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Watch a Professional Bodybuilder Make a Cocktail

In the first installation of “People Making Drinks” Eugene Mishin, a professional bodybuilder from Russia, makes a classic Charles H. Baker cocktail, the Mexican Firing Squad.

 

Get Uncorked at Anthonij Rupert Wines

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 of 27 and 28 September.

 

Focus on the flavour, not the colour of rosé

It’s wonderful that rosé is now being appreciated in the absolute sense, but it’s still considered to be an exclusively “summer wine” by far too many of us.

 

Honey Mustard Dilly Cheese Pork Chops

Sometimes in life good things happen by what seems like a sheer stroke of luck.  Like spontaneously throwing together a recipe without any pre-meditation and having it turn out perfectly.  Like this pork chop recipe.

 

Drink yourself pink this spring!

Three cheers for spring!

 

Absa Perold Cape Blend Winners Show Creativity and Individuality

The results of this year’s Perold Absa Cape Blend Wine Competition underscored the ability of Pinotage as a variety to seamlessly form blended wines of individual character from a diverse spectrum of blending components.

 

A Sensational Spring Pairing

With the recent launch of the Creation Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014, Creation Wines has invited local chef Benjamin Conradie of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve to showcase his interpretation of the perfect pairings for this versatile wine across three weeks and a delectable array of flavours. 

 

Speciality Coffee Shop – Research

Ever wondered what goes into setting up a small coffee shop? Or what type of research has to be done before the big day? It just so happens we are in the process of opening a speciality coffee bar in

 
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WTF?

Hats off to Winelands for publishing an opinion piece in the September edition of their organ. The censor board is still active in Paarl, but the story crept through almost unsnipped. Even the title w

 

Winery of the Week: Kleinhoekkloof Wine Estate

Only 90 minutes drive from Cape Town on the popular Route 62, lies the Robertson Wine Valley. Nestled between the Langeberg and Riviersonderend Mountain ranges, this wine route offers a landscape of f

 

#TasteHautEspoir – A Tremendous Twitter Wine Tasting

Haut Espoir. Literally translated, it means “high hopes”. And I certainly had high hopes for our Haut Espoir Twitter tasting. Not only has Haute Espoir been one of our longest standing S

 

The High Road Director’s Reserve 2011

The High Road, the négociant operation with winemaking facilities in the Bosman’s Crossing mixed-use development in Stellenbosch has just released its 2011 vintages. As with previous vintages these

 

Scotland independent? Good or bad for SA?

With "yes" numbers on a roll and the vote for Scottish independence only 10 days away, what does a likely Independent Scotland mean for SA wine and spirits? Something for Rico Basson and the boys to c

 

Waterkloof Unveils Maiden Healey’s Single Release Cheddar

Estate releases one year old cheese excellence Waterkloof Estate has just extended its award-winning Healey’s Slow Matured Cheddar family with the release of the long awaited Healey’s Single Relea

 

Swirl, sip and spit for National Sea Rescue

Don’t miss out on one of the most successful and fun wine auctions the Western Cape has to offer. Stock up with your favourite wines at this year’s Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay’s annua

 

Zevenwacht 360º Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 08.09.14

Zevenwacht Wine Estate has the good fortune to be able to draw its grapes from two properties in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. One, the Zevenwacht Home Farm, is about as far south west as you can

 

Cape Winemakers Guild launches CWG VinPro Viticulture Protégé Programme

Committed to driving transformation in the South African wine industry, the Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) in association with VinPro has expanded its highly successful Oenology Protégé Programme with

 

RMB WineX 2014 – A Wine For Every Palate

Whether it’s a crispy Sauvignon Blanc with green grassy notes or a spicy Shiraz with hints of dark chocolate, you will be spoilt for choice at RMB WineX 2014.  With an exciting range of exhibitors

 

2014 KLINK Awards

Calling all Franschhoek Wine Valley fans! The Klink Awards are once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa

 

Calling all Franschhoek Wine Valley fans!

The Klink Awards are once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s winelands by voting for their favouri

 

Pragtig Soos ‘n Plaas

MooiplaasWHITE:MCC (2009): 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay, 3 years on lees. Big & ballsy, rye bread, punchy passion fruity roses.Sauvignon Blanc (2009): Long lees contact, bottle aged. Green passi

 

Strandveld The Navigator 2012 – A Rhône-style Expression Of Elim Terroi

Harking back to the early explorers during the great age of discoveries, Strandveld The Navigator 2012 is a full-bodied, yet elegant wine with an adventurous spirit from Africa’s windswept southernm

 

Grande Provence Chef To Dazzle Guests At Chefs Who Share

Chef Darren Badenhorst, the executive chef at The Restaurant at Grande Provence in Franschhoek, will once again entertain the palates of A-listers at the annual ‘Chefs who share – the ART of g

 

The Van Ryn’s Charentaise Collection Goes Under Nederburg Auction Hammer

The House of Van Ryn’s has produced a once-off Collection of meticulously-blended 10-year-old potstill brandy for the Nederburg Charity Auction, intended as a timeless expression of original brandy

 

A new way to map the stars

For many tasters in the Platter Guide team, I suspect that the communal tasting of candidates for five stars – the guide’s ultimate accolade, as they say – is the highlight of the tasting season

 

Van Ryn’s Charentaise Collection goes under Auction hammer

The House of Van Ryn’s has produced a once-off Collection of meticulously-blended 10-year-old potstill brandy for the Nederburg Charity Auction, intended as a timeless expression of original brandy

 

Chickpeas with Spinach [Channa Palak] – Meeta K Wolff

Ingredients 450g chickpeas, soaked overnight then cooked till tender. Alternatively you can use canned chickpeas 500g spinach leaves, washed and chopped 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 2 tablespoons c

 

Australia Bans Beer

“Now son, you don’t want to drink beer. That’s for daddies, and kids with fake IDs.” Apparently Homer hit a bit to close to home ...The post Australia Bans Beer appeared first on The Craft Bee

 

Danielle Margaux’s Miss SA Showstopper Inspired By J.C. Le Roux Scintilla

The showstopper at the Danielle Margaux Spring/Summer 2014/2015 fashion show presented by the Sunflower Fund in association with The House of J.C. Le Roux, has been designed exclusively for current Mi

 

Don’t be fooled by clever copy

A very interesting and informative piece by Baeside Butchery, breaking down all the common labels and to what they really mean when they place that sticker on your products.So we all know what free ra