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Are Mobile Cocktail Bars the Next Food Trucks?

In restaurant-saturated landscapes of America’s (always hungry) urban centers, it’s downright impossible these days to stroll more than a few stomach-rumbling blocks without bumping into a food truck.


The Queen drinks gin straight before lunch

She has been Queen for 63 years and is set to become the longest reigning British monarch.


Nitrogen-Infused Coffee the New Coffee Craze

Nitrogen has many uses, including preventing the oxidation of beer, wine, juice and other beverages and freezing and cooling food. It can even be added to beverages like beer or coffee in place of carbon dioxide, which is exactly what coffee-drinkers are doing today, according to Eater.


Samsung`s new Sleep Tracker can switch on your coffee machine

Samsung’s next generation of connected appliances has hit shelves in the United States as part of the tech giant’s push into ‘smart homes.’


Anyone for chicken ale?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a beer mat, you may have noticed that the world’s third favourite drink, beer, is going through a transformative period. Tap rooms are replacing the traditional boozer and rather than having a pump with three almost identical lagers on tap many establishments are offering more and more bewildering arrays of beer.


Why Does Tequila Seem to Make You More Hungover Than Other Booze?

Do you love margaritas, but despise the hangover they give you? Are you hesitant to take a shot of tequila because you know the next day won’t be pretty? If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that a hangover caused by drinking tequila is the absolute worst.


Mumford and Sons get festival ready with tequila and a hug

As pre-stage rituals go, there’s a simple charm to what Mumford & Sons do.


Traditional beer companies are copying craft brewers, but the wine industry isn`t interested

Imagine this scenario:

You’re sitting at the dark mahogany counter of a craft brewpub. Exposed bulbs are dangling from a thatched roof, aluminum pipes snaking across brick walls to red copper conditioning tanks.


Bottled water on track to outsell soda by 2017

People need it, people drink it, and now more and more people are thirsty enough to pay for it.


Get your rocks off!

Judging Rose Rocks kicks off at Auslese in a couple of hours, which is quite appropriate as I write about Iggy Pop and Rudeberg in the Times this morning. Over at the Pendock Wine Gallery @ Taj, W


Eric Saayman — Wine Maker, Family man… ROCKSTAR!!

Take some time to enjoy this entertaining and informative lifestyle orientated piece about our white wine maker, food, music and life! Thank you Jorina Maas for this beautiful article.


A wonderful trade tasting day at Waterford, Stellenbosch

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


A tasting at Uva Mira and lunch at Guardian Peak

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


The Weekender: Cape Town

Capetonians! Before this rain (and therefore your excuse to eat comfort food, laze near a fireplace and drink wine) disappears… get to Kloof Street House for a cozy and vibey Thursday night.


TopVendor Wedding Awards celebration

August 18th marked the second annual TopVendor Wedding Awards celebration. The awards ceremony was hosted at the Rockwell All Suite Hotel in [Category: Breaking News, Cape Town, Lifestyle, Weddings, A


How to deal with a bad Platter review

Wine producers with poor Platter ratings  should take a leaf out of the marketing manual of the team promoting the UK film on the life of the Kray Twins called Legend. Handed a two star review by the


R1 000-plus wines: Excellent — or exorbitant?

The recent rise in the number of South African wines breaking the four-digit price ceiling could be part of shedding the industry’s cheap and cheerful reputation. But do the expensive wines just


Fruity Chicken Drumsticks — Nina Timm

Nina Timm’s Fruity Chicken Drumsticks Nina says, “pineapple and chicken goes together like Ginger and Fred so  pineapple basting sauce to go with the chicken drumstick would be a match


Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015 — 09.09.2105

Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Durbanville Hills is the place of my heart. I grew up on my parents wine farm just outside Durbanville and often road up and down the valley on my bicycle visiti