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Taste test reveals 13.6% alcohol as best for Cabernet Sauvignon

Consumers prefer the taste of Cabernet Sauvignon made with intermediately-picked fruit, a new study shows.


Babylonstoren adds a King to its growing wine portfolio

Known as the King of Babylon, the story of Nebuchadnezzar is one of power, wealth, luxury and success.

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Beer Advertising That Mocks Broadcast Boundaries

The first time I saw the Heineken ad campaign featuring actor Neil Patrick Harris, I gave only a bemused grin.


This delicious summer wine won`t break the bank

Food24’s wine editor, Cathy Marston, joins us in studio and talks us through Fleur Du Cap’s Sauvignon Blanc.


Lanzerac Blanc de Blancs Brut, an MCC for any occasion

The latest offering to emerge from Lanzerac Wine Estate will most certainly be music to the ears of bubbly aficionados.


Fairview Stellenbosch Merlot 2013

Aromas of raspberry and red berry fruit, with hints of cinnamon and spice. Medium bodied with soft elegant tannins and well balanced acidity contributing to the lingering finish.

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Cape Bokkom Salad and Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc for summer

This weekend we will be serving our 2014 Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc at Franschhoek Summer Wines, an annual celebration of the best summer wines in the valley. Although a beautiful and refreshing glas


Eskom-Proof Wine

The Pendock Wine Gallery @ Taj is an oasis of power in a dark continent thanks to the smart move of siting our premises on the same electricity grid as parliament. So while freshly harvested grapes ox


The Greensider – A Market with a Difference

The Greensider Market, located as the name suggests, in Greenside, is the latest entrant among the buzzing artisanal markets of Jozi. Similar to Sheds@1Fox, this market is open from Thursdays to Sun


’n Tikkie spesery vir herfs met First Sighting Pinot Noir 2012

Proe klassieke elegansie en finesse dié herfs met First Sighting Pinot Noir 2012, ‘n uitstekende rooiwyn van Strandveld Vineyards, Afrika se mees suidelike wynkelder geleë in die Agulhas-distrik.


Corn and basil soup with La Motte Sauvignon Blanc

In celebration of winning the 2015 Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards Best Food and Wine Matching Experience for the second time, we are celebrating the month of March with beautiful food and wi


Radford Dale The Renaissance of Chenin Blanc 2013

There’s some exciting stuff turning up under the Radford Dale label – I’ve had good things to say about Frankenstein Pinotage and Nudity Syrah previously on this site (see here and here) and The


Cindy’s Chicken & Egg Curry – Durban Curry, so much of flavour

This recipe comes from Durban Curry – so much of Flavour by Erica Platter and Clint Friedman with Devi Sankaree Govender.  CLICK HERE to read my review.  It was announced this week that the book i


New App to promote discovery of Western Cape Winelands

Cape Town based consumer engagement agency, iKineo have launched Sideways, an interactive new app which aims to maximise the experience of tourists visiting the Winelands of the Western Cape. Accordin


Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2014 – 06.02.2015

Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is in the Polkadraai Hills on the western approach to Stellenbosch. The vineyards are open to the cooling breezes from False bay which gently blow in during the afternoon a


Douglas Green Pinotage Rosé 2014 – 06.02.2015

I have often written about Douglas Green, the Elsenburg College graduate, who started his wine company in 1942. He wanted to bring wines to his customers which offered a high quality to price and whic


Lighter Smoked Salmon Pasta – Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder’s food is full in aroma, colour and just packed with flavour.  This talented Pretoria wife and mother of twins is a powerhouse in the kitchen and behind the camera lens. Serves 4 10