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The Most Hipster Way To Open A Bottle Of Wine

Jonathan Ross, a sommelier at Eleven Madison Park, is responsible for resurrecting the old world tradition of using heated tongs to open wine.


Restaurant Accidentally Serves Kids Alcoholic Beverages

A Joe’s Crab Shack in Colorado (because crabs naturally occur right in the middle of America) has a bit of explaining to do after accidentally giving a group of six young children between the ages of 2 and 8 years old, drinks with alcohol in it.


Get a taste of Portugal with these award winning wines from Boplaas

These award winning fine Portuguese varietal wines offer the consumers a taste of the exotic and foreign without leaving the country’s borders and are available from the Boplaas Cellar door in Calitzdorp, as well their tasting room in Little Brak along the Garden route.


Packaging Spotlight: “Point After Point” Wine Bottles

The purpose was to design a limited edition wine bottle for Cargill’s Empyreal 75, an all-natural, highly digestible protein concentrate for dog and cat diets.

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New tequila-flavored beer to hit the US

Anheuser-Busch announced plans to launch a tequila-flavored beer in the U.S. next year to attract younger drinkers who like Mexican beer yet have a taste for the hard stuff.


A ‘Gorgeous’ addition to the Graham Beck Portfolio

The Graham Beck wine estate in Robertson has introduced an exciting new wine to its ever growing wine portfolio, with the launch of ”Gorgeous”.


Gold Medals and Golden Cheeses at Peter Falke Wines

Gold is certainly the colour of the season at Peter Falke Wines, the exclusive boutique winery situated in the heart of Stellenbosch’s winelands.


Wine Maker’s Tweet Nearly Costs Liquor License

SACRAMENTO – Simple tweets are causing some trouble for some local vintners and brewers who wanted to get the word out about a Sacramento event.


Off the planet

Until SA Touriga Nacional comes seriously on stream, lovers of suckling pig, such as the interpretation from Rudi Liebenberg below, have a brilliant stand-in for wine pairing in the shape of the Rietv


Wine launches: a challenge to the waistline

As Cape Town winos limber up for the Rietvallei Chef's Table at the Mount Nelson this lunchtime, a thought should be spared for the waistlines of wine hacks. The view at Mondiall yesterday confirms ju


Wine Concepts Finer Things in Life Champagne Festival

Join hosts Wine Concepts in celebrating their thirteenth year of staging this prestigious event at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, on 21st November from 18h00 to 21h00. There will be offer


Presenting Paserene

There are, in my limited experience, a number of reasons one falls in love with a particular example of The Wine. The most obvious being the smell & taste. Others include the label, the varietal,


Good times, sad moments, and gossip at the Revolution

Plenty of good news and happy times at the Swartland Revolution this past weekend. It seemed to me perhaps the best one yet, in many ways – though for the first time I did start feeling that perhaps


De Krans Cape Pink, The Perfect All Rounder

What better way to enjoy the splendid South African summer sunsets than with a chilled glass of De Krans Cape Pink. Made in a unique style to cater for the needs of its consumer, this distinctive port


Waterkloof crowned SA’s Best Wine Tourism Restaurant

The critical acclaim for Waterkloof Estate's 'Restaurant in the sky' on the outskirts of Somerset West, soared to new heights at the 2015 Great Wine Capitals Global Network Best Of Wine Tourism Awards


Boland Cellar Chenin blanc tasting with lunch at Cascade Country Manor


How important is a perfect Parker score?

Given the seemingly exponential rise in 100-point wines, do Robert Parker’s scores still carry the same weight? According to Wine-Searcher, there’s no doubt that wine buyers are still see


Jordan Cobblers Hill 2011

Fashion is fickle and with everyone pre-occupied with reds which are medium bodied and can be drunk slightly chilled, Bordeaux-style blends which tend to be more intense seem to be suffering from a la


De Krans Winemaker a Diners Club Finalist

Louis van der Riet, winemaker at De Krans in Calitzdorp, has been selected as one of only three finalists in the 2014 Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year competitionThis is the first time that a y


Stay Home This Festive Season And Have The Best Holiday Ever

With Cape Town having been rated as one of the top holiday destinations in the world, it is no surprise that more and more locals are choosing to stay at home over the holidays and be tourists in thei


Enjoy Flutes Of Pongrácz At Franschhoek Cap Classique And Champagne Festival

Saturday, 29 to Sunday, 30 November, Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek Raise your flute to summer and join Pongrácz for a luxurious Méthode Cap Classique indulgence at the Franschhoek ‘Magic of Bubbl


Waterford Wine Estate wins global wine tourism award

Waterford Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch, widely acknowledged for its commitment to sustainable wine-growing and winemaking, has been judged South Africa's winner of the Great Wine Capitals (GWC) Be


Savoury whole-wheat scones – Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

Callie says, “I love using these cakey savoury things for sandwiching smoked bacon, ham or salmon.” What you’ll need Scones 1 cup (140 g) cake flour 2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder 1⁄2


Perdeberg Popular Range Chenin Blanc 2014 – 11.11.14

Perdeberg Winery is in the Voor Paardeberg Wine Appellation and sits tight under the Perdeberg on which in earlier times the Cape Mountain Zebra roamed. Sadly the Cape Mountain Zebra are no longer on


Stellenbosch Means Business At World Travel Market

Stellenbosch expanding its international wine tourism appeal Stellenbosch presented its multi-faceted Wine Tourism offerings at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2014, a leading global event for the trave