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Surprising facts about South African Brandy

I had the privilege of joining the South African Brandy Foundation for a luncheon this week at 54 on Bath Hotel and I left there with a much deeper understanding of this fine spirit and a need to learn much more.


Count down to Christmas with this Gin advent calendar

Nothing beats a refreshing G&T – and you can now indulge one every single day of the festive period.


Drinking green tea before taking supplements may protect you from toxicity

As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern.


How to make Eggplant Meatballs

Did you know that eggplant is not really a vegetable. Yup. It’s actually a fruit. And to take it a step further, a berry to be exact.


Time for Celebrating South African Chardonnay is Now

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Top image caption: Jay McInerney addressing the De Wetshof Celebration of Chardonnay


Superb summer offerings await you at The Lanzerac Deli

When you’re next visiting the spectacular Lanzerac Wine Estate, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, be sure to include a visit to the Deli as part of your experience, which is located adjacent to the acclaimed tasting room.


De Grendel Partners with Knysna Oyster Co.

What goes better together with a sparking glass of De Grendel MCC Brut than oysters? With this magical food pairing in mind, De Grendel wines has partnered with the Knysna Oyster Co to ensure the finest oysters are served with only the finest wines!


A tribute to Jenny Prinsloo, Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO 2008 – 2016

Monday, 26 September was a day that many people in the wine industry, and more so Jenny Prinsloo’s life, won’t forget for a very long time.


How To Pair Soup With Wine

When the temperature drops, the Dutch ovens and slow-cookers come out and soup is on the menu. Just because soup and a piece of buttered crusty bread may land on the simpler side of dinner doesn&


Orange wines are a sideshow and a waste of time

“What’s the point of experimenting? We know how to make really good wine. Why do we want to throw away the formula and do something different?” Hugh Johnson, interviewed in the Washington Post,


Silent Pool Hosts Immersive Gin Experience

Surrey-based gin distiller Silent Pool has taken over the indoor garden of the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch for a six-day immersive experience.


Van Ryn’s Distillery Bags World’s Best Brandy Title

Nearly 90 countries entered the competition while each sample is judged according to its class.


South African Wine Auction Breaks New Record

Records tumbled at the 32nd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction of South African wines, which raised more than 13.8 million South African rand.