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Honest wine labels reveal the harsh truths about our drinking habits

There are not many things in life women love more than wine.


Sting reveals how his passion for music has influenced his wines

If you are a fan Sting there’s no doubt that you will be keen to lay your hands on the wines from his Il Palagio vineyard and estate in Tuscany.


Sommeliers Selection wine awards at Open Door Restaurant at Constantia Uitsig

A total of 101 wines was selected from 400 entries for the first Sommeliers Selection Wine List, which was judged only by members of the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA). The judging pan


The real reason your wine costs so much at restaurants

After 15 years of reviewing restaurants for The Post, I still get the jitters when the wine list comes.

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New winter menu at Den Anker, V&A Waterfront

Restaurant manager Brandon and Chef Doekie Vlietman © John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015 [Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Big wine brands at reduced prices

“Life is too short to drink bad wine.”  – Ernest Hemingway.

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Inside Salvador Dalí’s unknown wine book

A Female nude stands with a cherub on her shoulder, her head turned to share a stem of cherries with the boy in a game of fruited telephone.


Don`t miss this year`s Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament!

Date: 25 July 2015 | Time: 12:00 till 16:00


Alto appoints 5th Winemaker in nearly 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.


A Visit to Niel Joubert Wine Estate in Paarl

Charles Withington has had a respectable career in wine. He owns the Darling Wine Shop and has become a friend. During his tenure as General Manager at nearby Backsberg, he got to know the Joube


Shiraz Showcase at the CTICC

Since its inception in 2009, the Shiraz Showcase has grown and, this year, it took place at the CTICC for the first time, previous venues having become too small to accommodate it. Shiraz has become a


RECM Best Value Cabernet Sauvignon, Take II

Paulus Fillepus, a sommelier from Namibia, gave us a hand tasting the second lot of Cabernet Savignons for the RECM Best Value tasting this afternoon. And what a triumph it was for Distell with half o


Jeanri-Tine van Zyl: Winemaking that’s not about the money

When this platform was still in print, I embarked on a series called ‘Legends’. The aim was to profile the trailblazers and innovators who shaped the South African wine scene in the way w


Frozen Chocolate Parfait with Pear Compote

By Chef Coco Reinarhz To be paired with Creation Merlot Ingredients 200 g chocolate 0.5 l cream 5 cl milk 3 egg yolks 1 tbs cocoa powder 30 g icing sugar 100 g peeled pears 25 g castor sugar 20


Inaugural The Sommeliers Selection announces winners

The inaugural The Sommeliers Selection was deemed a resounding success with almost 400 entries received. Wineries ranging from large, small and niche took part in what has been described as â


Die Stilte 2014

The new wave of wines from Cinsaut and Grenache present some interesting dichotomies – lightness vs heaviness, authenticity vs contrivance and precision vs (wilful) neglect but three. Die Stilt


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Smoky Pork, Bean & Vegetable Cassoulet — Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey says,”We’re in for some cold and wet weather in Cape Town for the next couple of days and I’ve got just the dish to keep you snug as a bug. My smoky pork, bean and vegetable


Fazenda brings taste of South Africa to Spinningfields at wine tasting | Manchester Evening News

The post Fazenda brings taste of South Africa to Spinningfields at wine tasting | Manchester Evening News appeared first on Creation Wines. [Category: Mediabook]


Corder Family Vineyards Cool Climate Syrah 2013 — 24.06.2015

Ian and Anette Corder farm in Elgin, the cool climate wine region. Recently an executive chef of one of Cape Town’s 5 star hotels said to me, “the best wines come from Elgin!” One c


Sa Wine Index Announces Sa’s Top 10 Wines

The index has combined the results of 84 global competitions, wine reviews, and listings, giving each wine a single score out of 100.