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Elijah Wood and his DJ partner Zach Cowie have created a limited edition line of headphones made from Bushmills Irish whiskey barrels
An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Château Cheval Blanc, one of France’s finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard’s CFO, they were clearly fakes – too new-looking, not on the right kind of paper. The counterfeiter had ambition: 1947 is considered an exceptionally good […]
The market for New World sparkling wine in the UK is likely to remain stagnant for the foreseeable future, according to Tesco wine buyer Laura Jewell MW.
This holiday season, we’re getting into the spirit of giving and offering one very lucky winner the chance to take home 12 bottles of our newly-released Seriously Cool Cinsault 2012. This maiden vintage has hit the ground running with a … Continue reading →
A nightclub owner in Essex has been caught selling industrial alcohol that is often used in antifreeze and cleaning products.
Celebrate this Festive Season with your loved ones with a special treat from Franschhoek! Enter our Festive Season competition and stand a chance of winning. A delectable High Tea experience for FOUR at La Residence Hotel, Franschhoek Courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley and La Residence. To enter, visit our competition post here and comment on this post […]
Follow the crumbs to Simonsig, the landmark family owned wine estate in the Stellenbosch Winelands, and discover a new tasting experience of pure decadence with signature Méthode Cap Classique wines paired with delectable cakes. The new tasting experience, the brainchild of Simonsig Cap Classique and white winemaker, Hannes Meyer, consists of a line-up of three […]
We’re celebrating with a 4-course menu featuring a spectacular line-up of some of 2013′s classic dishes this Christmas Eve at The Restaurant at Waterkloof: Cured Fizantekraal Trout Spinach, Radishes Circle of Life White 2011 - Monkfish & Crispy Prawn … Continue reading →
The year is drawing to a close and office parties are being organised to send off staff on a jolly note. But what is a good send off without some celebratory vino? If you’re having a year end function soon, there’s bound to be wine, which means you’re bound to have a list of questions […]
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There are few things that are more Dickensian than a bowl of punch. A great lover of drink, Dickens wove spirits into his writing repeatedly and even conceived of his own punch, whose recipe he included in a letter to a friend, writing that it might make her “for ninety years…a beautiful Punchmaker in more […]
Charities in the Western Cape supported by the annual Nederburg Auction are increasingly seeing the effects of critical skills development amongst poor and disadvantaged youth in the region. This was revealed at the recent handover in Stellenbosch of proceeds from the Nederburg Charity Auction to the three NGOs annually benefiting from South Africa’s premier rare […]
Thousands of West Australians will have breath-testing immobilisers fitted to their cars under a State Government plan to cut the drink-driving death toll. The alcohol interlock system would be fitted to cars driven by anyone caught with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15, anyone who had more than one 0.05 offence in five years and […]
A seven day celebration of London’s restaurants, bars and wine merchants has been launched by the organisers of the London Wine Fair to coincide with the trade show.
From good value cava to high-end bubbly, Ultra Liquors guides you through the best buys. In 1961 Lily Bollinger said: “I only drink champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry […]
Millennials are confused by wine, apparently. The thousands-of-years-old practice of fermenting grapes and putting it into bottles needs to be completely re-imagined for the ever-connected and social-media-obsessed ‘Amazon Prime generation.’ This demographic, loosely characterized as aged 22 – 32, don’t know their Claret from their Beaujolais – but that’s okay, because now there’s an app, […]
A study that compared 1,800 Danish men’s IQ scores to their drinking habits from the 1950s through 1990s found a strong correlation between high IQ in young adulthood and preference for wine over beer later in life, regardless of socioeconomic status. (Very few respondents—less than 1 percent—preferred spirits; this preference was unrelated to IQ.) Twenty-two percent of […]
Over the last couple of months we vigorously munched our way through Cape Town’s rib offerings and after many bites and kg’s later we can now bring you our top 5 rib eateries of 2013.
Only a month and a few days left until Christmas – how quickly have we gone through 2013! But we still have had our 365 days filled with all kinds of news and excitement, trends and inspirations. Due to our line of work, we are of course always interested in what is happening in the [...]
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First it was beer now Crystal Palace FC have got their own wines as well. The club are offering fans the chance to get their hands on some wine this Christmas. Bottles of Eagle Red and Eagle Chardonnay cost £90 for a case of six or £175 for a case of 12. Palace co-owner Stephen Browett said: “After […]