It’s been a long year of hard drinking and I’m sure we will all end strong with the festive season upon us. Yes the finish line is in sight, so dig deep, down your glass and pour another damn Chardonnay. (more…)

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Wine holds off Beer as most Googled Alcohol Beverage of 2014

It’s been a long year of hard drinking and I’m sure we will all end strong with the festive season upon us. Yes the finish line is in sight, so dig deep, down your glass and pour another damn Chardonnay.


Celebrity diets to avoid in 2015

Be wary of celebrities and TV personalities peddling diets after the British Dietetic Association listed the Paleo and No Sugar diets as ones to avoid.


The Art of Winemaking: Tasting Wine


KWV Takes on SA Premium White Spirits Market with Exclusive Distribution of Stolichnaya Premium Vodka

Cape Town – 15th December, 2014 – KWV is set to take on the white spirits market as the new, exclusive distributor of Stolichnaya Premium Vodka and elit by Stolichnaya, for Stoli Group, part of


65 on Main goes lite on cocktails

Cape Town’s coolest banting restaurant, 65 on Main, located on the lively Green Point strip, has propelled itself to popularity under the ‘food meets pleasure’ philosophy of passionate owner and


All change at Lammershoek

After months of rumours and partial information, the radical extent of what the change is FROM at Lammershoek is now clear, but what things are changing TO remains publicly  uncertain. Lammershoek, i


Winery of the Week: Beyerskloof

In 1988 one of the Cape’s most foremost wine makers, Beyers Truter of Kanonkop Estate, formed a partnership with four ardent wine lovers in Johannesburg with one ideal in mind: to produce a wine of


A fresh take on Festive sweets with the 2014 Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Muscat de Frontignan

The Leopard’s Leap’s Culinaria Collection celebrates the harmony of food and wine and never is it more fitting than for the festive season when many an hour goes into planning the ultimate fes

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The prefect Christmas lunch? Check!

As Christmas looms and the pressure of preparing the perfect meal builds we decided to take the time to ease your stress levels. So sit down, read this and discover why you don’t need to fret ab


The Amos Block Sauvignon Blanc 2014

A Seminal Spice Route Wine Spice Route Wines is proud to announce the release of The Amos Block Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – a wine central to the Spice Route history. In search of new and interesting pla


Amarula Gold dazzles New York

Amarula Gold has been crowned Liqueur of the Year at the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC), debuting in the US in high style.   A world-first, the clear gold spirit aperitif, w


Morgenster NU Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 15.12.14

The average age of a South African vine is about 18 years, though obviously there are older vineyards in certain areas. Basing its strategy for replanting on the age of twelve years for a vineyard, Mo


Shoulder of Lamb with Pickled Lemons – Dine van Zyl

Dine van Zyl is a mine of information when it comes to Boerekos, she has written many books and hosted, I think, two wonderful television series.  She is a living national treasure, there are few who


Day of Reconciliation: Soweto Art & Craft Fair

What better way to spend some of your time appreciating real art, reminiscing on the good old times, spark back memories on the day of Reconciliation Day. Show some representation for your country an


Jancis Robinson recommends Crystallum Paradisum 2011

Jancis Robinson MW has compiled a list of the finest red wines she has tasted in recent months. It features an eclectic mix of ‘Christmas reds’, but one of the most notable inclusions is


White Gazpacho with Tomato Granita – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne tells that this isn’t an authentic gazpacho because it contains yoghurt, but with its topping of feathery flakes of iced fresh tomato juice, it certainly tastes like one. “Even bette


Oom SAMIE SE WINKEL – A working museum

The greyer the beard, the longer the memory, and in this case, memory will fondly take in the congenial confusion of tins, bags, cartons and the lamp oil-lavender-tobacco-and-soap symphony of smells.


Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 15.12.14

I have known Mulderbosch Wines since the winery was founded in 1989 and we served the wines in our restaurant in Cape Town. The estate offers a superior range of wines that includes three truly intere


Natte Valleij Dry Hannepoot 2014

Alex Milner (the Brit in Boer & Brit) reckons it’s time to rehabilitate Hanepoot and after discovering a vineyard planted in 1976 on alluvial soils in Simondium has made a dry version from the