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Bottle of South African wine earns R1.3m

A bottle of South African wine fetched R1.3 million ($82 000) at the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine auction as a 42 percent jump in prices saw total proceeds from the sale double from two years earlier.


More people are drinking this instead of Smirnoff and Absolut Vodka

Move over, Big Vodka: Craft distillers have already taken their shot at gin and bourbon, and now they’re moving in on vodka’s turf.


Raw Vegan Espresso Brownies

You’re only 15 minutes away from enjoying no-bake vegan brownies that pack a punch of caffeine.


Grilled Watermelon and Feta Salad paired with Lanzerac Rosé

Make your own grilled watermelon slices.


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Here`s why Bartenders hate Vodka

If you’ve a vodka-lover, you may want to stop reading.


Why Wine Has More Alcohol Than Ever

In the 1970s, actor-turned-Paul-Masson-wine-pitchman Orson Welles admonished, “We shall sell no wine before its time.”

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How South Africa Built a Booming Wine Business

Nelson Mandela, the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist said, “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”


14 Cocktails Every Gin Lover Should Know

Because a simple gin and tonic doesn’t always cut it.

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This man took his pet iguanas and their tiny chaise longues to a coffee shop

I suppose with a name like Henry Lizardlover you have to take your pet lizards with you everywhere, so he took Baby Love and Buddy Love to a West Hollywood coffee shop to chill on tiny couches. h


Where To Eat in South African Wine Country

Ask any bona fide globe-trotter to list their favorite places in the world, and South Africa and its Western Cape will come up time and time again. Few other cities can match Cape Town’s abundance.


E-cigarettes: What’s inside vape juice?

There's more to vaping than water and nicotine: WIRED finds out what goes into e-cigarettes


Three easy drinking wines to get you through the week

When I was learning German in high school, one of my favourite words was “pech.” I just like the way it sounds, although the meaning is not as appealing (it translates as bad luck). In fac


Beetroot Juice Improves Endurance and Blood Pressure

A daily dose of beetroot juice may significantly improve exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients with the heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HfpEF) syndrome, a new study


Quo Vadis Vergelegen?

So Aussie mining engineer Mark Cutifani has taken the jackhammer to Anglo American and all that is left are diamonds, platinum, copper and wine in the shape of Vergelegen, that grove of camphor trees


Cranberry Juice May Not Prevent Urinary Tract Infections, Experts Say

Bladder infections are common and many people turn to cranberry juice for early treatment, but some experts say that may be a waste of time.


Amazing Amalie

My optimistic organ turns the weekly spotlight of critical acclaim on a Solms Delta white that's being discounted by GetWine. Solms Delta Amalie 2013 How much and where? R59; www.getwine.co.za Why?