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This Anti-Drunk Driving Commercial Involving a Puppy Is Now the Most Effective PSA Ever

Sweet hell, Budweiser. First you ruin us emotionally forever with your heartbreaking Super Bowl commercial featuring a puppy and his horsey best friend and now this?! Well, at least this time the ad is for a good cause, so we can get behind it.

 

Making Pizza with a Cauliflower Crust

Yes, thanks to eatingbirdfood.com pizza CAN BE healthy!

 

Laborie’s winemaking evolution continues to produce the goods

Laborie’s MCC Blanc de Blancs 2010 won the trophy for Best Vintage Blanc de Blancs, Cap Classique made from Chardonnay, at the 2014 Amorim MCC Challenge.

 

A Wine Festival with an abundance of class

The 10th TOPS at SPAR Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival, presented by Joburg Tourism, which happened from 4-6 September 2014, was not only a celebration of Soweto’s stylin’ soul and South Africa’s finest wines, it also had an abundance of class.

 
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A Cog Thrown in

The social side of wine is often as important to me as what’s in the glass. I’d prefer to split an awe-inspiring bottle with company that might equally appreciate what the wine is showing (talking a whole load of rubbish), and drink the good value stuff by myself as I seat in front of the computer.

 

A Bottle for Byway

Its a no-brainer for Black Bottle Whisky to hire Jani-Mari Swart of communications agency DKC to co-ordinate a relaunch of their Back to the Beginning Transformation at the Cape Town Club tomorrow as

 
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Backsberg is the sole wine sponsor at Joburg’s Joy of Jazz Festival

It’s the countdown to South African’s most exclusive jazz event as international musicians and celebrities arrive in Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2014. Backsberg Estate Cellars i

 

Braai’ed Rack of Lamb – Jan Braai

One of my favourite recipes from Jan Braai’s new soft cover edition of his first book Fireworks. The bone and the nice layer of fat make this cut ideally suited to a slow and gentle braai and th

 
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Perdeberg scoops the Paarl Poppie

POW! - the Paarl Oscars of Wine - went POP! in the Reserve of the Taj Hotel this afternoon when the Perdeberg Winery won the inaugural Paarl Poppie for their Dry Lands Collection Joseph's Legacy 2012

 

A Celebratory September For Graham Beck Cap Classique

Over the years Graham Beck Wines has earned a reputation as one of South Africa’s foremost Cap Classique producers establishing itself as world class, renowned for superior quality and outstanding c

 

Perfect Summer Salad with Nr 7

Roast Baby Aubergines with Rocket & Peppered Cream Cheese, with Tahini Dressing paired with Nr 7 The Nr 7 is packed with flavour and needs a packed with flavour salad.  None better than Jan

 

Winery of the Week: Avontuur Wine Estate

Substantial renovations  over a two month period resulted in a brand-new, enlarged and modernised tasting room at this wine estate, owned by the Taberer family.  The winery falls within the highly r

 

29 September: Don’t miss this historic Raats vertical

Is 2012 the best vintage of Raats Cabernet Franc yet? Winemaker Bruwer Raats certainly thinks so. Join us in Joburg on Monday the 29th and be the first to taste the 2012 pre-release. This will be a h

 

Winding and wining along the West Coast

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” I love this quote by Iris Murdoch, and I can’t help but think of the plane

 

Andries de Klerk – Believer in Qualitative Winemaking

Driving through the gates at Morgenhof Wine Estate, situated on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain, just outside Stellenbosch, visitors encounter a sense of grandeur, an immediate comfortableness,

 

Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 – 23.09.14

Oldenburg Estate sits high in Banghoek off the Helshoogte Pass. Dominated by the most fabulous mountains and with Rondekop, a perfect little hill in the centre of the vineyards creating all sorts of g

 

Braai’ed Rump Steak with Garlic Butter – Jan Braai

Steak is a unique animal that needs to be braaied on extremely hot coals to sear the outside while keeping the inside medium rare and juicy. This poses a problem when you’re braaing a variety of mea

 

AmaZink Live Serenades Stellenbosch At Summer Place

Top Stellenbosch township ensemble heads to Jozi Wednesday, 15 October 2014 A pitch perfect Stellenbosch township ensemble will descend on Jozi, when the vibrant AmaZink Live serenades a glitzy crowd

 

The Weekender: Cape Town

Wine, glorious wine! On rails glorious rails! I’m not actually going to be in Cape Town or Franschhoek this weekend because I’ll be visiting my old home up north – Jozi – to w

 

The Wolftrap Releases Its 2014 Rosé

The Wolftrap, the increasingly successful brand “at the forefront of offering exceptional value for money” according to the Platter’s 2014 wine guide, has released its 2014 Rosé. The Wolftrap R

 

Ten year vertical tasting of Neil Ellis Grenache on International Grenache Day

Grenache is a grape grown throughout Mediterranean France and Spain to make wines which show sweet warm fruit with spicy notes. In the Rhône, it is one of the component grapes used in Chateauneuf du

 

Bellingham The Old Orchards Chenin Blanc 2013 – 24.09.14

Happy Times for Bellingham Wines, as they take not only a Top Ten spot in the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2014 for this wine, but also a Top Ten in the Absa Pinotage Challenge this ye

 

Durbanville Hills Halloween Sugary Treats & Wine Pairing

Trick or treat? You can have some Halloween fun at Durbanville Hills Wines this October with a tongue-in-cheek wine pairing with of some of your favourite chocolate and sugary treats. The devilishly d

 

Roast Baby Aubergines with Rocket & Peppered Cream Cheese, with Tahini Dressing – Jane-Anne Hobbs

For the Salad 16 baby aubergines [eggplants or brinjals] 3 cloves garlic 3 T (45 ml) olive oil salt and milled papper a bag of rocket 100 g peppered cream cheese, or similar a handful of green pumpki

 

Glenelly The Glass Collection Merlot 2012 – 23.09.14

I had a very special visit to Glenelly last week to have lunch with Mme May-Eliane de Lencquesaing who has owned the estate since 2003. Having owned Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande for

 

Chutney Chicken Wings with Coriander & Lemon Cucumber Ribbons – Carey Boucher Erasmus

Ingredients 8 free range chicken wings Freshly ground salt and pepper ½ c (125 ml) fruit chutney of your choice ¼ c (60 ml) tangy mayonnaise 8 wooden skewers, soaked in cold water for 15 minutes Sal

 

Pink Pigeon Rum Drops Iconic Black Bottle

 

Heritage Day Friendship Table at Avontuur

RETURN TO MENU© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

 

Perdeberg The Dryland Collection Joseph’s Legacy 2012

Does the provenance of our food and drink matter? Of course it does. Spur beef – origin not declared, Chalmar grain-fed, Greenfields free-range. The more explicit the place of origin, the more caref