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How to Preserve an Open Bottle of Wine

One of the reasons we like screw caps for wine bottles is because they make it easier to store half finished bottle of wine.


App warns drinkers if they exceed alcohol limits

New smartphone app Alcohol Tracker warns imbibers if they exceed the recommended maximum daily and weekly units of alcohol.

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Fairview cheese: Best served during load shedding

If you, like many other South Africans, find yourself in front of the stove in the dark, night after night, you`re probably unlucky enough to experience the 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. load shedding session.


Ultra Value Wine Challenge #FrugalFridayFeast

We can’t lower the fuel levy or ban electricity hikes, we can’t make Zuma pay back the money or prevent e-tolling, but we can turn frugality into something to celebrate.

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Useless, Expensive and Some Useful Wine Gadgets

I remember painfully cracking my hip bone off the hard tubular end of one of these contraptions.


Pumphouse Shiraz for #WineWednesday

Pumphouse Shiraz is our feature wine for this month’s #WineWednesdays. Backsberg`s Pumphouse Shiraz is part of the top-tiered wine range, the Black Label range.


US couple spend $75k visiting UK pub

An American couple have become so enamoured with a UK pub that they have spent $75,000 flying 8,700 miles from their home every six weeks to visit.


RECM Best Value Pinotage

Well its totsiens Tawanda as one of our regular RECM Best Value judges heads off to Singita in Tanzania to serve Shiraz in the Serengeti. Can there be a better place to be a sommelier? Our RECM best v


Nuy-kelder blaas nuwe lewe in Roete 62 met multi-miljoen rand-sentrum

’n Multi-miljoen rand-kompleks tussen Worcester en Robertson gaan nuwe lewe blaas in die bekende Roete 62 en ’n groot bate word vir toerisme in hierdie geweste sowel as vir plaaslike in


Pendock goes national in The Times

My Bottle of the Week column in The Times has gone national, which is hopefully the first swallow that makes a summer of improved wine coverage. Columns have been shed left, right and centre as deadtr


Debra’s Weekender: Durban

It would seem there is a bit of a lull in events post Vodacom Durban July. Here are the interesting things I’ve found, failing these you’ve always got your pick of the fabulous weekend


This Week’s MENU – Aegean Odyssey Part 5, Japanese whisky tasting, Graciale at Peddlar’s, Winter Fennel and Orange Salad

Blue hills of a late afternoon in Mycenae. A sort of Trompe de l’oeil, certainly an optical illusion In this week’s MENU:


The Beauty of the Baguette

Carbohydrates have fallen from grace.  Regardless of their nutritive value, affordability or ability to keep, admitting to eating, preparing or heavens forbid enjoying anything containing carbohydr


Landau du Val Private Selection Semillon 2013, a heritage wine to be savoured

Situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley is the well-known wine farm La Brie, home to the Landau family. This is also home to the heritage vineyard of their equally well-known Semillon, 1


Restaurant review: Graciales

The dessert board at Graciales might come as a surprise: A rich, fresh chocolate truffle, a lemon tart boasting all the right contrasts and a Turkish Delight good enough to convert those of us whoâ


Nuy Cellar gives Route 62 major facelift with multi-million rand complex

A multi-million rand complex between Worcester and Robertson will give the well-known and popular Route 62 a major facelift and become a big asset for tourism in this region as well as for local inhab


Saxenburg Private Collection Shiraz 2013

In 1989, Adrian Bührer of Switzerland bought the farm Saxenburg on the outskirts of Kuils River between Stellenbosch and Cape Town. Nico Van der Merwe was appointed winemaker in November 1990 and h


Bastille Festival Franschhoek

Dust off your berets and dress up in your finest red; white and blue for this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes [Category: Breaking News, Events, Food, Franschhoek, Music, Basti


Easy bacon chilli poppers [without the carbs] — Carey Boucher Erasmus

Here’s a quick and easy way to satiate a chilli popper craving. Not only are these babies carb free, but they are simply roasted until crispy in the oven – not deep fried. I use whole ja


Perdeberg Vineyard Collection Pinotage 2013 — 08.07.2015

Albertus Louw, Cellarmaster and Riaan Moller, Perdeberg Winery’s Red Winemaker have really worked wonders with the Perdeberg Wines. There was the launch of the hugely popular, The Dryland Colle


5 Food Facts from GLAD

We are huge Glad fans at home from their wonderful cling wraps to refuse bags, roasting bags, freezing bags and sandwich bags. GLAD is well-known for its multi-purpose products which are convenient to