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The perfect wine for pizza, crisps and popcorn

Experts have created a guide to matching wine with snacks – including Shiraz with pizza, Pino Grigio with nachos and Shiraz Rose with salt and vinegar crisps.

 

Diddy`s New Tequila Brand Ads Are Gone in 15 Seconds

What is the average advertising attention span of a millennial? About 15 seconds. Just ask Sean “Diddy” Combs.

 
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Wait — how many calories are in my vodka soda?

While sipping vodka sodas at a downtown bar in New York’s East Village roughly a year ago, a friend told me he prefers the beverage because it had “no calories.”

 

Creation Harvest Festival 2015

Saturday evening 11 April saw the Creation team celebrating our 2015 Harvest with suppliers, clients and friends from the local community.

 

Meet Kuba – the Franschhoek wine dog of the month for April

Although known for producing superb wines (and olive oils), visitors to Noble Hill Wine Estate could be forgiven for assuming that their most famous attraction is their resident Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kuba.

 

Malbec Musings

© Cape Times Friday 17th April 2015 Recently, I’ve been musing on Malbec, one of the ‘also-ran’ grapes in a red Bordeaux blend. Yes, I said red Bordeaux and I bet a few of you t

 
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New Release: Introducing our Loire-inspired 2014 Culinaria Chenin Blanc

Made from grapes grown on 20 year old, dry-land bush vines, the recently released 2014 Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanc stays true to its terroir in a way that is both classic and versatile.

 

Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2014

The maiden 2013 vintage of the The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2014 from Stellenbosch property Kaapzicht rated 94 points and was one of my top 20 wines of last year. Winemaker Danie Steytler Junior recently aff

 
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Bubbly goodness! Why I’m loving Diemersdal’s Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

Recently I was lucky enough to spend a very festive Saturday drinking an intriguing bubbly that hails from the Durbanville winelands: Diemersdal’s Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. Now, Diemersdal has

 

Sharing a passion for Sustainability

We are very pleased to be on the shortlist for two categories in the 2015 Drinks Business Green Awards : Green Company of the Year as well as the Sustainability Award. Not only do we have an integrate

 

Grande Provence se 2010- Shiraz propvol vrugtige elegansie

Geniet ‘n mondvol ryp swartbessie- en pruimgeure met die pas bekend gestelde Grande Provence Shiraz 2010, ‘n volronde rooiwyn wat ‘n onvergeetlike proe-ervaring beloof, hetsy jy

 

Cauliflower Fritters — Anna & Roberta Montali

Anna and Roberta Montali are a dynamite mother and daughter team who run a fabulous food website. I am so fortunate to be able to use their wonderful recipes, vibrant with colour, heady with aroma and

 

Gluten-free, dairy-free dark-chocolate tart

This recipe is a classic that I make regularly for dinner parties.  It doesn’t require any oven time and your vegan buddies will love it too! But this recipe does come with

 

Wintersdrift 51 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2014 — 17.04.2015

On the railway station platform in Elgin there is one of those old concrete signs that says ELGIN 51 Miles to Cape Town. On the station platform the buildings are used by Winters Drift, both for their

 

Meet the Young Guns

Roland and the team travel the Swartland and Stellenbosch to bring you exclusive footage of this year’s Young Guns in action. Taste these exciting wines in Cape Town, Joburg, and –

 

Perdeberg Vineyard Collection Chenin Blanc 2014 — 17.04.2015

Perdeberg is not known as the home of Chenin Blanc for no reason. Perdeberg is situated in the Voor Paardeberg Wine Appellation, an area known for some old Chenin Blanc Vineyards. The winery draws is

 

Tee off in paradise at Fancourt this winter

Head to Fancourt this winter for an indulgent winter getaway on the Garden Route. Valid until 31 October, the 2-night Tee Off in Paradise package includes luxury accommodation and full Englis

 

Angelfish Cakes with Avocado Salsa — Nina Timm

Nina Timm has a huge fan base for her My Easy Cooking website, simply because that is what her recipes are all about.  Easy to prepare, easy on the purse and packed with colour, aroma and flavor. A

 

Leopard’s Leap introduces Loire-inspired 2014 Culinaria Chenin Blanc

Made from grapes grown on 20 year old, dry-land bush vines, the recently released 2014 Leopard's Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanc stays true to its terroir in a way that is both classic and versatile.

 

Wheat-Free Vegan Super Salad

Getting bored of the usual cucumber and lettuce, but trying to get enough greens? Salads don’t need to be boring. Liven yours up by swapping iceberg lettuce for baby spinach or rocket and kal

 

Winter pancake and wine pairings at Uitkyk’s manor house

Uitkyk is the wine estate to visit this winter; following the success of last year’s series, the estate has released the 2015 dates for their popular pancake and wine pairings. Booking i

 

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards — Save the Date

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