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How to celebrate World Whisky Day like a pro!

On Saturday, 16 May 2015, whisky enthusiasts across the globe celebrate World Whisky Day!

 

TRUTH Coffee named one of the coolest coffee shops in the world

The 11 Coolest Coffee Shops in the World – By The Daily Meal

 

How to drink Monis Sherry like a hipster

If you see sherry as the stuff only your grandmother drinks then I’ve got news for you! Sherry is back with a bang – as the hipster’s tipple of choice.

 

The History of Fast Food

The origins of cheap, readily available food date back as far as the 1400’s, when quick food like waffles, pies, and soups became popular for travellers or poor families in pre-modern Europe.

 

DGB Wines invest its winnings from inaugural Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Challenge 2014 in mobile library project

On 17 April 2015, DGB Wines formally received its cheque of R20 000 as one of the winners in the inaugural Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, held in August 2014.

 

Alchemy Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Blend 2013, niche, but perfect for winter

A cozy fireplace, good friends, soul food and a bottle of Alchemy SMG (Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache Blend) 2013 – the hallmarks of the perfect winter setting. What more could you ask for?

 

10 Things you can learn with Vertical Tasting

© Cape Times Friday 15th May 2015 Firstly – what’s a ‘vertical tasting’? Nope – not one conducted standing up (nor is a horizontal tasting one where you end up mea

 

Brilliant Gaja releases

Italy has enjoyed two excellent vintages of late; 2010 Barolo is a modern-day classic, while 2011 was better across the Tanaro River in Barbaresco. Further south, 2010 excelled in Tuscany, with the wi

 

King Cab — The Christian Eedes #CabReport2015

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Report It’s often said that Cab is King in Stellenbosch, and that the area is generally considered “Cabernet Country”. I’ve heard winemakers and others

 

Glenelly, May de Lencquesaing’s Wine & Glass Journey continues

In her 90th year, the indomitable May de Lencquesaing, former owner of the iconic Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Bordeaux, and owner of Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch, will be c

 

SA wine industry committed to social upliftment

The South African wine industry is committed to accelerating the good progress that has been made in addressing socio-economic challenges in rural communities, through a holistic approach, partnershi

 

International Wine Challenge 2015 results — tranche 2

Results of the second tranche of the International Wine Challenge 2015 were recently announced. Local wines to win gold as follows: Babylonstoren Shiraz 2013 Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Constantia

 

Graham Beck Wines celebrates 25 sparkling vintages

Graham Beck Wines celebrates a pinnacle milestone of 25 sparkling years in the South African wine industry. “Attaining the milestone of 25 vintages in the challenging, yet deeply rewardin

 

Shannon Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir 2013

Not for nothing is Pinot Noir known as the heartbreak grape. If the Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir from Shannon Vineyards in Elgin was overdone (too much heavy toast oak) four or five vintages ago, the tea

 

Durbanville Hills — Soup Weekend

Pairing soup and wine can be tricky as it depends greatly on the texture and flavour-building ingredients of the soup. Durbanville Hills chef Louisa Greeff found the perfect combinations for a warming