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< Tuesday 6 January 2015 >

Can sound waves actually make wine taste better?

The process in which a select few generally more expensive wines become better with age has long been, even to this day, steeped in mystery.


Packaging Spotlight: Panda Champagne

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Man named Jack Daniels continues his family line by naming his son Jim Beam

An American man named Jack Daniels has continued his family line of whiskey brand names by naming his first born son Jim Beam.


Why does white wine leave some women upset?

Ever thought why drinking white wine leaves some women upset and depressed at times?


Wine ice cream could be the best thing ever invented

It is a perennial foodie problem: you like wine, and you like ice cream, but sadly they just don’t go together.


How controversial beer firm Brewdog became so popular

When the founders of popular but controversial beer company Brewdog needed a second bank loan to enable them to expand production, their tactic was a simple one – lie through their teeth.

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Will China Dominate The Wine Industry Too?

China’s wine industry has exploded in recent years, with the number of wineries more than doubling over the past decade, propelling the country past Australia to become the world’s 7th-largest producer.


Millennials bring diversity to the wine world

Wine once was seen as a beverage mainly for a few old men with long memories and longer beards. Today, the young drive the bus — and there are a lot of them.

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The Taj Classic Wine Trophy 2015

The splendid Taj Cape Town, in association with La Revue du VIN de France, Tonnellerie Claude Gillet, DORRANCE Wines, GQ South Africa and Tonnellerie Darnajou will host the 17th edition of the TAJ Classic Wine Trophy, from 2nd to 6th March 2015.


Olives Produced Organically – The Traditional Greek Way

Skooby and Elizabeth Schoeman are the proud owners of Laharna Farm Products, a Proudly South African product manufactured in Hammanshof, situated between Worcester and Villiersdorp in the Western Cape


Stellenbosch Wine Routes opens Wine Tourism Visitor Centre

The Stellenbosch American Express® Wine Routes celebrates the bustling festive season with the opening of a Wine Tourism Visitor Centre in the heart of the City of Oaks. It offers locals and visitors


Glenelly The Glass Collection Chardonnay 2013 – 06.01.15

Luke O’Cuinneagain, winemaker at Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg, has the finest of grapes delivered to him by Vineyardist Heinrich Louw who actually planted al


Goats do Roam White 2009

Right at the back of the holiday house wine fridge, a bottle of Goats do Roam White 2009, acquired for the princely sum of R45 a bottle. A blend of 54% Viognier, 40% Grenache Blanc and 6% Roussanne fr


Marinated Salmon Trout with lime & pink peppercorns – Michael Olivier

One of the really popular dishes we served at our restaurant, Parks, in Constantia, now home to Giorgio Nava’s Carne, was this quick marinade trout.  You could dress it in the kitchen and send


De Grendel Viognier 2013 – 06.01.15

Apart from its beautiful situation up on the slops of the Tygerberg, the other geographical advantage is that it faces on to the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and Table Bay the source of the cooling


Carrot Sformato – Sophia Lindop

In her recently published book, Season’s Bounty, Sophia Lindop does wonderful things with vegetables and this is one of them, perfect as a first course or vegetarian meal, or as Roald Dahl would


Gandhi Craft Beer Outrage

It took Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of the Great Soul, five years to object to a Connecticut craft beer called Gandi-Bot. Tushar is unhappy as the Mahata “abhorred alcohol drinking.” Of cour