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< Thursday 4 June 2015 >

Pancakes filled with scrambled eggs and bacon

You should totally add these to your breakfast menu!

 

Build Your Survival Hotdog Grill With A Beer Can

Get your drunken Macgyver on whenever the graving calls for a bbq hotdog. Grant Thompson – “The King of Random” shows us how.

 
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Jon Bon Jovi visits Cedar Ridge, takes home vodka

New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi stopped in for lunch and a tour April 15 at Cedar Ridge Winery, 1441 Marak Road in Swisher.

 

Whale Balls Don’t Belong in Beer

I read about an Icelandic brewery that’s making a smoked beer full of whale balls.

 
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Winemakers Turn to Apps to Save Water, Perfect Wine

Wednesday was the last day of bottling at Shafer Vineyards. As the bottles were loaded onto the bottling machine, winemaker Elias Fernandez checked his cell phone.

 

Guinness Voted Best Beer In The World

Guinness ranked number one in a online survey of 3,526 voters for the best beer. Pabst Blue Ribbon ranked 114 and Miller Lite came in at 350th best tasting beer.

 

The better way to open a Champagne bottle

If you want to learn how to balance Champagne on your butt, consult Kim Kardashian.

 

Weekend Wanderings: Living it up at Lanzerac

Despite my inbox being the bain of my blog existence, sometimes it serves up a gem…. and an invite to spend a night at The Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch was one email that caught my eye immediately!

 
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Belgian Culinary Experts Produce Tasty Book on Food and Pinotage

Three of Belgium’s most well-known food and wine experts have joined forces with the SA Pinotage Association to produce a digital publication on South Africa’s most famous indigenous grape variety, Pinotage.

 

World Class Cape Port and Red Wines at the 2015 CAPPA Challenge

A port from Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo is the overall winner at the annual Port & Wine Challenge of the Cape Port Producers Association (CAPPA), while another Boplaas Cape Port took second place overall.

 

Leopard’s Leap Bobotie with banana-yoghurt salad, tomato-cucumber salsa & toasted coconut

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in its beautiful Franschhoek home has a superb kitchen – with, for me, the showpiece of a classical French Rotisserie with all its brass and beauty.  Che

 

Interview: Spencer Fondaumiere — manager and sommelier at Burrata restaurant

How did you become interested in wine? On my first visit to Cape Town from Kenya, I went wine tasting as a thing to do for a tourist. I was fascinated by how much was going on in a single glass, how e

 

The places we eat (and drink) at: Tjing Tjing Torii

A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to the sacred (as per Wikipedia).

 

Pampoen Farmstall

On route to the Wacky Weekend on the R60 from Worcester to Robertson visit the interesting and famous Pampoen Farmstall – on [Category: Breaking News, Food, Farmstall, Produce, Robertson, Wacky

 

Lanzerac Cheese Lunches

Ideal Throwback Thursday story. Zelda Furstenburg of Lanzerac asked me what the cheese lunches cost when I was manager there in the 1970s. I actually don’t remember what they cost then. I do rem

 

Spier Frans K Smit 2009

Stylistic trends may well be overtaking the Frans K Smit, the top-end red blend from Spier. Maiden vintage being 2004, the winemaking approach has always been particularly brazen with highly concentra

 

Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Pinotage 2012

They say that location makes all the difference when purchasing property or starting a business. A wine farmer will tell you it is equally important when planting a vineyard. The grapes for the Durban

 

Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

  If are a regular reader of the weekender (doubtful) you may have noticed that my Weekenders have been absent the past week or two. This has happened in the past but I have always rebounded wi

 

Eagles’ Nest shines at Shiraz SA Wine Challenge

Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2012 has been recognised as one of the county’s finest by the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge. The annual competition highlights leading Shirazes and Shiraz blends, and t

 

The places we eat at: Inside & You’re Out

We love the slow upgrade of Bree Street; especially the added meal options available over lunch time.  Inside & You’re Out is the new kid on the block; burgers are their specialty. Wh

 

Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2007 — 2012

Constantia property Eagles’ Nest was purchased by the Mylrea family in 1984 as an “Alpine retreat” but when a 2000 fire destroyed the pine trees, vineyard was planted, first bottlin

 

Leopard’s Leap Lookout Semi-Sweet — 01.06.2015

Leopard’s Leap must be one of those wineries in the Cape that offers everything to everybody. In terms of quality of wine, the flavours that appeal from the most even handedness of price to top

 

Leopard’s Leap Lookout Semi-Sweet

Leopard’s Leap must be one of those wineries in the Cape that offers everything to everybody. In terms of quality of wine, the flavours that appeal from the most even handedness of price to top