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Packaging Spotlight: Bong Vodka

Bong water you might actually drink.


Lust Vodka claims to boost women`s sex drive

Does a great cocktail turn you on?

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Tipplers in Mumbai stay off tequila over adulteration fears

Ayush Pradhan, a regular at a pub in Andheri, is missing the ‘kick’ tequila would deliver to his sessions there.


Gold-winning wines reflect KWV The Mentors philosophy

Established in 2006 to showcase excellence of selected vineyards, KWV The Mentors is a shining example of the stylistic evolution that has been taking place across the KWV portfolio.

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Simonsig Estate Unveils Latest Vintage of Renowned Tiara Red Blend

The new release of Simonsig Estate’s flagship wine, the 2011 Tiara Bordeaux blend, accentuates the merits of allowing a blend of this style and structure to receive proper barrel and bottle maturation before its release.


Entries Open for SA’s Leading Wine Writing Competition

Entries for South Africa’s richest wine writing competition are now officially open.

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Franschhoek’s Wine Dogs – Talisker from Haute Cabrière

Although a large dog, six-year-old Talisker, is a big softy who loves nothing more than to cuddle up next to Whiskey, the family cat, to keep the cold at bay.


A pairing that’s a little daring

Who says dessert is strictly reserved for sweet dessert wine?

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Raising legal drinking age from 18 to 21

More proposed changes coming that will affect the way we all consume and enjoy alcohol in restaurants, clubs and bars. 29 June 2015, Cape Town - 29 June 2015, Cape Town - Following an alert


Wine: how to tell if a wine is faulty, or merely funky

With so many wine bottles now sealed with synthetic corks or screwcaps, you might assume the problem of faulty wines had been eradicated. But, given the simultaneous growth in the popularity of low-su


How to make the perfect Crème brûlée

Crème brûlée is super easy to cook and makes you look like a dinner party rock star because you can prepare them well in advance and just do the flame thrower bit for a party trick! Versatile fl


Wine: how to tell if a wine is faulty, or merely funky

New-wave wines bring with them a whole new set of challenges Thursday 29 January 2015 With so many wine bottles now sealed with synthetic corks or screwcaps, you might assume the problem of faulty


Landau du Val Semillon 2013

“The only thing older than Basil Landau in Franschhoek are his vines,” says Ludwig Maske of La Cotte Inn, the town’s renowned wine and cheese shop. Landau, now 85, and wife Jane bou


Belfield Syrah 2011 — 30.06.2015

Mike and Mel Kreft have created something very special on Belfield, their Wine Estate in the Elgin Valley. Their four grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, which they use for


DeWaal Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 — 30.06.2015

The antecedents of the de Waals of Uiterwyk arrived in Cape Town three hundred years ago this year. And certainly made their mark. Wale Street in Cape Town was originally called Waal Street after the


The Vineyard Hotel’s Ndaba Dube a Cape Finalist in National Wine Tasting Competition

The annual South African Wine Tasting Championships got off to a great start with more tasters than n previous years. All of them keen to take away the laurels for the title of Best Western Cape Provi


The 2015 Swartland Revolution

Know how & when to buy your tickets – now you have no excuse…     [Category: Events, 2015, Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland, Swartland Revolution]


OBIKWA has a wine for every meal and every day of the week

Every day is wine day with OBiKWA, and with their wide variety of easy drinking, quality varietal wines, you can afford to try a different one with every meal. lees meer [Category: Nuus/News


Pork Belly Ramen — Alida Ryder

Alida sats, “My obsession with ramen started quite some time ago when I learned through my younger brother (who is the ultimate food experimenter) what it is and that obsession intensified when


Liv-ex releases its freshly-updated 1855 classification

Liv-ex – the Fine Wine Market – has once again updated the Bordeaux 1855 Classification to uncover current trends in the fine wine industry. Like the original classification, Liv-exâ


Oryx Desert Salt — did you know?

While we think of salt really only when it comes to the cooking of our meals, there is so much going on behind the scenes at Oryx Desert Salt. Oryx Desert Salt is a natural, crystal-white salt â€


Fork Restaurant’s refurb party

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Wine to put a sparkle in your eye

Bianca Coleman visits Haute Cabrière wine estate in Franschhoek.


Savoury caramelised onion & mushroom quiche — Jamie Schler

I am blessed with a special friend ship with Jamie Schler, an American, who, with her husband JP, recently bought a hotel in Chinon, France – just at the stage where one should be thinking of sl


Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc 2013 — 30.06.2015

Weather is always such an important part of a vintage. It is said that the early ripenng of grapes this last vintage was brought on by three cold winters and then warm weather in August of 2014 which


Lamb tagine with dates & apricots — Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey Boucher Erasmus is best known as one of Cape Town’s most hard working chefs.  She writes regularly for Crush Magazine, she is a recipe developer, restaurant consultant, cook and photogr