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Caramelised leek and chicken coconut curry

A few tablespoons of fresh cilantro pesto gives this caramelized leek and coconut curry chicken dish amazing depth and an appealing twist of flavour.


What’s Really in Your Bottled Coffee Drink

t’s a hot afternoon, you’re feeling bedraggled by work, and you crave the fast pick-me-up of a cold coffee drink.


Jose Cuervo tequilas mark Rolling Stones tour

Jose Cuervo will release two limited edition tequila bottlings of Especial and Reserva de la Familia – entitled Jose Cuervo The Rolling Stones Tour Pick – to celebrate the pivotal role Jose Cuervo played in fueling The Rolling Stones’ notorious 1972 North American tour, which was dubbed ‘the Tequila Sunrise tour’.


The Rappers guide to beating a hangover

t goes without saying that the alcohol-fueled exploits of rappers are nothing short of notorious.


Water Purifier Pump Lets You Drink Just About Anything

If you’re planning a long trip out in the wilderness, you’re going to have to think about how you’re going to stay hydrated.


Craft Cider: The next new thing?

Wine lovers looking for new taste treats would do well to investigate craft ciders, a fast-growing category of beverage that is still well below almost everyone’s radar.


Africa is drinking wine 5 times faster than the global average

Richer African countries drink mainly beer; Spanish and French-colonised countries, wine. Those countries that do ‘hard drinks’ tend to be coastal.


The amount of wine you take down in one go affects how enjoyable it is

The amount of wine sipped can dramatically alter how it tastes – with small sips ideal for enjoying flavours in Chardonnay, while larger gulps are best for Reislings, researchers claim.


You should thank bats for protecting your Tequila supply

What could possibly link creepy, blood-sucking bats with tequila?


How to Get a Drink at a Crowded Bar

Finally. After spending 15 minutes squeezing your way through the cacophonous, slimy mass of drunken flesh occupying the rest of the dark, low-ceilinged dive, you’ve finally made it to the bar.


How to go organic without the stress this spring

You are probably aware that the foods you buy from your local supermarket – even the fresh ones – are likely to be laden with hidden toxins, preservatives or hormones.


Making Wine at the End of the World

When there is very little between you and the Antarctic, making wine is a challenge.


Is the Franschhoek valley the most memorable wine route in South Africa?

t’s that time of the year when consumers throughout South Africa are called upon to vote for their favourite in the annual Klink Awards.


Wheat-free, dairy-free dark-chocolate brownie recipe

Craving something sweet, but trying to avoid wheat and dairy? Whip up a batch of these super-easy, deadly delicious dark-chocolate brownies. You’ll actually have to convince people that th


Healthy tuna-avo lettuce cups

Want a quick and healthy lunch idea?What You Need:1 tin tuna1 ripe avo1 tbsp preserved lemon, finely choppedsaltfreshly ground black peppercos lettuce leavesMethod:1/ Mix the tuna, avo, preserved lem


Gluten-free Dairy-free breakfast bars

I make a batch of these on the weekend and I'm sorted for brekky-on-the-go during a busy deadline week! My recipe was also published in the September issue of Women's Health magazine (below). What Yo


Cara Cara orange and almond tart

Citrus is in season and there ’ s such a wide variety on SA shelves right now. You can make this cake with any kind of oranges, naartjies or even lemon (throw in some poppy seeds too


Strawberry topped Baked Cheesecake – Michael Olivier

My Strawberry topped Baked Cheesecake As a family, we love cheesecake.  This classic type of baked cheesecake for those who don’t like the gelatine set ‘fridge’ cheesecakes I ma


Top Bordeaux-style white blends in the spotlight at the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards took place recently, on the 2nd September 2015. The event was a great success and was presented by Winemag in collaboration with RisCura, a global financial services


Tim James: What makes a good tasting note?

Some years ago I had an enjoyable email correspondence with a Californian named Ian Joseph who objected (unfairly, of course!) to a tasting note of mine as “bulls**t”. We had a good-humour


Douglas Green Sunkissed Sprizzo – 21.09.2015

Douglas Green Sunkissed Sprizzo For 73 years, the personal touch of Douglas Green has lived in the eponymous range of wines made with the same intuition that began this progressive wine brand in 1942.



                                  First up, a couple of bubblies that I think deserve a mentio


South Africa’s top six “iconic wine farms”

During a conversation over lunch yesterday, a winelands property agent asked me which South African wine properties I considered to be “iconic”. In 2011, self-made billionaire Zdenek Bakal


South Africa’s Top Six “iconic Wine Farms”

During a conversation over lunch yesterday, a winelands property agent asked me which South African wine farms I considered to be "iconic". In 2011, self-made