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Prince William and Harry banned from eating garlic

Former cook of the royals’ Carolyn Robb – who was employed as Executive Chef at Kensington Palace by their father, Prince Charles,


These are the Chenin Blancs that you should be drinking

Last week, the Chenin Blanc Association announced the results of the 2015 Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blancs at the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town.


50 Cent and French Montana are dissing each other over Vodka

50 Cent and French Montana first exchanged shots publicly a few years back, with claims that French was a former cameraman for 50 and subsequent challenges about shared album release dates.


It’s Time To Dial Back The Craft Beer Snobbery

Hear me out. I enjoy beer. I enjoy craft beer.

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$72 Beer Flavored Ice Cream

Three young men from Old Lyme, Connecticut are infusing ice cream with beer. And not any old beer – they use stouts, bocks, lagers, porters, lambics and ales.


Crock Pot Cauliflower and Cheese

An easy and cheesy Cauliflower and Cheese recipe made in the crock pot.


Health Benefits of Coffee vs Tea

With lectures, exams and hangovers to battle, it’s no secret that Miami students drink a lot of coffee and tea on a daily basis.


Why a 5% beer can make you TWICE as drunk as a 4%

We’ve all been there: In a bid to be sensible on a night out we’ve swapped spirits and wine for lower strength beers, only to wake up the next morning with a thumping head anyway.


Why Gin Is Back With a Flourish

HAVE WE REACHED peak gin yet? Not so long ago, ordering a gin and tonic meant being served a rather bland but perfectly acceptable Gordon’s gin with a slice of lemon and a mainstream mixer.


Champagne cork forces easyJet plane to make emergency landing

An easyJet plane was forced to make an emergency landing after being damaged by a popping champagne cork.


September Special at Basse Provence

R650 per person per night!


Kanonkop and Rijk’s make history with 10th Absa Top 10 Award win apiece

Legendary Stellenbosch wine estate Kanonkop and Rijk’s Cellars from Tulbagh have made history by becoming the first producers to each notch up ten Absa Top 10 Pinotage Awards.



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Restitution comes to Montagu

The chickens have come home to roost in Montagu and they've arrived in a luxury bus. Dinner at the best guesthouse in town for the commissioners, where the vegetarian option to gemsbok is beef.


GinGin Gees

The Cape is home to ⅙ of the planet’s floral kingdoms and the fynbos is the only floristic region wholly inside a single country. Fynbos has more diversity than a tropical rainforest, so it makes


Van Loveren se wyne kry nuwe baadjie

Van Loveren Family Vineyards is nie net bekend vir hul reeks gewilde wyne nie, of net vir die vier neefs (Four Cousins) wat hierdie besigheid bedryf nie, maar ook vir die innoverende wyse waarop hull


Chenin blanc Top 10 Challenge at the Cape Grace

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


In the Pink – Launch of Rosé Rocks, SA’s first Rosé competition at Cavalli

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Ponzu Sauce Steak — Jan Braai

Jan Braai’s Ponzu Sauce Steak Jan says. “There are three parts to this Japanese-inspired recipe: sauce, braai and presentation. Making the sauce is very easy, as you just reduce some stuff


The Old Vine Series Pofadder 2014

“This bottle of wine celebrates a grape that poses many challenges in the vineyard and in the cellar and keeps us humble” reads the back label of Pofadder 2014, the Swartland Cinsault in E


A successful tour to Elgin

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


The Table Bay’s Camissa — restaurant with a view

Always beautiful flowers at the entry of the hotel There are restaurants in Cape Town that have the most special situations and The Camissa Brasserie at The Table Bay Hotel on Cape Town’s iconi


Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 — 31.08.2015

Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Oldenburg Vineyards has the most beautiful setting. High up in the Banghoek Valley about ten minutes drive east from Helshoogte Pass, it sits below almost straight up


Beef & Guinness stew with herb dumplings — Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley’s Beef & Guinness stew with herb dumplings Lizet wanted to make a Beef & Guinness pie and the weather turned warm, so she took a lighter route and made this delicious stew


Belfield Aristata 2011 — 31.08.2015

Belfield Aristata 2011 One of the great plusses of wine farming in the Elgin Valley is the cool climate, which allows for a longer hang time towards ripening which enhances aroma, flavour and colour i


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Indochine redux

The Simonsberg from Indochine If you ever create your Restaurant Bucket List, Indochine on the Delaire Graff Estate should be up somewhere near the top. Virgil Kahn, chef at Indochine Delaire Graff ha


The Vineyard Hotel, preparing for a Wine Dinner

The Vineyard Hotel from the gardens Last month I had a very exciting afternoon at The Vineyard Hotel. Roy Davies the GM invited me to come and participate in planning the menu for a De Grendel Wines D