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< Tuesday 9 September 2014 >

These Ads for Wine in a Can Mock Hipsters, Snobs and Your Relationship

If you’ve been drinking wine out of a bottle all this time—well, quite frankly, you’re a sucker.

 

Packaging Spotlight: Tru Bru Beer

Tru Bru, meaning ‘true flavour, brewery fresh’, is a high-tech system of take-home craft beer.

 
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De Grendel wines win big at China Wine and Spirits Awards 2014

No less than five of De Grendel Estate’s wines have been awarded gold, silver and bronze medals recently at CWSA, the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China, held in Hongkong in August.

 

Preparations for Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 in full swing

In just under three weeks, 75 of SA’s best restaurants have enthusiastically registered for participation.

 
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Peter Falke Wines offer a complete winelands experience

Dating back to the 18th century, the traditional gabled Cape Dutch buildings of Peter Falke Wines on Groenvlei farm in the Helderberg, belie a contrasting modernity within.

 

Vote for Lanzerac to Win!

If you are a fan of Lanzerac and their superb range of wines then you don’t want to miss out on this!

 

Strandveld The Navigator 2012

Elim may be maritime but it’s still pretty close to the equator as winemaking regions go. It’s latitude is 34.6⁰ S compared to 45⁰ N for Hermitage, and  this being the case, perhaps blends ar

 

The High Road stel jongste Bordeaux-versnitte bekend

The High Road, die klein boetiek-wynkelder geleë in Stellenbosch se Bosman’s Crossing-buurt, het pas die 2011-oesjare van sy elegante Bordeaux-styl versnitte bekend gestel.   lees meer

 

TOKARA celebrates release of new vintages with ‘Wine Made Art’

“Our wines are lovely when they’re young and become beautiful with age.” With these words winemaker Miles Mossop introduced the first of TOKARA’s new vintages to a group of eager wine writers.

 

Western Cape companies at major food exhibition in Thailand

Wesgro, the official Tourism Trade and Investment Promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, will lead a delegation of South African companies in exhibiting under the South African banner at

 

Plum Pudding Richness

The 2007 Plum Pudding Hill Syrah from Stellenzicht is well-named indeed for the wine tastes of... plum pudding. What delicious decadence in a bottle. At a declared alcohol of 15%, this is a wine to pu

 

Charity Wine Event at the Two Oceans Aquarium

This month on the 18th of September I will be holding the fourth annual charity wine event at the Two Oceans Aquarium, to raise money for sports equipment for a school in Makapanstad. Enjoy tasting w

 

The Wine Show’s Not Over Yet On The Back Of 2014 Record Footfall And Sales

Try & buy concept proves its mettle as wine-lovers spend millions on fine wine The sluggish economy didn’t dampen wine-lovers’ spirits in the second and third quarter of 2014: Descending on t

 

Malbec with a D for Delish

  The black wines are best drunk on a Saturday morning while eating raw slivers of fat goose liver. For this, the place would have to be the Marche Victor Hugo in downtown Toulouse as the food market

 

De Grendel Wines Win Big At China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014

No less than five of De Grendel Estate’s wines have been awarded gold, silver and bronze medals recently at CWSA, the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China, held in Hong

 

Chopped salad with lemon vinaigrette – Alida Ryder

Preparation time – 10 mins Ingredients 1 large English cucumber, seeds removed 4 plum or Roma tomatoes, or 3 cups cherry tomatoes 1 large red onion 200g Greek feta for the lemon vinaigrette juic

 

Trout Quiche – Jackie Cameron

When I started at Hartford House trout quiche – with rich, flaky fennel-butter pastry – featured as a side dish to a fish main course. How food has changed over the years! Although culinar

 

Pruning bush vines at Sijnn Winery

A few weeks ago my boss (David Trafford, winemaker and owner of De Trafford and Sijnn Wines) decided that it would be a good idea to teach me how to make wine from start to finish. Naturally, I was s

 

Vote For Lanzerac To Win!

If you are a fan of Lanzerac and their superb range of wines then you don’t want to miss out on this! The Klink Awards are once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm

 

Durbanville Hills Braai Day…

Live music, breathtaking views, award-winning wine and the delicious aroma of meat on the braai are all on offer at Durbanville Hills Wines this Heritage and Braai Day (24 September). And with no dish

 

The Wines We Drink: Newton Johnson Granum 2012

On Sunday evening an all too infrequent (these days) excursion to La Mouette in Sea Point. A special occasion justifies a unique wine and up steps the Newton Johnson Granum 2012. We’ve long been big

 

Joburg Turns Out In Style To Celebrate The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival

Cape Town recently set the tone for the inaugural Mercedes-Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival, and true to form, Johannesburg raised the bar on Friday 5th September as the well-heeled, wel

 

Clos Malverne Chardonnay 2014 – 09.09.14

Clos Malverne is a small winery amongst the scenic grandeur of Devon Valley in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. With views over the majestic Stellenbosch Mountains, the Simonsberg and the Helderberg

 

Treat Your Taste Buds To SAVOUR Stellenbosch Valley

Saturday, 27 September To savour is to taste good food and wine and to enjoy it to the full, and this is exactly what your taste buds will be thanking you for at the inaugural SAVOUR Stellenbosch Vall

 

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

 

Gallery: food and wine pairing tour

A range of offbeat pairings are geared toward enhancing the wine experience for connoisseurs and novices alike, writes Anne Steele.

 

First Of Its Kind New Township Tour Launched In Cape Town By City Sightseeing

The vibrant Cape Town townships of Langa and Gugulethu are set to become the centre of attention soon with the launch of the new and innovative LaGuGu Tour.  A first for Cape Town and a welcome devel

 

Asara Classic Collection Rosé 2014 – 09.09.14

There is one thing that really shouts summer and that is a good Rosé. The grapes for the Asara Classic Collection Rosé 2014 all come from the estate except 10% Mourvèdre which comes from Philadelph