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Vintage Film Reel Wine Rack

The cool new and certainly nostalgic Vintage Film Reel Wine Rack is a repurposed authentic film reel wound with a vintage MGM movie acting as a celluloid cushion for the wine bottles that will now fill its holes. The perfect addition to any wine and movie lover’s home theater.


The Most Expensive Beers in the World

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of seasonals and special releases when wandering across the ever-expanding world of microbrews.

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Experience the best of Stellenbosch during the 2015 Stellenbosch Wine Festival

Visitors to the annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay can expect an extraordinary wine and lifestyle experience.


Amorim Cork boosts Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a celebrated mentorship scheme for aspiring young winemakers, has started 2015 on a high note with the announcement of a major sponsorship by Amorim Cork.


Fleur du Cap Natural Light Chenin Blanc paired with a nutritious salad

Some dishes seem to go naturally with wine but can you serve wine with a salad?


Dine in the Vine with Lanzerac

The annual Stellenbosch Wine Festival will again serve to highlight superb food and wine offerings and festival-goers will get to experience an incredible journey of delicious food, accompanied by world-class wines at Lanzerac Wine Estate.


Winery of the Week: Black Oystercatcher

Black Oystercatcher is a family-run wine farm at the cool southernmost tip of Africa. Here the boutique Black Oystercatcher Wines are made from the intensely fruity grapes, formed in Cape Agulhas’


Franschhoek Summer Wines 2015

Join Rickety Bridge Winery and many others on Saturday 7 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards from 12pm to 5pm. Taste more than 20 top white, rosé or MCC wines from the Franschhoek, Wes


A Bit of Babylonstoren

There is no better end to a leisurely stroll through a beautiful garden than a glass of wine, I must say.WHITE:Babylonstoren Chenin Blanc (2013): Salty guava, orange rind, acidic end, very light, like


Do the twist with Fleur du Cap Natural Light 2014!

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-ba


Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2013

I thought Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2012 from Klein Constantia was one of the very best of the vintage, a particularly statuesque rendition of the variety. What of the recently-released 2013 (R215 a


Our Top 10 Happy Hour Specials in CPT, DBN and JHB

We’ve wrapped up the team’s 10 favourite Happy Hour specials in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. They’ve been tried out by our contributors and voted as the best of the best, b


Boland Cellar Five Climates Unwooded Chardonnay 2014 – 26.01.2015

When you are fortunate, like Boland Cellar, to have five different microclimatic regions from which to draw your grapes, it goes almost without saying that Cellarmaster Johan Joubert can use the best


Beetroot, crunchy vegetables & salted peanut crush rice paper rolls with a citrussy soy & sesame dipping sauce – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby has created the perfect textural full flavoured oriental snack which is a perfect partner to an unwooded Chardonnay. Makes 12 generous handful rice  (vermicelli) noodles, 2  – 3 cooke


Seared Carpaccio en croute with cheats aioli – Sam Linsell

Sam Linsell is one of favourite food bloggers who, when her new postings arrive always bring a smile to my face. She works so hard and photographs only in natural light. Successful food blogger, write


Tim James: On American investment in the South African wine industry

The release of the excellent new Capensis Chardonnay, and concomitant talk about the purchase of a Stellenbosch wine farm by the US company Jackson Family Wines, prompted thoughts of the extent of the


La Bri Chardonnay 2013 – 26.01.2015

La Bri is a beautiful classical Cape Dutch homestead in the far south eastern end of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. I knew the farm when the house was restored by a previous owner in the early 19