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Rietvallei`s John B wine range gets a facelift

Rietvallei’s quirky John B range, aimed at the fun-lifestyle-everyday part of the wine market, has received a facelift that truly complements its irreverent, charming character.

 

Why do we drink alcohol when we gamble?

There is a lot of research looking into the relationship between problem gambling and alcohol.

 

Rafikis to close down next year

One of Cape Town’s favourite drinking holes will sadly be closing its doors after 16 years, according to Eat Out.

 

Why knowing the difference between dry and sweet wine is good for your health

A new study points to benefits of dry red wine, but do you know how to choose one?

 

3 Tips for serving your Champagne the RIGHT way

Everyone loves drinking champagne.

 

Kakamas Takes Best Winery Title at Tops’ Unique Orange River Cellars Competition

Barely a month after winning a national prize at the SA Young Wine Show, Orange River Cellars’ Kakamas Cellar did it again.

 
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First Fizzday at Simonsig

Some say Cape Town has it all; the beaches, the mountains, the vibe, and of course, First Thursdays.

 

Glen Carlou shortlisted for South African Producer of the Year by International Wine and Spirit Competition

Glen Carlou was among six South African wineries to be shortlisted as ‘South African Producer of the Year’ at Cape Wine 2015 by The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), with the announcement to be made at the Annual Awards Banquet in London in November.

 

Sauvignon Blanc Shambles

You can't invent this material. A comparison of the all white Veritas panel Sauvignon scores with the all white First National Blanc Top 10 contenders confirms there is no reproducible way of judging

 

BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors

Mr Donald M Hess is listed in the third edition of the BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors; a handy guide to 236 places worldwide where privately owned art has been made accessible to the public.

 

Pasta and wine, a match made in heaven!

October is National Pasta Month, write Victor Rallo and Anthony Verdoni. And of all the Italian culinary products, pasta best exemplifies Italy’s dynamic personality. Sauces vary as do the hun

 

Monis Medium Cream – 20.10.2015

Monis Medium Cream Traditional Flor Method Fortified Wine Sherry was very much part of our family culture, my parents were wine farmers. I remember them being very outré and mixing tonic with sherr

 

Further Than The Furthest Thing

Mill & Bill Lavarello in a tense, defining moment in Act One, which drives Bill to commit a dreadful act On Wednesday October 21, Further Than The Furthest Thing, produced by Norma McFarlane, o

 

Season of Sauvignon

The Season of Sauvignon Festival is back in the Durbanville Wine Valley from 24 – 25 October 2015. This wine route is [Category: Breaking News, Cape Town, Events, Wine, Altydgedacht, Bloemendal,

 

Fudgy chocolate banana bread with dark chocolate & coconut cream Ganache – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby’s Fudgy Chocolate Banana Bread Not often that I have an occasion to use one of Dianne Bibby’s stunning bakes, but here is a great opportunity. Such fudgy chocolatey delicious

 

The Early Bird Catches The French Toast at Manna

    Who doesn’t hear music when the words breakfast and 50% off are said in the same sentence? I certainly do, my taste buds and I danced the Greek Hasapiko all the way to the charm

 

Nederburg’s new faces

Walk into the Nederburg cellars and you’ll find quite a few new faces.  For starters there’s a new cellarmaster. Andrea Freeborough has returned to Nederburg after a d

 

What it takes to lift a trophy

WineLand takes a look at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show winners, giving special consideration to winemaking and viticultural practices. It's about focus Rustenberg has showed renewed foc

 

To the movers and shakers

Edo Heyns honours the changemakers of the world of South African wine for 2015. Captain of the cousins Phillip Retief Phillip Retief has led Van Loveren to new heights, with a notable s

 

From bootleggers to brand ambassador

The way to the top opened up for Ronald Mkhize, brand ambassador for Graham Beck Wines, when he realised he was engaged in a career, not just doing a job. Ronald Mkhize’s career started&nb

 

Fat Fingers @ Business Report

Scintillating financial journalism yesterday in Business Report under the headline Record Prices at Cape Wine Auction. Records were set on Saturday at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction and so

 

We will help fight alcohol abuse

The South African liquor industry intends to join forces with government in establishing a mechanism to address harmful alcohol use in the country. The industry recognises the harm associated wi

 

Get ready for First Fizzdays with Simonsig

First Fizzdays at Simonsig Wine Estate Some say Cape Town has it all; the beaches, the mountains, the vibe, and of course, First Thursdays. Started a year ago, this monthly phenomenon sees the Mother