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Come quickly, I’m drinking Smurf Wine. The world’s first blue sparkling wine!

Recently one of my 2014 Wine Tasting Notes caused so much commotion across my social media channels that I thought I had better get my wine drinking butt into gear and do up a proper blog post for it so that all you lovely people can learn about and drink Smurf Wine too!!

 

What happens to wine when it is cooked?

A meal tastes better when accompanied with wine, and so do the dishes on the menu when you add a splash of wine to them.

 

A Handy Guide to Drinking in Prison

How accurate are the pop cultural notions of prison drinking? Jennifer Cacicio reports on just how much modern prisoners are drinking and how they’re doing it.

 

Cape Town World Music Festival 2014

Sip on Backsberg wines while enjoying an array of exceptionally talented international music acts at the Cape Town World Music Festival 2014.

 

Creation shines at prestigious awards dinner

The Oyster Box, the quintessential beach hotel, sits right up against the sands just north of Durban in Umhlanga, KZN with the waves of the Indian Ocean not far off.

 

As Nature Would Have it

The term organic is rather interesting in our African context: either you don’t really consider it because essentially all the farming and produce you interact with is grown “naturally” with minimal chemical additives; or its attached to conspicuously higher prices with produce that often looks “deformed” in that they are not modified to look picture perfect, and are in a large sense associated with the import or export market.

 

Post photos of the mounted horses and win!

Did you notice that Franschhoek had some very special four-footed guests in town this past weekend? Especially for the Franschhoek Bastille Festival we had some very special mounted horses that patrol

 

Soetkoekies with Oats – Lizet Hartley

All you need is… 5 cups flour 6 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1½ cups oats 1½ cups desiccated coconut 1 tbs powdered cinnamon 1 tsp powdered cloves 3 cups castor sugar 1½ cups butter, at room temp

 

The shape of things to serve

Earlier this year we introduced our 2011 vintage of the La Motte Syrah, previously known as Shiraz. We also explained the reason behind our name change – we wanted the name of the wine to reflect i

 

140717 Main Ingredient’s MENU – The Black Sheep, Eating vegetarian, Aubergine curry

MENUMain Ingredient’s weekly E-JournalGourmet Foods & IngredientsEat In Guide’s Five time Outstanding Outlet Award Winnerwww.mainingredient.biz- http://www.adamastorphotos.com/Follow our blogs

 

International IPA DAY

Banana Jam Cafe will once again be hosting Cape Town’s International IPA day celebration this year with over 30 IPAs to choose from. Banana Jam ...The post International IPA DAY appeared first o

 

Durbanville Hills’ restaurant launches wine and food pairing menu

The restaurant at Durbanville Hills Wines, situated a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre, has launched a wine and food pairing menu that will change seasonally.   The menu is a culinary d

 

Monis Full Cream, Traditional Flor Method Wine – 18.07.14

Roberto Monis established his Paarl wine company in 1906. There is evidence of the earliest of his sherry style wines dating from 1924. Monis is now a loved household brand and the Monis Full Cream, m

 

Pinotage, done and dusted

Well the empty bottles are off to the recycler and the ABSA Top Ten Pinotages are known only to God and Elsabe Ferreira. All will be revealed on August 15 when the results are announced. For the fi

 

Danielle Margaux’s Spring Collection launch at MBFWCT 2014

Easy sophistication and elegance. Flowing femininity and soft lines. These are some of the ideas that thread Danielle Margaux’s new collection which will be launched at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Wee

 

Trove Of Memorabilia

To some Matjiesfontein is a treasure trove of buildings and memorabilia. Karen Watkins is inclined to agree.