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The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms

There’s a lot of ego in wine speak, both on the part of eager oenophiles who want to assert their expertise and occasional wine drinkers who keep mum for fear of saying the wrong thing. 

 

Drunk squirrel causes rampage at UK club

A “drunk” squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage at a private members’ club.

 

Venezuela could run out of beer by next month

Venezuela could stop making beer by August, as local breweries run out of ingredients needed to produce the country’s most popular alcoholic drink.

 

Braised snoek for a cold Cape winter

Braised (gesmoorde) snoek is an inexpensive, traditional dish that makes a regular appearance at the table during the cold Cape winters.

 
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Thieves toast successful theft of wine worth almost £1.5m with champagne inside warehouse

Thieves stole almost £1.5 million worth of vintage wine in a daring heist on a warehouse that supplies the Queen, before opening champagne inside the building to toast their success.

 

New Corkscrew app makes wine lists searchable and considers wine preferences

A new wine app called Corkscrew collects wine lists from restaurants, makes them searchable and,

 
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The best Craft Beer spots in Jozi

Interest in craft beer has exploded in South Africa in recent years, and several Joburg spots stand out for their great selections.

 

Dinner at Harvest on Laborie

 

Wine needs a new story to boost sales

The wine industry needs a new strategy to revitalise and grow local wine consumption and sales.

 

Robsons East Coast Ale 82 Points

First time I tried Shongweni Brewery Robsons East Coast Ale, made in Durban, mild IPA style with sweet floral notes, yeasty with medium plus hops note, mildly bitter, refreshing and light style,

 

Mussels show their muscles

SA wine played better than the Springboks on Saturday at the annual Ultra Liquors Mussels exercise at Den Anker on the Cape Town Waterfront. While the bokke played second krismiswurm to the Kiwis, SA

 

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards: Call for submissions

Announcing the third annual White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends, convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by RisCura, a global financial services provider. A tasting is prop

 

The places we eat at: Babel at Babylonstoren

We are late visitors to Babel at Babylonstoren; we have seen so many glowing reports about the beautiful gardens and gorgeous food  for the past year.  A visit by The Navigator’s sister fr

 

New Doolhof releases at La Mouette in Sea Point

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Breëland Chenin Blanc Royal 2014

How to lose the image of being an area capable only of commodity wine? Breedekloof recently launched the Chenin Blanc Initiative, which sees nine wineries in the district launching examples of Chenin

 

Paint the Winelands Pink at Totalsports Women’s Race

A sea of pink will engulf the streets of Stellenbosch on Monday, 10 August 2015 when thousands of women toe the line [Category: Events, Health & Wellness, Stellenbosch, Breast Cancer, Breast self-

 

Bordeaux 2009 revisited

2009 was a year that produced some of Bordeaux’s finest wines to date.  Robert Parker, the world’s most influential wine critic, tasted the wines from barrel and described 2009 as â

 

Panko-Crumbed Calamari with Black Salt & White Pepper, Lime Mayonnaise — Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne Hobbs is a ‘cooker’ deluxe as my small son said some years ago.  I am amused as she feels that same way that I do about Black Lava Salt.  It is a culinary joke, but it look

 

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015: Call for submissions

Announcing the third annual White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends, convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by RisCura, a global financial services provider. A tasting is prop

 

The Forum — a Sunday lunch celebrating award winning food & iconic wines

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Breëland Chenin Blanc Royal 2014

How to lose the image of being an area capable only of commodity wine? Breedekloof recently launched the Chenin Blanc Initiative, which sees nine wineries in