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Silhouette Sense-Enhancing Wine Glass

Our sense of smell helps define taste and flavor, which is why you should swirl your wine to open up the aromas, sniff it, and then sip.


Wine Ice Cream and Milkshakes Are Now A Thing

Wine is good. Ice cream is good. Now there’s something new — a combination of wine and ice cream that MTV calls “winescream” in their article about the wine ice cream that can get folks buzzed.


Barrel-Aged Tequila Is the New Scotch

If you’re ever in the mood for a top-shelf slow-sipping dram to end your evening, chances are you’ll select Scotch, bourbon or perhaps Cognac.


U.S. is top wine consuming country by volume

New figures have been released on global wine consumption habits, revealing that the U.S. is the biggest market in terms of total volume, while Italians drink the most vino per person.


January FLASH SALE at Gourmandium

First of all, a great big thank you to everyone who supported Gourmandium in 2014.


Fairview Barbera 2014

Upfront dark fruit on the nose with a note of smoked meat and tobacco. Medium bodied but fleshy, with juicy plums on the palate. Integrated tannin and well-balanced acidity leading to a finish of coco


Beer Review: Pabst Blue Ribbon

Beer: Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery: Pabst Brewing Company (Contract) Origin: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Alcohol: 5% a.b.v. Available: Banana Jam Cafe, Cape Town PBR. First brewed in Milwaukee in 1844, Pab


Vinpro sets the (Wine) Bar

Despite the line-up of high-powered speakers at this year’s Vinpro Information Day, the organisation’s CEO Rico Basson left the biggest impression in terms of succinct and pertinent information. I

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Wynreus is Lewendig op Sewentig

Jan Boland Coetzee, een van Suid-Afrika se wynlegendes, het op 20 Januarie 70 jaar oud geword. Emile Joubert klink saam ’n glasie. (Hierdie artikel het in Die Burger van 27 Januarie verskyn.) Hoewel


Fairview Sweet Red 2013

Dense ruby colour in the glass. Spicy raisin Christmas cake aroma. Full of intense dark ripe cherry fruit, with a fine oak complexity on the palate. Concludes with a nice warm velvety finish.


Fairview Caldera 2012

A Caldereta is the traditional Catalan upright earthenware pot used for the preparation of deep, flavourful dishes. This wine is a perfect match for these kinds of dishes, wonderfully complementing th


Lamb Tagine with Dates, Sweet Potatoes & Mint

This is a really stunning dish with Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2012, a tagine with sweet potatoes, Medjool dates and mint.  Would be delicious served with cous-cous, which mya be a bit more tra


David Cope: On wine and music

One of the hardest things about running a wine bar is finding good music to play. A good bar needs music as much as it needs wine, unless you’re going for the silent church of wine appreciation


Groot Constantia Constantia Rood 2012 – 28.01.2015

Groot Constantia is widely regarded as the cradle of the South African Wine Industry, as it was granted to Dutch Governor Simon van der Stel officially in 1685, though he must have been there earlier


Olive, Tomato & Parmesan Bread Twists with Speck – Jamie Schler

Sometimes when you are enjoying a glass of good red wine at sunset, you need a little something on which to nibble.  Jamie Schler provides the idea solution.  You can usually buy bread dough from th


Two banal Swartland revelations

For Jancis Robinson’s recent visit to the Cape winelands, I volunteered to WOSA, which took on the primary responsibility for organising tastings according to her wishes, to look after the Swartland


Zevenwacht Syrah 2011 – 28.01.2105

The home vineyard of the Zevenwacht Wine Estate is situated on the early folds of the Bottelary Hills just north of the False Bay coastline. Jacques Viljoen, the Winemaker on Zevenwacht is fortunate t


La Capra Pinotage 2013

Perfumed plums on the nose lead to ripe berries on the palate, with a gentle texture and refreshing fruit acidity. Soft tannins and a hint of spice linger on the finish.


Grenache (SA) — Syrah (AUS) — Chardonnay (FR)

Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine 2011 From the few Mâcons I have tried of late I am really impressed with the value(?) for money – in Burgundian terms – and the fresh, lean and zestyness,