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< Tuesday 3 March 2015 >

Say Happy Birthday with these Cake-Flavoured Wines

Remember when wine just tasted like grapes? Well, in the age of flavoured alcohol that probably shouldn’t exist, there’s now wine that tastes like cake. Yes, you read that correctly.


Wrinkled Brown Paper Bag Wine Packaging

The new UR wine packaging design presents this bottle to consumers in a crumpled brown paper bag.


Bourbon Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Faster than you can say “cupcake fatigue,” gourmet popsicles have become the latest fully saturated food trend.


Los Angeles water sommelier wants bottled water treated like wine

Water sommelier Martin Riese has seen the eye-roll and heard it before: “Water tastings? Only in L.A.”


Barn Art 4 Kids at Spice Route Destination

The Spice Route Destination in Paarl has a new treasure for your kids to discover!


New project takes a look at how various SA cultural groups experience wine

What do South Africans think of the wines they drink? Do the opinions and experiences of compatriots from different cultural groups differ on this issue?


Wines to drink during a heatwave

Get out the deck chairs and tie on the knotted hankies – the hot weather is here!


Creation launches interactive twitter Sommelier service

True to our motto of ‘consistently building quality through innovation, dedication and communication’ Creation Wines has once again harnessed the power of social media to introduce an innovative new service.


Robertson Rocks

The average Portuguese consumes 57 Kg of fish a year. Which is quite remarkable as its probably more than her average body weight and certainly way more than the European norm of 21.5 Kg. Only the Jap


Van Ryn’s AU.RA – Finally Tasted

For those who already know (friends, family, avid Brandy & Ginger followers, acquaintances, social media associates, random stranger at the airport and pretty much everyone I spoke to in the past


Campaign set to raise SA’s bottled wine exports

A new initiative aims to see more bottled wines exported from South Africa in a bid to raise the country's reputation as a premium producer and promote job creation. Currently, South Africa exports


Anselmo Mendes: find of SISAB

Anselmo Mendes is a Portuguese winemaker with the lightest of touches. Nicknamed "the father of Alvarinho" he hails from the North of Portugal near the border with Galicia where the cultivar thrives.


KWV’s Earth’s Essence Pinotage 2014 – 03.03.2015

This week on Die Vine Intervention, I present KWV’s Earth’s Essence Pinotage 2014 to our tasting panel of Corlien Morris from Wine Concepts in the Bluebird Centre, Atholl Johannesburg, Jef


Bay roasted quails with honeyed-butter & spring greens – Vickie de Beer

As part of one of her fabulous series on their website www.breadnbutter.co.za Vickie de Beer and photographer Charles Russell created a forest forage theme.  This delicious dish made no doubt from qu


How to make perfect tea

Professional organisations and experts have been busy on creating a scientific formula for the perfect cup of tea.


Harvest 2015: Update

Harvest came early for many South African winemakers this year, with the universal consensus quite positive thus far. ‘It’s hard to generalise, but this is looking like the most exceptional harve


Delaire Graff Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2014 – 03.03.2015

The wine farmers lot is not always a happy one.  A very wet winter in 2013, no wind during flowering, so important for pollination and iffy weather during harvest all presented their  challenges for