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Deep fried tequila shots are a real thing

We have heard of deep fried mars bars, pizza and insects, but now you can even deep fry your tequila.


Swirl, sip and spit for sea rescue

Don’t miss out on one of the most successful and fun wine auctions the Western Cape has to offer.


Chaos as 150 deadly snakes kept to make wine invade Chinese city

Terrified neighbours fled their homes when a city was invaded by more than 150 deadly venomous cobras, according to a report in the Mirror.


Simonsig Cracks Second Top 10 Award, This Time It’s Chenin

The 2nd top 10 award in under two weeks. At the inaugural Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge held on 27 August,

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Guerilla attack at the Alliance Francais

Monday's results from Distell said it all. "The spirits portfolio  showed a volume decline, primarily as a result of the depressed performance of South Africa's brandy category." Now why is this exac


Reuben Riffel stars in MasterChef SA Season 3

MasterChef SA Season 3 has extra special meaning for Franschhoek in that it stars one of its own, none other than chef Reuben Riffel. A celebrity chef in his own right Reuben is recognised throughout


SAWTC winners announced

This year wine lovers once again put their palates to the test at the South African Wine Tasting Championships. Participants gathered at the Hilton Hotel on the 2nd of August to taste 50 wines, after


Beautiful Béarnaise

Sometimes all you need with a beautifully braaied piece of meat, is a good glass of wine – a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with lamb, a juicy Shiraz with beef and an elegant Chardonnay with chicken


Join Strandveld Vineyards For A Glass Of Elim At De Hoop Wine, Whales And Music

De Hoop Collection Nature Reserve, Overberg Region, Friday, 5 September to Sunday, 7 September Make a toast to the first weekend of spring and join Strandveld Vineyards, Africa’s southernmost winery


Situational Variables for the High Road

The launch of the 2011 High Road Bordeaux blend of Les Sweidan and Mike Church is a red-letter day for a red indeed in the diary of any self respecting boykie (never mind a Mano). It all happened las


Top 10 Chenin blanc Awards at Delaire Graff

Chenin Blanc could be the wine that defines South African wines worldwide and seeing the huge advances in quality, style, sophistication and good marketing of the winners this year, it is possible to


The pickle of beetroot and wine

It is still beetroot season in the winelands and day after day the most glorious bright bulbs are making their way from the garden to the kitchen in the chef’s basket. Chef Michelle Theron with


Why praise women?

© Cape Times Friday 29th August 2014 Several years ago, I was a judge on a competition for South African women winemakers which, even at the time, I found a little confusing because I can’t really


Cape Homemakers Expo Offers Bold, Bright and Individual Ideas

The Cape’s trendiest home, décor and lifestyle exhibition, the Cape HOMEMAKERS EXPO, will be taking place from 4 to 7 September 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in the


Beef Shin Stew with Parmesan dumplings – Alida Ryder

Preparation time 30 mins Cooking time 2 hours 30 mins Total time 3 hours Serves: 4-6 Ingredients for the stew 1kg beef shin 1 onions, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled an


South Africa’s Best Olive Oils Unveiled

South Africa’s leading olive oil producers were honoured with gold medals at the annual SA Olive Awards. A total of 17 exceptional extra virgin oils received gold medals in three categories  – 3


John Collins Wine Trade show at Ottimo Cibo


Seeing Stars – for years!

Sterhuis VerticalThere are no reason for words beyond Chardonnay vertical. Happiest human on earth.WHITE:Chardonnay (2004): 1st vintage from the farm, 5 bottles remaining, 100% new oak. Drunk orange b


Aubergine, tomato & mushroom bake – Alida Ryder

Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 3 large aubergine, sliced into 1cm slices 150g mozzarella 100g Parmesan or Pecorino, grated for the sauce 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 250g mushr


‘Gauteng Taste Of Africa Experience’ To Ignite Flavour At The 10th TOPS At SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival

Gauteng Tourism is bringing the ‘Gauteng Taste of Africa Dining Experience’  to the 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival (4-6 September) giving festival goers the chance to tas


Place in the Sun Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – 29.08.14

The grapes for the Place in the Sun Wines are grown by the Carinus Family in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Being certified Fairtrade, each bunch actively contributes to social transformation for


DGB Trade Show at the Protea President, Sea Point

The latest in a series of trade wine tastings, The Douglas Green Bellingham trade show was held at the Protea President Hotel in Sea Point.Lisa Keulder and Jacques Roux of Graham BeckGraham Beck MD Ch


Landskroon Paul de Villiers Reserve 2011 – 29.08.14

Paul de Villiers, the current Cellarmaster of the family owned and run Landskroon Estate is the fifth generation winemaker since the family arrived on Landskroon in 1874. I once asked him who he would