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Blossom Cava`s Sparkling Wine Packaging Looks Like Fresh-Picked Flowers

The sparkling wine packaging for Blossom Cava presents itself beautifully like a bouquet.

 

How to avoid drinking too much wine

Ever relaxed with a drop of wine, only to discover later that no matter how abstemious you intended to be you’ve poured too much and are feeling a tad tiddly?

 

Norway Arrests First Segway Drunk Driver

After lifting a ban on Segways last month, Norwegian officials have made its first arrest of a person driving their electric footbikething while intoxicated. A man was riding the dorkmobile erratically in central Oslo when he was pulled over.

 

Lanzerac Alma Mater – Wines for the first generation wine drinkers

When you’re next stocking up on your favourite wine you will notice that the Lanzerac Alma Mater range has undergone a slight change.

 

SA to be represented at a gathering of the oldest wine estates in the world

In an exciting first for the South African wine industry, Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in the country, has been invited to attend a jubilee celebration in Austria being held by the Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate.

 

Franschhoek Spotlight – Babylonstoren Farm Hotel

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, boasting an impressive fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, as well as unique accommodation, fine food and a sense of wellbeing.

 

Boplaas Best SA Port Producer at Classic Wine TOP SIX Cape Ports

Boplaas Best SA Port Producer at Classic Wine TOP SIX Cape Ports with fabulous five & a five star too Boplaas Family Vineyards, the benchmark Cape “Port” producer from the sleepy Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp,

 

Cape Point Vineyards Noble Late Harvest 2011

Lunch on Friday at the Cape Point Vineyards restaurant where chef Clayton Bell previously of Constantia Uitsig now cooks. During our meal, winemaker Duncan Savage shared some thoughts on Sauvignon Bla

 

From the Creation Tasting Room: Terroir-expressive wines

The Hemel-en-Aarde area is renowned for producing some of the finest examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in South Africa, and is considered to be an important New World area for burgundies. This af

 

Niepoort Coche 2011

When visiting Portugal earlier in the year courtesy of Amorim Cork, I was impressed with the quality of the Douro white blends. They reminded me in broad terms of some our top-end Chenin-based blends

 

SA wine exports melt down

The news that President Jacob Zuma is spending the week in Russia without his trade advisers is unlikely to reverse SA wine exports to that country which have fallen in half in the year to July. Overa

 

McGregor Magic

A visit from Robert Rosenbach bearing wines and grappas from his Tanagra farm in McGregor. When asked where the Aussie-sounding farm name came from, Robert said it was Khoi for oasis - a shady place n

 

Celebrate a Baa-Baa-licious Braai Day with Reuben Riffel

Flex your braai-ceps on a Cape sheep farm Saturday, 13 September 2014 Braai buffs and grill enthusiasts can join celebrity chef Reuben Riffel for a baa-baa-licious celebration at the charming Bartholo

 

Angry Duck Curry – Le Creuset

  Serves 4 Ingredients 2 large duck breasts, sliced thinly 1oml oil 1 red onion, Chinese sliced 150g baby corn, halved lengthways 150g mange tout /sugar snap peas 45-60ml red curry paste(depends

 

Lanzerac se Alma Mater-wyne kry sterker identiteit

Volgende keer wanneer jy gaan wyn koop, hou gerus jou oë oop vir Lanzerac se gewilde Alma Mater-reeks want hulle het so ’n effense gedaantewisseling ondergaan. In dieselfde, ikoniese, traandruppelv

 

A sneak Peak into your next Insiders Wine Club Case

Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer and warmer and that happy feeling is returning to chase the winter blues away. Spoiler ALERT!! If you like surprises, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN! O

 

The Success Of The First Mercedes-Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival Attracts National Sponsorship From Protea Hotels.

4 September 2014 The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival is proud to welcome the Protea Hotels as the new accommodation partner in the form of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! (Protea

 

Celebrate A Baa-Baa-licious Braai Day With Reuben Riffel

Flex your braai-ceps on a Cape sheep farm  Saturday, 13 September 2014 Braai buffs and grill enthusiasts can join celebrity chef Reuben Riffel for a baa-baa-licious celebration at the charming Bartho

 

Reason to cry over spilled wine!

(CNN) -- It's harvest time in Napa Valley, and it appears that the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Northern California did not impact vineyards or the grapes on the vine, as bad as they assumed.

 

De Krans, SA’s 2014 Champion Port

De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp has been awarded the sought after SA Champion Port Trophy, for a vintage port at the 2014 SA Young Wine Show. The awards ceremony took place at a gala event in Cape

 

Boerie Pasta – Lizet Hartley

Occasionally I get the chance to escape my office just shy of five. I close the door behind me and hit the streets for a gentle stroll with my imaginary dog. One notices many things on these lazy cons

 

A Walk down Bree Street Part 6: Fire & Ice Hotel for Milkshakes

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice has a reputation for being a little different, for making the extra effort in the hopes of creating brand ambassadors and a whole load of other clever marketing things. I

 

Whisky in Africa

Wonderful feature on Whisky in Africa in Drinks International consisting of quotes from lovely Caroline Snyman from Distell and reports from Diageo's Africa Conference. Whatever that may be. A Davos

 

Less wine is more (and moreish)

Summer bodies are made in winter. With that in mind, here are some wine picks from Georgina Crouth.

 

Beer Review: Braumanufaktur Dunkel

Beer: Braumanufaktur Dunkel Brewery: Braumanufaktur Forsthaus Templin Origin: Potsdam, Germany Alcohol: 4.9% a.b.v. Available: WC, GP, KZN   For those looking for something a little unusual,

 

SA To Be Represented At A Gathering Of The Oldest Wine Estates In The World

In an exciting first for the South African wine industry, Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in the country, has been invited to attend a jubilee celebration in Austria being held by the Stift Klo

 

Celebrate Spring With Lavish J.C. Le Roux Candy Carnival & Cap Classiques

Friday, 5 September to Sunday, 7 September, 11h00 and 13h00 Make Spring a dazzling celebration with a sparkling candy carnival at The House of J.C. Le Roux, the world-class Méthode Cap Classique dest

 

Douglas Green Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 26.08.14

How long does a product have to be on the market in order for it to be proclaimed an icon?  I think the wines of Douglas Green, which have been on the market for 72 years this year can claim the righ

 

Fable Mountain Vineyards Syrah 2011 – 26.08.14

The wines of Fable Mountain Vineyards are a true expression of the place from which they come. The grapes are bio-dynamically produced on the Estate in Tulbagh. At harvest time the slow ripening proce

 

Moulin Touchais pre-shipment offer back to 1971

Situated within the confines of the Loire’s Coteaux du Layon appellation, Moulin Touchais guarantees its customers a century of longevity. However impractical this guarantee may be, Moulin Touchais