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Cure those salty-sweet cravings with Bourbon Glazed Bacon

Oven baked Maple Bourbon Glazed Bacon tastes amazing and is simple to prepare.


Carlos Santana releases limited edition wine for a good cause

Enjoying a glass of wine while listening to sultry classic tunes “Samba Pa Ti” or “Europa” is one thing, but enjoying a glass of wine named after Carlos Santana himself just takes the experience to a whole ‘nother level.


Did you know that Bloody Mary cocktails taste better in an aeroplane?

A new study has revealed that the Bloody Mary cocktail tastes better if consumed while flying, due to the “noise levels” of the aeroplane.


Shoprite cannot sell wine on shelves in Eastern Cape

BY A narrow majority, the Constitutional Court on Tuesday decided that a licence to sell wine alongside other groceries was “property” in terms of the Constitution.


Another great finish for KWV at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

KWV’s Classic Collection Cape Tawny was awarded a Gold and Regional Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) in London last night


Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky Is Coming to America!

It was bound to happen. You simply can’t keep something this good to yourself. Yep, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky is going global baby! As I type this, Andy Watts – master distiller a

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This Week’s MENU – Aegean Odyssey Part 4, Athens & Diakofto, Simonsig Vertical, Fork, Pears in red wine with choc ganache

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Garagiste Forecourt

That imitation is the sincerest form of flattery is not wrong. SA wine is a good example. When forbidden to use the word Champagne by those EU bullies who are now teasing the Hellenic Republic, SA pro


This Week’s MENU: Aegean Odyssey Part Four, Simonsig Tiara, Fork party

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Personality — an important marketing tool

Let’s face it, marketing never has been and, mainly, still isn’t a strong point of the South African wine industry. But even with smart marketing people, who do everything as it should b


Red wine & rosemary beef hot-pot with gruyere potato gratin — Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby can always be relied on to come up with some stonking great dish to go with one of my wine recommendations.  Here is a lovely hearty lusty cold weather dish for the most perfect of col


Lizelle Gerber — Boschendal Wines

Boschendal, the eye wateringly beautiful wine estate in the Groot Drakenstein Valley between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, this year celebrates the 330th year of the first granting of the land. Much h


David Bristow: In search of winter fortification

This is the time when snow lies scattered across the high ground of South Africa – like clothes strewn across the floor of a teenager’s bedroom. While not exactly the Alps, for a nation


De Grendel Merlot 2013 — 02.07.2015

Climatically, the vineyards of De Grendel Wine Estate situated on the south western slopes of the Tygerberg Hills, had a good time in the early part of the growing and harvesting season. The winter of


Savouring the taste of chilled red wine

The ultimate faux pas of wine drinkers? Storing their bottle of red in the fridge...


SA Wedding Show’s Best Baker

Ilse Rousseau of i.cakes, was nominated by public vote, the Winner of the Greatest Baker of the Year Competition held at the [Category: Breaking News, Cape Town, Lifestyle, Weddings, Cupcakes, i.cakes


Zonnebloem Lauréat 2012

Although the faux Petrus label will always get me, the 2012 vintage of Zonnebloem Lauréat is actually pretty decent stuff. It’s a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Ver


Winery Of Good Hope 2012 Bush Vine Pinotage (stellenbosch)

A clean, somewhat direct offering, this leads with brambly black berry and plum notes that are accented by hints of toasted oak and mocha. The palate is lightly structured and accessible now, with