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Strange Hangover Cures That Really Work

The Perfect Hangover Cure is the sort of thing that people argue over with zeal usually reserved for politics and religion. Probably because a bad hangover feels just as much like a matter of life and death.

 

Blueberry Oat Pancakes with Maple Yogurt

Blueberries may be small, but the fruit offers huge health benefits.

 
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Best way to drink wine. In a red room with a piano

Enjoying the perfect glass of wine doesn’t require you to shell out a lot of money on the most expensive bottle you can find.

 

The cardiologist who prescribes red wine

Despite endless rounds of studies and tests, it seems no one has quite figured out if red wine is good or bad for our health.

 

Chile Soccer Victory a Win for Wine and Beer Sales

Chile’s win over Spain in soccer’s world cup yesterday has done more than simply lift the spirits of a nation – it has boosted the stock exchange as well.

 

Outstanding dining arrives in Joburg

Flames and View, two brand new restaurants at the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg, are set to shake up the culinary scene in Joburg, one of Africa’s most vibrant cities.

 

De Toren Book 17 2012

Hopefully dads all around the country are enjoying their Father’s Day gifts, some perhaps even enjoying a glass or three of Groote Post’s The Old Man’s Red 2013 (R67 a bottle). Apparently only a

 

Chef Gerald van der Walt to join the Tasting Room team

Like every other Executive Chef at the top of their game—Margot Janse has decided to appoint a Head Chef for The Tasting Room; Gerald van der Walt (formerly of The Greenhouse in Cape Town). This cre

 

Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

It’s hard not to view Stellenbosch cellar Alto as a victim of its own success. Take the red blend known as Rouge. Just under 400 000 litres produced annually, selling for R75 a bottle from the tasti

 

Winery of the Week: Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate

Morgenster, dating back to 1711, is a thriving wine and olive estate in Somerset West. Exceptional terroir, input from the best expertise in the world and attention to detail from visionary owner Giul

 

Battle of the gourmet menus

Rushing down to Cape Town for the launch of new vintage Mentors wines from KWV. What makes it special is the venue: Luke Dale-Robert's Test Kitchen in Woodstock. Luke will have to go some to top last

 

Want to be an Uber VIP at Saturday’s The Secret Masquerade?

Everyone’s favourite private driver, UBER and our favourite underground dinner club, SecretEATS have partnered up to offer you the chance to win complimentary round-trip transport in an Uber Bla

 

A wine shopping list from the Old Mutual Trophy Tasting

Several of the Incogvino SuperFANS recently attended the Old Mutual Trophy Tasting. Their wine picks make for a really interesting shopping list. Which is why we’re sharing it with you, dear Rea

 

Creation’s Commitment to the Natural World

At Creation we delight in the incredible beauty Nature has bestowed so generously upon our farm. And even more so in the exceptional wine-growing conditions prevailing in our little enclave on the Hem

 

Wine turns the table on Whisky @ WhiskyLive

When it comes to marketing, whisky runs rings around wine. Remember when Wine magazine celebrated a big birthday shortly before it crashed and burned? Johnnie Walker owned the back cover. The same gue

 

Rock A-Bye Riesling

As I have begun to learn about the wines, I have made my best efforts to familiarize myself with the nuances of my favourite varietals. I am now venturing a smidge further afield with my sampling

 

Prince Albert (Ahrens)

I more-or-less gatecrashed a tasting that winemaker Albert Ahrens was giving to Allan Mullins (the genius behind Woolworths’ wine offering) – to my pleasure and benefit. Albert has a very mixed po

 

Craven Pinot Noir 2013

I liked the Pinot Noir 2012 well enough from Mick and Janine Craven (see here) but the 2013 (approximate retail price R130 a bottle) is a definite step up. From a vineyard on predominantly sand and cl

 

Word back on the wack

Author: Amanda Robbins"The first time is always the best," Henrik tells me, flashing a lopsided smile as he shakes The Red off his goose pimpled skin. The wine stained man is talking about the slide r

 

The Wine Cellar Pack – second quarter Rhône offer

This week Roland sent members of The Wine Cellar Pack our second quarterly offer: Rocking Rhône. Please note that this six-bottle selection is only available to members. To order these wines, and t

 

LDR does KWV proud

There is no doubt that Luke Dale-Roberts is the primus inter pares when it comes to SA chefs. Quail eggs poached in miso and half-rested springbok are just two of the serendipitous culinary creations

 

The Weekender – Jolburg

Swings and roundabouts is what I keep telling myself every time life throws me a curve ball. Well it seems Joburg’s party and events scene works on this principle too. Last weekend (and the weekend

 

One Ingredient – Salivating Over Celeriac

  Upon informing friends that I would be attending this particular One Ingredient event, I was faced with the uncomfortable question of “But what is celeriac exactly?” – uncomfortable beca

 

MARCO VENTRELLA – THE MAN BEHIND THE KWV VINES

There was great rejoicing at Team KWV when the producer was named winner of the Fairbairn Capital Trophy as Most Successful Producer Overall on this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The array of

 

140619 Main Ingredient’s MENU – Sense of Taste, KWV Fortifieds, Burgundy Festival, Calitzdorp Port Festival, Knysna & Hermanus self catering houses

140619 Main Ingredient's MENU - Sense of Taste, KWV Fortifieds, Burgundy Festival, Calitzdorp Port Festival, Knysna & Hermanus self catering houses

 

Boland Cellar Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2014 – 19.06.14

Boland Cellar has a wide area from which it draws its grapes from their wine grape producers. Stretching from the coastal region of Philadelphia and Durbanville to the Swartland and across to the Drak

 

Low Carb Double Cauliflower Cheese – Jane-Anne Hobbs

2 large heads cauliflower, or 4 small ones 5 Tbsp (75 ml) water salt ½ cup (125 ml) hot milk, plus extra for thinning 4 Tbsp (60 ml) cream 2 Tbsp (30 ml) butter 2½ cups (about 150 g) grated Cheddar

 

Simonsig Pinotage 2012 – 19.06.14

In the earliest possible era of commercial Pinotage, Stellenbosch wine pioneer Frans Malan released his fist Simonsig Pinotage in 1970. He always wanted it to be an Unwooded wine which accentuated the

 

Beef Shin, Tomato & Olive Stew with Naartjie Gremolata – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Beef Shin, Tomato & Olive Stew with Naartjie Gremolata, plate by David Walters, Master Potter of Franshhoek Beef Shin, Tomato & Olive Stew with Naartjie Gremolata 8 (2 kg) bone-in beef shin sl