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BeatBox Wine Gets $1M Investment on Shark Tank

We have been placing ourselves as firm advocates of the alternative packaging for wine.


Cuvée Restaurant`s New Seasonal Menu Pure Summer on a Plate

With the days becoming longer and the weather warming up as summer nears, everyone is eager to enjoy some leisure time outdoors, hence the winelands of the Cape has got to be the ultimate dining destination at the moment.


A Wineglass That`s Always Tipsy

Ron Arad, the Israeli-born, London-based designer, doesn’t appreciate a fussy table setting and is anything but a wine snob.


Men are more scared of ordering wine than spiders and job interviews according to survey

It seems the message is clear: men should give up control of the wine list, as they are twice as fearful of getting it wrong.


Being `human` key to interacting with wine consumers on Facebook

New research into what wine drinkers want to see from their favourite brands on Facebook suggests it might be effective to talk less about the wine itself.


Fleur du Cap launches own range of exotic salts at Die Bergkelder

Taking its cues from nature, the Fleur du Cap team at Die Bergkelder has assembled a collection of fine artisanal salts from the far corners of the earth for its brand new range of Exotic Salts, now available for purchase from this famous Stellenbosch mountain cellar.


Heavenly Wine Inspired Ice Cream Now Available At Lanzerac

Ice cream is just what the doctor ordered on a hot summer’s day, and what better than a wine inspired ice cream.


Neil Grant of Burrata opens his new Bocca in Cape Town

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Rediscover Pinotage at Stanford Hills

It’s safe to say that most of us go through some interesting phases in life. At 16 I thought it was a good idea to wear head to toe black and quote Nine Inch Nails lyrics. Then there was my weir



Bocca, the latest venture by restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht of Burrata fame, has opened on Cape Town's most famous food street – on the corner of Bree a


Cruz Vintage Black Vodka

Cruz Vintage Black is an exceptionally smooth and pure vodka of the finest quality, with character that appeals to discerning consumers worldwide. It is handcrafted and developed in New York, NY; five


Lanzerac Chardonnay 2013, nommerpas vir die somer

Die jongste wyn uit die bekroonde kelder van Lanzerac is die landgoed se 2013- Chardonnay wat ’n effense rigtingverandering vir Lanzerac inlui. Voortaan sal daar groter klem op die terroir van die l


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Boutique Stellenbosch producer announces latest awards and delicious new cheese platters and summer salads   Gold is certainly the colour of the season at Peter Falke Wines, the exclusive bou


Explore The Wine Of Babylonstoren

 You’ve lost yourself in the magnificent gardens of Babylonstoren, now it’s time to experience the wines of this historic Cape farm in the Drakenstein Valley, near Paarl. The newly upgraded tour


University Mexican Party Cancelled After Claims Of Racism

The University of Sydney has been forced to pull the theme for its staff Christmas party after claims of racism from students and annoyed academics.


Know Thy Neighbour – And His Wines

  Intrepid explorers of the Cape Winelands may well have overlooked a gem in their midst during wanderings far and wide – that of Groot Phesantekraal Farm in Durbanville. Once a sleepy farm-next-do


Chicken with Cider & Calvados

The late and much lamented Gourmet Magazine’s iconic 1960s publication Bouquet de France tells us that the cow is the key to the superlative food of Normandy. She is the provenance of the milk, butt


Synergy Final Line Up Inlcudes Congorocks & Felix Cartal

Featuring: Bombay Bicycle Club, Congorock, Felix Cartal, S.P.Y, Stimming, Captain Hook, Egbert, Secret Cinema, Ron Costa, Anna, Lake People, Atmos & Mindwave SYNERGY LIVE 2014 HYPE VIDEO Packed i


Beaujolais is the new Burgundy: Foillard and Burgaud

Beaujolais has come a long way from the frivolous, fruity nouveau wines that gave rise to its present humble reputation. Led by revolutionaries such as the late Marcel Lapierre in the ’80s, ther


Swartland Series: Part 1 – Quality First

Serge Hochar – Chateau MusarNow, I have learned enough over some time to know that there are several countries with rather well-established cultures of wine. To my discredit, I shall honestly say I


Shop And Savour At Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market 2014

12 & 13 December 2014 Ho Ho Ho…off to Gabriëlskloof young and old should go, when this prominent wine estate, perched high on the outskirts of Bot River in the Overberg, dons its festive bells


Boland Cellar Granny Smith Nouvelle 2014 – 13.11.14

Boland Cellar was very much the pioneer when it came to the planting of Nouvelle, a wine grape created at Stellenbosch University by Professor Chris Orffer by crossing Semillon and Ugni Blanc. Amongst


Out and about in the Hemel-en-Aarde

The Hemel-en-Aarde near Hermanus is far from a bargain-hunter’s paradise. Top-rated wineries and equally remarkable eateries line the R320, the valley’s aorta, and the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs


KWV’s Wine Emporium Wins International Recognition

KWV’s Wine Emporium in Paarl has won the award as Regional Winner of Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences in the 2015 Great Wines Capitals Best of Wine Tourism. The awards were presented on November


A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines Red 2011

Whole-bunch fermentation. Done to add freshness but too often resulting in wines which are green. I think Adi Badenhorst however has absolutely nailed it with his Family Wines Red 2011, the wine havin


Fleur Du Cap Launches Own Range Of Exotic Salts At Die Bergkelder

Taking its cues from nature, the Fleur du Cap team at Die Bergkelder has assembled a collection of fine artisanal salts from the far corners of the earth for its brand new range of Exotic Salts, now a


Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection Méthode Cap Classique Brut nv – 13.11.14

If ever I could do wine drinkers a favour it would be to tell them that you don’t need a celebration to open a bottle of MCC. Often at home we will open a bottle and then, should the food be of


Tuna Sashimi & Radish Salad – Ryan Smith

A group of Franschhoek Chefs created dishes to match each of the Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection.  This dish was produced by Ryan Smith, well known Franschhoek Chef of Ryan’s Kitchen.


Summer, Sun And Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2009

Badsberg Wine Cellar situated just outside Rawsonville in the Breedekloof Wine District, Western Cape, has already brought home no less than 10 awards for their Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2009. This