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Ultralicious Red-Wine Milkshakes

How will the rich, hearty taste of red wine impact the smooth, sweet taste of ice cream?

 

Tesla batteries pair well with wine-making

When Tesla Motors Inc. came knocking, one cellar door flew open.

 

Bottled water to overtake fizzy soda as world`s most popular drink

As healthy lifestyles favouring a trip to the gym over a fast food joint become more fashionable, water is set to become the world’s favourite packaged drink.

 

Drinking Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight, According To Scientists

Well, isn’t this a marvelous thing? According to a 2014 study by the American Chemical Society (ACS), sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes, and help obese people lose weight, researchers say.

 

Packaging Spotlight: Pepperjack Wines

The new Pepperjack “Graded” tier consists of two wines, each specially created to drink with specific cuts of steak, and the client wanted this message to come across strongly.

 

Top 10 Cities for Wine Lovers

From reds to whites to everything in between, these places have the best wine the world has to offer.

 
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Decoding the Decanting Process

To decant or not to decant? With apologies to Shakespeare, this is so often the question on the minds of wine lovers,

 

Find out what`s happening at Lanzerac during May

We take a look at what’s happening at Lanzerac during May 2015.

 

Wine review: Winters Drift 51 Miles Unwooded Chardonnay 2014

Winters Drift Wine Estate sits in the middle of the Elgin Valley where the lovely cool climate plays such an important part in their vineyards and winemaking.

 

How to spot a good shiraz

With Hartenberg's Feast of Shiraz & Charcuterie coming up end of May, I chatted to Hartenberg winemaker Carl Schultz on the ins and outs of this bold red. Carl Schultz is winemaker at Hartenber

 

Wines that Inspire – The Stork 2011

Wines that Inspire - THE STORK 2011   The Stork Shiraz is named after Ken “The Stork” Mackenzie, benefactor of Hartenberg Wine Estate, farmer, businessman and a lanky RAF Spitfire p

 

Insights from Kobus

Insights from Kobus   “An exhilarating ride it has been indeed – a great harvest, new vintages on two of our star wines, and my first introduction to the international world of wine

 

Winemag.co.za launches bottle stickers

Winemag.co.za uses the 100-point rating system (explained here) and to further aid your purchasing decision has designed bottle stickers to convey scores. Look out for them in-store. Producers wishing

 

Au.ra or rip.off?

The offer of a 30 year old brandy called Au.ra from Van Ryn for R14,000 plus VAT may appeal to plutocrats. But for that money you can fly to Bairrada and buy a 50 year old brandy for E250 (R3385) incl

 

Wines that Inspire – The Mackenzie 2011

Aptly named for representing the Mackenzie family in a 400 year lineage of owners, this clan of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec signifies the regeneration of Harten

 

This Week’s MENU – Turkey & Greece, Elgin Cool wines, De Krans at Mount Nelson, Taillard Family Wines, OM Trophy Judges’ Feedback, Wade Bales Wine & Whisky Affair, Rhône blends with Ken Forrester, Coming events, Scotch broth

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Kamini set to dish up a world of flavours

MasterChef winner Kamini Pather returns to SA television screens on May 15.

 

The truth about olive oil — a visit to Gabrielskloof

I was lucky enough to be invited out to a boutique wine and olive oil farm in Bot River called Gabrieldskloof to learn about how extra-virgin olive oil is made and about all its nutritional values and

 

Concours Mondial 2015 results

The 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held over 1 to 3 May in Jesolo, Italy and attracted over 8 000 wines from 45 producer countries. Results were announced recently and top performing South Afr

 

Good Food & Wine Show

The Good Food & Wine Show takes place 21-24 May at CTICC Cape Town with International draw-cards The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro and MasterChef Australia judge, chef and author, Matt Preston. The Go

 

Interview: Kathryn Rae — Indochine Restaurant Wine Stewardess

How did you become interested in wine? A boy. Need I say more? I used to date someone who worked in the Oenology lab at Stellenbosch University for extra credit and when he travelled to farms to gathe

 

Zesty Baked Snapper — Anna & Roberta Montali

When looking for a dish to match the Steenberg Semillon 2013, I wanted something that looked as though I had taken a bit of trouble in the kitchen, that gave the surprise when you pulled back the foil

 

Elemental Bob My4play 2013

Renowned UK wine consultant Steven Spurrier declared himself “basically against” natural wine while out here to judge the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. “Almost all don’t look v

 

Homemade gluten-free pizza with bacon jam and goat’s cheese

After a sweaty SWEAT 1000 workout tonight I was craving salt and some carbs. I'd had a low carb day: bananas for breakfast, leftover roast chicken and avo for lunch, so I decided to cook up some glu

 

Food & Hospitality World Africa

Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) 20-22 May 2015, FHWA is the African food and hospitality industry’s premier business networking conference and exhibition.

 

Sequillo 2014 — the last flight

2014 is the very last vintage of the Sequillo wines. The Sadies have decided to enable Eben and his team to focus on their Family wines, commenting ‘…we are grateful that we can say goodby

 

Wine duo worth travelling 51 miles to savour

Worth an 82km trip from Cape Town - definitely! Of course the best place to sample the 51 Miles sauvignon blanc and unwooded chardonnay is on platform 1 at Elgin station, near the sign that tells us

 

Steenberg Semillon 2013 — 12.05.2015

What was known as white Semillon and groendruif was a widely planted grape in the Cape even up to just after the Second World War. Franschhoek was something like 47% Semillon in the early 1950s. Inter

 

The Imibala Gallery

Situated in Bright Street in Somerset West, The Imibala Gallery is currently hosting Isabelle Grobler’s installation of artworks titled ‘the cannibals’ banquet’.  Sonja S