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Everything you need to know about the history of Tequila

Few spirits are as shrouded in myth and mystery as tequila—and for good reason.

 

Find your favourite new wine by picking your favourite chocolate bar

I can name 50 different craft beers off the top of my head, but put me in the world of wine, and the labels all blend together.

 

South Africa`s most fattening beers, wine, cocktails and shooters

Irrespective on where you stand on the fat vs carbs debate on weight loss and health, most people agree that alcohol is a big no-no if you’re serious about losing weight.

 

Experience the best of both worlds at Leopard`s Leap

There’s no doubt that Leopard`s Leap is a haven for wine lovers and the destination for those wishing to explore the pleasures of wine and food.

 

The best beers in South Africa

The inaugural National Beer Trophy has been held in Cape Town, attracting the most innovative craft brewers from across the country.

 

Creation Wines on being Social

Social media has firmly taken its place, and in some cases superseded the role of traditional media in many company’s toolkits for marketing and client interaction.

 

The places we eat at: The Dining Room

Being encouraged to bring your own wine to a restaurant is already a huge PLUS in our eyes, so when friends invited us to join them at The Dining Room we jumped at the opportunity. The Dining R

 

A Mexican product demonstration at Wild Peacock, Stellenbosch

Wild Peacock in Stellenbosch stocks the things chefs and good cooks want; all the luxuries like oysters, freshwater crayfish, imported and local cheeses, fresh fish, game, charcuterie and chocolate. T

 

Most expensive wine fetches R193 000

A rare Burgundy has emerged as the world's most expensive wine at more than $15 000 a bottle.

 

Vat jou tong op ’n sensoriese reis op Gabriëlskloof

Gabriëlskloof, ’n vooruitstrewende wyn- en olyfplaas in die Overberg, bied nou “proesels van pure plesier” met sy Kos-en-Wynpasmaats-spyskaart wat ‘n liplekker keurspel va

 

The demoKitchen — Smokin’

If you havent booked, you really should [Category: Diary Note, Ilse van der Merwe, The demoKitchen]

 

Learn about wine and cooking

We receive a lot of enquiries from people who want to learn more about wine . Cathy Marston and The Cape Wine Academy both run wine education courses, some very serious and others more geare

 

Thai Massaman Beef Curry — Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey says, “This Thai curry is a rather special one, with its flavour profile being a combination of fragrant Middle Eastern spices and South East Asian ingredients.  Massaman curry is spicy

 

Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013 — 11.08.2015

Bernard Podlashuk bought Bellingham just after World War 2 and immediately he and his energetic wife Fredagh set about restoring the buildings replanting the vineyards and really between the two of th

 

Steak & Kidney Pie — Lizet Hartley

Lizet says, “There’s a little game I like playing. It’s called ‘Spot The Meat’. No, this is not as crude as it sounds. I’m referring to pie here. You know, the

 

Tim Atkin on the Stellenbosch Renaissance versus the Swartland Revolution

Tim Atkin, world-renowned wine critic, speaks of the world of wine in the Swartland in comparison to that of Stellenbosch: ‘The Swartland is sometimes marketed as a radical, edgy alternative to

 

Kloovenburg Extra Virgin Olive Oil..

While her husband attends to the farming and wine making, and their son plays Springbok rugby, Kloovenburg’s olive-entrepreneur, the ever-stylish Annalene du Toit is the driving force behind th

 

De Grendel Shiraz 2013 — 10.08.2015

Excellent rainfall in the winter and spring preceding the harvest of 2013 meant high water reserves in the De Grendel Vineyards. Southeasterly winds fortunately came late after flowering and fruit set

 

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2013 — 12.08.2015

Nebbiolo is a red wine grape that is perhaps not that well known in South Africa, though Steenberg has had one in its portfolio for a number of years. It is a grape one comes across mainly in the Pied

 

Rivergold Chenin Blanc 2010

Lourens van der Westhuizen, winemaker at family-owned Robertson property Arendsig, makes an additional range of wines from sites further afield which he considers to show particular merit, these desig

 

David Bristow: In praise of boxed wine

I spent an inordinate portion of my youth messing about on mountains. We worked out by trail and error what foods were the lightest yet palatable (some barely), and the all-important question of what

 

7th Klassique Brings Top Classical Musicians to Oudtshoorn

Klein Karoo Klassique, Oudtshoorn’s festival of classical music, food, art and wine brings top classical musicians to the Karoo town for the [Category: Breaking News, Events, Music, Oudtshoorn,

 

This week’s recipe – Chilli con Carne using dried Ancho chillies

They are not hot at all and impart a lovely chocolate and smoke note to the chilli. If you like your chilli con carne hot, you will want to add some fresh green chilli to your own taste. You can

 

Marthélize Tredoux: Obligatory Women’s Month Post

Eagle-eyed readers that you are, you may have noticed that it’s Women’s Month in South Africa. Most of us were able to enjoy another indulgent long weekend courtesy of National Womenâ

 

This Week’s MENU – John Collins tasting, Swartland Survivor launch, Wild Peacock, Chilli

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]

 

Rare wines at Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase

Embark on a journey of discovery into rare, exceptionally crafted wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase to be held [Category: Breaking News, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Wine, Cape W

 

Sweet & Smoky Cowboy Beans — Alida Ryder

If you want robust food, in colour, in aroma, in flavour and a dish that makes you think “remember when we had that…”, you turn to the Queen of the Pretoria kitchen, Alida Ryder. You