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A Nanosensor That Acts Like a Wine Taster

If you’ve ever sipped red wine, you’ve probably noticed a sandpaper-y sensation that makes you squint your eyes and pucker your lips — aka “astringency” in wino-speak.


The Guide to Buying Cheap Rum

Rum is an emotional liquor. Not that it cries watching 90’s rom coms,


Get Drunk Off These Tequila Shot Doughnut Balls

For those of you who enjoy carbs and alcohol, do enjoy this recipe for “Tequila Shot Doughnut Holes” created by the genius behind the food blog Oh Bite It.


80 Lashes For Drinking Wine

The full horror of ‘crime and punishment’ under the Islamic State is laid bare in a document which sets out a list of harsh penalties for anyone who falls foul of the terror group’s strict interpretation of its own laws.


How long does a bottle of wine last once opened?

Have you ever been that fateful party-goer who opens another bottle at the end of a loonnnggg party night hoping to keep the good times a rollin’?


10 Craziest Grape Names

Much like people, grapes have been known to have extremely esoteric names… both hard on the tongue and occasionally the ear.


Top 10 Beer Cities in the World

Whether it’s a craft brew or one of the biggest brands on the planet, these cities are the best places on Earth to enjoy a cold one.


A Hot and Dry Harvest at Rietvallei

This year all the wineries in the Cape are telling a similar story. That this year was hot and dry, with grapes being picked about 10 days earlier than the average.

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De Wetshof Wine Evening at Palazzo Montecasino

A fantastic and fully booked evening on the 25th of March in Rosa at the Palazzo Montecasino with Johann de Wet of De Wetshof showcasing the estate world class Chardonnay's.Click here to book our next


Paserene Marathon 2013

Paserene is the own label of Vilafonté winemaker Martin Smith, the series consisting of a Chardonnay (reviewed here) and a red blend called Marathon winning silver in the recent Wine Label Design A


Cook with Nikki Booth in Orvieto

Ottimo Cibo in Umbria Well-known Cape Town cook and food demonstrator, and hostess at her beautiful home Ottimo Cibo in Bishopscourt, Nikki Booth offers a series of exclusive regional cookery courses


‘Vin de Pays’ Château Rayas

Château Rayas has always projected an image of secrecy and seclusion. The vines are planted on the most unusual terroir in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where the soils are extremely sandy and there is a


Marthèlize Tredoux: Terroir — part science, part black magic

Terroir. A familiar term to anyone even remotely interested in wine but one with a seemingly fluid, unfixed definition, depending on context or who you’re asking. Originally limited to the Old


Viticulture internship kicks off in Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a mentorship scheme with the goal of effecting transformation in the wine industry, has enrolled its first viticulture intern alongside three new win


The Table Bay Hotel — Riaan Manser Dinner

[Category: Diary Note, The Table Bay Hotel]


Craft beers go down with great ease

Bianca Coleman popped in at the Woodstock Brewery in Cape Town to sample its offerings.


Sun-dried tomato & basil pesto chicken with Marsala cream sauce — Dianne Bibby

When looking for a dish to go with a wine like the Hermanuspietersfontein No 7 Sauvignon Blanc, you look for a dish with equal weight, equal punch, colourful, lovely aromas rising, and delicious full


Chardonnay Pairing Evening with De Wetshof Wine Estate

For those of you who missed the fully booked De Wetshof Estate Chardonnay pairing evening on the 25th of March at The Palazzo, please diarise for the 14th of May with Iona The wines poured on the


Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fumé Indigène 2013

“It’s not about making French wine but making our own greater,” says Klein Constantia MD Hans Astrom about his ongoing collaboration with Loire producer Pascal Jolivet – the


The Vineyard Hotel ‘Tastes of 2015’ April Calendar

‘Tastes of 2015’, the Vineyard Hotel’s calendar of food and wine events, is now firmly underway with the first wine-paired dinners of the season taking place in April. These fortni


Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Odyssey 30th May

[Category: Diary Note, Marlborough New Zealand, New Zealand Wine, South African Wine, Steenberg Wine Estate]


Ready to cook meals from Daily Dish

  © John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015 [Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Chardonnay in the spotlight at Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinner

Friday, 17 April, 19h00 , Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek Issued by: GC Communications  On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate   Superb


An evening of class by the glass at the Palazzo hotel

The Palazzo at Montecasino in conjunction with Iona will host an exclusive wine pairing evening on the evening of 14 May. This is the second in what is billed to be a host of delightful wine pair


Iona Wine Evening at The Palazzo

Iona Wine Evening [Author: Miguel Chan] [Category: Iona Wine Evening at The Palazzo]


De Wetshof Estate Chardonnay’s

Pioneer of Chardonnay in South Africa, De Wetshof Estate have consistently over the last three decades, crafted some of Cape’s and the world’s finest expression of site specific, terroir