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The science behind beer and food pairings

Beer isn’t just for nuts and pretzels anymore. You can now find the perfect brew to accompany your favourite food, whether it’s picnic fare or haute cuisine, according to one of the nation’s top brewmasters.


Angus Beef Brisket paired with the Anthonij Rupert Syrah

Stave off the winter chill with a bottle of Anthonij Rupert‬ Syrah and hearty, slow-cooked Angus beef brisket with a homemade spice rub.


Wines from your favorite celebs paired with their works

Making wine is an art form that takes commitment and passion.


Starbucks launches a coffee cup you can recycle

Starbucks is to trial a British-made cup which can be recycled after it was found nearly all paper coffee cups are thrown away.


5 South African wines to try this weekend

South African wines can be harder to find than a white rhino — at least that’s what it seems like when you look at the local wine scene.


3 South African red wines that will be even better with age

South Africa might have been producing wine since the 17th century, but its vintages remain unknown to many oenophiles.

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Sipping on Glen Carlou at The Vineyard Hotel

One bitterly cold Friday night I decided to put my trust in 120-year-old The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, who are celebrating 10 years of hosting their ‘Tastes of 2016’ festival. Surely they have wine pairing waxed by now.