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Mince and broccoli quiche

Here is a perfect quiche for a complete meal. Beef mince is used here, but you can choose your favourite mince – turkey, lamb or pork.


French hospital to open wine bar for terminally ill patients

A French hospital is to open a wine bar for terminally ill patients in an unprecedented but characteristically Gallic way to improve their quality of life.


Win a Wine and Chocolate Pairing Plus a Free Case of Wine (6 Bottles) with Lanzerac Wine Estate

Woman Online and Lanzerac Wine Estate are giving one lucky reader a Wine and Chocolate Pairing Plus a Free Case of Wine (5 Premium wines and 1 Alma Mater wine) with Lanzerac Wine Estate valued at R630.


How climate change will affect the taste of your wine

The wine industry has been described as being a bit like the canary in the proverbial coalmine; when it comes to climate change, it could be one of the industries most affected.


Bud and Miller Are Trying to Hijack Craft Beer—and It’s Totally Backfiring

InBev and MillerCoors loom over the US beer landscape like…well, like one of those monstrous inflatable Bud Light bottles that spring up at certain football tailgate parties and outdoor concerts.


Find out who invented Tequila

The origin of the word Tequila is lost in time, but many believe it came from a Nahuatl term or phrase that alternately meant “the place where they cut,” “the place of work,” “the place of wild herbs,” and “the place of tricks.”


Will America`s Pot Capital Choose Wine Over Weed?

Mendocino’s historic and richly deserved reputation as America’s pot capitol is finally giving way to a new reputation as producer of world class wines.


Rhône cultivars prosper at Creation

Confit Duck Leg, Jerusalem Artichoke Purée, Beetroot Chutney, Carrot Coins and Truffle Oil served with the Creation Syrah Grenache 2013 – a sublime flavour No doubt about it:

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Spice Route Wines releases The Amos Block Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Spice Route Wines is proud to announce the release of The Amos Block Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – a wine central to the Spice Route history.


A quick introduction by Cellar Master Carl Schultz

www.undertheinfluence.co.za learnt about Hartenberg's variance in soil type and altitude from Cellar Master Carl Schultz.    http://youtu.be/qs8PofE3eAo  


Roast spatchcock chicken with citrus stuffing

What to cook on a Monday night?! You want something that is not too much trouble, but delicious enough to drive away any Monday blues! The best way to do that, is to light a fire and try our recipe fo


Lauren Behrens of Le Bonheur

Lauren Behrens took over seamlessly as winemaker at Le Bonheur after Sakkie Kotze retired. I wanted to know more about her. What was the defining moment in your life which set you on the path of becom


Get Wine sets a R29 ceiling for 2014 quality Sauvignon Blanc

JD Pretorius (below) was sitting with a problem every SA winemaker wishes she had. Steenberg volumes up and quality too. So what did JD do with his excess 2014 Sauvignon Blanc? Can't discount your br


Hagen Viljoen of Solms-Delta

Hagen Viljoen has been in the saddle at Solms-Delta since November 2012 and his first wines are slowly appearing in the market place and are making the sort of impression any winemaker would be happy


The wines we drink: Carl Everson Chenin Blanc 2013

The Carl Everson Chenin Blanc is the first addition to the Heritage Range at Opstal  in the Slanghoek valley. Carl Everson was the visionary 4th generation farmer at Opstal Estate and wine maker Atti


Annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition Finalists Announced

After a marathon tasting of 99 blends, the finalists for the 31st Annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition are, in alphabetical order: Baronne Wynklub, Pretoria Bonza Bay Winos, East London Oude Mole


Dates Confirmed For Restaurant Week South Africa 2014: 23 October – 2 November

The much anticipated international culinary event Restaurant Week is confirmed to take place in South Africa for the second time in a row, from 23 October to 2 November 2014. Once again, it offers din


The WORLD CLASS™ 2015 Global Finals To Travel To Cape Town

In a significant coup for Cape Town, the city has been announced as the official host city for the WORLD CLASS™ Global Finals, 2015, the first time that the event will take place in Africa. The anno


Diemersfontein PINOTAGE – ON – TAP: Now More ‘Pot’able Than Ever Before

The ever-growing legions of devotees who attend Diemersfontein’s ‘POT Parties’(dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure and playtime, augmented by volumes of the now-legendary Coffee-Chocolate Pinot


Tokara Celebrates The Release Of Its New Vintages With ‘Wine Made Art’

TOKARA has much to celebrate in September. With the coming of spring, this unique winery releases its new vintages to the public at its annual Gala event – among them the highly acclaimed TOKARA Dir


S A National Craft Brewer Champs

News from SAB is that professional craft brewers are invited to enter their best brews into the second annual South African National Craft Brewers Championship sponsored by the SAB World of Beer. The


KWV Classic Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 04.08.14

The KWV viticultural teams and winemakers must be so thrilled that their wines are doing so well on both local and international wines shows. I saw Izele van Blerk carrying away the trophies from the


Interview: Frans Smit of Spier

From the August issue of Business Day WANTED: Now 42, Frans Smit, cellarmaster of Spier is the original over-achiever. An instructing officer at the Luhatla army battle school for three years before s


Matt Day of Klein Constantia

Matt Day stepped into a big pair of shoes when he took over as winemaker at Klein Constantia and found to quote the name of a song that the “boots were make for walking.” He started instead to run


Crispy Fish on a Cauliflower Puree with Caramelized Onions – Tracy Foulkes NoMU

1 head of cauliflower, trimmed and roughly chopped 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 250ml single cream 1 litre hot water 2 tbsp NoMU Chicken Fond 2 tbsp butter, cubed NoMU Sea Salt 2 shallots, thin


Ayama’s Leopard Spot wines celebrate Africa’s magic

International tourists pay thousands of rands when visiting South Africa to experience the bush and see the iconic “Big Five”, of which the leopard is one of the most beautiful and elusive. Imagi


…and now for Something Completely Different…

Here at Batonage dot com we do enjoy the finer things in life and a good whisky (or whiskey, depending on where in the world you are and how much of the spirit you’ve had) now and then can surel


Food Fitness Factory: The Eat Clean Entrepreneur

Have you noticed it’s getting easier to find an organic quinoa salad than a sandwich in the Cape Town city bowl? Almost every week I stumble across a new clean-eating café. Not that I’m


Pumpkin Ale Scones

Ingredients 3 cups regular cake flour 5 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cream 1 cup Van Hunks Pumpkin Ale Directions 1. Preheat ...The post Pumpkin Ale Scones appeared first on The Craft


The Vineyard Hotel – Monday Night Sip & Sample

The Vineyard Hotel continues its series of on-going complimentary wine tasting evenings in The Garden Lounge in August, showcasing some of the finest wines from a variety of estates in South Africa. O