A 100-year-old former public loo is to become the venue for a new wine bar set to open in London’s Clapham Common. (more…)

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Wine bar to open in old public toilet

A 100-year-old former public loo is to become the venue for a new wine bar set to open in London’s Clapham Common.

 

Cheesy Corn Cakes with Spicy Avocado and Tomato Salsa

These tasty and cheesy corn fritters work extremely well as a breakfast.

 

Nedbank Green Wine Awards enters its sixth year

Entries are open for the sixth Nedbank Green Wine Awards, the only wine competition in Africa that acknowledges and honours wine producers farming for the future and wines that are made in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner.

 

Bastille Festival Competition #3 – Win Tickets!

Did you know that you can win a fabulous trip for two to the Seychelles at this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival?

 
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$120 “truffle” beer comes to NY

A beer infused with black truffles is aiming to make its way into New York’s best restaurants with a per bottle price of over US$120.

 

Bastille Festival Competition #2 – Win tickets!

Now that we all know that a troupe of dancers from the beautiful islands of the Seychelles will be joining us at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, we now want to know what dance they will be performing for us!

 

Test your taste, and fly to the World Wine Tasting Championship

The only wine tasting competition opened to all wine lovers will be taking place in Cape Town on the 2nd of August 2014.

 

Wine O’Clock Hits KZN

The Mercury Wine Week is KZN’s largest and longest standing wine show. In its 36th year, this sumptuous event has wine lovers from across the province thirsty for the illustrious array of Cape grapes.

 
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A Sporting Chance for the Fairview Community

Situated in the Paarl Winelands, Fairview Wine and Cheese Farm is home to a large community of staff and their families.

 

Joostenberg Family Blend Red 2012

“The necessary ingredients of civilisation are wine and olive oil,” observed one of those clever ancient Romans. Certainly it takes finely honed skills to create both final products from the base

 

Another MW rip-off

UK wine master Tim Atkin is on to a cushy number. He gets WOSA or Robin von Holdt to pay for his frequent trips to SA (his wife is Seffriken) and then he trousers R220 from each producer desperate for

 

WACKY WINE – THE WINE

Finally the part of the journey that makes the skin tingle and the mouth salivate. Well, I guess its true if you are a wine buff or an alcoholic. Either way, let’s look at the wines. Wine is a

 

Death of a Vineyard

No matter what the reason, the death of a vineyard is a sad occasion, one which calls for black attire, gleaming shoes and a slow march to the rhythmic tapping of drums in unison. If there is an old g

 

The Sun shines on Languedoc-Roussillon…

2013 was a challenging year for many regions in France. Languedoc-Roussillon producers however express that this vintage has been one of the best in many years, providing just the right amount of sun

 

Interview: Mike Dobrovic of Havana Hills

From the July issue of Business Day WANTED: Mike Dobrovic, 57, was winemaker at Mulderbosch for nearly two decades before departing in 2009 and now holds a consultancy position with Philidelphia winer

 

The Wild Oats Farmers’ Market, Sedgefield

 

CellarFoot The Straw 2010

Nothing that Lammershoek winemaker Craig Hawkins does is remotely mainstream but CellarFoot is the label he uses to designate the wines which he feels really push the boundaries. The three stand-out w

 

Bottling the 2014 vintage from The Vineyard

 

David Aristargos 2013

News from David and Nadia Sadie of David Wines is that they will from now on be based at Paardebosch in the Siebritskloof, making both their wines and those of the property in a completely overhauled

 

Ayama Baboon’s Back Shiraz 2012 – 07.07.14

Slent is an old farm on the slopes of the Perdeberg in the wine Appellation called Voor Paardeberg. Owned by Michela and Attilio Dalpiaz and some Italian friends, their wine brand is Ayama, a Xhosa ph

 

Chinese Beef Shortribs – Nina Timm

serves 4 Ingredients 1 kg beef shortribs 4 cloves garlic 80 ml soy sauce 10 cm piece fresh ginger 5 ml five spice 1 star anise – optional For the stir fry 30 ml vegetable oil 10 cm fresh ginger –