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< Tuesday 26 May 2015 >

Celebrate International Chardonnay Day with a Sensational Salmon Pairing

Not that you need a reason to celebrate a good chardonnay, but if you do, it’s International Chardonnay Day today, and what better way to celebrate than with a sensational salmon pairing.

 

Government wants to ban people under 21 from drinking alcohol

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTi) published the National Liquor Policy for comment in the Government Gazette last week. Under the proposed new policy, the legal drinking age would be raised from 18 to 21 years.

 

The top beer brand on Twitter is MillerLite

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start to the summer beer drinking season and you can be sure social-media-savvy beer drinkers will be engaging with their favorite brands as they sip their summer brews.

 

Brewery to launch Wu Tang Clan inspired beer

Dock Street Beer have announced they are aging their new golden beer by streaming the music of Wu Tang Clan.

 

Artichoke Water? The Latest Diet Drink Craze

Did you go nuts for coconut water? Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Rihanna are big endorsers of plant-based waters, and now there’s a new drink fad hitting store shelves for summer — artichoke water!

 

We Taste Tested 15 Celebrity Wines. Here Are Our Completely Honest Reviews

Happy Wine Day, everyone! It’s the most important holiday of the year!

 

Patrón is using virtual reality to market tequila. Here’s how

The Patrón Spirits Company is taking advantage of virtual reality early as a new way to market its tequila.

 

The Quest to Reproduce the World’s Oldest Shipwreck Beer

In the summer of 2010, Christian Ekström, a diver from the Åland Islands, an autonomous region of around sixty-five hundred isles off of Finland’s west coast, began searching for a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, based on a tip he’d received from a fisherman.

 

Franschhoek Vignerons excel at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Franschhoek Wine Valley Vignerons Boschendal, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards and Plaisir de Merle excelled at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, each earning a Gold medal for their relevant wines entered.

 

Jan Braai visit Boplaas

Jan Braai, the South African braai legend, came to visit Boplaas on Sunday, 24th of May in the Port Capital of South Africa, Calitzdorp.

 

Remembering Remhoogte

Another day, another exploration into the winelands - on this occasion, a visit to the Simonsberg with a stop off at Remhoogte for a rather disappointing tasing experience in such a beautiful setting.

 

A Stop at Kanonkop

Another quick stop along the Simonsberg streets at the renowned Kanonkop led me to a beautiful new tasting room, a wall of vintages with hand-written notes about each and an eclectic art gallery.

 

Wonderfontein, Orange River Cellars skitter op Muskadel-toekennings

Die 13de SA Muskadel-toekennings, geborg deur Enartis SA, het weer eens die kollig laat val op een van die land se gewildste en veelsydigste dessertwyne. Altesaam 22 inskrywings is vir hierdie ekskl

 

Mouth Tastes the South at Elim

I have pulled hundreds of fish from the foamy blue sea along the continent’s great south coast, but had never visited the wine region some six clicks from the ocean at Elim. This is the Big So

 

Seared Yellowtail, Fennel, Olives & New Potatoes, Salsa Rossa

By Chef Peter Goffe-Wood To be paired with 2015 Creation Sauvignon Blanc Ingredients 2 fennel bulbs 500 g new potatoes 120 g black olives, pitted zest and juice of 3 lemons 4 x 180 g yellowta

 

Klein Constantia KC Pinot Noir 2013 — 26.05.2015

Klein Constantia is known for a number of its wines, its fine Sauvignon Blancs and the Vin de Constance, a replica of the wine that created a ‘Golden Era’ for Cape Wines in Europe in the

 

Douglas Green Shiraz 2014 — 26/05.2015

Whenever I taste and write about Douglas Green Wines, I always think of this young man, graduate of Elsenburg, Stellenbosch University’s Wine & Viticulture College and the ambition and pass

 

Neethlingshof The Owl Post Pintoage 2013

De Wet Viljoen, cellarmaster of Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch, is also vice-chairman of the Pinotage Association, and as a result you can’t help scrutinising his take on the variety a little mo

 

Cape Town number 1 destination for business events in Africa

Cape Town has retained its position as the number 1 destination for business events in Africa, according to the recent 2014 International [Category: Breaking News, Business, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, T

 

Nederburg’s pedigree raised another ‘sweet’ 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.  Two years

 

Herbed Mushrooms on Cheesy Polenta — Lizet Hartley

Lizet says, “My love of carbs is well known. I wouldn’t quite kill for a good pasta with a rich lamb ragu, but it’s close. I blame the one eighth Italian in my veins. Its cousin, p

 

Braised Beef in Red Wine & Served with Polenta — Anna & Roberta Montali

Anna & Roberta Montali provide the perfect beef dish to go with the Klein Constantia KC Pinot Noir 2013, not unlike the classic beef casseroles of southern Europe.  But being Italian, they add