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South African winery launches world-first Rooibos-wooded white wine

A South African winery has launched the world’s first Sulphite-free white wine, made using Honeybush and Rooibos chips.

 

Beer Cocktails you`ve never heard of

Refreshingly delicious, beer is great on its own but why not also make it a staple in your cocktail regime?

 
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Eggplant Pizza Bites

These mini pizzas take 20 minutes, from start to finish, and absolutely curb the pizza craving without guilt.

 

The astonishing health benefits of coffee

We reported on a recent study that suggests that drinking a huge amount of coffee can actually raise your risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease

 

Wine terroirs of Nuy and Bon Courage highly awarded at the 2015 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

Following a record 291 entries for the tenth Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, wines of origin in Worcester’s Nuy Ward, Robertson, Durbanville, Elgin, Wellington and the Breedekloof stood out this year with more than one national winner, while Nuy Wine Cellar and Bon Courage Estate walked off with all the trophies.

 

Rietvallei Cabernet Franc awarded National Trophy at Terroir Awards

Robertson can make great red wine.

 

The Alphabetical: A rebel of a red blend

Steal a traffic cone! Go skinny dipping! Take all that hotel soap, and the shower cap too, dammit! Ah, we all have an inner-rebel waiting to break out. The Alphabetical is a renegade of a wine and it&

 

Hamba Kahle, Cecil

It's been a bad year for Cecils. First, Cecil John Rhodes is flung with poo and removed from UCT. And then namesake Cecil the lion is dispatched in a most horrible, lingering fashion by a dentist from

 

Women`s Month at Solms-Delta

Happy Women`s Month! Solms-Delta celebrates all the strong women, past and present, who have had a role in shaping the history of the farm. From indigenous Khoe and San, to slave, settler, farm wo

 

Where Talk is Deep

Taking stock of the recent wine industry seminar laid on by Wineland (magazine) and legal raptors Adams&Adams, it is apparent that communication within the South African vinous fraternity has nev

 

KWV is kewl

Is KWV the coolest spirit distiller in SA? With gin bars exploding in Cape Town like truffles in the Kalahari after the first rains, KWV have launched a new sipping gin called Cruxland flavoured with.

 

Sir de Villiers Graaff gives an insight into the future of De Grendel estate

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SA vs New Zealand Pinot Noir

Do expectations influence outcomes when it comes to wine ratings? Dana Buys, co-owner of Vrede en Lust, thinks so, arguing for instance that were you to assemble a group of professional tasters and te

 

Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Quest for the Best at Au’ de Hex

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Wellington Wines, Diemersfontein the big winners at ‘Quest for the Best 2015’

With four and three wines respectively in the top ten of the 6 th annual Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route’s “Quest for the Best”, Wellington Wines and Diemersfontei

 

Tim James: Could great old names be rescued?

An almost inevitable topic came up for discussion among those attending the recent grand match between some old Cape stars and their international equivalents: the modern decline in reputation of wine

 

The Grand Taste-Off: South African Legends vs the World

My dream of tasting a selection of SA’s forgotten gems against world benchmarks was realised on Friday, 24th July 2015 at Aubergine. Lately there has been tremendous hype about vintage SA wine

 

Nuy en Bon Courage se terroir bekroon op SA Terroir-wyntoekennings

Wyne van oorsprong in Worcester se Nuy-wyk, Robertson, Durbanville, Elgin, Wellington en die Breedekloof het vanjaar uitgestaan op die tiende Novare SA Terroir-wyntoekennings met meer as een nasional

 

Tim James: Could great old names be rescued?

An almost inevitable topic came up for discussion among those attending the recent grand match between some old Cape stars and their international equivalents: the modern decline in reputation of wine

 

Dax Villanueva: A Wide River of Olive Oil

No conversation about South African olive oil can take place without the mention of RIO LARGO. This olive oil is South Africa’s top award winner since 2010 and loved by many. RIO LARGO is Portu

 

Audrey’s Cape Brandy Tart — Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne says, “It’s one of those faultless recipes that should be framed in gold and hung on a wall: it always works, it’s fairly easy to make, and everyone loves it – even k