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What Happens If You Drink Boiled Coke?

Wassabi Productions give us the rundown what happens when you boil Coke and drink it.

 

Wine Bottle Hoodie

If you like dressing-up your chiwawa, the wine bottle hood is just the thing your next bottle of Merlot needs.

 
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Packaging Spotlight: Luchador Wine

There are several cool things about this Australian Shiraz, Luchador Wine.

 

Clos du Bois’ Winery Launch Wine-infused Jerky

Would you like some jerky with that wine?

 
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Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog?

A diet rich in chocolate, wine, fruits and vegetables may help protect people from heart disease caused by air pollution, new research suggests.

 

Goat’s Cheese Peach Tart and Lanzerac Sauvignon Blanc

Here is a lovely summer recipe to pair with the Lanzerac 2014 Sauvignon Blanc and it is so easy to prepare too!

 

Van Rensburg to release anti-Swartland wine

Outspoken South African producer Andre van Rensburg of Vergelegen is to release a wine poking fun at the popularity of the Swartland.

 

Franschhoek Stands Out Among The Rest at RMB WineX

RMB WineX 2014 celebrated its 15th show in superb style with 10 000 Jozi wine enthusiasts flocking to the three-night show which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre at the end of October.

 
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Chef Shaun’s Recipe – Strawberry Malva Flan

This month Chef Shaun treats us to a delicious Strawberry Malva Flan  recipe using fresh strawberries, cream cheese and double cream. This decadent dessert can be served on any occasion and is sur

 

Wine Speccie Speaks: 29, 63, 82

SA exports to the land of the free and the home of the brave may be down 2/3 in the year to end October after WOSA targeted the USA for a big marketing push, opening a New York office in 2012, but the

 

Swartland Series: Part 3 – Expert Opinions

Callie Louw – PorseleinbergAndrea & Chris Mullineax – Mullineaux Family WinesEben Sadie – Sadie Family WinesAdi Badenhorst – AA Badenhorst WinesFor our last venture into the wines of the l

 

Speciality Coffee Shop – Business and Point-of-Sale

Now let’s get down to business. At some point you have to face facts, and facts are something that is hard to come by. Polvo was always meant to be a well-oiled little machine that could run on

 

Sweet Melon, Prosciutto & Goat’s Cheese with Fresh Mint – Carey Boucher Erasmus

What you’ll need 1 sweet melon, peeled and cut into thin wedges and pips removed 12-16 slices prosciutto/Parma ham 200 g chevin goat’s cheese, broken into bite size pieces handful of small min

 

Place in the Sun Chardonnay 2013 – 18.11.14

Place in the Sun is a range of sublime wines made by a team under the guiding hand of Deon Boshoff, Cellarmaster of Zonnebloem, one of South Africa’s most respected and longest-established names in

 

Wine Spectator reveals Top 100 list for 2014

Each year Wine Spectator publishes its Top 100 list, selecting the most thought-provoking wines out of the thousands tasted by the publication’s editors. 2014 sees an interesting departure from

 

Somer, son en Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2009

Badsberg, geleë buite Rawsonville in die Breedekloof-wyndistrik van die Wes-Kaap, se edellaatoeswyn, Badsberg Noble Late Harvest 2009, spog nie net met ’n horde toekennings nie, maar wil die verkee

 

Steak Kebabs with a Monkey-Gland Dipping Sauce – Jane-Anne Hobbs

What you’ll need 1.2 kg fillet or rump steak For the marinade 4 Tbsp (60 ml) vegetable oil 1 Tbsp (15 ml) soy sauce 1 Tbsp (15 ml) white wine vinegar 3 Tbsp (45 ml) tomato sauce [ketchup]

 

La Bri Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 18.11.14

Irene Waller, GM and Winemaker at La Bri Estate in Franschhoek doesn’t give out favours to her wines easily. The last one of her Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignons that was a Limited Release wa

 

The annual Bosman Release Celebration on Lelienfontein estate

 

Morgenster Italian Collection Nabucco 2012

Do the great Italian varieties travel? That’s the question Morgenster in Somerset West are seeking to address in the ongoing experiment that is the Italian Collection, the 2012s being the sixth rele

 

A celebration and a new vineyard at Ayama

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

 

On competitions…and men

Us humans sure are a competitive lot.  We’ve had to be; out-evolving the Neanderthals, getting rid of those pesky mammals who were a threat to Homo Sapiens – all competition. We just cann

 

Success begins in the vineyards at Kleine Zalze

To RJ Botha, the chemistry behind wine- and beer making is the reason he enrolled as a B.Sc. student at Stellenbosch University. In the Newspaper’s interview RJ revealed that he had no formal farmin

 

The power of great tradition

It’s been something of a purple patch for me, the last few weeks, for tasting and drinking great wines, especially foreign ones. More tasting than drinking is the only unfortunate element, but still

 

The new [SPASIE] on the block

The foodie scene in Cape Town has been growing at a rate of knots over the past few years, yet somehow there still seems to be room for more new cool kids with unique approaches to the concept of din