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This Raleigh Beer Garden has more beers on tap than any place on earth

Hold up, the place with more beers on tap than any place on earth isn’t in Oregon, Colorado, or Munich?


Candied Tequila Bacon

There are plenty candied bourbon bacon recipes across the blogosphere, but not any recipes that use different types of alcohol.

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New technology will disable your car if you`re too hammered to drive

Although drunk driving fatalities have fallen by 23 percent in the last 10 years, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Udall (D-NM) believe that our country can do a lot better.


Have a thirst for the apocalypse? Official Walking Dead beer is coming

Survivors looking to quench their thirst after a long day off fending of walkers will soon be able to reach for a bottle of official Walking Dead ale.

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Plaisir de Merle to host Winemaker`s Table, The Most Perfect Evening

SAVE the date – 17 October 2015, for an unforgettable Winemaker’s Table dinner at Plaisir de Merle where the gardens,


Savanna struts its New Look at epic Before and After party

Savanna, the premium cider that knows how to stand out from the crowd, took centre stage at an epic Before and After party at The Look Out in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.

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Orange River Cellars raise a glass to Currie Cup prowess with Griquas

Now for the main event. Following the progression of the Griquas rugby team to the Currie Cup final round,


Doolhof throws a wine and food extravaganza to showcase their new releases

This was held at La Mouette restaurant in Sea Point on Friday. Media and wine trade people had a lovely day inside at long tables warmed by the fireplace tasting through the wines and eating a delicio

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What A Can Of Coca-cola Really Does To Your Body In Just An Hour

The graphic was compiled by The Renegade Pharmacist, a blog run by a former UK pharmacist Niraj Naik and includes a seven-stop breakdown.


Liquor Legislation: Much Ado About Nothing

With whingeing at the authorities being a South African past-time, it is no surprise that all and sundry are croaking about the proposed changes to the country’s liquor legislation. I have not


Brosé arrives, with a bang

An interesting question is posed in the Guardian this morning, just in time to boost entries for Clare Mack's Rosé Rocks competition. "Is it possible that marketers are reaping what they sowed when t


RECM Best Value Boela

We had so many stickies to taste blind this morning, panel chair Winnie Bowman roped in the services of Groot Constantia winemaker Boela Gerber as guest judge. There were so many wines, we decided on


RECM Best Value Forts

In all the hoopla about what to call SA Ports after the Portuguese came over all Peri-Peri about us using the world Oporto without the leading and trailing o's, no one to my knowledge suggested Fort,


Game Sausage with blue cheese polenta — Ina Paarman

Ina says, “This is a dressed up version of our national favourite, pap and wors! The sausage is accompanied by an onion and red wine sauce. The polenta is cooked in our Chicken Stock and flavour


Corder Family Vineyards Cool Climate Pinot Noir 2013 -29.07.2015

Cool Climate Wines, more time on the vine equals superior taste. The easy to understand mantra of Ian and Anette Corder of Corder Family Vineyards in Elgin. The first grapes to be planted in Elgin in


Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2011

Are we under-rating our new-wave reds? And are local consumers paying enough for them? By way of calibration, a bottle of Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2011, R295 a bottle from Joostenberg Deli in S


Tasting at Rhebokskloof

After we checked out from Laborie, we drove down the longest main road in the world which is in Paarl and went to have a wine tasting and a light lunch at Rhebokskloof. It was again a beautiful day an


Winter special at Harvest and Laborie

The menu. You too can go and enjoy this good value winter menu at Harvest restaurant on Laborie We learned about this superb winter special when we visited in February and thought it would be gre


Oryx Desert Salt — a preservative

Salt has been used for many hundreds of years as a preservative. Hundreds of years ago, Portuguese fisherman would sail up into the north Atlantic in summer and catch cod. The cod would be well salted


David Donde: Better beans — defining coffee quality

Quality sadly is too often reduced to a label printed on the front of a tin of the cheapest of instant coffees. That clearly isn’t right, is it? So what is quality coffee? Damned if the answer


The places we eat at: Foodbarn Restaurant

The name Franck Dangereux is synonymous with fine French cuisine – he put La Colombe on the fine dining map and when he opened his own restaurant called Foodbarn, things could only get better!


Chateau Pesquie: ‘Incredible value and a no-brainer’

We first imported Château Pesquié last year, punting it as the best value producer in France. Allocations from the château are limited and last year the wines sold out swiftly. We have, howev


Fillet of beef whisky Stroganoff & lemon-parsley pesto — Dianne Bibby

Of course there’s nothing stopping you from serving this beef Stroganoff with butter-coated tagliatelle or fluffy mashed potatoes, but for today, it’s coming to the table carb-less! Unfo


A tasting at Rhebokskloof

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DeWaal Pinotage 2012 — 29.07.2015

One of the fortunate attributes of Pinotage vineyards at DeWaal Wines is that apart from the Top of the Hill Vineyard, which is 65 years old and the oldest Pinotage vineyard in South Africa, they have