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This is what happens to your body when you drink 1-2 glasses of red wine a day

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


Meet The Chambong: The Love Child of a Champagne Flute and a Bong

What is the best thing about the Chambong? Well, it enables the “rapid and enhanced experience of sparkling wine,” and yes, therefore can help you “crush karaoke” or “fill the void” (basically the same thing).


Quinoa and Egg Scramble With Spinach

If two scrambled eggs always leave you wanting more, bulk up your breakfast with two healthy ingredients: spinach and quinoa.


Stellenbosch gets a Pinotage Root!

The Stellenbosch wine route has come up with a novel way to help celebrate the cultivar that is unique to South Africa – Pinotage!


Raise a glass to National Pinotage Day with Fleur du Cap at Die Bergkelder

Celebrate National Pinotage Day with Fleur du Cap at Die Bergkelder on Saturday, 10 October, with complimentary Pinotage tastings and amazing deals on South Africa’s very own home-grown grape variety.


Boplaas red wine shine at the CWG Auction

Boplaas Family Vineyards did very well with their Boplaas Cape Portuguese Red Wine Daniel’s Legacy 2013 at this years Cape Winemakers Guild Auction. The top price for the wine was R5000/ 6 bottles.

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Throw Back Thursday: Guess the winemaker

It’s Thursday and the weekend is close in sight.


Three Ships whisky launches new look

The proudly South African and award-winning Three Ships whisky has introduced a new label design and bottle shape for its range, available country wide from mid-October. Marketing manager, Liez


Good Wine and the Great Heart

There is an assumption that dog-owners begin to look like their hounds after a while. While I am not hung like a dachshund nor have attempts to housetrain me been unsuccessful, I do share some simila


Tim Atkin on the Cape’s top 10 Syrahs

In a recent issue of Decanter, Tim Atkin MW listed his top 10 South African Syrahs, with Syrah emerging as the Cape’s most exciting red grape. ‘If you were looking for evidence of how rece


Abraham Perold Tributum, a KWV tribute to a legend

Early photograph of The KWV Cellars Sherry Bodega & Brandy & Spirits Distillery Saturday October 10th is Pinotage Day and a time for us to celebrate South Africa’s own national red wine


The Masterpiece of Bisquit Interlude

A fantastic cheese and chocolate pairing, hosted by Bisquit Cognac’s Maitre de Chai, Denis Lahouratate, was rounded off magically with a first ever tasting of Interlude, a Cognac so old, uniq


A wander around the Douro

It’s one of life’s little (or perhaps that should be ‘big’) ironies that our fortified wines receive high praise, praise that unfortunately isn’t reflected in sales.


RECM Red Niche best value wines

Whatever is a red niche cultivar? Or is it a niche red cultivar? Well after yesterday's weekly RECM Best Value tasting it seems that best value niche red equates to Portuguese cultivars. This is certa


Kamers vol Geskenke Eerste Maal op Hermanus | VroueKeur

The post Kamers vol Geskenke Eerste Maal op Hermanus | VroueKeur appeared first on Creation Wines. [Category: Mediabook]


RECM White Niche Best Value Wines

When it comes to value in unusual white cultivars, Semillon was the one that tickled the fancy of our RECM Best Value judges. For those wishing to switch from Sauvignon Blanc which seems to be aimed a


Kicking off the Cape Wine Show

  In celebration and anticipation of the tri-annual Cape Wine show held at CTICC, members of the Stellenbosch Wine Route gathered at Longridge Wine Estate on Sunday, 13 September, to showcase t


Diary update – Oct – Nov events, tastings and fests

          ANGLING, TROUT AND SAUVIGNON BLANC - that's the invitation from Eikendal It's called a Fish Out Feast, and takes place on Sunday November 8. Keen anglers and


Thelema Shiraz 2012

Does an 89-point rating sell wine? It should in the case of the Shiraz 2012 from Stellenbosch property Thelema. Winemaking practices involved no whole-bunch, careful extraction and relatively modest o


October diary update – tastings and fests

The entrants into this year's Veritas, SA's biggest wine competition, have been judged and results are imminent. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the contest, and the celebratory dinner - alrea


Zonnebloem Pinotage’s “Pick Me Up” Dessert

Zonnebloem Pinotage 2014 Tiramisu, the coffee-flavoured, finger-biscuit dessert with layers of mascarpone has long been a favourite of many South African restaurants and aspiring chefs.  The name &


Six Nations Wine Challenge 2015 results

Results of this year’s Six Nations Wine Challenge between Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA have been announced. There are six judges, one from each participati


The Season of Sauvignon is happening at Durbanville Hills

Season of Sauvignon at Durbanville Hills When summer gets into the swing of things, you know it’s time to head to Durbanville Hills for the Durbanville Wine Valley’s Season of Sauvignon.


Boland Cellar Five Climates Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – 08.10.2015

Boland Cellar Five Climates Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Boland Cellar has a wide spread basin from which it draws its grapes. With their over 60 years of experience and using the most modern of vineyard prac


Lemon Thyme & Fennel Risotto – Meeta K Wolff

Meeta K Wolff’s Lemon Thyme & Fennel Risotto Lemon Thyme & Fennel Risotto Preparation time 15 minutes Total Time 40 minutes Ingredients 1 litre vegetable broth 375 ml dry white wine 2 le


Ex Boschendal semper aliquid novi – always something new out of Boschendal

Boschendal Resident Butcher Mark Muncer Informative Roving Dinner planned with Boschendal’s Butcher On Saturday 17 October diners are invited to ‘rove’ with Boschendal’s res


Peter Falke, a Stellenbosch Syrah sets the Tone

Peter Falke Syrah 2013 Boutique Stellenbosch producer achieves top rankings at a series of internationally-recognised wine competitions in 2015 Peter Falke Wines, the exclusive boutique winery nestled