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Simply the Best Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings

The easiest wings you will ever make.


How to politely pour yourself more wine at a wine party

You’re at a friend’s house for dinner, there’s an open bottle of wine on the table, and your glass is nearly empty.


What is Butter Coffee and why is it so popular?

Butter coffee: It’s the latest taste sensation to sweep the nation. (“Nation,” in this case, refers to America. Apologies to any offended overseas readers. Perhaps this particulartaste sensation has already swept up your lands.)



I have found myself time and time again, pretending to know way much more about the wine in my glass than I could ever know.


Win a three-night stay for two at Lanzerac Hotel and Spa worth R27 900!

One lucky HL reader will win a three-night stay for two, breakfast daily and use of the spa’s hydro facilities at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, plus a wine tasting and a cellar tour of the Lanzerac winery, all worth R27 900!


Behind the scenes at Boplaas

Today in the cellar of Boplaas Family Vineyards in Calitzdorp we are pumping over Tinta Barocca

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UnWined at KGB`s Wine Appreciation Course

Whether you are looking for a new hobby, the perfect present for a loved one or friend, or just hoping to literally “UnWined”, then this is the course for you.


Winery of the Week: Baleia Bay

The farm Dassieklip is home to the Baleia Bay vineyards – and was specifically selected for the vineyards because of its limestone rich soil and close proximity to the ocean. After our first harves


Secrets of Spier

An inspiring feature in the Speccie this week on someone who paid R4.5 million to have lunch with Warren Buffet. Guy Spier, a name to conjure with as Spier is Dick Enthoven's Disneyland of Wine outsid


‘Young Guns’ raise R340,000 for charity at the Cape Wine Auction

Excitement surrounding South Africa’s new generation of ‘Young Gun’ winemakers reached a fever pitch at Saturday’s AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction. The ‘Walker Bay Young Guns Lot


Tim James: On what constitutes a wine expert

The piece I wrote a week ago on Arendsig (and incidentally Robertson) received plenty of comment, some of it evidencing at least a bit of irritation. Which is fine; I’d realised it was going to


The Vineyard Hotels hosts a ‘Festival of Bubbles’

The Vineyard Hotel’s annual MCC Festival will take place on Sunday, 1 March 2015, sharing some of the Cape’s best Methode Cap Classique (MCC) with guests for the 6th consecutive year. This much-lo


Klein Constantia MCC Brut 2012 – 16.02.2015

Klein Constantia is an historic old wine estate running up the side of the Constantia Mountain where most of its vineyards are planted. The wines of Constantia were part of he golden era of Cape wines


AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises over R10.5 Million

The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place this past Saturday at Boschendal, raised R10.565 million for education in the Cape Winelands, achieving a significant 50% increase on the R7.0


Harvest At Nederburg At Dusk

Put your personal stomp on Nederburg’s award-winning wines with Winemaster Razvan Macici and his team, by joining the Paarl winery’s annual “Harvest at Dusk” on Saturday, February 21. Enjoy a


Monis Pale Dry, flor method – 16.02.2015

Sherry, we may no longer call it that as the European Union has geographically protected the wine to that which is produced in three area in Jerez in South Western Spain, was always in the drinks cabi


The Table Bay – 2 for 1 cocktails & live music on Fridays


Biltong Sandwiches with Beefy Butter – Ina Paarman

Ina Paarman is loved by many for the wonderful time saving and indeed tasty products she produces for the kitchen and the outdoor braai.  Biltong sandwiches have been a hug favourite in our house for


Mini Soufflé Fritatta by Hein van Tonder

I recently came across the wonderful work of Hein van Tonder, a Cape Town based food photographer and writer. He kindly allowed me to use some of his work as recommendations for the wines about which