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Drink this limited edition beer to celebrate the Back To The Future II anniversary

In the adult version of Back To The Future it’s not Pepsi Marty really wants. It’s an ice cold pint.


Lead stars of `Drinking Buddies` got hammered while filming the movie

When you’re filming a movie called ​Drinking Buddies ​—a movie that’s set in a Chicago brewery—it’s kind of inevitable that you would have a couple of many beers.


3 Great reasons to join a wine club

Should I join a wine club? This is one of the most commonly asked questions I’ve received. Also in the top ten are: “What’s the best wine club?” and “Are wine clubs really a good deal?”


Scottish Leader Whisky shows its playful side with 3D street art

Anyone who’s been to Jozi’s Newtown Junction or the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, might have been stopped in their tracks by the playful 3D street art that expresses whisky brand Scottish Leader in a whole new light.


Team South Africa 2015 achieves a memorable performance at the World Blind Tasting Challenge

The World Blind Tasting Challenge, organised by Revue du Vin de France, was held in Chateauneuf du Pape on Saturday 17th Oct, challenging 20 national teams to identify 12 wines from 8 different wine producing countries.


Anselmo Mendes – the King of Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde translates into ‘green’ or ‘young wine’. It is Portugal’s most famous white and one of the world’s top seafood partners. The region has, however, suffer


Nativo Organic White 2014 takes Gold at the Nedbank Green Wine Awards

Nativo Organic White 2014 Such good news from Billy Hughes of The Hughes Family Wines is that his Nativo Organic White Blend 2014, was awarded 4 stars at the recent Nedbank Green Wine Awards. The wine


Wine On The River 2015 – What a Party!

Wine on the River is always SUCH a jol, and this year was no exception. The weather played ball at a scorching 30-plus degrees, the river rolled on peacefully, and the manicured green lawn only serve


Neethlingshof Malbec 2013

Argentina is Malbec’s modern home and I’ve always wondered why a South African producer would attempt a single-variety version given that we have Pinotage. That said, the 2013 from Neeth


Cape-Malay-Style Curried Lamb Kebabs with Apricots – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Cape-Malay-Style Curried Lamb Kebabs with Apricots Always an interesting little history lesson from Jane-Anne who says, “A sosatie (so-sar-tee) is what South Africans wou


Pierre Jourdan MCCs – 21.10.2015

Stunning view from Haute Cabrière looking towards the West I think I learnt more about Champagne, and our version thereof, Méthode Cap Classic, from Frans Malan of Simonsig and Achim von Arnim,


Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2008 served at Queen’s Banquet

A menu from a State Banquet in Buckingham Palace Very exciting news from Buckingham Palace was that on the menu for the State Banquet in honour of the Chinese President, Xi Jinping was Klein Constanti


Are SA judging panels too monochrome?

Jean Vincent Ridon and his SA national blind tasting team showed the way forward for SA tasting panels at the recent World Blind Tasting Challenge, organised by Revue du Vin de France. Captained by R


Marthélize Tredoux: On tasting room service

There is an issue that’s been causing me high blood pressure and a battered liver from all the therapeutic wine I’ve been caused to drink. It’s an issue relevant to the majority o


State to buy struggling wine farms?

Mining Weekly reports that "several owners of coal, platinum and chrome assets in South Africa have approached the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) about returning their mining rights, with the d