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A delicious twist on two South African favourites.


Any good wine snob knows that, despite the term’s intended negative connotation, the label should really be worn like a badge of honor. Sure, some beer lovers or, even worse, casual wine drinkers might find that snobbery worthy of derision, but they clearly don’t understand the difficulty, dexterity and dedication necessary to reach that level. Thankfully, however, a scientist has finally tossed us wine snobs a life preserver—a Yale neuroscientist nonetheless.

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The 2015 vintage is internationally regarded as one of South Africa’s finest to date, and if there’s one wine that illustrates that, it’s Anthonij Rupert’s Optima 2015. This vintage of this limited Bordeaux blend (40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon) continues a legacy that has seen previous vintages consistently scoring 90 points and more with international experts.


On Monday, 16 September, ten of South Africa’s finest bartenders will demonstrate their inventiveness and skill in a cocktail competition like no other as they find creative uses for world-famous ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters, Angostura® Rums and Amaro di ANGOSTURA®. 

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Our Best Value Tastings 2019 programme is about to wrap up for the year. The aim is to find the best examples of wines costing between R60 and R120 per bottle. The final categories for 2019 include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Blends, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and White Blends.


Reaffirming its position as one of SA’s leading port producers, De Krans was one of the big winners at this year’s Cape Port Producers Association (CAPPA) Port & Wine Challenge, with the results announced on 5 September.


Following discussions with PETA, Pernod Ricard?the world's second-largest wine and spirits company?has adopted a monumental new policy ending its previous Following discussions with PETA, Pernod Ricar


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Should alcohol cost more in supermarkets? Should duty be determined solely by alcohol strength and not by product type? A UK think tank is exploring how alcohol duty could be reformed to focus taxatio


Pernod Ricard has invested in a new still for Beefeater Gin at its distillery in Kennington, London.


Heineken went with long-retired Andy Roddick to market Heineken 0.0, a new non-alcoholic beer, at this year's U.S. Open.