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You can`t go wrong with this Martini recipe

Many cocktails which are served in martini glasses are referred to as martinis these days. However, most of them are vodka based and very far from the original martini which only has 2 ingredients: Gin and vermouth.


How good does a cooking wine have to be?

In Elizabeth David’s 1960 classic French Provincial Cooking there is a recipe for coq au vin taken from La Cloche d’Or restaurant in Dijon.

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20 Beer words every beer lover should know

The world of craft beer is exploding, and while we generally think that’s a good thing, along the lines of “the sudsier, the merrier,” it seems like beer culture is sort of evolving faster than we can drink it down.


Bill Murray skipped Emmy Awards to party in Philadelphia

Bill Murray was one of the big winners at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, but the actor was a no-show at the ceremony.

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Top 10 Best Wine Routes in the World

Combining a holiday with a wine tasting tour?


Dalla Cia family releases 10 Year Celebration Grappa

A signature 10 Year Celebration Grappa, distilled in 2004 and left to mature in barrel for a decade, has been released to mark the 10th anniversary of the Dalla Cia Wine & Spirit Company.

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Double Gold for Durbanville Hills at this year`s Michelangelo Awards

Three Durbanville Hills wines received the coveted Grand d’Or (double gold) at the 2015 Michelangelo International Wine Awards.


These 65 restaurants offer the best wine lists in the Western Cape

A total of 65 restaurants in the Western Cape have been awarded the sought-after Diners Club Winelist Award.


Swartland – an apology

No f***ing Merlot’. I think those were the words of Miles in ‘Sideways’ and now I see David Clarke using them for his Ex Animo trade show next week. No probs with that, I’d


Stellenbosch, Empire of Cabernet

The Empire of the Rising Sun did a Pearl Harbour on an out-of-shape and fatally complacent SA rugby team on Saturday as the Rugby World Cup kicked off in Brighton. The 32-34 result made headlines arou


Happily wrestling with Intellego

It was only near the bottom of my bottle of Intellego Chenin Blanc 2011 that I fully realised how much I had been – how much I still was – enjoying it. You’d think there’d


Tokara Art in Wine

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Cape WIne 2015

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


The Weekender: Joburg

  Johannesburg we have come upon an almost long weekend. A lot of us (myself included) have taken today off and taken the opportunity to get out of the big city for a breath of fresh air. For t


Amorim Cork Helix launch at the Westin Grand

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Herb & Garlic Sausage Coil – Jean Nel

Jean Nel’s Herb & Garlic Sausage Coil Jean says, “Get your hinged grid out. A great way to feed lots of people without turning individual sausages. Ask your butcher to make you one lon


Robertson Wine Route dinner at The Twelve Apostles

[Author: John, Lynne Ford]


Landskroon Cabernet Franc Merlot 2013 – 25.09.2015

Landskroon Cabernet Franc Merlot 2013 Landskroon is a jewel in the crown of Paarl Mountain. Family owned for 5 generations, with members of the 6th already working on the Estate, the winery and its vi


Global warming adds a positive glow to lesser-known Champagne grapes

According to top growers in Champagne, global warming is actually having a positive effect on the region’s ‘forgotten’ grapes. Varieties such as Arbane, Petit Meslier, Fromentot an


Chicken Roll – Nina Timm

Nina Timm’s Chicken Roll Nina Timm says of her Chicken Roll, “This is a meal in one!   A delicious crust of puff pastry, filled with spinach, butternut and shredded roast chicken.


Place in the Sun Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – 25.09.2015

Place in the Sun Sauvignon Blanc 2015 The Place in the Sun Wines are made in the Zonnebloem Wine Cellar at Adam Tas in Stellenbosch under Cellarmaster Deon Boshoff and are made to the identical standa