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< Tuesday 24 June 2014 >

Man finds huge poisonous spider floating in a bottle of white wine


A businessman was horrified when he found a huge venomous spider in a bottle of Tesco finest white wine.

 

Packaging Spotlight: RuTT Beer Brewery


RuTT Beer Brewery is a small company from the Tampa Bay Area born with a passion for craft beers.

 

Cape Winelands Apple Tart


This morning, Chef Michelle showed our Cook Franschhoek guests how to make a lovely apple tart with brandy beurre noisette and fynbos macaroon.

 

Peter Falke Signature Syrah is South Africa`s wine PAR® excellence for 2014


Peter Falke Wines, the exclusive boutique winery nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Stellenbosch winelands, has walked away with top honours at the first PAR® Wine Award South Africa assessment conducted in Germany.

 

Glühwein to drive away the cold


Glühwein is synonymous with Christmas in Europe where its beautiful warm flavours of spice help to thaw the winter’s ice and snow.

 

3rd generation Simonsig torch bearer steps up as Tasting Room Manager


Following in the footsteps of his late father, John Plaatjies, Denzel was always on the lookout for opportunities to earn extra pocket money.

 

Entries now open for the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge


The Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa is excited to announce the signing of a three year sponsorship agreement with Standard Bank in support of a Top 10 Chenin Blanc Competition.

 

Goud vir Durbanville Hills se 2012- Rhinofields Pinotage op wêreldverhoog


Durbanville Hills se 2012-Rhinofields Pinotage het ’n goue medalje ontvang op die 2014- Decanter World Wine Awards, die wêreld se grootste en gesaghebbendste wynkompetisie.   Die kelder se wynmaak

 

Winter Wonderland Festival fun at Theuniskraal, Tulbagh


The Winter Wonderland Festival at Theuniskraal wine estate on 28 and 29 June is part of Tulbagh’s annual Christmas in Winter weekend celebrations. Situated in the centre of one of South Africa’s o

 

Celebrating Chardonnay with Meyer Joubert


Every second year - like VinExpo in Bordeaux - Danie de Wet opens up his Robertson cellar on De Wetshof to Celebrate Chardonnay, his geliefkoosde druifsoort, as they say behind the grape curtain. Thi

 

Brand Confusion


Back in March, Drinks International released their list of the Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands. This is an amazing marketing wheeze as the supplement is bursting with ads from the admired ones. The

 

Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 24.06.14


I am not sure how many of my readers watch Kokkedoor, the fabulous cookery series on KykNet on Thursday at 20h00. I am glued to my seat. Not only because I know one of the contestants – and my hope

 

2011 Cobblers Hill


Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying th

 

Arendskloof Voetspore Tannat Syrah 2011


Is Diners Club Winemaker of the Year “the country’s most prestigious and well-respected wine industry competition” as the sponsor claims? If so, then you’d think there would be more excitement

 

Perdeberg Waka Waka Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 24.06.14


Shakira really got into our souls when she sang Waka Waka, This is the time for Africa at the opening ceremony of the Soccer World Cup in South Africa in 2010. With all the excitement of Brazil happen

 

Solms-Delta Lekkerwijn 2013 – 16.06.14


Quite exciting to have a wooded rosé in one’s glass, especially one with the interest and flavour profile as the Solms-Delta Lekkerwijn 2013. A blend of Grenache Noir 52%, Mourvèdre 33% and Cinsau

 

Salad of Warm New Potatoes, Smoked Trout, Celeriac & Watercress – Jane-Anne Hobbs


1 kg new potatoes a big (grapefruit-sized) bulb of celeriac 2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil 4 spring onions, finely sliced 2 fillets of smoked trout a bunch of watercress salt and milled black pepper For the

 

A victim of his own success


Liam Tomlin, that grumpy gourmet who produces the best food in central Cape Town these days, is a victim of his own success. "I'll have to close down Street Food" he grumbled this lunch time "it's ta

 

KWV, Boschkloof walk off with 2 trophies each at 2014 Shiraz Challenge


For the second year in succession KWV and Boschkloof walked off with two trophies each in the Shiraz category at the 2014 Shiraz Challenge. Rickety Bridge was also a double trophy winner – one for t

 

Creation – on the Hemel & Aarde Ridge


There are few wineries all of whose products I have tasted and fewer still where I have enjoyed drinking every one of their wines.  Creation is one of these. The story of Creation Wines is as old as

 

2010 Cobblers Hill


Spectacular panoramic views of Stellenbosch and Cape Town, cool hillside vineyards planted to classic varieties, and a modern family-run winery have combined to produce distinctive wines displaying th

 

Decanter World Wine Awards 2014: Results


The Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 have just been announced. The competition attracted 15 007 entries and the following South African wines featured: International Trophies Bordeaux Varietals under

 

Joie de Vivre Genevieve


Genevieve & BartonI have very fond memories of the Bot River wine region, a home of Very Good Wine. This experience reinforced my fondness.MCC:Genevieve MCC (2009): Only 3 bottles left. Salted yea

 

Michael chats to Carl van Rooyen


Carl Bradley van Rooyen joined the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, as their new highly prized executive chef, in November last year. After matriculating from Muizenberg High School in 1993, Carl went stra

 

Bosman Family Vineyards Erfenis 2011


If more Cape Blends looked like Erfenis 2011 from Bosman Family Vineyards in Wellington, then maybe the category would have more of a following. A blend of 32% Pinotage, 19% Shiraz, 19% Cinsaut, 15% C

 

Chenin Blanc-Assosiasie kry nuwe borg en skud vere reg vir 2014-kompetisie


Dit moes gebeur! Chenin blanc - die oudste kultivar in Suid-Afrika, seker ook die veelsydigste en die mees aangeplante, en beslis so deel van die Suid-Afrikaanse wynlandskap soos ... wel, braaivleis,

 

Jay McInerney shopping a new wine series


Author and Town & Country wine critic Jay McInerney is shopping a wine series, we hear, which has gotten interest from networks including PBS.The show, "American Wine Journeys," would look at "his

 

Under Milkwood, Knysna


 

Olive Tree House, Hemel en Aarde, Hermanus


 

 

Entries Now Open For The Inaugural Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge


The Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa is excited to announce the signing of a three year sponsorship agreement with Standard Bank in support of a Top 10 Chenin Blanc Competition. The Standard B

 
 

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