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Kate Moss` left breast used to shape Champagne glass

A London restaurant has created a Champagne coupe from a mould of British model Kate Moss’ breast.


Franschhoek Uncorked

Get into the swing of spring and sample superb wines at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, over the weekend of 27 and 28 September.

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Bunnahabhain Single Malt tastings at Bascule display the gentle taste of Islay

A few Capetonians were recently treated to a series of exclusive tastings of the luxurious Bunnahabhain range of single malt whiskies at the Bascule Bar.


Spring Winemakers Lunch at Haskell

In celebration of Spring, we’ll be exchanging the indoors for our tree-shaded terrace.


10th anniversary fundraiser raises over R500, 000 for the Cape Leopard Trust

 On Saturday, 16th August, 200 people arrived at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cape Leopard Trust, and all with the full intention of raising as much money as possible for the trust on that day.


Whatidranklastnight.co.za finds a new home

    From Monday 25 August, Whatidranklastnight.co.za will be incorporated into Winemag.co.za. Rebuilding that brand starts now.The post Whatidranklastnight.co.za finds a new home appeared fi

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A new dawn for Elgin

The tides of geopolitics and fashion are running firmly in the direction of Elgin. The world's largest producer of apples, Poland, will start harvest next month, but as part of the EU sanctions on Rus


Oscar fever grips the Winelands

September is Oscar month in Cape Town. Voting for POW!, the Paarl Oscar of Wine, has nothing to do with Oscar Pistorius (even though some people reported getting pissed on Paarl wine and a joke about

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Constantia Vice

Let’s face it, we’re all suckers for a little indulgence. My friend and I once ate ten waffles. Each. Back at home, I’m losing count of my fiance’s surf and kite boards and my


Diemersdal Shiraz 2013

Supper last night at The Local Grill in Woodstock, an affiliate of Parktown North operation that has won the The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships two years running. My Greenfields free-range 300g sir


Klein Constantia KC Rosé 2014 – 22.08.14

I was up at Klein Constantia earlier this week for the launch of a new vintage and again was so impressed by the passion of the team up there. Matt Day the winemaker so enthusiastic about his wine, th


A Unique Urban Wine & Food Experience

Playful, informative, delicious and sexy, Tuning the Vine is a new hip, urban wine and food experience right in the heart of this fabulous City: 31 October to 2 November 2014 at the Lookout, V&A


Superior craftsmanship with Fleur du Cap Laszlo duo

Celebrate the finer things in life with Fleur du Cap’s signature Laszlo 2006 now available in an ultra-elegant twin pack gift box. Crafted by the Fleur du Cap winemaking team at Die Bergkelder as a


Italian wine for the uninitiated

This week on Wine-Searcher.com, author Ian D’Agata explores Italy’s weird and wonderful indigenous grape varieties. He also highlights the country’s often unhelpful labelling laws an


Marathon Gaining Impetus In 30-Day Countdown

Routes confirmed, charities lined up and planning underway for running for more than yourself on International Day of Peace. A festival of running kicks off on Friday, 19 September at the V&A Wat


Amarula, The World Wide Web And The GPS: Some Great Inventions Of 1989

Amarula celebrates its 25th birthday this September. Launched as a cream liqueur in 1989, its name has become virtually synonymous with South Africa. Amarula Cream sells in over 100 countries and is o


Muratie Estate Appoints New Winemaker

Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch is pleased to announce the appointment of Hattingh de Villiers as winemaker from 1st July 2014. Previously winemaker at uniWines Group and Opstal Wine Estate in Rawsonvi


Get Uncorked At Anthonij Rupert Wines

27 & 28 September 2014 Bid farewell to the dark, cold days of Winter and celebrate the start of Spring in the Winelands. This year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, takes place over the weekend


cape town flavours and traditions

Last night I attended a book launch at the Kirstenbosch Bookshop. Sophia Lindop with Neil Austen, the photographer who took most of the pictures in the book, has produced an enchanting little book cal


Beer battered fish – my recipe cooked on Expresso Breakfast TV

Serves 4 You’ll need Sunflower oil 3 tsp baking powder 2 tsp turmeric 400g plain flour – keep it in the fridge sea salt and freshly milled black pepper 550ml cold light beer 4 portions of fresh SA


Ayama Chenin Blanc & Pinotage – 22.08.14

I have known Slent Farm, home of Ayama Wines for over 20 years. Always a producer of fine quality wine grapes, the farm used to produce export plums, Ile de France Sheep and the most fabulous vine rip


Boets Nel Inducted To The Commanderie De Bordeaux

Leading port producer, Boets Nel who co-owns De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp and is General Manager at Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, was recently inducted as a commandeur to the Commanderie


Chilled Plum & White Wine Soup

You’ll need 1 kg ripe red plums – skinned [truc - dip in hot water like peeling tomatoes] & stoned 500ml off dry white wine 65g white sugar 65g castor sugar ½ tsp finely grated lemon rin


Tapas And Sundowners At The Tasting Room At Grande Provence

Prepare for a bite size explosion of flavour at The Tasting Room at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, now serving tapas daily from 15h00 to 18h00. From savoury snacks of Vietnamese pickled mussels, croq


Haute Cabrière’s Latest Vintage Unwooded Pinot Noir: Ever Closer To Perfection

AS the days warm up and winter recedes, there’s no better way to celebrate the imminent arrival of spring than with a bottle of the Unwooded Pinot Noir from celebrated Franschhoek cellar, Haute Cabr


The man who made the ordinary extraordinary

Ken Forrester is synonymous with promoting the so-called 'workhorse' grape chenin blanc.


Morgenster Nocellare del Belice Green Olives

I am not sure whether Nocellare del Belice was the first olive God made and he never got it so good again afterwards, or whether he made all the others first and then, having perfected the task made t


Cape Town Is Ebola-Free Ahead Of Busy Visitor Season

Panic is overshadowing reality as fears of the Ebola virus have reportedly led to the cancellation of bookings in Africa. Says Cape Town Tourism Marketing Executive Velma Corcoran; “Cape Town Touris


Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Wine Tasting

Rare wines from leading winemakers and a silent auction in aid of furthering transformation in the wine industry took centre stage at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase at th