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Why Is Everybody Suddenly Drinking Gin And Tonics All The Time?

If you think that the gin and tonic is a simple drink, then you need to stay back after class.


Rooiberg Winery celebrates 50 years of winemaking

When Rooiberg Winery raised yet another toast to its most significant milestone yet – its 50th anniversary – the team behind the scenes pulled out all the stops to host a truly memorable celebration.


Drink at this bar in Berlin and pay whatever you want

In Berlin, you can be sucked into paying quite a few euros for a meal, let alone a glass of wine. But if you’re coming to this city, there’s a restaurant you need to try, not only for its food and wine, but for its ancient honour code. At Weinerei, you pay what you want.


Get Festive in Franschhoek

Escape the hustle and bustle of the silly season and retreat to the tranquil surroundings of the Franschhoek Wine Valley to recharge.

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Haskell in for a big score

On the back of last week’s news about the terrific John Platter ratings, Haskell is pleased to bring you some more good news following the release of the latest edition of Wine Advocate, the publication of industry titan, Robert Parker Jr.


Unieke wyne weerspieël unieke naam

Noem jy Hermanus en wyn in dieselfde asem, is dit ’n maklike gedagtesprong na Hermanuspietersfontein se uitmuntende wyne met sy kenmerkende rooi embleem, HPF 1855.Dit is ook nie sonder rede dat H


Beyerskloof serves up summer at Pop Up Bottelary Hills Lunch

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 in its popular Red Le


Cape Classics Boost For PYDA Education Project

Cape Classics, the New York based wine importer with roots in the Cape Winelands, has renewed its financial support for the Pinotage Youth Development Academy in Stellenbosch, which develops the capac

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A Vintage Year For Steenberg’s Merlot As JD Pretorius Wins Young Winemaker Of The Year

JD Pretorius, 29, from Steenberg Farm, has won the Diners Young Winemaker of the Year award for his Steenberg Merlot 2012. The Steenberg Merlot 2011 and 2012 as well as the Steenberg Echo 2012 red ble


Chantel Dartnall is Named SA Chef Of The Year For The Second Time

While Mosaic at the Orient is one of South Africa’s Top 5 establishments Chantel Dartnall – renowned not only in South Africa but in culinary circles around the world for her innovative and meticu


No More “Season” For Cape Town tourism

Grant Newton, the Sales and Marketing Manager for Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in South Africa and the only wine estate that is a member of the Big 6 Tourist attractions in Cape Town, has be


Festive Franschhoek 10 – 16 December 2014

Escape the hustle and bustle of the silly season and retreat to the tranquil surroundings of the Franschhoek Wine Valley to recharge. From 10 to 16 December Franschhoek will come alive with festive ch


J.C. Le Roux Adds Celebratory Touch With Limited Edition Festive Gift Cards

Get the perfect all-in-one gift this festive season with any J.C. Le Roux Méthode Cap Classique or sparkling wine, decorated with a limited edition “A reason to celebrate” gift card just waiting


Vars en aromatiese Two Oceans Pinot Grigio die ideale somer-metgesel

Een van die min wyne wat van hierdie kultivar gemaak word, die pas bekend gestelde Two Oceans Pinot Grigio 2014, is heerlik vars en lewendig, die ideale metgesel vir die somer se lekker warm dae. Hier


RECM Best Value White Blends

With the Lanzerac Race Day Fete on Saturday at Kenilworth, how appropriate that two of our RECM Best Value white blends hail from the Paardeberg. Horse Mountain 2011 in poll position and my own Lemoen


Head To Paarl For The Inaugural Proe Paarl Wine Festival

Celebrate the unique flavours of the Boland town of Paarl during the first Proe Paarl event on Saturday, 22 November.  From 11h00 – 16h00, the oak-lined streets of this historic town will showcase


Stellar Programme Announced For SBIG Technical Seminar

The Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG), in proud partnership with First National Bank (FNB), invites all interested parties to attend the SBIG Technical Seminar, which will take pla


Celebrate The Spirit Of Summer With Muratie

With Muratie’s Iconic Wines, new summer menu at the Farm Kitchen, wine and chocolate pairing, mountain biking, trail runs, music concerts, harvest festival and warm country hospitality It’s almost


SA export meltdown explained

Could the reason SA exports are plummeting faster than SA's credit rating be they offer poor value for money in comparison to the competition? This is the message from the Wotwine app who conducted a


Forza Friuli!

A battle is on for the soul of the Paardeberg. The hairy Rhone rangers were the first to ride in to reclaim this bastion of Swartland terroir for Syrah and all her blends. Hot money from Franschhoek r


Neethlingshof Welcomes A Newcomer To The Team

Stellenbosch Wine Estate Neethlingshof has bolstered its award winning wine team under De Wet Viljoen with the appointment of a new assistant winemaker who brings fresh energy and experience. Jacobus


Top 10 tweets from Wine Vision

I have been keeping an eye on tweets coming from a conference being held in the UK called Wine Vision. The conference saw a number of top speakers converge to present on all things wine-related. Here


RECM Best Value Niche White

The Groot Gariep in the Northern Cape should be renamed Groot Value as the Orange River Cellars stormed home in the RECM Best Value stakes today with a Colombard 2014 that costs all of R28.25. This is


StreetSmart Diners Raise R220 000 In Franschhoek And Stellenbosch

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants in the Western Cape and Gauteng, has handed over R220 000 to their Franschho


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2014 Klink Awards

Sadly, we could not attend the Klink Awards ceremony, held last Thursday at Silvermist Estate in Constantia as we had previously committed to Ayama.Across its 16 categories, Monika



  I am a lover of food and eager to try new cooking courses.  So, when I met Jaco Brand, owner of Picardi Place in Rawsonville, there was no hesitation to scream out, “I wanna be Italiano.” Hav


La Residence – a luxururious boutique hotel in Franschhoek


Pebbles Project Reaches Major Milestone

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pebbles Project who have established themselves firmly within the wine industry as an organisation which aims to enrich the lives of children from disadvant


Diners Club Winemaker of Year Brunch