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Why you should never drink whisky on the rocks

The first time I tasted Scotch whisky I was a broke student, chugging direct from a £3 bottle, lying outside my tent at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.


Jamie Oliver`s chickpea salad paired with Leeuwenkuil Cinsault

Jamie Oliver enlivens a can of chickpeas with herbs and feta to create a salad meal.


Rickety Bridge: Blazing new trails for South African wines

Even though South Africa produces more wine annually than all but six other countries, including more than Chile, New Zealand and Germany, its wines remain a bit of a mystery, especially in North American and the Caribbean.  


Amorim Cork presents an `Unexpected twist`

While the enjoyment of one of life’s most basic pleasures should be a sophisticated and fun affair,

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S.Pellegrino sparkling water presents new special limited edition bottle dedicated to Vogue Italia

S.Pellegrino presents its new special limited edition bottle dedicated to Vogue Italia,


KWV reigns supreme at 2015 SA Young Wine Awards

KWV showed their prowess at the 2015 SA Young Wine Awards tonight (Friday 21 August).

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Daring wine pairings at Creation Wines

Over the past seven years Creation has established a proud reputation for innovative wine pairing experiences in the Tasting Room.


First date drinking do’s and dont’s

On a first date, there are about a million different decisions you face. Obviously, first and foremost is where to go.

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The places we eat, drink and stay at: Steenberg

The Red Wine Romp held at Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg was the perfect occasion to revisit one of our favourite hotels and wine farms.  The concept was simple:  Celebrate the gre


Poeswyn at the Poesiefees

Afrikaans is one of the joys of living in South Africa. Tientalle digters na McGregor vir poesiefees as the headline in Die Burger said. Which reminded me of Sir David Tang's column in the Pink 'Un


Overhex Survivor launch exceeded expectations

Recently I was invited to the Overhex Survivor launch at Overhex Wineries, just outside of Worcester. Overhex has just released their premium range of wines called Survivor, using grapes from thei


Paul Cluver Seven Flags Pinot Noir 2013

I note that back in 2013 I rated the 2010 vintage of the Seven Flags Pinot Noir from Elgin producer Paul Cluver 95 points on the 100-point quality scale (see here) and in so doing, set the bar super-h


Thelema makes a point

In SA wine, the tail wags the dog. Suppliers of logistic services decide who should judge competitions and don't rock the boat is the criterion. Venues are chosen to suit pourers rather than tasters a


Sasha Sails the Seas

When planning a much needed vacation, one is always on the look-out for a unique adventure accompanied by a pristine living environment set in a beautiful location. What would you say if I guarante


Michael Fridjhon: How to fix Merlot

In the 1960s European and American electricity providers replaced coal-fired power stations with “clean” nuclear facilities. Fifty years later, the swing of the pendulum has made atomic th


Groot Constantia Merlot 2013 — 24.08.2015

Groot Constantia Merlot 2013 There’s been a lot of chatter about Merlot recently. We should never have planted it to replace Cinsaut, and now we should be replacing it with Cinsaut. South Afric


Alto — meet the Winemaker Dinner

Alto, the iconic red wine producer in the Golden Triangle outside Stellenbosch, appointed Winemaker, Bertho van der Westhuizen, to take over the reins from his well-known father, Schalk, on the first


Tim James: Cape white blends — what’s in a name?

“Excuse me, what is a ‘Mediterranean White Blend’?” piped up an Australian voice at blind tasting of Cape Winemakers Guild last week? Good question – as so many of Davi


The Drift Gift Horse Barbera 2013

“Innovation and diversity” are apparently what the line-up of the upcoming Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction signifies but I beg to differ. Chardonnay from Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon f


The “Feel Good” Cottage Pie — Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Feel Good Cottage Pie Carey Boucher Erasmus is an excellent food writer,researcher and photographer.  She has been writing recipes for Crush, an online digital magazin