Foals’ Yannis Philippakis says their forthcoming album will be “heavier, poppier and weirder” than 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’. (more…)

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The Foals say they drank about 130 bottles of red wine while recording new album

Foals’ Yannis Philippakis says their forthcoming album will be “heavier, poppier and weirder” than 2013’s ‘Holy Fire’.


Every glass of water you drink is almost 100% dinosaur wee

Every time you drink down a glass of water in big, thirsty gulps, remember this.


Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bagel

This is the thing breakfast dreams are made of!


The Most Beautiful Animal-Themed Craft Beer Labels

Wine labels – though predictable to a degree – can sometimes be wacky.


Snoop Dogg’s `Gin and Juice` Is the Best Cocktail Song Ever Written

In 1994, Snoop Dogg dropped a single that would change the way we drink gin forever.


Social Media Might Affect Your Drinking Habits

Do you have a habit of Facebooking and drinking? If yes, you might want to put your smartphone away before your next glass of wine: A new study from the University of Sydney, Australia, revealed that social media can skew drinking habits in either direction.

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Meet the Hilarious “Drunk Dogs” of Instagram

It turns out humans aren’t the only ones who like to get their drink on.


Results of the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge

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.


Award-winning wine for unbeatable dinner-table partners

Leopard’s Leap Wines is delighted to announce its performance in the 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Wine Competition.


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.


Father’s Day @ Glen Carlou, Sunday 21st June, 2015

celebrate this father’s day with us   welcome drink of Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2014 or Glen Carlou Syrah 2010 amuse bouche   starters springbok terrine, wild mushroom puree, kum


Vegetarian Bibimbap Recipe

I received a box of fresh produce and rice from Spekko with a tag saying: inspiration. I had to come up with a recipe using the rice and fresh produce, which included 1 purple


Gluten-free fig, honey & almond tart

This is a really simple gluten-free, dairy-free tart. If you prefer things a little more on the savoury side, then just leave out the xylitol. I made it for the WH ed for her birthday a couple weeks a


Winter wine warmers – a trio of events

Its coming up time for the annual Taste the Helderberg get-together being held, as usual, at the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West. Thursday June 11 is the date to diarise and the doors open at


Happy Burger Day Healthy Recipe

Yes, you can make a healthy – and super-tasty burger. Try this gluten-free recipe that I made and if you want to keep it dairy-free, just ditch the goat's cheese. Although just a small amount


Celebrating heritage, acknowledging the workforce

Philip Jonker has always been aware of the importance of remembering and sharing the heritage of Weltevrede, the serene, green farm outside Bonnievale, that has seen four generations of Jonkers as pr


Pure decadence: Vergelegen’s Chardonnay Reserve

Last weekend I had a fabulous lunch at Vergelen’s Camphors Restaurant. One of the courses was a gorgeously crafted dish that consisted of crispy, perfectly round puffs filled with luscious Gruye


Debra’s Weekender: Durban

This weekend is packed with cool events and happenings, so much so in fact, that I’m going to have to finalise the construction of my time machine so I can accomplish being in more than one pl


Ten points for enjoying Beer this winter..

Beer is not only for braais and outside drinking at sports events. Bring it inside and enjoy it at your dinner table and have fun with beer both with and in your food. Here are ten pointers for you 1


An Oz-Saffer alliance to welcome

Pic of Janine and Mick from One of the impressive things about Janine and Mick Craven (apart from such ordinary matters as youthful exuberance and energy, commitment, general per


Haute Cabrière — well worth a visit

Haute Cabrière is more than just a stop in Franschhoek, it should be your destination. You need to plan your trip carefully to get there in the early morning when the view over the valley with the


Zevenwacht Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2014 — 28.05.2015

Zevenwacht Wine Estate is situated virtually on the north shores of False Bay, the breezes from which cool the vineyards in the height of summer and allow for longer ripening time, hence greater aroma


Reunions, reverence & a little rowdiness

Get together with a few folk you haven’t seen in years and it’s amazing how everyone looks the same and it feels like yesterday you saw each other! It’s just as pleasant a surpris


Alto releases second vintage of its flagship MPHS blend

Only four winemakers in nearly a century have produced wines at the iconic Alto Wine Estate. The Alto MPHS 2007, a red blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful but sleek micro-cuv


Cake Boss attracts many to Cape Town’s Good Food & Wine Show

Buddy Valastro, The Cake Boss from America was a huge attraction at the Celebrity Chef Theatre, Good Food and Wine Show that [Category: Breaking News, Food, Buddy Valastro, Cake Boss, Good Food and Wi


Lemon & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breasts — Kate Liquorish

‘Simple and delicious’ is Kate Liquorish’s favourite description for food. She says, “Chicken breasts tend to be on the dry side so stuffing them with cheese, especially ricott


Craven Pinot Noir 2014

The Pinot Noir made by Mick and Janine Craven from grapes grown in Faure, Stellenbosch gets better and better gaining a little extra gravitas with each passing vintage. The 2014 (approximate retail pr


Roast leg of lamb — Hein van Tonder

Hein van Tonder and a colleague Francois Pistorius, have just been in France photographing a cook book in a lovely old Chateau, I cant wait to see his work.  A trained accountant, he is a cook with


Chinese Pork with Plum sauce — Nina Timm

You can read all about Nina Timm below, but one thing about her is her so aptly named website MyEasyCooking.  I was writing about the Perdeberg Vineyard Selection Shiraz and she was talking about t


The Table Bay Hotel — you don’t have to be resident to….

The Table Bay Hotel on the Waterfront in Cape Town is a stunning edifice. I have spoken to so many Capetonians who have never been there.  I think like Art Galleries and Museums, people miss out on