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Hot Fashion Statement: Shirts that Are Wine-Stained on Purpose

Anyone who’s ever spilled red wine on their shirt (or their pants or their tie or their carpet or all of the above in one glorious night) knows that few things can be harder to get out of a fabric.


10 Chenin Blancs to drink this Summer

Versatile and intriguing, Chenin Blanc is not only one of the older wine grapes of the world, it’s also one of the more popular ones due to its appealing flavours and high acidity.


Drew Barrymore Launches Latest Wine: a Pinot Grigio

One of Drew Barrymore’s first experiences with wine was drinking pinot grigio around the table, gossiping with her girlfriends, so it makes sense that this mother of two and A-list celebrity would want to produce her own bottle of the classic white under her line of Barrymore wines.


A glass of wine can be good for you – if you have the right genes

The benefits and dangers of moderate drinking have been hotly debated. Now scientists have found a daily glass of wine can be good for you – but only if you have the right genes.


You Won`t Believe Why These Restaurants Were Sued

It’s been said time and time again that we live in a litigious society, where everybody sues everybody over seemingly miniscule offences.


The best just got better: Why the 2014 Klink winners deserve an award

Wine and tourism are each other’s NBFs (new best friends) with good food, stylish getaways and ‘wish you were here’ adventures part and parcel of a “proper” Western Cape Winelands experience.

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Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve N/V flying high – SAA “Port of the Year” Trophy

Capping off an exceptional year of success, the Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve Non-Vintage (N/V) was selected as “Port of the Year” and will be served to all flying Premium Class with SAA in 2015, while not to be outdone the Boplaas Cape Tawny N/V can be enjoyed while flying Business Class on our national carrier.


Beyerskloof Serves Up Summer At Pop Up Bottelary Hills Lunch

Sunday, 30 November The last Bottelary Hills Pop Up Winemakers Lunch for 2014 promises to be a not-to-be-missed summer affair, when Beyerskloof plays host with a sun-kissed array of taste sensations i

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A lesson in value from Portugal

The Lisboa wine appellation handed SA consumers a lesson in value for money at the Table Bay Hotel yesterday. At a trade tasting presented by 8 visiting Portuguese winemakers, SA wine buyers from Shop


Richard Kershaw presents a Chardonnay & Syrah Masterclass

‘Our commitment is to make the best wines possible from the vine clones best suited to our unique terroir.’ Master of Wine (MW) and award-winning Elgin based winemaker, Richard Kershaw,


Swartland Series: Part 2 – Swartland Stories

Craig Hawkins – Testalonga El Bandito & LammershoekDavid Sadie – David & PaardeboschFor our next foray into the world of wine, we moved to the opposite end of the spectrum – wines local


J.C. Le Roux Adds Cap Classique Sparkle To Cream Cheese Icing Cupcakes

Transform an everyday recipe into a Méthode Cap Classique indulgence with melt-in-your-mouth J.C. Le Roux La Vallée cream cheese icing cupcakes. Made in the time-honoured French tradition of seconda


Make J.C. Le Roux Scintilla Your 1st Toast At Franschhoek MCC & Champagne Festival

Saturday, 29 to Sunday, 30 November, Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek Pull out all the stops and make the signature J.C. Le Roux Méthode Cap Classique, Scintilla 2008, your first toast at the Franschho


Lamb, Navarin de Mouton

With the weather not quite deciding whether to switch to summer mode, I offer my French Lamb casserole.  This recipe uses a style of French cooking as pioneered by Julia Child in the 1960s for the Am


RMB WineX: The Palate-Grabbing Winners And Best Wines On Show For 2014

RMB WineX 2014 celebrated its 15th show in matchless style with 10 000 Jozi patrons flocking to the three-night show held at the Sandton Convention Centre at the end of October.  Regarded the event o


We Had A Few Beers With Fokofpolisiekar And Man It Was Good

It?s the Fokofpolisiekar boys. With a cooler box. Filled with their new beer. For us to taste, drink and be merry.


Bon Courage Cap Classique – A Festive Trio

Bon Courage Cap Classique – a festive trio Bon Courage Cap Classique – everyday is a celebration Bon Courage Wine Estate, situated in the Breede River Valley, celebrates their French heritage with


KWV Hosts ‘Brandy Sensations’

KWV, home of the World’s Best brandies, will host its first seasonal ‘brandy sensations’ long table dinner at the KWV Sensorium gallery/tasting room on 20 November in Paarl at KWV, Africa’s ho


Chicken Salad with an Asian twist – Lizet Hartley

All you need is… Salad 125g skinless chicken, sliced very thinly half a cup sesame seeds 1½ cups apple juice 2cm piece of ginger, peeled ¼ deseeded red chilli selection of lettuce leaves (I used t


Zevenwacht Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 14.11.14

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, is one of the closest farms to the north coast of False Bay on the well known, and oldest in South Africa, Stellenbosch Wine Route. A thoroughly 21st century wine farm with a


De Krans Cape Pink, die ideale feesviering!

  Die beste manier om die einde van ’n lang somersdag en ’n asemrowende sonsondergang te vier, is met ’n glas yskoue De Krans Cape Pink. Hierdie smaaklike, verfrissende pienk port is in ’n un