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How to eat olives with pips

The title of this article should actually read ‘How To Eat Olives With Pits’ because pit is the correct term, not pip. Olives with the pits removed are called ‘pitted olives’.


How Japanese Whisky is taking over the world

Shinjiro Torii opened the first Japanese whisky distillery in Yamazaki, an area between Kyoto and Osaka, in 1923.


Prosecco past Champagne as the top-choice sparkling wine for weddings

CHAMPAGNE has lost its fizz when it comes to weddings with Prosecco now the most popular tipple for toasting the bride and groom, a study found.


Woman is going blind after drinking 28 cans of Red Bull a day

A mother is going blind due to her Red Bull habit, which saw her drink 28 cans of the stuff every day.

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Franschhoek Vignerons come out tops at 2015 SA Terroir Wine Awards

With a record 291 entries received for this year’s Novare Terroir Awards, the Franschhoek Vignernons came out tops in both the National as well as Area categories.


Two Great Reasons to Indulge in Laborie’s Winter Special

Looking for a great winter getaway that is steeped in history to take that someone special? Laborie, one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms is running a great two for the price of one winter warmer special.


Vinimark and Wine Worx trade tasting at the CTICC

Vinimark and Wine Worx held their annual trade wine show on Monday evening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. They have a superb list of French champagnes and distribute some of the bes


The places we eat at: El Burro Taqueria

Had to go to Wikipedia to learn about Taqueria’s:  “Taquería (pronounced: [takeɾ’ia]) is a Spanish word meaning taco shop or place that makes tacos.  As tacos are an inte

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A Sunday Feast at Catharina’s at Steenberg

Imagine standing on a beautiful vineyard, surrounded by majestic mountains and feeling part of an exhilarating historical journey. This was my noon time welcome at Catharina’s at Steenberg on


The wines we drink: Mullineux Olerasay #1 Straw Wine

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines launched their new Solera-style Straw Wine recently.  The wine is the accumulation of 7 vintages (from 2008 to 2014):  Each vintage a barrel or two have been


Sod it

My post on Cruxland, the new all-singing, all-dancing sipping gin from KWV was such an internet hit (3000 page views in two days) I thought I'd bets stick with spirits and write about Demant brandy in


Launch of “MORE” – Allergen-free Recipes for the Whole Family by Silvie Hurford

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Rare Northern Cape truffles make gin

Rare Kalahari N’abbas (truffles) have made their way into a newly launched, locally produced boutique gin.


RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends are now out. 85 entries from 64 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of site) by the


Rare Cape Winemakers Guild magnums at Big Bottle Festival

Saturday, 22 August 2015, Cape Town Club A Masterclass of rare wines sold as magnums at past Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auctions will be one of the highlights of this year’s Big Bottle Festi


Meaningful and/or lucrative scoring

Scoring wines is a funny business altogether, of course. In a recent spat over the bizarre practice of the great and good assembling in Bordeaux each spring to score Bordeaux wines, some of which have


Teachers & Learners Attend SUNCEP Tuition Programme

After the success of its April tuition programmes, the Stellenbosch University (SU) Centre for Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education (SUNCEP) trained [Category: Breaking News, Education, Overberg, Stel


Morvino trade tasting at the Mount Nelson

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This Week’s MENU – Caroline’s Reds, Agri Wellington, De Grendel, Morvino & Vinimark tastings

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David Bristow: Umngazi – Jewel Of The Wild Coast


Liver in a Sour Sauce — Nic van Wyk

I still remember tasting this dish of Nic’s grandmother which appeared in the first series of the hugely popular KykNet cooking show Kokkedoor. He cooked it out in the winelands for an evening o


Johnson: Wine And Golf A Fine Mix For Vintage Frost

?Wine is bottled poetry.?