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Who needs bourbon when you can drink bourbon-flavoured vodka?

The bottle: Oak by Absolut, $25


Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur exists, so go channel your inner Voldemort

Hi, yes, can I speak to the Minister of Magic? Because now that this “Unicorn Tears” gin exists, I’m low key concerned that 2015 is the year Voldemort decided he was not so dead after all.

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Strawberry, lemongrass and ginger jam

Recipe for Strawberry, lemongrass & ginger jam


If you carbonate wine, can it be good?

We like to think of sparkling wine as a refined thing. That’s not always good, because it makes bubbles something special, a once-a-year treat, when as any Prosecco drinker will affirm, there’s good reason to drink bubbles all the time.

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Nederburg, One Of SA’s Top-performers At London’s Iwsc Event

Nederburg has been shortlisted for the title of the most successful South African producer at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition in London, winning one gold outstanding, two gold and a slew of silver outstanding medals.


Hope on Hopkins new Cape Town Distillery

I went for a gin tasting at Hope on Hopkins – it's the mother city's first gin distillery, based in Salt River. Gin is certainly very trendy at the moment and I'm a massive fan of a good G&


Mulled Wine Kumquat Jam

Recipe for Mulled Wine Kumquat Jam Ingredients 1.5 kg kumquats washed and sliced 1 bottle (750 ml) red wine (we prefer the 2012 La Motte Syrah) 750 g granulated sugar 3 cinnamon sticks


Glen Carlou Shortlisted for South African Producer of the Year by International Wine & Spirit Competition

Glen Carlou was among six South African wineries to be shortlisted as ‘South African Producer of the Year’ last week at Cape Wine 2015 by The International Wine & Spirit Competition (


Fragile Fynbos: Ceramic sets inspired by the Cape Floral Kingdom

With a passion for the conservation of art as well as the natural habitat, this year, for the annual Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival,


Gluten-free Granola

I love making a batch of this on the weekends. You can eat it for brekky or as a 'trail mix' snack. It's full of amazing energy-boosting nutrients. It was also published in the September issue of Wo


Cape Wine 2015 – some reflections

Last week, thousands of trade and media from all over the world converged on the Cape Town Convention Centre for the three days of the now triennial showcase, Cape Wine. Listening to and reading comme


Cool climate Cab: calling card of the southern Cape

The first tasting of wines from SA's latest wine route at Stanford produced a couple of surprises yesterday. Here are two sisters-in-law on Boschrivier, an enormous spread of wheat and grapes who are


Zevenwacht Z 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 22.09.2015

Zevenwacht Z 360° Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Zevenwacht is blessed to have two vineyards, one in Banghoek on their Zevenrivieren farm and the home vineyards on the first wrinkles of the Bottelary Hills j


Delheim Pinotage Rosé 2015

Should wine commentary be more populist? More rosé? More top 10 winelands picnic spots? My contention is that broad-base lifestyle media provides this kind of information more than adequately so no


Greek Chicken Kebabs – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby’s Greek Chicken Kebabs In perfect time for Thursday – Heritage Day, also known as National Braai Day, Dianne says, “The secret to a great chicken kebab is undoubtedly t


Alternatives with an edge

Different ways in which wood alternatives are produced (sawn, split, etc.) influence the effect of these products on wine. This is suggested by comprehensive results from research undertaken by Jan Sw


Runners & Cyclists gear up for Elim Wine Festival 2015

Fun riding though the vineyards Put your best foot forward at the 4th Elim Wine Festival with trail runs and mountain bike routes that offer the perfect start to a day of signature cool climate wines