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Beware! A con artist is targeting South African wine producers

Listen up! Oneiric Wines in Elgin fell for a scam by a con artist who are doing the rounds in the South African wine scene. Be aware, because you and your wines might be next.


Will drinking coffee make your boobs smaller?

We fact-checked the most persistent of internet breast myths.

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Nearly all juniper used in gin is picked wild

Nearly all juniper used in gin is picked wild. Almost none is cultivated.


Gin and tomato juice cured hangovers before Bloody Marys

Gin and tomato juice was all the rage as a hangover cure in New York City in 1928, years before the vodka-based Bloody Mary made its debut at the King Cole Room in the St. Regis Hotel.


Brandy can relieve respiratory issues, such as coughs or sore throats

Traditionally, brandy has been used as an effective means to relieve respiratory issues, such as coughs or sore throats. The strong alcoholic content can help eliminate bacteria and loosens up phlegm and mucus, thereby acting as a type of expectorant. The anti-inflammatory properties in brandy can also help soothe the irritation that causes coughing and sore throats.


Why Your Brain Thinks This Wine is Better Than That Wine

Next time you think about splurging on that fancy red wine for Great Aunt Rita’s visit, don’t feel bad if you can’t afford it.


Paul Cluver Wines Keeps it Elgin Cool During Harvest 2016

The Elgin Wine Valley confirmed its reputation as the Western Cape’s home of cool climate wines by largely escaping the effects of heat and drought which hampered a large part of the South African wine industry during this year’s harvest.


The Scout Pinot Grigio released by Durbanville Hills

Durbanville Hills has released just over 1600 bottles of its limited edition 2015 The Scout Pinot Grigio. The wine forms part of the cellar’s latest range The Scout range, available exclusively to Wine Club members and at its tasting room.

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Taste the Terroir – A Celebration of Sauvignon Blanc

All contributing their unique profiles, grapes used in the complex, yet vibrant La Motte Sauvignon Blanc originate from the best Sauvignon Blanc-growing areas in the Western Cape – Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Darling as well as the cool-climate vineyards of Walker Bay and Elim, certified as Wine of Origin: South Coast.


Amorim Cork raises R81 000 for CWG Protégé Programme

Top image: From left to right: Mahalia Matshete, Joaquim Sá, Kiara Scott, Clayton Christiaans


The Rise of Coffee Culture in Cape Town

We travel back in time to trace the fresh aroma of the much-loved java bean in the Mother City Coffee is magical. From its aromatic allure to its spellbinding power to take a casual coffee sho


A gem of a wine

The chat in Magica Aroma last week, the dining room of billionaire Christo Wiese in Pinelands, is why did Christo's friends at M Cubed Holdings buy a quarter of alluvial diamond miner Trans Hex? Chris


White wine, black magic

Having a spittoon of black sommeliers blind taste two dozen whites is good odds. Which is what happened at the Taj this morning at the first WellsFaber Best Value tasting of the season. Wines from as


London cyclist predicts SA weather

Are WOSA all on holiday? You'd think so after reading the Financial Times bombshell that South Africa winemakers face poor harvest. They don't face it dear, its over. Even Franschhoek is having an oes