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Bourbon Blueberry Basil Donuts

These must be the most magnificent-looking donuts ever! The fact that they are laced with Bourbon is an added bonus.


Champagne Cork Bottle Chiller

When entertaining with champagne or wine, keep the bottle properly chilled in appropriate style with this cool new Champagne Cork Chiller.

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Sir David Graaff of De Grendel passes away at age 74

Sir David Graaff passed away at home on the De Grendel family farm on Saturday, 24 January 2015, after a short illness.


Don`t Drink and Drone

This is why you don’t drink and drive, people.

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Franschhoek Vignerons Amongst The World’s Finest

Boekenhoutskloof and Chamonix have earned a spot on the prestigious 2014 Decanter Top 50 Wines in the World.


The Old Vine Series Kokerboom 2013

Kokerboom 2013 is part of Eben Sadie’s acclaimed The Old Vine Series and when I came across a bottle at Wine Concepts on Kloof for R245 a bottle back in December, there wasn’t much deliberation pr


Muscadel for a summer’s evening…

I’m not one of those narrow-minded souls who believe that sweet, fortified wine is something to be relished only alongside a crackling fire in winter. There’s been fire in the sky today, anyway &#


Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

January is finally over and the amazing things happening in and around our great city have kicked into overdrive. There really is too much to fit into this one Weekender so I will do my best to dish

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Delheim stomps, rattles and rolls with Harvest Celebration

No summer in Stellenbosch would be complete without a fun-filled harvest celebration. So get a good dose of Winelands entertainment early in the New Year and head out to Delheim Estate, one of the fir


Black rice & black bean salad with balsamic beets, roast butternut, feta & pumpkin seeds – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby says, “Some things are just best together, like Sonny and Cher or basil and tomato.  Clamouring for a spot is butternut and beetroot.  These two have become quite inseparable, li


Tasting at Ormonde and Groote Post, Darling, with lunch at Hilda’s


How to make a kick-ass Roast Chicken – Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder will always come up with something so utterly yummy just at a time when I am looking for something different – and to go with a red wine.  Chicken like this is superb with a bottle


Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2012 – 29.01.2105

I was fortunate to grow up in the vineyards of Durbanville and spent much of my childhood riding the hills going to visit friends whose parents were wine farmers. Many of these farms are now suppliers


Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Viognier Reserve 2014 – 28.01.2105

One of the exciting things about Diemersfontein Wine Estate is their iconic Original Coffee Flavoured Pinotage, a first in the now long list of similar wines. Even more exciting is to dig down into th



Pink will be the order of the day on Saturday, 31 January 2015, when the first Pick n Pay Women’s Walk for the year sets off from the Coetzenburg sports grounds in Stellenbosch. Proudly decked out i