It’s long been said that The Rolling Stones played a big role in making the Tequila Sunrise a popular drink, but did they really discover it? Legend has it the band was drinking at The Trident, a San Francisco bar in the early 1970s, when a bartender handed them what he called a Tequila Sunrise, a drink made with orange juice, grenadine, and Jose Cuervo. (more…)

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Did The Rolling Stones Really Discover the Tequila Sunrise?

It’s long been said that The Rolling Stones played a big role in making the Tequila Sunrise a popular drink, but did they really discover it? Legend has it the band was drinking at The Trident, a San Francisco bar in the early 1970s, when a bartender handed them what he called a Tequila Sunrise, a drink made with orange juice, grenadine, and Jose Cuervo.

 

Castle Lager introduces a beer revelation with tank beer

It was an African first when Castle Lager launched Tank Beer last year, now the beer brand is expanding the experience to new outlets in the Mother City.

 
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Slow Cooker Honey Teriyaki Chicken

This recipe is so easy to throw into your slow cooker and the honey teriyaki flavour is our of this world!

 

Matthew McConaughey’s brother gets year supply of beer for naming son Miller Lyte

Matthew McConaughey’s older brother Michael, who goes by “Rooster,” may be a self-made millionaire, and a star in his own right with the hit new reality series “West Texas Investors Club” – but he still loves some free merch.

 

A new study suggests women should drink more beer

Today is “Drink Beer Day” day so it’s fitting that a new study reveals it may be good for your health. Researchers in Sweden found that women who drink one or two pints each week were at lower risk of suffering a heart attack.

 

Drinking Beer Could Cut Heart Attack Risk by 30 Percent

Raise your glass if you want a healthy heart! Drinking beer may be good for your cardiovascular health, according to a frothy new Swedish studyon the health benefits of beer that will make you want to crack open a cold one.

 

Is Drinking Red Wine Healthy for Me?

The health benefits of red wine have been debated for some time.

 

Wine`s darkest secret revealed – it`s all in the fungi

Being a winemaker is a specialised calling, requiring intimate knowledge of soil composition, seasons and weather, chemistry, flavour, even marketing and sales.

 
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Fresh Food Markets – A Global Trend

The emergence of one-stop mega stores in the mid-to-late 20th Century changed the way the world shopped and ate. Selling everything from lawnmowers to deli products, the ‘convenience factor’ became an overriding influence.

 

Legendary beer gets crafted bottle

Pilsner Urquell has unveiled a new amber coloured bottle for the world’s oldest Pilsner-styled beer, which will be available in selected local outlets in South Africa from the end of September.

 

Tokara Wine Made Art

Every year in September Tokara holds an event called Wine Made Art to showcase the release of their new vintage wines and we were also celebrating 10 years of Tokara wines. The art exhibited is from t

 

Get your hands on top SA wines at the CWG Auction

The 2015 Cape Wine Makers Guild Auction is being held on Saturday 3 October 2015 from 09:00 at Spier, Stellenbosch. It showcases the finest and most exclusive wines produced by some of South Africaâ

 

Haute Cabrière’s Takuan von Arnim is ‘taking the brand to another level’

For Takuan von Arnim, the dynamic Cellar Master at Franschhoek’s Haute Cabrière, stepping into the role as this wine estate’s new generation custodian has been a balancing act of sor

 

This week’s recipe: Mole Pablano sauce

We love Mexican food and we were given some new tacos to try by a chef recently and Lynne wanted to use those Pasillo and Californian dried smoked chillies she bought recently at Wild Peacock.  S

 

A toast to KZN winelist award winners

It's great to know you don't have to be posh to drink fine wines at some of your favourite haunts.

 

Thirst Clairette Blanche Chenin Blanc Verdelho 2015

The Thirst collection of wines from the The Winery of Good Hope is terrific fun. Featuring minimal intervention in the cellar and all possessing alcohols of 11.5%, they have an approximate retail pric

 

Tim James: A visit to Spioenkop

Koen Roose led me to a hilltop on his Spioenkop estate in Elgin. All around the vines were thrusting forth little fistfuls of bright green into the spring sunshine, but the wind was gusting mightily

 

Bellingham The Tree Series – 28.09.2015

The Bellingham Manor House If ever you go to Bellingham, the lovely old farm in Franschhoek from which this range of wines takes its name, be sure to spend a moment of silence before the pear tree whi

 

Clos Malverne honours our wine heritage with Pinotage Day

The view from Clos Malverne Restaurant A National Day to celebrate and raise awareness of South Africa’s own grape variety. Clos Malverne Wine Estate, Restaurant and Spa, joins the Pinotage Ass

 

Simonsig offers a Cuvée of Opera

Join us for a Cuvée of Opera, Musicals and Operetta at Simonsig on Thursday 1 October BOOK NOW by calling 082 043 8843 or 078 849 6829. For more info: http://bit.ly/SimonsigOpera     [Cat

 

Fairview’s The Goatshed Restaurant hosts Drakenstein Hospice Charity Event

Fairview’s The Goatshed Restaurant always get an excellent meal there Fairview’s Goatshed Restaurant in the Paarl Winelands is hosting the Drakenstein Palliative Hospice Charity Event on