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Diddy disses Patron after deal with rival tequila brand

Sean “Diddy” Combs is publicly taking shots at Patrón after becoming a co-owner and ambassador for DeLeón tequila.


Bacon and Egg Risotto

This particular risotto is unique in that not only does it involve everyone’s favorite meat, bacon, but a well is created in the middle of the piping hot rice and a raw egg yolk is placed in it.

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The Tasting Room A Favourite At Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

The annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards took place on 16 November and was regarded by those who attended as an unforgettably glamorous evening.


A Foolproof Guide to Drinking on Your Lunch Break

Because our boss is probably going to end up reading this, so we ought to say from the get-go that we never drink on our lunch break.


Andy Watts Business Man of the Year

Making history yet again, Andy Watts, master distiller and a resident of Wellington, has been named Wellington’s Business Man of the Year, only two weeks after receiving the town’s recognition and being named Wellingtonian of the Year.


Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines flaunt new contemporary elegance

Upgrade your wine rack with Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines when this premier range steps out with a stylish, refreshed look, making its debut with the new 2014 Sauvignon Blanc vintage.


Getting to grips with site

The main motive for drawing up the Wine of Origin (WO) legislation in the early 1970s was to ease the way for South African wines to be exported to their main market, the UK, which was about to join t



Having a wedding reception on a beautiful wine farm might feel like a modern trend, but actually in Cape history it is where most people would have hosted their reception – at their own homestead. O


Swartland and Stellenbosch

There was I wondering yet again why I do this bloody blog at all, and somehow ended up with the totally counter-intuitive idea that, instead of abandoning it entirely, I should try to do it more often


Keep your cool with South Hill’s Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

I chose my handbag because it conveniently has enough space to hold two bottles of wine. This is amazingly useful when visiting friends or restaurants, or simply when you have a lovely moment that des


Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines new contemporary livery

Upgrade your wine rack with Fleur du Cap Unfiltered wines when this premier range steps out with a stylish, refreshed look, making its debut with the new 2014 Sauvignon Blanc vintage. Capturing the es


Spioenkop 1900 Pinotage 2013

Spioenkop, tended by Belgian couple Koen and Hannelore Roose, is one of the newer Elgin properties – own vineyards established in 2008 and first bottlings (featuring bought-in fruit) in 2010. Roose


Christmas Carols Showcase at Laborie Wine Farm

Join 140 children from Paarl Girls’ High Primary School and the FS Pietersen Music School. Spread your blanket on the lawn and sing along to all the well known classics as well as some South African


‘La dolce vita’ awaits at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate

Visitors to the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Wine Valley can look forward to the quintessential Italian “la dolce vita” experience when next they pop in.   lees meer


Fairview Mourvèdre 2013

This wine offers a smoky nose with shy aromas of dark cherry and raspberry that give way to a medium palate showing savoury flavours and hints of coriander seed. The oak and acidity are well integrate


La Capra Chenin Blanc 2014

Fresh fruit on the nose, with a well-balanced, clean palate offering refreshing acidity whilst showing a good mouthfeel and texture.


Fairview Primo Pinotage 2012

“Pinotage is South Africa’s very own grape. I have spent a large part of my life in pursuit of locations that express the uniqueness of this varietal. Primo Pinotage is selected from sites that al


Fairview Eenzaamheid Shiraz 2012

The farm “Eenzaamheid”, meaning solitude, is owned by Christo Briers-Louw, whose family has owned the land since 1775. Gravelly, decomposed shale soils assist in producing wines of great expressio


Tim Atkin on one of the Cape’s finest categories: white blends

‘South African white blends are some of the most exciting and best value wines in the New World,’ says Tim Atkin. In a recent article for the Drinks Business, the UK critic and Master of


[spasie] – restaurant review

I’ve never thought much of long-table restaurants. Nor am I a fan of drinking wine out of tumblers. Innovative, hipster, trendy… whatever you want to call either fad, I prefer the privacy of a tab


Fairview Pinotage 2013

Dark purple in the glass, with smoky notes and intense dark fruit aromas framed by oak spice. Fleshy dark fruit continue on the palate, with firm tannins and lingering flavours of spice and dark coffe


La Capra Viognier 2014

Intense aromas of orange blossom and peach with a hint of spice on the nose. The rich yet rounded mouthfeel is accompanied by fresh fruit flavours and a lingering ginger finish.


Kyoto Garden Sushi – restaurant review

Kyoto Garden Sushi has been having a good month. Four weeks ago it was rated five stars by Rossouw’s South African Restaurant Guide. This week, Eat Out voted Kyoto Garden SA’s Top Asian restaurant


Muratie Estate donates art prize to Stellenbosch University

Rijk Melck, custodian of the historic Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch, is donating a generous prize to the art student who is judged to be the winner of the best painting showcased at Stellenbosch Univ


Nurok 2013

5 Star 2013 Platter’s Wine Guide A quartet of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. “My wife, Diane, whose painting is depicted on the front label, is descended from the Nuro


La Capra Chardonnay 2014

A citrusy and light drink with a hint of spice. Apples abound on the palate, and are softened by a creamy oak texture. This wine is well-integrated and balanced, with a full mouthfeel.


Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

Another weekend rolls around and that means another scramble to find something to keep yourself busy, or perhaps you just need that something special to do with your significant other so you can flex


La Capra Pinot Grigio 2014

A light green wine with tropical fruit, musk and floral notes on the nose, a delicate palate with lingering zesty acidity, and a refreshing finish.


Fairview Jakkalsfontein Shiraz 2012

Lavender and fennel aromas interspersed with notes of sweet spice make for an attractive nose. The palate reveals dark, ripe fruit and smooth tannins, with a well-integrated acidity and lingering fini


Enjoy the magic of best bubblies

The Magic of Bubbles Cap Classique and Champagne festival is an annual highlight on the Cape wine calendar.