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Why the Japanese serve sake in tiny cups and why you should use a wine glass

New Yorker Timothy Sullivan had an epiphany a decade ago when he tried his first sake. It’s led him to spend the last decade as an evangelist for the Japanese drink made from fermented rice, running his own website, UrbanSake.com and becoming a “Sake Samurai”.


Vodka and 2 Minute Ramen Noodle Crusted Chicken Wings

The good folk at popsugar.com shows us how to make Ramen-crusted chicken wings.

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Gin And Tonic Ice Cream Is HERE

While the United States is going through a health crisis due to the listeria outbreak in the past few weeks (which has mostly kept longtime ice cream makers Blue Bell in the country’s headlines), the United Kingdom sets itself up for the summer … with gin and tonic ice cream!


Wine, sex can lower your risk of heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country; more than 600,000 Americans die from the condition each year.


This Company Just Created the Most Bitchin` Cocktail Ice Cubes Ever

In their award-winning campaign for one of their clients, Suntory Whiskey, Japanese creative agency, TBWA\Hakuhodo rendered simplistic and refined pictures of the liquor on ice – only, the ice was shaped as various different remarkably detailed and recognizable objects and figures.


Top 10 Best Global Beers

WatchMojo counts down the top 10 best global beers.

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Two top wines announced at Muskadel SA 2015 awards

Beat the winter blues with a proudly South African wine cultivar while nestled in front of a crackling fireplace.


World`s oldest wine club recalls 15,000 bottles of its own Prosecco worth £150,000 after some smash in member's cellar racks

The world’s oldest wine club has recalled more than 15,000 bottles of its own label Prosecco worth £145,000 after five shattered in customers’ wine racks.


Nederburg’s cellarmaster moves to shape all Distell’s fine winemaking

After a 15-vintage career, successfully reaffirming Nederburg’s reputation as one of South Africa’s top wineries, cellar master Razvan Macici is taking on a new position. 


Nederburg`s pedigree raised another notch

One of Nederburg’s most decorated wines has just done it again. The 2012 Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest has won its second International Sweet Wine Challenge trophy in London.


Spotlight on Viognier

Although little known in South Africa, Viognier is a cultivar which is becoming increasingly popular and production has escalated over recent years.


The Garland – Crowning Achievement in Simonsig`s Illustrious Wine History

Simonsig, the Stellenbosch wine estate famous for the pioneering roll it played in the industry, has reached a new milestone in its proud history.


MENU’s Aegean Odyssey. Day 4 Istanbul: Spice Market, Topkapi, Hagia Sophia, Dinner at Kumkapi

A morning walk through the streets to catch a bus  to the edge of the Bosporus,  past the shoe shine men outside  the New Mosque  (new is relative; they started i


Cape of Good Hope Basson Pinotage 2012

Anthonij Rupert Wyne is another producer that doesn’t submit to Platter’s so unfortunately no comment about the portfolio in what so many treat as their wine bible. Launched in 2011, the


Nederburg lig die sluier op sy opwindende, nuwe Spaanse versnit

Nederburg het sy lang verwagte, vrugteryke en weelderige Ingenuity Spanish Blend bekend gestel nadat dit genoeg tyd in die bottel deurgebring het om uitdrukking aan sy volle potensiaal te begin gee,


Confit duck, mushroom risotto, roast beetroot & cranberry jus

Creation Wines on the Hemel en Aarde Ridge has a chef called Warwick Taylor [read my chat with him here] who produces all manner of good things to pair with the fabulous creation wines. Here is his Co


Lightspeed Broadband Battle ? Telkom Vs Cybersmart

There is a battle between Telkom and Cybersmart about the use of the term LightSpeed Broadband.


Bush vines make SA wine world’s best

The vines that produced the best white in one of the world's top wine competitions crouch low and untrellised.


La Bascula wins gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards

Spanish wine range La Bascula has picked up three medals at this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards in London. The scoop’s a feat co-owner Ed Adams is particularly proud of, given London’


MENU’s Aegean Odyssey. Day 4 Istanbul

A morning walk through the streets to catch a bus  to the edge of the Bosporus,  past the shoe shine men outside  the New Mosque  (new is relative; they started it in 1


Morgenster Lemon Enhanced Extra Virgin Olive Oil — 25.05.2015

Morgenster is in the throes of the annual Olive harvest and their state of the art press working at full tilt, the Pieralisi oil extraction plant has sufficient capacity to receive and process the oli


Oryx Desert Salt & pickled lemons — 25.05.2105

Oryx Desert Salt is a true African product, pure unadulterated high saline water from an underground aquifer that flows over deep underground rock formations before coming to the surface in huge saltp


Bobotie filo parcels with apple ring chutney — Dianne Bibby

This morning, when I sat down to write about the KWV Roodeberg Red 2013, a wine of great childhood nostalgia for me, I was thinking about a spicy traditional dish with which to pair it.  I remember


KWV Roodeberg Red 2013 — 25.05.2015

Special wine today, and one that goes back in my family for more than 60 years. KWV Roodeberg Red 2013 is the current vintage. KWV first made its iconic Roodeberg Red in 1949 and it has been a firm fa


Michael chats to Michael Deg of Delaire Graff Restaurant in Stellenbosch

One does not turn down an invitation from GM Johann Laubser to visit the utterly beautiful Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch, to taste through the current wines and then to lunch at the Deliare Gra