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Luxury wine vending machine

It’s not really a secret: Japan loves vending machines. So it’s not really surprising this newest (and quite unique) model is made in Nippon, too: A vending machine that lets you buy luxury wines through a pre-paid card. The machine is supposed to soften the negative effects the current recession has for wine lovers.


Millennials Want to Drink Cocktails That Their Parents Liked in the 70s

Rust Cohle of True Detective once famously said that time is a flat circle. Sure, he was referring to the “terrible and secret fate of all life,” but this principle also applies to less heavy matters. The resurgence of those stretch plastic chokers from the 90s, for instance.


Stressed mums turning to wine after the school run

Mothers are replacing a cup of tea after the school run with a glass of wine, alcohol charities warn, as they say the ‘Bridget Jones generation’ is set in its ways.


Introducing the bone marrow cocktail that is helping to save lives

A cocktail entrepreneur has launched a bone marrow-infused cocktail in a bid to help save his friend’s life.


Why Your Brain Always Says Yes to a Second Drink

“Just one drink” is a hopeful promise-turned-lie we’ve all uttered one too many times in our lives. But now, researchers from Texas A&M University have figured out the reason it’s so hard to cut yourself off after one pint or one glass of vino: our brains are actually wired to reach for another.


21 things you only know if you love tea

Boil the kettle, select your brew, add the milk. Are you ready? Now we can begin.


KWV’S Perold Tributum Wins at Cape Blend

KWV’s Perold Tributum 2013 was announced as the winner of the Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition last night, adding to a string of local and international accolades the company has amassed over the past year.


Bieber Shotguns A Beer and Lose

Maybe we should call him Biebeer? Before Justin Bieber spent the night of Sept. 12 watching Floyd Mayweather’s fight, he had a little pre-match fun with some drinking games. But when he was defeated in a beer shotgunning match, he blamed his lack of higher (alcohol) education!


Drink Garnishes Take a Playful Turn

Across New York City, bartenders are dropping pigs and fish into drinks. And customers love it.


#CapeWine2015 InstaReport: Chenin Blanc Beach Party

The Chenin Blanc Association together with Standard Bank hosted the first ever Chenin Celebration on the beach at The Grand in Cape Town on Monday.


Durbanville’s Altydgedacht Estate Pops into Top Spot at Amorim Cap Classique Awards

The Durbanville Wine Region’s Altydgedacht Estate, one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa, was crowned South Africa’s top Cap Classique exponent at this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.


South Africa’s 2015 Ultra Value Wine Challenge results

The leading industry wine challenge that assists wine drinkers find the smartest buys for under R100 all-in, launched its audited maiden set of results tonight.


South Africa has crowned the 2015 Wine Tasting Champions

The 15 best national tasters issued from the Provincial selections held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town met at the luxurious TAJ Cape Town to face the hard challenging of identifying wines from around the world, and to decide who deserves to be the 2015 South African Champions.


Experience Heritage Day at Solms-Delta

Heritage Day is a day for celebrating our cultural traditions that make up our great nation and what better place to do this than at Solms-Delta where we honour our heritage every day of the year?


#CapeWine2015 InstaReport: Welcome to Stellenbosch

Stellenblog introduced punters to a real taste of Stellenbosch at Longridge Wine Estate on Sunday as a prelude to #CapeWine2015 https://instagram.com/p/7lIyBGgnwM/ https://instagram.com/p/7lHj


Pork Belly with Apricot Jam Glaze — Jean Nel

Jean Nel’s Pork Belly with Apricot Jam Glaze Crispy, succulent and completely heavenly. Ingredients 1 x 2kg pork belly rind, scored apricot jam lemon juice Ask your butcher to score the rind or


Petit Verdot steals the show

Last night's tasting of Stellenbosch Cabernets at the One & Only was a masterclass in the cultivar California and South Africa have appropriated and are increasingly making their own as Bordeaux s


Supper at the Bombay Brasserie, The Taj, Cape Town

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Drostdy-Hof Claret Select adds oomph to a Beef Pie

Drostdy-Hof Juicy Claret Select with Beef & Cranberry Phyllo pies With winter breathing its last cold breaths, fill hungry bellies with this new spin on an old classic dish, and serve it with a fa


Launch of Chefs Who Share, Young Chefs competition at The Taj

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 results

Earlier today, the International Wine and Spirits Competition announced the results of regional judging for South Africa to coincide with the start of Cape Wine 2015. Local wines winning the top accol


ABSA Cape Blends at The Cullinan

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Simonsig Chenin Blanc Pinotage 2015 — 15.09.2015

Simonsig Chenin Blanc Pinotage 2015 especially produced for Woolworths When I think of Simonsig Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, I think of pioneers. Founder Frans Malan was the first person to commercial


Treat Your Taste Buds At Heritage Festival

Myrna Robins finds there's a whole lot more to the West Coast region.