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< Wednesday 2 July 2014 >

The Big 5 reasons why people should drink wine

American actor Will Rogers (1879 – 1935) once jokingly commented on the ill effects of drinking wine by saying;

 

Jude Law stars in Johnnie Walker short film

British actor Jude Law is to star in a new short film promoting Diageo’s Johnnie Walker Blue Label, entitled The Gentlemen’s Wager, according to a report on TheSpiritBusiness.

 

Mouth-filling Durbanville Hills Merlot for Winter

Luscious and approachable, the 2012 Durbanville Hills Merlot is the perfect example of this classic varietal known for its fruity aromas.

 

Authorities Ecstatic over Champagne Drug Bust

Customs officers in France found more than happiness in two Champagne bottles last week: they found pure ecstasy.

 

Get ready for the most perfect evening at Plaisir De Merle`s winemaker’s table dinner

SAVE the date – 16 August 2014, for an unforgettable Winemaker’s Table dinner at Plaisir de Merle where the gardens,

 

Canadian Fridge Rewards Patriotism with Beer

Would you sing the national anthem to a fridge for a beer? That’s what some Canadians will be doing today to celebrate Canada Day.

 

The Hermanuspietersfontein Story

The story of Hermanuspietersfontein, told by a Sheep.

 

Groote Post extends its popular offerings to a monthly Country Market

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for their first country market on Sunday 31st August.

 

GQ: go-to magazine for wine marketing

"Wine writers don't sell wine" is the exasperated comment one wine marketer made to me last month and she is not wrong. The reason for this is that wine hacks take themselves far too seriously, don't

 

Solms-Delta joins the revolution

It’s not a question that Solms-Delta in Franschhoek is the Cape’s most socially progressive wine estate – people just a bit less youthfully hopeful than I am might merely question whether it

 

Off the beaten track…

The Voor-Paardeberg, is a place of bounteous nature, creative wine-making and characters galore. The majority of the estates offer tastings by appointment only: which is easily arranged, and sometimes

 

Real Wine Lovers Eat it All

If there is one person that cannot afford to be picky eater, it is someone purporting to be a wine lover. A real wine lover that is, someone appreciating the depths and nuances of this noble product o

 

Nederburg’s Noble Late Harvest wins Decanter Regional Trophy

The 2013 vintage of Nederburg’s Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest has won a regional Decanter World Wine Awards trophy in London for the best South African sweet wine priced at over £15. 

 

The wines we drink: Vondeling Babiana 2009

Some of the best value for money wines currently available in the local market are produced by Vondeling.  Situated in the Voor Paardeberg area of Paarl, the farm was granted to Swedish immigrant Olo

 

Chenin: bad news for cottage industries

R662 250 well spent say I. I am, of course, referring to the WineTech research project "Investigating the correlation between chemical, sensory and consumer preferences of selected South African wine

 

Rijk’s Private Cellar Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2009

The Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2009 from Rijk’s in Tulbagh is flashy stuff. 40% of the wine was fermented in tank and the other 60% was fermented in a combination of new and used French and Hunga

 

Fun For Kids At Lanzerac

Attention all kids! Next time Mom and Dad plan a trip to Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch be sure to tag along. Not only do the adults get to have fun, but now kids can too with the introduction o

 

Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth reports on SA’s Momentum…

In the most recent July issue of Wine Spectator, James Molesworth, senior editor and lead taster focused on ‘South Africa’s bold expressions of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin blanc̵

 

Nederburg’s Noble Late Harvest Wins Decanter Regional Trophy

The 2013 vintage of Nederburg’s Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest has won a regional Decanter World Wine Awards trophy in London for the best South African sweet wine priced at over £15. On

 

Cape Winemakers Guild Awards Bursaries To Four Elsenburg Students

The Cape Winemakers Guild has awarded study bursaries to four oenology and cellar technology students at Elsenburg Agricultural College as part of the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Development Trust.

 

Plaisir De MerleWinemaker’s Table Dinner On Saturday 16 August 2014

           

 

6th Showcase Of South African Shiraz

6TH SHOWCASE OF SOUTH AFRICAN SHIRAZ Wine lovers with a soft spot for Shiraz will be pleased to hear that Shiraz SA is back with their 6th annual Shiraz Showcase in August, sponsored by Berthomieu. Th

 

Mouth-Filling Durbanville Hills Merlot For Winter

Luscious and approachable, the 2012 Durbanville Hills Merlot is the perfect example of this classic varietal known for its fruity aromas. The wine is full-bodied with berry fruit, rich dark chocolate

 

One&Only Cape Town: MCC Evening – Villiera Wines

Nobu Cape Town has announced an exclusive programme of exquisite dining events for 2014, every alternate month the restaurant will feature a fine Cap Classique producer and their sparkling wines, pair

 

One&Only Cape Town Hosts Gala Dinner In Support Of Forever Wild Lion Program

In its continued support of South Africa’s threatened wildlife, One&Only Cape Town will once again host an annual charity auction gala dinner in support of the Wilderness Foundation. To be h

 

Delheim Whips Up Flippin’ Good Pancake And Wine Pairings

At the legendary Delheim Estate, nestled on the idyllic slopes of the Simonsberg outside Stellenbosch, it is pancake weather all year round with the launch of their decadent sweet and savoury Pancake

 

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 02.07.14

One of the exciting things we did during the grape harvest earlier this year was to drive out to De Grendel and spend some time in the cellar with Charles Hopkins, the Cellarmaster. There was a lot go

 

Baked Pesto Chicken with Root Vegetables – Pesto Princess

Pest Princess makes fabulous fresh Pestos which are available in food stores and supermarkets.  They have a fabulous monthly newsletter in which there are some interesting dishes using the Pesto Prin

 

Groote Post Extends Its popular Offerings To A Monthly Country Market

Country hospitality on your doorstep on the last Sunday of every month between 10h00 and 15h00 Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at

 

Lunch at Ocean Jewels, Woodstock