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Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Coconut Curry

Saucy coconut curry chicken with sweet red peppers, tender potatoes, and crunchy cashews make right in your crockpot! So easy and insanely delicious!


The Queen celebrates her 89th birthday at popular London wine bar

Prince William, 32, and Kate, 33, left their children at home with the nanny to accompany the Queen at a wine bar to celebrate her 89th birthday.


Vitamin Water: Perhaps One of the Most Toxic Health Drinks of the Century

Coca-Cola’s VitaminWater is being marketed as a healthy, hydrating drink.


Watch Rocker, John Coffey, Catches Beer From 200ft Away While Crowd Surfing

Crowd surfing is a traditional interaction technique from for a huge quantity of musicians, but some play it better than others.

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People taste craft beer for the first time

Beer isn’t for everyone.


Is cheap wine hurting your health?

When choosing a red wine, vino that’s cheap (cough, boxed wine) is temptingly easy on the wallet, so we had experts weigh on what it means for your health.

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Plaisir de Merle honoured with gold medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Plaisir de Merle in the Franschhoek Wine Valley has reaffirmed its reputation as a producer of fine wines by winning a gold medal at the recent Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB) for the estate’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon.


Win 4 Tickets to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Oui! It’s time to celebrate at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival again! So whether you are a handsome Monsieur, an elegant Madame or a young and dashing Mademoiselle, be sure not to miss out this year!


Creation stars in the Reuben Riffel Show

Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s foremost exponents of culinary culture, rising to prominence with his eponymously named restaurant in Franschhoek in the heart of the Cape Winelands.


WifiMonday: Jerry`s Burger Bar

A new Jerry's recently opened in Park road. The winning formula from the original Obz franchise brings to the city a welcome sensibility to the gourmet burger scene. 100% Beef patties reign suprem


Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2014

Spice Route Chenin Blanc is a bold, full-flavoured style, produced using grapes predominantly from unirrigated bush vines at our Swartland vineyards. IN THE VINEYARD: This Chenin Blanc is from a v


Spice Route Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Spice Route Sauvignon Blanc is a terroir-specific wine, produced using grapes from a prime block at our vineyards on the cool hill tops out Darling. It shows crisp fruit and rich minerality. IN THE


Spice Route Pinotage 2013

Spice Route Pinotage is an opulent and bold expression of the varietal and is rich and full flavoured. Grapes are from an award-winning trellised vineyard and the wine is matured in new and used Ameri


Spice Route Mourvedre 2013

Spice Route Mourvedre is produced in a full flavoured, yet medium bodied style. This variety works well with the terroir of the Swartland and the wine shows lovely white pepper spice and juicy fruit.


Spice Route Viognier 2014

Spice Route Viognier is grown on the deep soils of the Swartland and the unirrigated bushvines provide grapes with deep, concentrated fruit and rich minerality. IN THE VINEYARD: The Viognier is grow


Joostenberg Roussanne 2014

A visit to Joostenberg Deli and Bistro is now recommended not only for the food but also because it will allow you to get your hands on some Small Batch Collection wines that the associated cellar has


Parmigiana di Melanzane with mushrooms — Alida Ryder

I have become enamoured of serving an excellent red wine with vegetarian food, especially a dish like this one which is packed with the flavour of tomato, aubergine and mushrooms.  Ticking all the


Cappa 2015 Port Challenge results

The results of the 2015 CAPPA port and wine challenge were recently announced. Among the top awards are the following: Cape Ruby: Groot Constantia took top honours followed by runnsers-up Muratie


Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival

Gordon’s Bay’s “Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights” taking place from 19 June -19 July are now a major attraction in the Cape [Category: Breaking News, Events, Arts & C


Experiential luxury purchases are our identity

If experience is the new social currency, as globally marketers are maintaining, then Cape wine tourism is ideally poised to capitalise on this trend. Increasingly, marketing specialists are hig


Release the whisky serpent

Taste more than 100 whiskies from around the world and meet the people who create them at a V&A festival.


Solid Solutions

Proactive attention to solids during the winemaking process improves cellar production efficiencies. Winemakers rarely give product solids management much thought except that they wish to have&n


Simonsig The Garland 2008

How to break the glass ceiling which exists when it comes to the price of South Africa’s top-end wines? Most critics agree that we are now making wine comparable in quality to just about anythi


What wine is on your table?

Each bottle of wine that lands on a shelf, restaurant table or dining table is a marketing opportunity for the Western Cape.  The Western Cape has an incredible tourism offering a


Double decker wine tour

Cape Town’s Red Bus is a unique way to experience the city and its urban vineyards. Geared with a camera and brochure, I set off to experience the hop off, taste, hop on trip first hand. With m


Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament 25.07.2015

The second Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament will be hosted on Saturday 25 July 2015 from midday until 4pm. Mark Norrish, General Manager of Ultra Liquors Wine Division specially selected the participatin


Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2004 — 15.06-2015

I remember visiting a polo field near Morgenster as a child – it would have been in the early 1950s – to watch a polo match in which my father was playing. My whole childhood revolved ar


Wine experience goes beyond tasting

Wine Industry Strategic Exercise (WISE) Wine tourists are significant spenders and often South Africans. A wine tourism baseline study and strategy development is one of ten new 


What the somms said

The relevance of sommeliers was highlighted by the popularity of the best attended Rootstock session of the year. Rootstock is a platform for wine industry discussions – particularly


Winning monopoly

Sweden is an industry success story, with South Africa boasting the second spot for wine imports by volume in the largest Scandinavian wine market. Innovation, adapting to consumer demands, and a bett