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< Wednesday 26 August 2015 >

Tequila shots with Oprah and Gayle in Ibiza

Oprah Winfrey and her best friend Gayle King have been on their fair share of vacations together, but it seems their latest getaway topped them all.

 

Why millennials are ditching vodka for Whisky and Manhattans

Is there an industry millennials are not supposedly disrupting? This week it’s vodka manufacturers, who are suffering thanks to America’s most aggressively marketed-to demographic.

 

A Coffee Lid You Can Kiss

Korean designer Jang Wooseok has created the “Kiss” coffee cup lid, bringing a unique human interaction to the normal coffee drinking experience.

 

Heroic Woman Downed An Entire Bottle of Rémy Martin at Airport Security

​We’ve all been there: After waiting in line to pass through security at the airport, you realize the bottle of water you just bought won’t be making it past the x-ray machine.

 

Meet The World`s Youngest Rum Master

Jassil Villanueva Quintana is a maestra ronera, Spanish for rum master. In the world of spirits, they play the alchemist responsible for coaxing the fermented liquid into a blended libation that is a pleasure to drink.

 

5 Mistakes you`re making with your wine

We all make mistakes. While drinking wine isn’t difficult – you open a bottle, pour the wine in the glass and take a sip – there are several common mistakes many people make in the process.

 
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Black women humiliated after getting kicked off wine train

They may have been, by her own admission, a little rambunctious.

 

Johnnie Walker whisky facing kosher row in Israel

 

KWV Named SA Champion at 2015 SA Young Wine Awards

KWV was the big winner at the 2015 SA Young Wine Awards, SA’s oldest wine show, on Friday night, with multiple gold medals and special awards; including the coveted Gen Smuts Trophy for the overall South African champion young wine for its red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz (wooded) beating more than 2,100 contenders.

 

South Africa home to a variety of olive cultivars

Olives and olive oils are fast becoming a staple of South African dinner tables and kitchens but, as with most culinary treats, all things are not as equal as they seem.

 

Orange River Cellars Scores a National Victory at Home

It had nothing to do with home ground advantage that saw Orange River Cellars taking the SA National Champion Trophy as Best Natural Sweet White Wine at this year’s SA National Young Wine Show.

 

#MyDrinkWouldBeCalled

I woke up this morning to find the hashtag #MyDrinkWouldBeCalled trending on twitter.   With everybody brewing something in their garage, I'm sure this might be helpful for the naming process. He

 

Tim Atkin’s 2015 classification of SA wines

Tim Atkin, world-renowned wine critic, writer and Master of Wine with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, has once again classified SA producers into quality categories. The Tim Atkin Ca

 

When we come together, we braai!

September is Heritage Month and on 24 September, the nation celebrates one of its favourite traditions: to braai! At Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, National Braai Day will be celebrated with Ch

 

New wines with lunch at Vrede en Lust, Franschhoek

  [Author: John, Lynne Ford]

 

Hartenberg se Alchemy-versnitte in goud getooi!

Geskep vir alledaagse genot en baie beslis puik waarde vir geld! Dis Hartenberg se Alchemy Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 en Alchemy Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc 2013, en albei is met goud beloon op v

 

Pongrácz toasts 25 years as SA’s favourite Cap Classique

Pongrácz, South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique known for its refined quality and distinctive signature bottle, toasts 25 years of pioneering prowess in 2015. lees meer

 

Boschendal 330 years Celebration Lunch

  

 

Hennessy Cognac 250 Year Tour

Hennessy, one of the world’s largest and most famous Cognac Houses is celebrating their 250th year of existence. A quarter of a millennia old… It just boggles the mind! To celebrate in tr

 

Diemersfontein Hosts Pinotage On Tap Festivals

Red wine producer Diemersfontein Wine & Country Estate will be hosting the annual Pinotage on Tap (POT) festivals in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

 

Big Bottle Festival, The Cape Town Club

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]

 

Junior Cyclists from LEADout Cycling return from Europe

Six junior cyclists from LEADout Cycling Academy returned to South African soil after spending 32 days in Europe competing against the world’s [Category: Breaking News, Cape Town, Cycling, Gard

 

Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2011

With the Cape weather not yet mild enough to make Sauvignon Blanc an enticing proposition, I thought I’d opt something rich and textural like a wooded Semillon with a bit of age on it. A 2010 f

 

Corder Family Vineyards Cool Climate Chardonnay 2014 — 26.08.2105

Corder Family Vineyards Cool Climate Chardonnay 2014 Ian and Anette Corder have a mantra – more time on the vine = superior flavour in the wine. They are of course helped by where they farm. Th

 

Tim Atkin MW’s South Africa Special Report 2015 released

Tim Atkin MW has released his third annual South Africa Special Report. The publication, which runs to almost 150 pages, includes wines and winemakers of the year for the first time, these being: Wine

 

Bacon & Egg Burger — Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley’s Bacon & Egg Burger Lizet says,”For many years I’d assumed, erroneously so apparently, that bacon comes from pigs. Imagine my surprise when kindly friends pointed

 

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Shiraz 2012 — 26.08.2015

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Shiraz 2012 August is Women’s Month and you don’t have to dig too deep to find a team of women behind the Zonnebloem Wines. It all really started with the 21 ye

 

Arrabbiatta Seafood Soup — Sarah Graham

Arrabbiatta Seafood Soup by Sarah Graham photograph by Warren Heath Sarah says, ‘Yum. I love the hit of chilli that comes with an arrabiatta sauce (it translates to ‘angry’ in Itali

 

A Short History Of Sa’s Miracle Herb: Buchu

BuchuLife products are used to cure inflammation, acting as a natural anti-inflammatory. Buchu is cultivated in the Western Cape and is part of the Cape Flora Kingdom.