Every winter, the United States spreads between 10 and 20 million tons of rock salt over icy roads. In total, the country spends $2.3 billion on de-icing for highways alone – this cost covers plowing, salt and other methods. (more…)

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How vodka can help de-ice roads

Every winter, the United States spreads between 10 and 20 million tons of rock salt over icy roads. In total, the country spends $2.3 billion on de-icing for highways alone – this cost covers plowing, salt and other methods.


Boplaas, a Portuguese connection and a taste of things to come.

A perfect brilliant accident – Boplaas Portuguese Collection.

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Join Fleur du Cap at the House and Leisure Night Market

Big Red Barn, Pretoria – Thursday, 27 November 2014


Lanzerac at ‘Stellenbosch Street Soirees’

Lanzerac Wine Estate will yet again join in the fun and excitement of the ever popular Stellenbosch
Street Soirees for summer 2014/2015.


Scientific proof that whisky is more arty than brandy

As Distell CEO Richard Rushton considers next year's budget allocation for spirits, he may wish to read some startling new scientific research on the difference between whisky and brandy. Which may tr


Petit Verdot hits the spot

Petit Verdot is a floating restaurant on the Vaal River so I thought Societi Bistro on Orange Street, Cape Town, would be a good place to test drive the KWV Mentors Petit Verdot 2012. Sure not too man


World ‘mother’ grape saved from brink of extinction

A rare wine grape dubbed 'Casanova' because of its role in parenting so many of the world's leading varieties is one step further from extinction thanks to Swiss volunteers and a leading scientist.Onc


First visits in Bot River – Benguela Cove and Rivendell

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014


Cape Town Festival of Beer

This weekend the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of beer is rolling into town. This three day festival begins on Friday, 28 November, and runs onto Sunday. An annual event that only s


Insider’s Wine Club December 2014. A sneak Peak at your December Collection.

Intro goes here Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras sed nisi suscipit ante dignissim iaculis. Maecenas vitae tellus mi. Donec eleifend, mauris in feugiat pretium, massa le


A spicy stocking filler from PawPaw Publishers

A bizarre wake-up call this morning with Ferguson, Missouri in flames on CNN mixed with flashbacks from Durban Curry: so much of flavour, people places & secret recipes by Erica Platter & Clin



Groot Post, the historic West Coast wine farm, is the proud winner of the Wild Card category at the 2014 Klink Wine Tourism Awards, for its ever-popular Game Drive.GROOT POST WINS 2014 KLINK WINE TOUR


Bruwer Raats and his wines receive international praise

Neal Martin pulled no punches in the recently published “Think + South Africa” 2014 vintage review in Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate when he called Bruwer Raats “the most exciting and forwa


Sushi and Asylum

Jaap-Henk Koelewijn – less blurry than he looks here A few surprises (apart from some delicious miso soup, sushi, sashimi and a few bits and pieces) at my first visit to Takumi, an unpretentious


Delaire Graff’s Sunshine – a new Loire style Chenin Blanc MCC


Tim James: Torres Viña Sol – delicious and different

Luckily for those of us wine lovers with pockets in which the exchange-rate rand is getting prohibitively light, there’s plenty of local stuff to provide pleasure, interest and even excitement. Thou


Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

“Cabernet Sauvignon is the ‘underdog variety’ relative to Shiraz at Hartenberg,” says winemaker Carl Schultz before presenting a multi-vintage tasting of the wine. That might be so, but it did


Baleia Bay launches their new winery & deli in Riversdale

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014


Klein Constantia KC Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 25.11.14

Klein Constantia is able to buy in grapes from approved growers from as far afield as Elgin and Durbanville to express cool climate grapes in their Klein Constantia KC Sauvignon Blanc 2014. Matt Day,


Fried chicken & creamy coleslaw sandwich – Alida Ryder

Cooking time 10 minutes Preparation time 20 minutes Total time 30 minutes Ingredients for the fried chicken Follow the recipe for my Ultimate Fried Chicken, simply substitute boneless chicken breasts


Baleia Bay ’n heerlike vars bries op die wyntoneel

Wat het ’n walvis en ’n dassie in gemeen? Weet nie? Wel, ek eintlik ook nie, maar wat ek wel weet, is dat in die Suid-Kaap naby ’n plekkie met die wonderlike Afrikaanse naam Vermaaklikheid (naby


Year-end sale, part 2: Wednesday, 26 November at 12pm

Each year we raid the cellar to make room for new wines. Our year-end clearance sale kicked off on Monday at noon, with discounts of up to 50% on leading local and international wines. Please visit ww


How to turn cheap wine into vintage

A high-tech gadget can make cheap wine taste better by using sound waves to speed up the aging process.


Wild Rice Salad – Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

Callie says that “One of our favourite markets is the Whole Foods Market in America. I infrequently attended a gym near my local Whole Foods, but whenever I did I would follow with jaw exercises at


The KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013 Darling – 25.11.14

One of the truly exciting things about KWV products is that both the wines and the premium pot still brandies are flying and raking in the medals and the awards from both local and international compe