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Pippa Middleton a prize wine expert

When Pippa Middleton announced last year that she had embarked on a course in advanced wine-tasting, her detractors took it as yet another sign of the famously work-shy socialite avoiding life at the coal face.


Boplaas aangewys as SA se best Port by RECM wyn proe

Boplaas Familie Wingerde in Calitzdorp se Cape Tawny Vintners Reserve Port is aangewys as die beste SA Port by die Neil Pendock RECM proe.

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The Strange Paradox That Is Drinking in Dubai

Dubai is notorious for its paradoxical drinking culture, which is equal parts prohibitionist and over-the-top.


5 Shocking ways wine is exactly like fashion

Let’s be honest, talking about the taste of wine is not only subjective and ridiculous but also, well, heinously boring.


Treat yourself to Nederburg and Cheesecake, Mzansi-style

Thuli Gogela’s version of cheesecake showcases Mzansi creativity at its delicious best. 


Cheesy Sweet Potato Stacks

These crisp, buttery herbed sweet potato stacks were so tasty and super easy to make.


Can Food and Cocktails Really Pair Well?

A couple of years ago, my wife and I had dinner at Rouge Tomate, the health- and flavor-focused New York restaurant, then on East 60th Street (now in the process of moving to Chelsea).


Underground Cellar Is A Wine-Buying Site That Rewards You With Better Bottles For Free

While the Internet is not lacking in places to buy wines online, a new Y Combinator-backed startup called Underground Cellar has come up with an interesting new concept for wine sales, where its customers are able purchase package deals that include random, free upgrades to premium, rare, and private-stash bottles from a number of wineries.


Tired of wine? Pour yourself some new habits

Are you getting bored with wine? Does Tuesday’s merlot taste like Wednesday’s cabernet? Go drink a beer, then come back here. I’ve got some ideas about how to rejuvenate your palate.


Winery of the Week: Dunstone Wine Estate

Dunstone Wine Estate is a small family owned boutique winery at the foothills of the Bainskloof pass in the beautiful Bovlei Valley. Dunstone was established and built in 2006 when wine making was bro


Springfield Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Occasion, as we all know, has as much to do with wine appreciation as anything and Life from Stone Sauvignon Blanc from Robertson property Springfield was the star of the show when paired with braaied


Our Top 10 Coffee Shops in CPT, DBN and JHB

We’ve wrapped up the team’s 10 favourite Coffe spots in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. They’ve been tried out by our contributors and voted as the best of the best, based e


UPDATE: Closing date for the Wine Label Design Awards extended

Entries for the Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by Rotolabel have been extended until 17h00, Monday 19 January. To enter, click here.


Western Cape Schools ready for 2015

On Wednesday 21st January 2015, more than one million learners will return to school across the province for the 2015 academic year, and for many learners in Grade R and Grade 1, this will be their fi


KWV 20 year old Potstill Brandy 19.01.15

The KWV 20 year old is part of a stable of brandies that has “World wide Best Brandy” or “Best Brandy in the World” as its title when entered in the International Wine and Spirits Competition


Burgundy 2013: Opulent wines for early drinking

Thanks to careful selection and hard work in the vineyards, Burgundy-lovers will be pleased to hear that 2013 has exceeded expectations. Early reports suggest that the vintage has produced some supe


Salted caramel peanut butter chocolate pops – Dianne Bibby

Not an easy thing to do, to choose something to accompany a superb KWV 20 year old South African Brandy.  Chocolate and nuts are so integrated into the flavours of a good brandy, I thought these litt


Fleur du Cap Chenin Blanc Natural Light 2014 now under screwcap

Make light work of your summer quaffer with Fleur du Cap Natural Light Chenin Blanc, now boasting a convenient new screw cap on the 2014 vintage. With its lower alcohol level of just 9,7%, a laid-back