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It`s Official! Drinking wine makes you live longer

You might remember a flurry of news stories some years ago about red wine being good for you. But unlike most dodgy diet advice, this story has some basis in rigorous scientific research.


Ham, Egg and Cheese Bread Bowls

A great “no washing up” breakfast idea that’s perfect for feeding a crowd because you can make ahead and cook a lot at the same time.


Top 10 Celebrity Spirits Brand Ambassadors

Celebrity endorsements is a well practised marketing tactic, and has proven to be particularly effective in competitive industries such as spirits.


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.


UCT claim the first Business School Vino Varsity trophy!

Backsberg has run an intervarsity wine competition called the Vino Varsity Challenge for the last 6 years. The challenge has seen university wine societies compete against each other.


Boplaas Family Vineyards shares their success story with Kwêla

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The Nel family of Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp shared their success story in the wine industry with viewers on 13 May 2015 on Kwêla (KykNet).


Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2015

The fourth annual Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report is now out.


KWV ‘World Wine Leader’ With Multiple Global Award Win

Another ‘finish great’ moment for KWV   Cape Town, 14th May, 2015 – KWV garnered 35 international wine awards across three global competitions this week. Yesterday KWV won 2 golds, 5 silve


Mario Sergio Alves Nuno and Bernardo

Mario Sergio is the Eben Sadie of Portugal. Located in the historic but terminally unfashionable Bairrada appellation - a bit like the Swartland 20 years ago - Mario Sergio is beloved of British wine


How to taste Wine

BY PAUL GREGUTT So, want to learn how to taste and evaluate a glass of wine like an expert? Easy. Follow our wine tasting tips below—but before you start sipping, make sure you’re in the right


Kleine Zalze laat SA vlag wapper op Concours de Mondial de Bruxelles

Die uitslae van die jaarlikse Concours Mondial de Bruxelles-toekennings is pas bekend gemaak en Suid-Afrika se staatmaker, Kleine Zalze, het die gesogte algehele prys vir die beste witwyn van die s


Young Guns V Teaser: Tremayne

Roland and the team travel to the Swartland and Stellenbosch to bring you exclusive footage of this year’s Young Guns in action. A little taste of what’s to come at the event, check out T


Michelangelo Awards

This year marks the 19th Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards and still the competition continues its remarkable growth. In 2014 the competition introduced South Africa’s first L


The Table Bay & Terroir present Earth’s Organic Offerings

It will be a meeting of two of the Cape’s most esteemed culinary minds when Executive Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams from the prestigious Table Bay and Executive Chef Michael Broughton from the award


Ayama releases three red wines for winter enjoyment

The winemaking team of Michela and Attilio Dalpiaz of Voor Paardeberg winery Ayama Wines has just released three new single varietal red wines to be enjoyed during the colder winter months. Sta


The Loire Valley Tour

Indulge your love of food and wine on this gastronomical adventure through the villages and vineyards of The Loire Valley. Discover this culinary-rich region with your “foodie” expert Ba


A collection of cocktails – recipes

Twelve ways to make a cocktail with Campari.


Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

  It’s officially happened and I can’t think of an opening paragraph so instead I am just going to indulge my love for the 80s and leave this here.     Now that you ar


Debra’s Weekender: Durban

  There are some really cool things happening in Durban this weekend, especially for those who enjoy thespian pursuits.   08-17 May – A Woman’s Word The European Film Festiv


North African Chermoula meatballs — Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby always provides the answer when I look at her dishes.  This  wonderfully spicy dish from North Africa, goes so well with this wine from the other end of the continent. Serves 4 For


Asara Vineyard Collection Shiraz 2015 — 14.05.2015

Shiraz is a very popular wine in South Africa and performs well expressing elegant wines of great freshness, fullness and flavour. The grapes for the Asara Vineyard Collection Shiraz 2011 are harveste


Cashew Pesto Springrolls — Nina Timm

Nina says, “Cashew Pesto, for me the creamier family member of pesto made with almonds. Cashew Pesto is divine stirred into a bowl of steaming hot pasta or the success to a really delicious sand


Matt Preston, MasterChefOz, comes to town

Further establishing its reputation as Cape Town’s leading food and wine hotel, the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands is thrilled to announce that it has been appointed as the official Celebrity Chefs


Monis Pale Dry — 14.01.2015

Sherry, we may no longer call it that as the European Union has geographically protected the wine to that which is produced in three area in Jerez in South Western Spain, was always in the drinks cabi