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Bacon hearts for the hopelessly romantic

Bring a touch of romance to your morning fry-up with these little bacon hearts.


Ceramic Heart Wine Bottle Stoppers

Whether for a friend or partner, there is no better way to share the love than with a gorgeous heart bottle stopper.


Bacardi Rum packaging gets an Art Deco facelift

After more than a decade, Bacardi Rum is getting a redesign.


Know Your Whiskey

This is the hard stuff. Of men in suits and ties engrossed in serious business talk.


Craft brewery launches Fifty Shades of Grey-themed beer with sexually stimulating ingredients

Scottish craft brewery Innis & Gunn has decided to relinquish all dignity and release a Fifty Shades of Grey-themed beer, leading up to the movie’s premiere next weekend.


Magical Evening of Music at Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate

Celebrated wine farm, Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate in collaboration with The Friends of Cape Town Opera will be hosting a night of music on the 28th of February 2015.


The Elusive Elgin

I love Elgin. But I don’t think she loves me as much.


Love is complicated… a Valentine’s blog

Love is complicated. We all know that. Poets and novelists, songwriters and pop stars all write about this thing of being in and out of love. The past, it seems, was no different and Solms-Delta has h


Fram Chardonnay 2014

Much comment following Tim James’s column about Robertson earlier in the week that the wines of this district are under-appreciated by the critics (see here). I find this curious but rather than mak


Debra’s Weekender: Durban

Valentine’s Weekend is serving up a smorgasbord of musical delights! There is plenty to choose from and there is guaranteed to be something for everyone! February 13 – Passenger After months of a


Apple Cakes – Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

Callie Maritz and his sister, Mari-Louis Guy have a knack of turning what are essentially store cupboard ingredients into something magical. What else do you do with half a tin of pie apples? Turn it


FMC 2012 triumphs at our Top Luxury White Taste-Off

However you dissect the results of Wednesday’s Top Luxury White Taste-Off, the FMC 2012 was the clear winner and South Africa’s top luxury white. Made from a 40-year-old Stellenbosch vineyard, li


Jordan harvest report and launch of Inspector Peringuey Chenin blanc

Phylloxera is a tiny destructive louse, native to North America, which  preys on and destroys the roots of grape vines. It was accidentally introduced to France in the 1860’s, spread rapidly an


Stellenbosch Must Know that Local is Lekker

A hell of a funny thing happened on the way back from the recent Stellenbosch Wine Festival: going through my tasting notes it struck me that many of the wines poured at the gig were not Stellenbosch


Welcome moves towards new classes of Cape wine

It can’t be said that I am always an admirer of the Wine and Spirit Board, unfortunately – too often, I feel, they ultra-conservatively bow to the interests of the big wine merchants and producer


Jordan Inspector Péringuey Chenin Blanc 2014

Stellenbosch property Jordan has renamed its Barrrel Fermented Chenin Blanc after Louis Péringuey, the 19th Century Inspector-General of Vineyards in the Cape. He was the first to identify Phylloxera


Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

It’s another weekend like any other… or is it? Well that depends on how much stock you put into a day whose origins possibly lie rooted with naked youths running through the streets beating women


17th Annual Taj Classic Wine Trophy Dinner March 6th


Simonsig Wine Estate : Wine tourists now more representative of South African Society

The demographic profile of the South African wine tourist is changing, with a noticeable increase in black wine lovers flocking to enjoy the offerings of the winelands. According to Denzel Swarts, tas


Groot Constantia Grande Constance 2012 – 12.02.2015

Old Mr Cloete, who used to sit in his tiny office at the back of the winery on Groot Constantia in the 1700s, knew a thing or two about good wine. Almost single-handedly he created a golden era for Ca