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< Tuesday 8 July 2014 >

Packaging Spotlight: Black Sheep Wines

A package design for a potential wine bottle, entitled, Black Sheep Cabernet Sauvignon.


Pairing food with tequila

These days Tequila is far removed from its old reputation.


Game of Thrones wine range to go on sale

The HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones has inspired everything from T-shirts to board games, figurines and cookbooks.


Sir Richard Branson’s Response to the EFF Franschoek Land Expropriation “Threat”

Dear Honorable (Commissar) Andile Mngxitama


A Case for Sparkling Wine

By Lafras Huguenet


The Joburg Festival of Beer

Joburg’s most comprehensive Festival of Beer lands at Pirates Rugby Club from 27 – 28 September 2014. Tickets available >>http://bit.ly/JHBFOB


Post your Bastille festival photos and win 6 weekend passes to Franschhoek Uncorked

This weekend is the 21st annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival weekend! So whip out your baguette and beret and brush up on your French. French culture has become so iconic that it will be hard not to dress up in your red, white and blue!


Rapport visits Lanzerac Wine Estate

Rapport newspaper recently paid a visit to Lanzerac Wine Estate, situated in the heart of Stellenbosch.


Bot River Beauties

Congratulations to Arran, new manager at Societi Bistro, holding a bottle of Paardenkloof 2008 Shiraz from Bot River, liquid proof of the Olly Smith dictum "Look at the label. Shiraz and Syrah are the


La Beryl Scoops Decanter Gold

We’re so proud of our 2013 La Beryl Blanc, which was recognised with a gold award at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).



On the 3rd of June, a whole lot of lucky winos were enticed to join Siris Vintners and go way underground for a trade show with a difference. Adding a solid helping of mystery beforehand with secret i


Vat vyf vir die nuwe FIVER-reeks van Van Loveren se Four Cousins!

  Van Loveren, die naam agter die gewilde Four Cousins-handelsmerk, betree die “reg-vir-drink-mark” met ‘n nuwe, vrugtige, wyngebaseerde Four Cousins FIVER-reeks. Wyn van die Four Cousins-reeks


King for more than a day…

Cabernet has been on my mind a lot recently – and on the taste buds too! I was on a panel judging a line-up of 121 local examples for a forthcoming issue of Classic Wine magazine. Coincidentally, th


Hermanuspietersfontein Posmeester 2011 – 08.07.14

Euripides, the Greek playwright wrote Where there is no wine, love perishes, and everything else that is pleasant to man. Fortunately we have Hermanuspietersfontein and Bartho Eksteen and the Hermanus


EU works on cutting sulphites in wine

Europeans are testing a novel wine preservation method aimed at significantly reducing sulphites.


Saucy Bangers – Sue Green

Saucy Pork Bangers 500g Woolworths Pork Bangers 1 large onion peeled and chopped 2 cloves of garlic crushed Olive oil 1/2 cup stock 2 tsp Vinegar (I used Balsamic as it gives the sauce a nice deep col


CBC Mandarina Bavaria IPA

We visited the Cape Brewing Company CBC on the Spice Route Estate in Paarl recently. Nestled up against Paarl mountain, this brewery produces an exciting range of craft beers. We were met in the Brewe


back+page – Niël Stemmet

Niël Stemmet, whom I have known for a number of years, has a way of hitting the heartstrings with me. His food, his interior décor, his chatter, his photographs and his nostalgia food grabbed me a l


UK winos and assorted trolls react to MW rip-off

A wonderful FaceBook exchange in reaction to my blog posting on Tim Atkin and his latest revenue generating scheme. Former WOSA CEO Su Birch is unmasked as an internet troll. What an embarrassment. Af