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No use crying over spilled wine.


When Gumbo rolled into town in the early 18th century, no one had any idea of just how iconic this delicious spicy stew would become.

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Never mess with small businesses. They have an uncanny ability to turn your words against you.


Italian researchers have figured out how to turn spent coffee grounds into a foam that can remove heavy metals from water.

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The Striped Horse Bar & Grill has opened up its doors in York Road in Muizenberg, joining the ranks of new and exciting restaurants currently enjoying a regeneration of this iconic area.


Just in time for the festive season, Anthonij Rupert Wyne releases the L’Ormarins Blanc de Blancs 2012, which completes an already stellar line up of superb Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC).

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Boplaas Family Vineyards, in the Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp, outshone many participants at the 26th annual Veritas wine awards this past weekend, amassing three gold medals as well as a double gold medal.  This impressive result is testament to Boplaas’ ranking as one of the Cape’s finest producers.


Poppy Tooker shows us how to perfect this heady drink. Don't neglect to chill the glass before serving — it's an essential component.


Happy Friday friends! You made it to the weekend and in the words of Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett, "Pour me something tall and strong - make it a Hurricane before I go insane! It's only half past


Big is not always beautiful as my tiny organ demonstrates on a weekly basis. Small bubbles are also preferable when it comes to fizz. Graham Beck has some of the smallest bubbles in the business. B


This is relatively new to my repertoire but firmly established for all that. True, the tequila doesn’t exactly convey flavour, or not so that you could name it, but it sure brings fire – augmented


Legendary Stellenbosch wine estate Kanonkop and Rijk?s Cellars from Tulbagh have furthered their dominance of the Absa Top 10 Pinotage Awards by each raking in an unprecedented 11th Absa Top 10 Trophy


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The best vineyards and the one hush-hush restaurant you have to try.


A riff on the New Orleans cocktail, these Hurricane Cocktail Popsicles are a fruity, boozy treat for any celebration. 


A Gold medal at the prestigious Veritas Wine Awards is apt recognition for Backsberg Estate Cellars in the year in which this eminent Paarl wine farm celebrates its centenary year. The award went to t