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Bridget Jones turned Chardonnay into the classy drink it is today

Once upon a time, Chardonnay was Britain’s favourite wine and a must for any sophisticated soiree.


High court rules in favour of De Morgenzon`s workers

It all started with one of her workers struggling to pay off a debt, Wendy Appelbaum explains from her favourite chair in her house on the De Morgenzon wine estate in Stellenbosch.


Why women drink alcohol

Australians, it seems, have always been big drinkers. It’s almost part of our DNA to end the day with a drink. And that’s not just men.


Beef Roast with a Backsberg Shiraz and Balsamic Reduction

The chilly winter evenings are the best time to snuggle up indoors with a hearty meal and low-lit candles. 


These guys just fixed the absolute biggest problem in Beer Pong

You’re playing a friendly game of beer pong with your buds and, of course, chase down the little ping pong ball 85 times, dunk it in that sketchy water cup and deem it clean.


Citron tart in Citrus-season

Winter is citrus season in the Western Cape and it is the ideal time to use the lovely sweet and sour flavour combinations in the kitchen.


Creation proud to be an accredited CVC Member

At Creation Wines on the lofty Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge near Hermanus the mission has always been to harness the rich gifts of Nature and the Estate’s unique terroir to reward the wine lover with wines of rare balance,


Inaugural Garagiste Movement Garagiste Challenge, 5 August, Taj Hotel, Cape Town

Small scale wine producers competing for the Top 8 Garagiste Movement Wines. Judged by panel of judges and the public. Top 8 wines announced that night. Top 8 wines to be paired with dishes at the lat


Japanese taste sensations at Kyoto Garden Japanese Restaurant

After these trade tastings, which usually end at 8 pm, we need supper so when we were asked by Scott Wood to come and taste some of his delicious Japanese food at Kyoto Gardens this seemed like th


Sweet potatoes with moskonfyt

Sweet potatoes were planted by Jan van Riebeeck at the Cape and were usually baked or cooked whole, mashed or cut up and stewed with sugar, cinnamon or naartjie peel and butter. A humble vegetable


Vive la France at the Bastille Festival in Franschhoek

This is one of the unmissable festivals and despite heavy rain and a chilly winter day, we donned our red white and blue clothing on Sunday and went to enjoy the festival in the tent at the Huguenot M


Vive la France at Bastille Day in Franschhoek

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Creation joins forces with UK agent Bibendum

Creation Wines of South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of multiple award-winning Bibendum, who with immediate effect will represent and handle the distribution of the Creation wine por


Celebrating French July with Duck Cassoulet and a Rhone-inspired wine

In Franschhoek, July is the month of the annual Bastille Festival – a celebration of all things French, when the whole town is dressed in the colours of the Drapeau Tricolore. Try this delicious


Savour a fine Franschhoek red with Grande Provence’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Experience one of Franschhoek’s bolder red wine gems when you savour the Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. This full-bodied red took root from outstanding Franschhoek vines grown


Scottish wine, but you can’t drink it

The producer of Scotland's first wine is confident that his next vintage will be more palatable.


Raath Promotions Wine Trade Show at The Village Idiot

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Viva the Cinsault Revival!

It is not widely known that Cinsault was the backbone of our wine industry for many decades. Especially when an older vine, Cinsault can offer delicate aromatics, sweet red fruit, good acidity and ama


Eating Japanese at Kyoto Garden

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


This Week’s MENU – Swiss wines, Signal Gun, Hartenberg, Bastille Day, Raath Trade show, Kyoto Garden

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Marthélize Tredoux: Is the concept of “organic farming” being abused?

I’m not much of a pedant. It’s too exhausting to be pedantic about everything. However, I am painfully pedantic about the misappropriation of words with specific meanings. And yes, I mea


RECM Best Value Pinotage: Take II

The second three dozen Pinotages were tasted blind this morning and will be available at the Pendock Wine Gallery this afternoon from 5-7pm for tasting by everyone. Last week the Russian Consul Genera