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Noel Gallagher claims that Bono can drink more than Morrissey

Noel Gallagher has discussed the drinking abilities of Bono and Morrissey in an interview, claiming that the U2 frontman can handle his alcohol better than the former Smiths singer.

 

A taste of Stellenzicht`s Flagship Wines

Winemaker Guy Webber came to town recently and presented his ultra-premium Stellenzicht wines at Carne in Constantia, Cape Town.

 

Prosecco producer warns of global shortage

The United Kingdom is bracing itself for a dry summer after a leading prosecco manufacturer warned that stocks of the Italian bubbly were drastically down.

 

Brand ‘stories’ bring life to wine sales and job creation

South Africa is world-renowned for its wines. For winemakers, however, the proliferation of wine estates means that they compete in a market crowded with 700 wineries that produce more than 10,000 different brands.

 

Creation steals the show!

Creation Wines on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus is the only cellar to have been selected to serve their wines at the Food Theatre of Cape Town’s Good Food & Wine Show between 21 and 24 May 2015.

 

Reds and Ramekins rule with Quatro pack from Nederburg

This time round, Nederburg has created a fabulous four-pack featuring all the varietal reds in the classically styled Winemaster’s Reserve range: the Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage and Merlot.

 
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Enjoy Portuguese inspired wines by De Krans

Calitzdorp , South Africa ’s port capital and home to the award-winning range of De Krans fortified wines, has also become known as a producer of fine table wines from Portuguese grape varie

 

Bordeaux 2014: Léovilles and Pessac-Leognan

All three Léovilles were released this week. Barton continues with its traditional, almost austere style while Poyferré is once again riper and more polished. Both are long-ageing wines, but

 

De Grendel Shiraz 2013

De Grendel Shiraz is a wine that should be on every pizzeria wine list around the country. I’ve liked it ever since the 2010 got gold at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2012 and the 2013 doe

 

Meatballs baked in Tomato sauce on Polenta — Alida Ryder

Alida says. “This recipe combines two of my absolute favourite things; Meatballs and soft polenta. I am a little obsessed with Polenta and I try to make use of this simple, versatile ingredient

 

Cheers to bartender with the best mix

World-class contenders from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg will be mixing it up for a chance to represent South Africa.

 

Kloovenburg offers star quality accommodation in Riebeeck Kasteel

IN 1977 the du Toit family of Kloovenburg purchased the historic Die Pastorie (The Parsonage) – one of the most recognised properties in the Swartland, from the NG Church. Thirty-three years lat

 

Muratie, a classic twosome — 06.05.2015

This week on Die Vine Intervention, I present to the panel two stunners from Muratie, the Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2011 and the Muratie Lourens Campher 2013 from the Melck family Estate in Stellenbo

 

A sneak Peak into your next Insiders June Wine Club Case

Here is a sneak peak at our new June wine club cases, all filled with the most delicious wines we could find. Each wine has been especially selected by Jenny Ratcliffe, Cape Wine Master and editor o