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Ever wonder why the legendary rum maker would choose a bat as its brand logo?

 

It is a common practice at bars and parties to mix alcohol with energy drinks to give users a bit of a pick-me-up.

 
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The familiar fragrance of your favorite brew is partly caused by aroma compounds produced by brewer’s yeast.

 

The combination of beet, orange and fennel is perfect for a summertime lunch.

 
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Like many wineries throughout the Western Cape, Rietvallei Estate in Robertson is singing from the same hymn-sheet when it comes to commenting on the 2015 harvest. This means hot and dry conditions, with grapes being picked about 10 days earlier than the average.

 

A few days ago, Anheuser-Busch released a commercial during a pretty popular sporting event. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called the Super Bowl. It peaked at around 120 million viewers that nigh

 

While WOSA get ready to piss-away millions of Randelas of SA wine industry money on Cape Wine 2015 (surely invest in the future, ed?) inviting Jade Goodie, Tim Atkin, the A-Ha Girls and a cast of thou

 

A new report shows that South Africa's wine industry not only continues to increase its contribution to the country's GDP, but is also growing job opportunities. This is despite the impact of a muted

 
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[I am guilty of not having written this up sooner! Tomorrow sees Alicia being interviewed by Wines of South Africa’s New York Office – which you can follow here – so that was good ‘inspiration

 

Love —  “a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.

 

The Fairtrade link to Place in the Sun Wines is not just a feel good kind of thing. Grapes for all the Place in the Sun Wines come from farms owned by the Carinus Family in Stellenbosch. The wines are

 

Meeta K Wolff always comes up with something brilliant when I want to match one of my wines to her sublime food.  Always exciting,  always colourful, always packed with flavour.  Here is the perfec

 

I find that I cannot say enough about this truly sublime wine. The care and trouble that has gone into Oldenburg, from the original plantings about ten years ago shortly after Adrian Vanderspuy took o

 

Summer is here! Join the Franschhoek Vignerons at the annual Summer Wines Festival on Saturday, 7 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards from 12pm to 5pm. Franschhoek winemakers will be showcas