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< Tuesday 17 June 2014 >

Madonna gets drunk on Rosé

Madonna has been working hard on her next album that’s being recorded at Diplo’s Studio, but a new photo shared on Instagram calls into question just how “hard” Madonna is really working.


A World Cup drink for every taste

Knowing what to drink while watching the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is key to maximizing your World Cup experience.


A taste of Portugal in the heart of the Klein Karoo

The small town of Calitzdorp was buzzing over the weekend as hundreds of people flocked to the annual ABSA Port Festival.


Packaging Spotlight: Don Draper Rum

2013 was a hard year in advertising. Bad news at lots of agencies and little reward.


Creation Wines unveils landmark sculpture

Since its inception more than a decade ago, Creation Wines on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus has always lived up to its evocative name.


Haskell Vineyards celebrates 10th anniversary!

Despite having made wine for ten years at Haskell Vineyards, previously named Dombeya Wines, no more than four vintages of Haskell wines have been made to date.


Fleur du Cap challenges restaurateurs to exciting wine and salt cook-offs

Winemaker Pieter Badenhorst and the Fleur du Cap on-con sales team challenged restaurateurs around the country to a unique wine and salt pairing cook-off with superb Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines and salts from around the world, courtesy of Salt Aficionado Craig Cormack.


Win tickets now: Cape town’s Whiskey Live showroom

This Thursday the 19th of June – Saturday 21st June, FNB is hosting a live & intimate Whiskey Showroom, in Cape Town. Showcasing whiskies of local and international standing – not onl


The wines we drink: Calitzdorp Blend

The annual Calitzdorp Port & Wine Festival was an opportunity for us to learn more about Port and Portugese grape varieties.  Due to a trade (dis)agreement with Portugal, South Africa has been la


Closed for a Winter Break

Please note that Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, the La Motte Museum and the Farm Shop will be closed for a winter break from 17 June and will reopen on 11 July, just in time for the annual


Lewendige, aromatiese Two Oceans Pinot Grigio vir liefhebbers van lekker wyn!

Een van die min wyne wat van hierdie kultivar gemaak word, die pas bekend gestelde Two Oceans Pinot Grigio 2014, is heerlik vars en lewendig, ideaal om te geniet wanneer die dae weer warmer word. Hier


Franschhoek Winter Wines

Winter is here! Each of the Franschhoek Vignerons will be showcasing their top red at this year’s Franschhoek Winter Wines on Saturday, 21 June at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate(1


Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 1991

Part of a wine legitimately taking on icon status is that it should impress most times it is drunk and the Vin de Constance 1991 from Klein Constantia didn’t disappoint yesterday. Deep brown in colo


Trimbach Riesling charms with its dry, steely, classical elegance…

The Trimbach wines represent traditional and dry Alsace white wines that are made from grapes grown in Ribeauvillé and surrounds.  Although Trimbach produces various white wines like Sylvaner, Pino


Môreson Cabernet Franc 2011 – 17.06.14

Cabernet Franc is usually a grape variety used in blending on both the right and left banks of the River Gironde in Bordeaux. And seldom sees the light as a single variety wine. Things are a-changing


Cellar Door Collection Passport teams up with the Vine Hopper

The popular Cellar Door Collection Passport that offers tastings, experiences and discounts at 14 top-name South African cellars, has partnered with the Vine Hopper wine tours company in Stellenbosch


Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2009

A super-geeky afternoon yesterday tasting 2007 through 2012 of Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay and 2009 through 2012 Eikendal Chardonnay. A fascinating contrast in styles, the Rustenberg typically


Anthonij Rupert wines receive top marks from Wine Spectator

Continually striving to produce wines of superb quality, the winemaking team at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek, has once again been acknowledged for their passion and dedication. In the latest is


Delheim’s Cheese Fondue and Jazz

Every Sunday from July until end of August. For a taste of nostalgia and feel good vibes, find your cosy spot at Delheim, when this legendary Stellenbosch wine farm lifts the lid on its popular C


Raw Talk – The Green Juice Medicine

I greeted the invitation to a “Raw Talk” by Durban’s well-known and respected Raw Food expert Barbara Leiman with curiosity and interest.  I was also bracing myself to a taste of the Green Juic


Sunday morning drive from Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp for breakfast at Handelshuis


Boere Barok Secret Dinner at De Krans – Port Festival, Calitzdorp


Dora from Doran

Yesterday El Burro must have been the least gay restaurant in Green Point, filled as it was with girls on the pull and families. But with a donkey outside the door, it was arguably the best place to d


Diemersfontein Shiraz 2013 – 16.04.14

While Diemersfontein Wine Estate in Wellington may well be known for its Pinotage – the original coffee and chocolate Pinotage – it should be as well known for its Shiraz and indeed its wh


Saturday morning at the 2014 Port Festival, Calitzdorp