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Little Hamster Bartenders Serving Tiny Food And Drinks

Bars are already great places to be, but I’m sure they’d be a whole lot better if the bartenders were hamsters.


The world`s most expensive bottles of wine

Price shown is average per bottle, ranking is from wine-searcher website, which collates wine prices across the world.


Customer Furious After Restaurant Charges Him $3,750 For Wine It Said Cost `Thirty-Seven Fifty`

New Jersey resident Joe Lentini is furious at Atlantic City’s Bobby Flay Steak after the restaurant charged him $3,750 for a bottle of wine.


Stop Hating On Boxed Wine — Everyone Should Be Drinking It

Until recently, the last time I drank boxed wine was in college when “slap the bag” was an acceptable party game and everyone’s goal was to get as drunk as possible.


Alcohol Scientists Exist And They Have An App

I wasn’t much of a wine drinker before moving to California wine country a few years back. Since then I’ve discovered I mostly like the red stuff and I like it to not burn while going down, but otherwise I’m still not sure what to choose among the myriad of options on the menu.


The Art of Winemaking: Harvest

Having examined the importance of both terroir and vineyard management in our series on The Art of Winemaking, we now turn to the harvest.


Announcing the Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by Rotolabel

Yesterday the inaugural Wine Label Design Awards were launched at Jordan Wine in Stellenbosch.


Exploring the world of aluminium closures

Try asking anyone in the wine industry whether wine producers should move from cork to screw cap and you’re bound to get an endless, passionate debate.


Celebrate the flavours of Paarl at the Proe Paarl Festival

Paarl, is not only South Africa’s 3rd oldest town but also boasts the longest main road, with 12km of beautiful oaked lined street.


WoW, Wot a Crowd!

There wasn't space to swing a spittoon last night at the Pendock Wine Gallery @ Taj as Wellington came to town and let its hair down. Ten of their very best were showcased to Cape Town and the verdict


Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2001 – 07.11.14

The first red wine produced on Morgenster was called Lourens River Valley, this was before the first Morgenster flagship red appeared. I am pleased that they have kept this label. This is no second la


Sunday Times Pick n Pay Cookbook of the Year 2014

Winemag.co.za contributor Daisy Jones has won the inaugural winner of the Sunday Times Food Weekly Pick n Pay Cookbook of the Year 2014 for her book Star Fish – Top 10 Sustainable Fish. Recipes


Kaapse Wynmakersgilde gee opleiding van kelderwerkers ‘n hupstoot

Die Kaapse Wynmakersgilde het pas 'n vernootskap met Training South Africa (WTSA) gesluit om meer opleidingsgeleenthede vir kelderwerkers te skep en daardeur transformasie in die wynbedryf aan te wakk


Vilafonté Series C 2003 – 2012

Phil Freese, leading US viticulturist and co-owner along with winemaker wife Zelma Long and Warwick’s Mike Ratcliffe of Paarl property Vilafonté, says his aim has always been to adapt the vineyards


Pork Steaks with Sautéed Apples & Crispy Sage – Alida Ryder

  What you’ll need Marinade 4 pork steaks 1 cup apple juice 2tbsn lemon juice 1 tsp paprika 1tsp salt Sautéed Apples 3 apples, peeled and sliced 3tbsn sugar 1tbsn fresh sage, chopped 1 glass (abo


Shimmering J.C. Le Roux Scintilla Gift Pack Is A Festive Season Essential

Encased in a limited edition, beautifully faceted gift pack dusted with gold, Scintilla 2008, the signature Méthode Cap Classique from The House of J.C. Le Roux, is a must have on your wish list this


Ageability: myths and mysteries

I’m pondering ageing. Not my own – I try to think as little of that as possible – but of wine. It started on Sunday on a marvellous Rioja tasting, organised by Rosa Kruger for our monthly tastin


Exciting New Gateway To The Vibrant West Coast Launched

The 31st of October marked the launch of West Coast Way – an initiative that has been conceptualised to become the gateway to the West Coast, and which will be actively marketing and showcasing the


Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 07.11.14

What a thrill for Oldenburg Vineyards with the announcement a week ago that the Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 has been awarded 5 star status. Oldenburg is in the northern stretches of th


Pork Sirloin Steaks with Apple, Prune & Cider Sauce

What you’ll need 3 pork sirloin steaks about 3cm thick sunflower oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 Tbs butter 2 Golden Delicious Apples, peeled, cored and diced 20 prunes sliced rind of half a lem