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The story behind the bat on Bacardi`s logo

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


Why You Should Never Mix Alcohol With Energy Drinks

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.


You Have Flies to Thank for That Pleasing Beer Smell

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


Lanzerac Chardonnay with Roasted Beetroot, Orange and Fennel Salad

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


Rietvallei Estate Harvesting Vineyards that are Hot and Dry, but Healthy

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.


Anheuser-Busch Brewed The Hard Way

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

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A Luso Lesson for WOSA

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


SA wine industry raises its GDP contribution, generates more jobs

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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Backsberg Winemaker nominated for the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

[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


Spoil your Valentine at Holden Manz wine estate

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.


Place in the Sun Merlot 2013 – 04.02.2015

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


Buckwheat Linguine with Aubergine & Mango – Meeta K Wolff

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


Oldenburg Chardonnay 2013 – 04.02.2015

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


Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival

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