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Franschhoek Valley first: wines awarded for displaying regional attributes

Today the highest quality Franschhoek Semillon, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, displaying regional provenance, were granted Appellation Grand Prestige (AGP) status at the inaugural AGP awards ceremony, sponsored by Cork Supply South Africa and Anglo African Finance.


The most haunted bars in America

Grab your ghost-busting gear: Drinks come with spook back at these long-haunted American bars.


Harde werk in wingerd en kelder werp vrugte af vir Eaglevlei

Die wynmaker Clarise Sciocatti-Langeveldt van die Eaglevlei-wynlandgoed by Koelenhof is baie opgewonde oor die vier sterre wat die Tiervoël Pinotage en die 3½ sterre wat die Kroonarend 2012, Roofa


Strandveld Vineyards Vine Leaves Ideal For Dolmades

Strandveld Vineyards, Africa’s southernmost winery in Elim, is known for exceptional cool climate wines, but it would appear that their vine leaves also have what it takes to make delicious handmade


New Marketing Manager For Distell’s Fine Brandy And Cognac Categories

Genius Mnywabe has been promoted to Distell’s Marketing Manager for Fine Brandy and Cognac, based in Stellenbosch. The University of Cape Town Bachelor of Social Sciences Curriculum graduate also ho


Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Granum 2012

A little Mourvèdre in a blend tends to go a long way and that’s again the case in the Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Granum 2012, which sees 12% of the variety combined with 88% Shiraz, matured fo


Strandveld Vineyards Joins Coobs At Sanlam Handmade Contemporary (FoodWineDesign) Fair

Friday, 7 to Sunday, 9 November, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre’s Rooftop, JHB North meets South with superb pairings of wines from Strandveld Vineyards at the southernmost tip of Africa, with tap


Amarula Gets Festive Gifting

Buying gifts for friends and family can be quite overwhelming.  Luckily the team from Amarula has it sorted for this festive season and you won’t need to fret about what to buy for your in-laws, bo


KWV Challenges Conventions With Two SA Firsts

SA’s First Cognac Brand and the World’s First 30-year old Commercially Available Potstill Brandy KWV, home of the World’s Best Brandy, today unveiled SA’s first and only XO Cognac produced und


Two knockout Pinots from Hannes Storm of Hamilton Russell

  After producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Hamilton Russell Vineyards for 13 vintages, Hannes Storm is venturing out on his own. Last week we celebrated the launch of his new lab


Summer Picnics With French Flair At Grande Provence

Franschhoek – Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate Embrace lazy summer days with a rustic French-style picnic under the oaks in the beautifully landscaped garden overlooking the vineyards of Gra


Cape Town Tourism Celebrates Ten Years And A Three Year Partnership

Cape Town Tourism celebrated its first decade last night at a festive AGM at the Tsogo Sun, Cape Sun. More cause to celebrate was the announcement that  the organisation has secured a three year part


Diners Club Winemaker Of The Year 2014 Finalists Announced

The finalists of the prestigious Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2014 are Jacques Erasmus (Spier Wines), Alicia Rechner (Backsberg Estate Cellars), Alvi van der Merwe (Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar)


The Brewmaster: 10b American Amber Ale

As many brewers know, sometimes the hardest part of brewing is finding the time to actually brew. Prepping for the brew day can take as much ...The post The Brewmaster: 10b American Amber Ale appeare


History And Wine In Robertson

Eating, wine tasting and enjoying the serene countryside. Adrian Rorvik had it all at the Excelsior Wine Estate.


History And Wine In Robertson

Eating, wine tasting and enjoying the serene countryside. Adrian Rorvik had it all at the Excelsior Wine Estate.