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Why Good Bars Spray Your Beer Glass With Water

If you’ve ever visited a nice beer bar, you may have noticed a small sink your bartender uses to rinse your beer glass before serving you. That sink looks like this:


Green Tea Cigarettes Are Now a Thing

The manufacturer hopes the 100% green tea, no-nicotine cigarettes can be used to quit smoking


Entrepreneurs Develop Kombucha Beer

Repopulating your gut flora is about to get a lot more fun. One does not typically throw around the word “probiotic” at a party (except maybe in Santa Fe), but beneficial bacteria enthusiasts are about to get a brand-new product for after hours, thanks to Honeymoon Brewery and their cutting-edge kombucha beer.


11 Coffee mugs for real wine lovers

Morning coffee is a ritual that brings everyone on this planet together (except those that choose to drink tea).


Astronauts drink recycled urine aboard space station

What’s the difference between American and Russian astronauts on the International Space Station? The Americans drink their urine, the Russians don’t.


What bartenders actually think of your drink order

Forget your haircut, the clothes you’re wearing, and your body language; believe it or not, your bartender can tell everything about you by what you order at the bar. Here is what your drink order says about you (according to your bartender):


This rare medical condition makes you drunk without drinking

In theory, it sounds somewhat amazing: being able to get drunk without drinking a drop.


Tim Atkin rates Hartenberg wines amongst his favourites

In his third annual guide to Cape wine, internationally acclaimed wine journalist Tim Atkin MW hails South Africa as the most dynamic and exciting winemaking country in the New World.


The Canned Beer Revolution

This handy infographic will give you all of the canned responses you need to overcome any adversary in a debate about everyone’s favourite metal beer vessel!


Sibongile Mafu presents Glass Act YouTube series for Pick and Pay

John Brown is proud to announce the release of the Pick n Pay Glass Act YouTube series.


Ever wondered why whiskey is brown?

Whiskey is a truly gorgeous spirit. We could write odes to the aroma and the flavour, but another important draw of whiskey is its beautiful colour. While the many shades of whiskey vary, most whiskey has a brownish hue.


Why You Are Probably Paying Too Much for Your Coffee

Like any self-respecting business owner, your local coffee purveyor is always on the lookout for ways to percolate more money out of your wallet. In fact a new study found that people will pay up to 13% more for a latte if the barista takes a moment to draw a little heart on the top—so expect a lot more caffeinated Valentines in the coming months.


Say YES to NO Added Sulphites wine

Waverley Hills is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon No Added Sulphites wine.


Uber And Forgood Make Spring Cleaning Easy with #uberforgood

#uberforgood – Clean out your cupboards and let us take care of the rest.


Chenin comes of age at the Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge Awards at Cape Grace

We have said this before and no doubt will again. Chenin Blanc is the grape that defines the South African wine industry. We grow more of it than any other grape. It can be grown all over our winel


A Heritage of Preservation

Being seasonal and sustainable is very fashionable at the moment – and with good reason. But as the saying goes: “there is nothing new under the sun”. Even in the days when the first Europeans c


Is SA wine following in the footsteps of Eschel Rhoodie and Connie Mulder?

Old SA is back in the news in reviews of a new book Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War by American journalist Ron Nixon. Reading the one in the Guardian yesterday, I was struck by


This Week’s MENU – Rosé Rocks, Chenin blanc and Pinotage Top 10s, Concert at Nederburg, Tour to Elgin

Spring is in the air and the dragonflies emerge In this week’s MENU :    In the Pink - the launch of Rosé Rocks Competition   T


MENU recipe 15 July 2015 Spicy Moroccan cous cous

This week's recipe      We love Moroccan food with its different spice profiles and, this week, Lynne made some Moroccan chicken, covered in a Ras al Hanout spice mix and ro


The usual CWG mix for 2015’s auction

The Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is this Saturday, 3 October, at the Spier Conference Centre in Stellenbosch. There will be some splendid wines on offer – and I’d guess that at least ma


RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the second annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 21 producers, either currently available or


The Old Vine Series Soldaat 2014

“Unlike the usual full-bodied style of Grenache, this wine rather displays the elegant characteristics of the grape,” reads the back label of Soldaat 2014, part of Eben Sadie’s Die


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

We were not able to attend this function because it was held at the same time as the Top 10 Chenin, and we had already accepted our Chenin invitation when the Pinotage invitation arrived. We do wish t


Planked Salmon — Jean Nel

Jean Nel’s Planked Salmon Jean Nel is an outdoor cooking instructor.  He has taught at the Pick n Pay Good Food Studio and is found at the Stellenbosch Market at Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch


Pork Chop Carbonara — Jan Braai

Jan Braai’s Pork Chop Carbonara Jan says, “The inspiration for this recipe was quite obviously found in the classic Italian pasta dish with its origins in Rome, the bacon carbonara. It is


Restaurant Review: The Chinese Dumpling Shop

This is a review of a restaurant that has no agreed-upon English name. The staff speaks very little English. It’s a restaurant that requires you to wander into the kitchen at the back to help y


David Donde: The importance of home grinding

The question is always waiting for me like a goon in the shadows. What espresso machine should I buy for home? Well dude, your partner is probably not going to allow that behemoth to live for long on


Morgenster Reserve 2003 — 01.09.2015

Morgenster Reserve 2003 One of the truly fabulous things about Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in the eastern reaches of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation is that it has a library of early vintage wi


Durbanville Hills Merlot Rose 2015 — 01.09.2015

Durbanville Hills Merlot Rose 2015 If I remember correctly this was a wine that was requested by the Durbanville Hills Dutch agent, so founding Cellarmaster Martin Moore made some as an experiment. Yo


Boschendal 330 2013 — 02.09.2015

Boschendal 330 2013 I must declare an interest here, I feel as though I am a godfather to this wine, the newly launched Boschendal 330 2013. This truly grand vin was announced at une grande affaire at