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BLANKbottle wins the Wine Label Design Awards

Results of the Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at Beau Constantia.


Most Common Wine Myths, Debunked

Myths and urban legends exist in every culture.


5 ways to rescue the in-office happy hour when the corkscrew goes missing

If your office is anything like CityLab’s, there’s always a bottle of wine stashed in someone’s desk.


Nederburg treats Hussar Grill winners to a celebrity cook-off

Nederburg teamed up with The Hussar Grill to stage a special cook-off with celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood at his Kitchen Cowboys studio in Cape Town recently.

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A Visit to the Makers of Leleshwa Wines

………. So, it’s 11:30 am, we are by the side of the road just outside Naivasha town; a police man with my driving license in hand. Our appointment to visit Rift Valley Winery had been for 11 but clearly we weren’t going to make it.


Boplaas busy producing its first Red Straw Wine

Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp is currently producing their first red straw wine from red muscadel grapes.


The Rompel Report: pig's stomach and Riesling

Remember Chancellor Kohl? The German Bundeskanzler famous for managing the reunification of communist East Germany and NATO ally West Germany? Apart from that he was also famous for treating his Heads


Is Andre losing faith?

Is Andre Shearer, whose Cape Classics imports 30% of the 1.1 million cases of SA wine sold in the US, losing the faith? He told Wine Spectator publisher Marvin Shanken that "while Pinotage and Chenin


Portuguese Kitchen – restaurant review

Posh Pretoria is in the east of the city. The west is poor. This is nothing new. The Carnegie Commission of Investigation on the Poor White Question in South Africa (which began its work in 1928 and p


The House of Machines

I’m quite picky when it comes to pubs. I mean – don’t get me wrong – the SAB jol with rugby on the big screens definitely has its place, but if the most a bar read more The pos


The importance of telling a story

Competition in the wine world has never been fiercer. To be noticed takes an awful lot of effort; to be noticed on an ongoing basis requires imagination as well as effort and good planning. View from


Beef Chow Fun – Anna & Roberta Montali

Thursday 19th is Chinese New Year, so we celebrate with this dish from Anna and Roberta. Serves 4 Easy Prepping & Cooking Time:  50 minutes 240g beef steak, thinly sliced 2ml baking powder, to t


Absinthe ‘going through the roof’

Absinthe was once banned in France. A century later, the drink's reputation has been rehabilitated.


There’s a new Vodka in Town: Interview

  After a discovering Viva Vodka at the recent Cape Town Electronic Music Festival More Than Food sat down with their team to discuss the life of vodka production in South Africa and everything


David Donde: On proper coffee extraction

An egg is probably the best analogy. Undercook it and you have a gag-inducing, cloying mess on the plate. Overcook it and the dryness will transcend it from joyful, rich, subtle food to mere nutrition


De Grendel Shiraz 2012 – 18.02.2015

Sir David Graaff, third Baronet, who passed away recently, was a man of insight and vision. He has seen De Grendel grow from an award-winning Holstein stud cattle and sheep farm to include the growing


La Bri Cellar Door White 2014 – 18.02.2015

I wrote about this wine last year. Now so loved that the little ‘glipsie’ made by Irene Waller, GM and Winemaker at La Bri in the 2013 vintage looks like becoming a La Bri tradition. Really nice l


SA wine grape harvest half way, quality looks promising

The South African wine industry has harvested nearly half of what is expected to be a very promising 2015 wine grape crop.    According to regional viticulturists of VinPro – the representative


Cape Point vineyards cellar at harvest time


Where is the love?

Arrogance is a terrible trait to behold, but sometimes, just every so often, a little bit of arrogance, self-belief and confidence is what is needed in order to push ahead in the world of business. Wi


Delicious Moist Chicken Chow Mein – Anna & Roberta Montali

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year. Anna and Roberta Montali sent me this recipe in celebration of the year of the goat. Serves   4 Easy Prepping & cooking time – 20 minutes 30ml (2 tbsp) peanu