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Whisky and food pairings you need to know about

There’s no reason to think of whisky as a pre-dinner cocktail or post-meal nightcap anymore. 


Lettuce wrapped Cheeseburgers

This is one of those low carb recipes without the extra primal/paleo mile.


Motörhead frontman Lemmy has switched from whiskey to vodka

Lemmy, the grizzled perpetual badass who fronts metal icons Motörhead, has seen healthier days.


1897 Quinine Gin launched on World Mosquito Day to support the fight against malaria

A new gin has been launched made with the bark that produces quinine – the key ingredient in tonic water and traditional remedies for malaria.

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Scientists discover ridiculously easy new hangover cure we never knew about

Good news for those of us who like to go out for a few quiet drinks on a Monday night that turns into seventeen cocktails,


Pop-Tart beer is the latest breakfast food brew craze

San Francisco brewer 21st Amendment created a new flavor of beer that tastes like a Pop-Tart. It’s an homage to the history of its new facility, which was formerly a Kellogg’s factory.


The Hard Sell Of Mexican Tequila Makers

So you want to make a tequila? Good luck with that.


How Absolut Vodka will use the Internet of Things to sell more than static pieces of glass

Most FMCG companies sell ‘dead products’, in that once they’re off the shelf, there’s little more a brand can do to talk to a consumer.


Eikendal Vineyards releases the 2013 vintage of its celebrated Cabernet

When you discover a very good Cabernet Sauvignon, you feel like telling everyone about your new find. It tastes great. It’s most often memorable. It’s the type of wine that you will talk about for years to come.


12 Nederburg wines score 90 or more in Tim Atkin report

Well-known British wine commentator Tim Atkin MW, who has described South Africa as “the most exciting wine-producing country in the New World” has scored no fewer than 12 Nederburg wines 90 points or more in his authoritative new report on the country’s wine industry.


Teriyaki basted oxheart and tail burger in a ramen noodle bun

Inspired by Hartenberg Estate`s, Hamburger Recipe Competition and the love for burgers, I took to the kitchen to eradicate my constant annoyance with the current hamburger sandwich abominations, tha


A Vintage day at the 330th Anniversary of Boschendal

Vines were first planted in the Cape in 1655 by Jan van Riebeek. Boschendal in the Franschhoek valley was established thirty years later in 1685. They invited us to join them in commemorating 330


The Alchemy Best Burger Competition — the Batonage entry

The KnowItALL Burger – a classic style burger but with local knowledge Note the hand crafted mustard and tomato sauce in the background. And of course, the Alchemy White. The story: This b


Are these the last ABSA Top Ten Pinotages?

Will the announcement of the ABSA Top Ten Pinotages in the Cathedral Cellar of KWV in Paarl today be the last in a series of 19? For ABSA the brand is about to disappear and become Barclays according


Creation Paired Tastings — Introducing our latest Stars

In combining winemaking showmanship with culinary artistry, gorgeous flavours with irresistible textures, Creation has gained an enviable reputation for our innovative and ever-evolving wine and food


Celebrating Chenin Blanc!

We are delighted to announce that our 2014 Culinaria Chenin Blanc has been announced as one of the Top 10 Chenin Blancs in South Africa in the 2015 Standard Bank / Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge! Co


Twaalf van Nederburg se wyne haal ongelooflike 90 punte en meer!

Die vooraanstaande Britse wynkommentator Tim Atkin MW, wat Suid-Afrika as “die opwindendste wynproduserende land in die Nuwe Wêreld” beskryf het, het ’n allemintige twaalf Neder


Naudé Old Vines Cinsault 2014

New wines from Ian Naudé of Adoro, the Stellenbosch cellar that has the same owners as Benriach Distillery in Speyside, Scotland. Tasting notes and ratings as follows: Naudé White 2010 Price: R9


Local brewer goes large with Zulu Blonde

An SA brewer's curiously named Zulu Blonde beer will be stocked at British pubs before next month's Rugby World Cup.


Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés pay it forward for transformation

An intriguing collection of wines crafted by young, gifted winemakers during their internship with the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, empowers leaders of tomorrow to give back to this


Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2015 winners

The winners of the 19th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition are as follows: Altydgedacht 2013 Ayama 2013 Diemerdal Reserve 2014 Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2013 Groot Constantia Pinota


Imibala where art & food meet

The opening of the Imibala Gallery Always something new happening at Imibala in Somerset West. The Imibala Gallery under the curatorship of Sonja Steyn, recently opened an exhibition named ‘Mapp


Place in the Sun Unwooded Chardonnay 2013 — 27.08.2105

Place in the Sun Unwooded Chardonnay 2013 Place in the Sun is a really worthy wine. Made by the finest wine-making team in the Zonnebloem Cellar with Elize Coetzee in charge of the white wines, the wi


Easy Thai Pork & Spinach Curry — Nina Timm

Nina Timm’s Easy Thai Pork & Spinach Curry Nina says, “Thai curries can be very hot, but this time I just wanted the flavors like lemongrass, ginger, garlic and coconut to shine, so th


Latest releases from a Cape First Growth: Reyneke

‘One of Stellenbosch’s finest estates,’ notes Neal Martin. ‘These wines fulfill both in a sensory and intellectual way.’ Reyneke has firmly established itself as a favou


Superlative spring sipping – sante!

    Not quite September, but McGregor is full on with spring today - apricot blossom, yellow daisies, Namaqua daisies and indigenous jasmine flowering - no matter which direction I look


Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2015 winners

Results of the second annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are now out. There were 145 entries in total and the winn


Simonsig Wine Estate, two in a row at Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge

Simonsig Estate’s Chenin Avec Chêne 2014 The 2nd top 10 Chenin Blanc award in as many years, Stellenbosch’s Simonsig Estate had repeated its performance at last year’s inaugura