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< Tuesday 27 January 2015 >

Packaging Spotlight: Conical Vodka Bottles

The concept for Starka branding and packaging was influenced by the old eastern European tradition of producing alcohol, so imagery was sought from that frame in history.

 

This LED Bottle Cork Turns Empty Bottles Into Lamps

This Summer, as the sun goes down, the festivities outdoors arise, and the empty bottles begin to accumulate, use these fantastic new LED Bottle Corks to illuminate the evenings.

 

Wooden Wine Glasses

No matter how careful I am, I tend to shatter wine glasses when hand washing in the sink.

 

Haskell at the 2015 Cape Wine Auction

The 2015 Cape Wine Auction takes place on February 14, and Haskell Vineyards is proud once again to be one of the 36 wine leading South African wine producers supporting this outstanding charity project.

 

Franschhoek to showcase at this year’s SAADA Expo

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions and premier culinary destination Franschhoek is also home to some of our country’s finest artists.

 

Pinot Paradise

With the second Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration rapidly approaching, it is the perfect time to take a look at some of the unique aspects of terroir that make our little patch of paradise perfect for Pinot Noir.

 

SA-based Cathy Marston wins WSET Educator of the Year 2014

Cathy Marston, owner of the Cape Town-based International Wine Education Centre (IWEC) has been named Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Educator of the Year 2014. The Wine & Spirit Education

 

Grappling with Grappa

Tanagra GrappaNow, while I am a firm fan of most beverages created from that wonderful fruit that is the Grape, I shall admit I found Grappa a mild bit more difficult to embrace. Fortunately, this was

 

Waterkloof stel nuwe Peacock Wild Ferment-viertal bekend

  Die Waterkloof-landgoed buite Somerset-Wes pronk met vier nuwe toevoegings tot sy vruggedrewe Peacock Wild Ferment-wynreeks vanuit sy False Bay Vineyards-stal.   lees meer

 

M is for Merlot!

M is for meh. It’s also for Mondays, misery, moping and Mariah Carey. Thank god M is also for Merlot, which turned out to be the best antidote to a rather kak Monday. I was lucky enough to recei

 

Jarish – Jackie Cameron

Jackie Cameron says, “Jreesh, which is ground wheat, is commonly used in Saudi Arabia and when including it in a dish it is called: Jarish. This recipe involves a whole chicken with – would yo

 

Corder Family Vineyards Elgin Valley Cool Climate Chardonnay 2013 – 27.01.2105

Ian and Anette Corder revel in the cool climate of Elgin, calling their wines Cool Climate Wines on the labels.  And justifiably so, the wines are different from this unique valley. Elgin certainly h

 

The wines we drink: AA Badenhorst Family Wines Red Blend 2012

The name is quite a mouthful; wait until you get to the blend makeup: Shiraz (75%), Cinsault (12%), Tinta Barocca, Grenache and Mourvedre. The wine itself is even bigger, yet we happily finished the b

 

Vergelegen Premium Chardonnay 2013 – 27.01.2105

André van Rensburg, the winemaker at Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West, in the eastern reaches of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation know his vineyards and his cellar so well. Each year he and h

 

Kabsa – Jackie Cameron

Jackie Cameron says, “Kabsa is a family of mixed rice dishes that are served mostly in Jordan, and in Saudi Arabia where it is commonly regarded as a national dish. As a rule the meals are made from