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How to boost your internet speed with a beer can


It may look like something from Blue Peter, but following the easy steps in this video could boost your broadband.

 

Wine on tap trend surging in London


Being able to turn on your tap and have it run red with wine sounds like one of the more madcap ideas devised by Marie-Antoinette during an uneventful afternoon at Versailles,

 

Brilliant bar gets you drunk with an alcoholic cloud


A funny thing happens when you inhale alcohol: You get drunk.

 

New art exhibition at La Motte Museum in Franschhoek

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Conservation of the South African art heritage has always been a passion at La Motte Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Valley.

 

Franschhoek`s wine dog for August – Meet Bella!


A Doberman by birth, but I’m classified as a ‘rescue dog’ to those who know my story. Call me Bella Bok and My Wyn is where you’ll find me.

 

Warmth and comfort is the inspiration for this year’s Winter menu at Glen Carlou

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“Warmth & comfort is our inspiration for this year’s Winter menu: choose quality ingredients, use what you have and make a showcase of that.

 

Rare Black Perigord Truffle discovered in the Western Cape


Woodford Truffles South Africa has recently confirmed the discovery of the first Black Perigord Truffle in the Western Cape on the farm Altima, one of the properties within the Anthonij Rupert Wyne portfolio.

 

The 2015 Reef Vintners’ Surf Classic Goes Down in Maxing Stilbaai Conditions


The 16th annual Reef Vintners’ Surf Classic was completed on Friday 14th August, with the surfing winemakers facing down big surf at Stilbaai point. A large field of 50 competitors were in for some

 

MCC tasting at JC Le Roux, Devon Valley, Stellenbosch


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Du Toitskloof new releases tasting; new premier Quest range. Lunch at Melissa’s Country Kitchen


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Maties regain the Vino Varsity Challenge


On Friday the 14th of August 2015, the 7th annual Vino Varsity Challenge took place at Backsberg Estate Cellars and was nothing less than an absolute success. Clear, sunny skies prevailed when all of

 

RECM Best Value Shiraz Take II


Four dozen shirazes this morning and four dozen last week at zero cost to the producer (apart from two bottles of wine for the tastings) confirms that our weekly RECM Best Value Tastings have serious

 

Evolution of Pairing: How it started

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Since its inception in 2002 Creation Wines has held innovation as one of its defining principles. While this has led to a range of wines characterised by rare elegance, distinction, balance and fines

 

Sa-vour this food lovers weekend…


Now here’s some fun… [Category: Diary Note, Jacqui Morris, sa-vour]

 

This week’s MENU – Du Toitskloof, CWG Auction tasting, La Colombe, Beaumont, JC Le Roux MCCs, Pulled pork


Cape Winemakers Guild tutored tasting at The Taj, Cape Town Lynne's birthday lunch at La Colombe Sebastian Beaumont shows his new releases at The Union, Bree St This week's MENU recipe: Pulled po

 

Veritas celebrates 25 years of excellence with exciting give-away


The Veritas Awards, South Africa’s premier wine and brandy competition, is celebrating 25 years of excellence this year. The Veritas emblem, which adorns the winning products, has instilled

 

This week’s MENU – DuToitskloof, CWG Auction tasting, La Colombe, Beaumont, Pulled pork


Cape Winemakers Guild tutored tasting at The Taj, Cape Town Lynne's birthday lunch at La Colombe Sebastian Beaumont shows his new releases at The Union, Bree St This week's MENU recipe: Pulled po

 

This week’s MENU recipe – Pulled pork, Mexican style


This is the dish in fashion at the moment, overseas and here; if you turn on the TV food channels, it is everywhere. Lynne wanted to try making it and it was rather successful. This is her adaptat

 

Morgenster Nabucco 2011 — 19.08.2105


Morgenster Nabucco 2011 Giulio Bertrand, owner of the iconic Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate, loves Opera. As a result he created The Italian Collection, made with Italian grape varieties grown on th

 

Baked Gnocchi with bacon, tomato & mozzarella — Alida Ryder


Alida Ryders Baked Gnocchi with bacon, tomato & mozzarella Alida says,”I needed comfort food. And since I also didn’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen, I knew I wanted to use a

 

Some thoughts on the 100-point quality scale


Is MR de Compostella 2013, the best wine overall in the recent RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards and retailing for R920 a bottle, under-scored at 92 on the 100-point quality? It may be but not by much. Whil

 

This week’s MENU recipe: Pulled pork


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The Douro Boys and the Wine Revolution


‘It’s a Wine Revolution. Really, that’s the only word for it,’ says Matt Kramer of Wine Spectator. Along with South Africa, Portugal is one of the most exciting wine-produci

 

Will returning Saffers save SA wine?


Moneyweb reports this morning that "more than 400 000 white expat South Africans have returned to the land of their birth since the apex of the financial crisis in 2009." Which has to be good news for

 

Big Bottle Festival


Opulence, celebration and extravagance – all synonymous with the annual Big Bottle Festival, South Africa’s super-sized and grandest wine tasting extravaganza being [Category: Breaking Ne

 

This week’s MENU – CWG Auction tasting, La Colombe, Beaumont, Pulled pork


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