19 articles trended in South Africa on

<< Wednesday 21 January 2015 >

Drink wine, make money? The latest house party trend

Out of the way Avon and Pampered Chef. Wine is the newest excuse to throw a party, sell things to your friends and neighbours — and make a little money.


Tuscan Wineries Cover for Cocaine Ring

Drug-related arrests in the Tuscan town of Montalcino include three winery workers and the general manager of a winery.


BeerMo bottle mustaches

Comes in a set of 6. Fits any typical beer bottle and most pacifiers. Buy it at fab.com.


People Who Work More, Drink More

It seems that idiom “work hard, play hard” may have some truth to it afterall.


Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer By Drinking Coffee

The sun is the biggest culprit in causing skin cancer, but there’s a beverage that may thwart some of the tumor-causing effects of ultraviolet rays


How to drink vodka like a Russian (and stay sober)

Some attribute Russians’ supposed extraordinary ability to drink a lot of vodka to genetics.


The real cost of hangovers

Considering how much hangovers cost countries and companies, not to mention the pain people suffer, you would think someone would have come up with a cure by now. But so far, no luck, though it’s not for want of trying.


Fifty Shades of Grey -inspired wine surprises with flavor

Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. So, have you read THE BOOKS yet? Yes, I’m talking about the book series that people only whisper about, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”


Introducing Franschhoek Wine Dogs

Franschhoek may be well known for its superb wines and world-class cuisine, but did you know that it is also home to some of the most loyal, and cutest dogs?


Amazing Angela

Where to sit at a free-seating tasting is fraught with angst and pitfalls. On the one hand, you want to sit with your mates especially if Greg Landman is present to catch up on his fund of wicked joke


Bintang, Barrels and Bali

“You want transport? You like surping? Maybe you like massage complete?” “Yes, kind sir, I would love those things . . . but how much?” “I give you best morning price!” “In that case, le


Mixed messages from Vinpro

Tomorrow is Vinpro's information day at the CTICC to which I shall give the flick for many reasons: a) I refuse to pay R600 for an event sponsored by a bank; b) I've a Tops at Spar Fundi blind tast


Bistro Michel – restaurant review

South African eating establishments often call themselves bistros but very few fit with the original French definition of the word. According to American food writer Daniel Young, author of The Bistro


David Donde: A potted history of coffee retail in SA

In the beginning, coffee retail was based on the concept of the Viennese coffee house. And all was good. If you wanted a cream torte and some bitter stuff to keep you awake to make it through to drink


Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection Chenin Blanc Grenache Blanc 2014 – 21.01.15

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has a range of wines called the Culinaria Connection, a range specifically made as an accompaniment to food. Once wines for export only, they go to over 40 countries


West Coast Mussels with Café de Paris butter – Neil Jewell

This recipe was prepared by Neil Jewell of Môreson’s Bread and Wine Vineyard Restaurant for the occasion of the launching of the Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Collection Wines, specially made by Cella


Harbour House – restaurant review

On the restaurant reviewer’s tick list, the décor of Harbour House in Kalk Bay has always scored high. It’s not just the location of the building, boundaried by sea and harbour. The combination o


Young Guns at the Cape Wine Auction

2015 will be the fifth instalment of South Africa’s craziest and most exciting wine event; YOUNG GUNS has been an incredible journey of young talent pushing the boundaries and contributing to So


Lamb tagine with prunes & peaches – Ilse van der Merwe

Ilse van der Merwe is one of my favourite food writers. Enthusiastic, innovative and her website www.thefoodfox.com is full of exciting food ideas. Ilse appears regularly on television and does regula