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Kimi Raikkonen becomes ambassador for Iceman drink

He’s known as a driver with a penchant for a post-race vodka or two, and now Kimi Raikkonen is the ambassador of an alcoholic beverage which shares his nickname – Iceman.


Jim Beam warehouse on fire after hit by lightning

A Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky was struck by lightning releasing 800,000 gallons of bourbon into a nearby lake. Then, the lake was hit by a ‘firenado’ setting the inflammable liquid alight.

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Atkin report illustrates great aging potential and consistency of KWV The Mentors range

At a time when the South African wine industry is considered wildly exciting by international wine commentators,


Learn to cook the South African way at Leopard`s Leap Family Vineyards

South Africa is a melting pot of cultures – all influencing food traditions and styles of cooking.


Wasps drink special nectar to self-medicate

Wasps can tell when a parasite infiltrates their body, and to get rid of the unwelcome guests they seek out a type of nectar that’s not only a sweet source of food, but a pretty potent antiparasite medicine, says Discover magazine.


Pimm’s reigns as favourite alcoholic summer drink in the UK

Over a third of UK consumers named Pimm’s as the beverage they are most likely to drink during the summer months, according to research conducted by Instantly.

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Drink Waverley Hills SMV, save the planet

Wolseley is not an area that I’ve ever associated with much, apart from having a name that most people can’t spell.


SA wine writing: the tide has gone out

Lunch time chat at Tokara yesterday among wine hacks was not the usual round of gossip and discussion of freebees but a comparing of notes on how much writers are owed by Classic Wine magazine, now de


Still Life with Young Dog and Old Vines

Things being as they currently are in Stellenbosch, it is surely only a matter of time before a request for a glass of white wine will lead to some dread-locked fellow in a red T-shirt, his eyes yell


Four Fleur du Cap wines score 90+ in Tim Atkin’s SA Wine Report

Four Fleur du Cap wines, including the much lauded Noble Late Harvest, have broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2015 South African Wine Report. With a score of 94/100, t


Tokara Terroir

Whether Tokara is left bank or right bank is a finely poised question of Stellenbosch terroir. For at a tasting of new releases in situ yesterday, it was clear that the producer's strongest suits are


A pint please – and no kids!

Britain's Good Pub Guide has taken aim at unruly youngsters and their parents for ruining things for pub customers.


Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

  This Weekend has come and what is the weekend without The Weekender? The weather has become a little damp since last weekend. The funny thing about it is that people are freaking out, but thi


Tokara Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2008

How good can single-variety Sauvignon Blanc possibly be? Yesterday Tokara’s Miles Mossop presented his newly released Reserve Collection Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2015 and you certainly had to admi


Debra’s Weekender: Durban

  Well, the 4 th of September has finally arrived! It’s my birthday. It is also Beyonce’s birthday. I’m not sure why I mentioned that last bit, mine is far more importan


Bordeaux-style white blend public tasting — Cape Town

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends. The tasting will be pr


South Africa’s 1st Rosé Wine Competition

South Africa’s first ever rosé wine competition has been launched, chaired by industry personality, Allan Mullins. Called ‘Rosé Rocks!’ – The competition [Category: Bre