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California Vineyards Now Producing Weed-Infused Wine

As 2014 continues, legal marijuana is becoming more of a reality for many states. As of now, twenty states and Washington D.C. have legalized the plant that former president Bill Clinton was rumored to favor in the White House.


Packaging spotlight: 50 Reasons and 30 Wishes Wine

A wine that keeps you engaged and social!

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Can a pill cure binge drinking?

“‘Wonder’ drug could cure binge drinking, Alzheimer’s and dementia,” the Mail Online reports. But before you raise a glass or two, these are premature claims based on research in rats that has not yet been proven, or even tested, in people.


Do You Know How Many Calories Are In These Alcoholic Drinks?

A new study by the Royal Society of Public Health shows that most of us don’t know how many calories there are in our favourite drinks. Does that apply to you?

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Zonnebloem Laureat with Jules Mercer`s Contemporary Festive Fare

Foodie star Jules Mercer has been sipping on Zonnebloem’s contemporary classics to inspire her.


The Art of Winemaking: Barrel Maturation

After the frantic work of harvest and the critical process of fermentation comes time for patience and rest. The impact of oak on the style of any wine is one of the key factors of production, and the barrel choices made by Creation Wines’ cellarmaster JC Martin impact the final flavour profile and tannin structure of the wine.

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Tim James Does it Again in Du Toitskloof Wine Writer Competition

Make that a double. Tim James, well-known South African wine writer and associate editor of the Platter Wine Guide, repeated his achievement last year by winning the 2014 Du Toitskloof South African Wine Writer Award which is held annually in association with Standard Bank.


Urban Brandy Rocks the Night

On 27 November, for one exhilarating evening, The Blind Tiger Sessions served up a collaborative bounty of rhythms and sounds from the local legends of the SA music industry. Some of the country’

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Education initiatives directed at marginalised communities were the big winners when South African Airways named the Indaba Sauvignon Blanc and Indaba Chenin Blanc as two of its large volume selection


What you need to know about Vinhos Verde wines

Nothing says "summer" the way a glass of wine does and Liquor City, a national chain of more than 250 stores, only offers the best of imported house wines. Liquor City has grown into South Africa’s


28 days to 2015

4. Well known for loaded long-tables, long lingering lunches on the deck of her Langebaan home on the dunes, Bella is turning her hand to cooking up a storm in the barrel cellar! Her philosophy? Co


29 days to 2015

3. What’s the rush? Start the season with a pop … on your way home catch up with friends over a tapas platter and a glass of bubbles. Who wants to go home and cook if putting your feet up and c



ISSUED BY DKC (DE KOCK COMMUNICATIONS) FOR SCOTTISH LEADERMaster distiller for Scottish Leader Ian MacMillan demonstrates what to look out for when tasting the new Scottish Leader Original blend.


Barefoot Bella’s Feast…

Well known for loaded long-tables, long lingering lunches on the deck of her Langebaan home on the dunes, Bella is turning her hand to cooking up a storm in the barrel cellar! Her philosophy? Come


Goue tweekuns vir Tim James in Du Toitskloof se Wynskrywerskompetisie

Maak dit 'n dubbel! Tim James, bekende Suid-Afrikaanse wynskrywer en mederedakteur van die Platter-wyngids, het sy prestasie van verlede jaar herhaal toe hy aangewys is as die wenner van vanjaar se Du


The latest from Champagne Jacquesson

We have just landed our 2014 allocation of Champagne Jacquesson. The latest 737 is based on the 2009 vintage, a lush and more exotic cuvée that probably offers drinkability before the taught 736. Th


Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market

Ho Ho Ho…off to Gabriëlskloof young and old should go, when this prominent wine estate, perched high on the outskirts of Bot River in the Overberg, dons its festive bells and whistles for the popul


Laborie welcomes summer with a smile.

 Issued by Spill Communications on behalf of Laborie Wine Farm.As warm days and long evenings beckon, Laborie Wine Farm in Paarl is welcoming the summer season with an exciting new selection of v


Muratie Ronnie Melck Family Tribute Shiraz 2011

I have no problem if scores on this site are seen as conservative. Whereas for many critics a sub-90 score implies a veiled admonition, for me wines scoring 86 to 89 can still be hugely enjoyable and


Zevenwacht Chenin Blanc Barrel Fermented 2013 – 02.12.14

Zevenwacht Estate, a modern winery with an over 300 year history owned and managed by the Johnson family, is one of the most southerly in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, with the home vineyards set


Andy Watts Wellington’s Business Man of the Year

Issued by DKC - De Kock CommunicationsAndy Watts Business Man  Andy Watts, Executive Mayor of Drakenstein Municipality Councillor Gesie van Deventer, Policeman of the Year Piet Koordom, and Alber


Stellenbosch Festive experiences

The ‘forever young’ town of Stellenbosch is donning all its bells and whistles to offer locals and holidaymakers alike a festooned line up of indulgences and experiences during this Festive Season


Red Velvet Pasta – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley can always be relied upon for a colourful and flavour packed dish.  A quirky food writer and blogger, she goes savoury with her Red Velvet Pasta. All you need is… 400g small, ripe ros


Festive Franschhoek

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


Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing

Food & Wine culture transforms oak-lined streetsIssued by:Random Hat Communications on behalf of Stellenbosch American Express® Wine RoutesThe popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees are back to spil


Organic sauvignon blanc a wine to savour

Wines with heart are worth more than a glance, writes Myrna Robins.


#CTFoB: 2014

As the trucks roll in and the smell of stale beer wafts across Hamilton’s Rugby club, I look back on #CTFoB and contemplate the vast array of craft ales I tried . . . Agh – whatever! rea


Birthday dinner


Bocca on Bree

Few have been able to ignore the new restaurant on the corner of Bree Street and Wale Street, Bocca. It’s wood finishes and large windows make it the perfect place to see and be seen. More Than


The Cape Town Festival of Beer