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< Thursday 16 April 2015 >

Chris Pratt To Star In Rum-Smuggling Drama The Real McCoy

Over the last few years, Chris Pratt hasn’t simply taken a few steps up the industry ladder, he’s catapulted to the top of every casting director’s wishlist at breakneck speed.

 

Champagne and Strawberry Pancakes

Apart from the fact that champagne is delicious and decadent, the bubbles make for some fluffy, puffy, seriously perfect pancakes.

 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wine targeted by counterfeiters

The Perrin family, who produces Provence rose Miraval in tandem with the Jolie-Pitts, has changed the bottle design in a bid to combat fraudsters in China.

 

How to make Drunken Oranges

Tipsy Bartender shows us how to make Drunken Oranges.

 

Ancient drink joins cocktail culture

Imagine Thor the Norse God of Thunder returning to the golden splendor of Asgard from a victorious raiding mission to one of the nine realms.

 

Avoid these illegal Cocktails

It’s human nature to want to raise the bar. If your car has 300 horsepower, you want 400.

 

What a disaster! Big rig carrying 43,000 pounds of wine overturns

A big rig carrying 43,000 pounds of wine overturned Wednesday morning after colliding with a minivan in Stanislaus County, according to California Highway Patrol.

 

Cruise Ship with Robotic Bartenders

The highly-anticipated new cruise ship, the Anthem of the Seas, has just arrived in the UK.

 

Oldest Ruinart Champagne Unearthed in Alsace

A cache of Great Depression-era bottles of Ruinart has been discovered in a private cellar in Alsace, making them the Champagne house’s oldest-known bottles in existence.

 

Simonsig Estate Bags Five Spots in SA Top 100 Wines

In its best performance in the competition to date, Simonsig Estate from Stellenbosch saw five of its wines selected for the list of Top 100 SA Wines for 2015.

 

New JC Le Roux Packaging

JC Le Roux have updated their packaging for winter! In the name of the Winter Solstice, which takes places on 21 June (shortest day of the year), JC Le Roux have created packaging inspired by the nigh

 

Top 100 SA Wines 2015 — Results

Results of the Top 100 SA Wines 2015 competition convened by Robin von Holdt of Buybetterwine.com and chaired by Tim Atkin MW were announced last night. According to the official media release, there

 

How does Morgenster stack up against Bordeaux?

At the launch of the Morgenster 2011 yesterday, six wines tasted blind by a gathering of some 50 people from the wine trade and media. Here’s how I ranked them: 1. Chateau Leoville Poyferre 200

 

First Pinotage Lounge at L’Avenir

L’Avenir, the French inspired Stellenbosch wine estate, celebrates the opening of South Africa’s first lounge dedicated exclusively to the emblematic varietal, Pinotage, located in the h

 

Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

  It seems Cape Town is attempting to export its First Thursdays to us up here in the Big Smoke. They don’t seem to realise though that every Thursday is first Thursday up here in JoR

 

Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2012 — 16.04.2015

Groot Contantia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cape Town along with others like Table Mountain, on whose slopes it resides, and places of great beauty like the National Botanical G

 

A launch that was a lunch

A printer's gremlin must have laid out the invitation from Morgenster yesterday for it turned out not to be a launch but rather a lunch from the brilliant Georgio Nava of 95 Keerom and Carne fame. For

 

Simonsig Estate Bags Five Spots in SA Top 100 Wines

In an email from Simonsig Wine Estate – some good news. In 0ur best performance in the competition to date, we saw five of our wines selected for the list of Top 100 SA Wines for 2015. The Simon

 

Groote Post Country Market — Sunday 26th April

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for their last monthly market for the current season on Sunday 26th April. Groote P

 

Groot Constantia Goeverneurs Reserve Red 2012 — 16.04.2015

Groot Contantia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cape Town along with others like Table Mountain, on whose slopes it resides, and places of great beauty like the National Botanical G

 

Wine Searcher’s best value wines

Hamilton Russell wines continue to perform well internationally, with Wine Searcher naming the 2012 Chardonnay among their favourites under $45. “From a good vintage, the 2012 was rated by th

 

Taste of Cape Town 2015

Taste of Cape Town returned to Cape Town 10 – 12 April 2015 for a three day extravaganza supported by restaurants with wineries displaying their various cultivars to choose from in the spacious

 

Cultural, botanical and culinary heritage with wine at Solms Delta

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]

 

This Week’s MENU – Taste of Cape Town, Creation celebration, Bouchard Finlayson vertical, Solms Delta, Salted caramel

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]

 

Topside of Beef braised in red wine — Michael Olivier

The Italians call this a Brasato, the Portuguese a Refogado de Carne and here we would probably call it a Pot Roast. Whatever it is called, I had huge fun making it and the result was utterly deliciou