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Jager Bombs Could Be Seriously Bad For Your Health

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol is riskier than just drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study that examines the impact of a growing trend among young adults.


Mulderbosch Vineyards Wine and Weed pairing guide

Wine, cheese and weed? Enjoying all three at once is nothing new, but the movement that officially recognizes the similarities between these tasting parallels is only just starting to gain momentum.

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Sting gives Jimmy Fallon a wine tasting on The Tonight Show

Jimmy and Sting sample some Super Tuscan wine from Sting’s vineyard during the interview.


Can White Wine Give You Dandruff?

According to Kingsley, white wine and champagne are two of the worst things you can drink if you suffer from dandruff.

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Brooke Shields raises full glass of wine as she visits the dentist to treat painful Bruxism

Few look forward to an appointment at the dentist, but Brooke Shields has found one way to ease her nerves.


How to infuse Vodka with Bacon

We’ve explored many bacon hacks over the years here at Lifehacker, but never how to mix everyone’s favorite cured meat with alcohol.


Keep winter at bay with some Portuguese spice supplied by Boplaas

Long famed for a heritage of crafting the finest Cape “Port” styled fortifieds, Boplaas Family Vineyards is now blazing a path with their range of Portuguese varietal table wines and special Family Reserve bottlings which are perfect for the cold winter evenings and chilly weekend braai’s.


Durbanville Hills appoints new white-wine maker

Durbanville Hills Wines has appointed a new white-wine maker, Kobus Gerber, whose great passion is to make iconic Sauvignon blancs.


New-look Orange River Cellars Muscadel Plucks Platinum Award

To announce that Orange River Cellars, the Northern Cape’s leading wine cellar, has yet again excelled with its delicious Muscadel wines is hardly news for wine consumers these days,


Taste 10 First Growths plus enjoy an unforgettable Bordeaux dinner!

Dear finest wine lover We take both pride and great pleasure, to be able to offer you a VIP opportunity, an invitation to participate in a singular, unique, wine and dinner event in Cape Town on Tu


Checkers Private Barrel Co Is Releasing Its 10th Expression — A Real Beaut

Checkers LiquorShop has done it again! They’ve gone and sourced their 10th Single Barrel whisky and it is lovely. A 16 year old Glenburgie this time. If you aren’t familiar with the disti


2015’s Bigwigs of Shiraz & Shiraz blends

The results of the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge pretty much reflected the tendency of wine competitions to deliver some surprises while the usual regulars put in an appearance. This is the third year that


Plaisir de Merle slaan goud los op Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Plaisir de Merle in die Franschhoek-wynvallei het voortgebou op sy reputasie as ’n produsent van uitmuntende wyne deur ’n goue medalje te verower op die pas afgelope Concours Mondial de


Winters Drift Chardonnay 2014 — 27.05.2015

On a recent visit to the cool, climate and fashion, Elgin Valley and we did a tasting of the full range of the Winters Drift Wines and the new 51 Miles wines with Emy Matthews – the vibrant and


Du Toitskloof Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2013 — 27.05.2015

I remember the shock and horror amongst the old Indian Army Colonels in Banghoek when Cape Wineries started following the successful Australian blending of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. How wrong the


Teriyaki Tuna Steaks with Sautéed Greens — Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey’s dishes are always high up on the yummy list.  And this one is built for Chardonnay.    Ingredients 2 x fresh sustainable tuna steaks (about 3 cm thick) 2 T (30 ml) cooking oil M


Hamilton Russell on SA fine wine

Speaking to The Drinks Business at a London dinner he attended to commemorate his partnership with British wine importer Mentzendorf, Anthony Hamilton Russell was quick to sing the praises of South A


Tenth vintage Cape Coral celebrates rosy decade of Waterkloof wines

The Waterkloof Wine Estate celebrates its decade of winemaking in harmony with nature on the outskirts of Somerset West with the release of the tenth vintage of its elegantly dry ros é, Cape Co


Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2015 results

Results of the fourteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Rustenberg Wines Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual Tr


Appleton 12 yr old Jamaican Rum — 27.05.2015

This week on Die Vine Intervention, I present to the panel the fabulous Appleton Estate 12 year old Rum from Jamaica. Die Vine Intervention is a series of podcasts which John Fraser, broadcaster, fina


Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani — Meeta K Wolff

Meeta says, “In this version I use the Katchi biryani method, but tuning it down so that it is simpler to cook at home. Katchi is (raw) biryani, raw meat marinated in yogurt and spices is sandwi