instructions.

 

3 Weird Reasons You Pour Yourself Way Too Much Wine

There are many understandable reasons to pour yourself a giant glass of wine: a rotten day at work, a broken heart, or perhaps a new episode of “The Bachelorette” or similarly trashy TV, to name just a few. But a recent study from Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab suggests that a few environmental cues might be guiding you to unconsciously overpour.

 
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The hunt is on for South Africa`s best Steak House

The search is on for South Africa’s best Steak House! Now in its second exciting year, The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships selects South Africa’s favourite steakhouses by public vote – and then identifies the best of the best by expert judging. 

 

Bacon Tart for Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch!

Try this quick and delicious recipe from our Cape Winelands Cuisine cookbook this weekend – ideal for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

 

Table Bay MCC Blanc de Blancs crowned as SA`s best sparkling wine

The results of the most prestigious, and toughest “blind tasting” Show in SA were released on Wednesday afternoon in Cape Town.

 

Graham Beck rolls out the red carpet at this year’s Wacky Wine Weekend

The popular annual Wacky Wine Weekend presents visitors with the ultimate opportunity to experience Graham Beck’s renowned hospitality and infectious enthusiasm for the finer things in life.

 
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Blend or Niche? RECM gives the answer

With French rockstar economist Thomas Piketty under fire at the minute for fat fingering his data, we're taking special care this week to report on two RECM best value blind tastings of white blends a

 

Creation Recipe: Guinea Fowl Breast, Braised Leg, Champ Potato, Leeks and Quince Pureé

Guinea Fowl Ingredients 4 breasts 4 thighs 500 ml chicken stock olive oil to cook salt to taste Method 1. Trim the breast of excess fat. 2. Season and pan fry on both sides. Set aside to serve. 3. De

 

Graham Beck Rolls Out The Red Carpet At This Year’s Wacky Wine Weekend

(Afrikaans Volg Net Na die Engels) The popular annual Wacky Wine Weekend presents visitors with the ultimate opportunity to experience Graham Beck’s renowned hospitality and infectious enthusiasm fo

 

The 2014 ‘Tri Nations’ vintage report – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

While New Zealand’s crush has been bountiful in terms of quality and quantity, reaching its overall harvest record with around 400 000 tons, Australia’s more ‘difficult vintage’ yield

 

Helderberg: the St. Emilion of SA wine

Even with a disastrous 2013 Bordeaux vintage cowering weedily in the barrels, there can be little doubt that St. Emilion is as good as Cabernet and Merlot gets. Every serious wine producer has its own

 

Nederburg het indrukwekkende lys wyne vir 40ste veiling

Wynversamelaars gaan oplet dat die lys van Nederburg-wyne vir vanjaar se Nederburg-veiling in September etlike waardige witwyne insluit. Dit bewys dat die kelder se vermoë om wyne te maak wat hou nie

 

A taste of history at Plaisir de Merle

The 1st of December is a historic day for the farm Plaisir de Merle, set on the scenic Simonsberg Mountains between Paarl and Franschhoek. Not only was the modern cellar completed on th

 

Nederburg’s Impressive Line-Up For 40th Nederburg Auction

Wine collectors will notice that this year’s line-up of Nederburg wines selected for September’s Nederburg Auction features several venerable whites, demonstrating that the cellar’s

 

De Grendel Merlot 2011 – 29.05.14

All sorts of exciting things happening at De Grendel Wine Estate. There is a fabulous De Grendel Comfort Night Out promotion which is running till the end of August – click here to read more. On 7th

 

Pure country face of Drostdy – Hof

Global sales of popular wine brand Drostdy-Hof might be powering ahead but that's no reason for complacency, believes global spokesperson Deidre Samson.Watch out for a chic, new country look that give

 

Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage Reserve 2012 – 29.05.14

It was a special treat yesterday at The Old Mutual Wine Show to see David Sonnenberg, Diemersfontein’s owner go up to the podium to take an award for his Cabernet Sauvignon, specially bottled for Wo

 

Stellenbosch Wine Routes Makes Drinks Business Awards Cut Again

Wine Route nominated for Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism – 2nd year in a row The pioneering Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes has made the sought-after shortlist for The Dr

 

The Peninsula’s New Head Chef

Hajie Hamit takes the helm in the kitchen at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town, has recently appointed celebrated local chef, Hajierah Hamit as Head C

 

City Sightseeing In South africa Awarded 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate Of Excellence

City Sightseeing Joburg & Soweto as well as City Sightseeing Cape Town have both been recognised as Top Performers as reviewed by travellers on the world’s largest travel site – TripAdvisor. C