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Ricotta Crepes with Smoked Salmon

Ricotta cheese provides an unexpected tenderness to smoked Salmon-filled Crepes.


Coffee Is Cycling’s New Performance-Enhancing Drug

These days, cyclists are getting high on caffeine.


Solms-Delta Cape Jazz Shiraz gets a fresh new look

Cape Jazz Shiraz has always been a firm favourite amongst Solms-Delta fans. This being said, we decided that it’s packaging needed a facelift to suit it’s “bubbly personality”.


Can Tea Bags Full of Hops Make Bad Beer Better?

Entrepreneur Bobby Gattuso believes beer drinkers shouldn’t be limited by the choices on tap or at their local liquor store. That’s why he launched Hop Theory, a startup that aims to “bring brewing to the bar” with a lineup of teabag-like sachets.


Drink Java from Cups Made of Coffee Beans

Berlin artist Julian Lechner has turned used coffee beans into usable “coffee-ware”


New Alcohol Calculator Shares Calorie Count of Your Booze Binge

Prepare to be shocked. This evil genius website gives you the caloric equivalent of beer, wine, cider, spirits and champagne, plus how long you’ll have to run to burn it off. 

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Investors belly up to the latest beverage trend: craft liquor

The UpTake: Craft liquor is all the rage and investors want a piece of the action.


Why Big Beer is Struggling in the Age of Craft Beer

Note to Big Beer: Beware the affronted hipster!


The story behind the Hermanuspietersfontein name

In the early 1800’s farmers in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley chose for their children to be schooled in Dutch,


10 Ways to tell if your Sommelier really knows wine

Sommeliers are now regular fixtures in many restaurants, but how can one determine if their suggestions are worth trusting? It turns out that you don’t have to know a lot about wine to judge a sommelier’s skills.


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.


Can Drinking Beer Help You Appreciate Wine and Whiskey? Absolutely!

Think fast: which is less intimidating to try – a beer you’ve never drank before, or a whiskey you’ve never drank before?


New programme of cooking classes at Leopard`s Leap to perfect culinary skills

Leopard’s Leap’s exciting programme of cooking classes is a wonderful way for passionate home cooks and aspirant chefs to fine tune their culinary skills and add some variety to their tables.


Muratie Mini Port Festival

Following on from the success of their inaugural Mini Port Festival hosted last year, Muratie Estate, in conjunction with Juvenal Corks, will be hosting their 2015 Mini Port Festival on Saturday 25th


The Twelve Apostles Hotel introduces new Craft Beer and Craft Cider tasting

Honing in on the growing allure of craft beer (*), The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa has introduced a brand-new craft beer and craft cider tasting that may be booked for private groups of between two


La Motte celebrates success of cool climate Pierneef Collection

La Motte Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Valley is celebrating the international acknowledgement of its premium Pierneef Collection, reaffirming the estate`s status as a producer of fine wines and the


L’Avenir Single Block Chenin Blanc 2014

Various changes of ownership in the last decade or so have meant that Stellenbosch property L’Avenir fell from prominence for a while but with it now under the custodianship of leading French w


Winter-warming pies and the story behind them

For the duration of winter, a special selection of pies will make their appearance on Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant`s daily menu. Pies date from the middle ages, when, with the limited ovens a


Simonsig Tiara 2011- 11.06.2015

Simonsig Wine Estate Tiara 2011 is one of the major flag bearers for the eponymous winery in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. The blend, of four of the so-called Bordeaux Big 5, is made up of Cabern


Show me your ID

Identity will be in the spotlight as South Africa’s unique strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities are explored at the 2015 Adams & Adams WineLand Seminar – from the vineyard


Nederburg’s Reds & Ramekins…

After the success last year of its multi-pack of red wines offered with a pair of ramekins, Nederburg is back with a new vintage selection to warm you up this winter. This time round, Nederburg has cr


South Africa against the world — our grandest tasting yet

We are proud to announce our grandest tasting ever! In association with the Nederburg Auction, Wine Cellar will pit South Africa’s legends of yesteryear against the greatest fine wines from arou


Muratie Port Festival — 25th July

Following on from the success of their inaugural Mini Port Festival hosted last year, Muratie Estate, in conjunction with Juvenal Corks, will be hosting their 2015 Mini Port Festival on Saturday 25th


Alto appoints 5th winemaker in a century

Not many wine estates can boast only five winemakers in a century. And even fewer can claim two father and son combinations over the same period. Alto, the iconic red wine producer in the Golden Trian


Classic French Coq au Vin — Ilse van der Merwe

Ilse van der Merwe, also known as The Food Fox is a food person through and through. Teacher, writer, recipe developer, she also runs The demo Kitchen in an old barn in the part of old Stellenbosch to