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The bounty of Babylonstoren
The bounty of Babylonstoren

Fortunately, my line of work allows me to dine and drink at some of our best local offerings (no complaints here); however last Friday was the first time that I was lucky enough to experience the amazing Babel at Babylonstoren in Paarl.

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

#WeeklyWineWrap: Move over red & white, blue & orange wine is now a thing
#WeeklyWineWrap: Move over red & white, blue & orange wine is now a thing

This week we gear up for the 2016 Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival that is set to rock Joburg's socks in less than a month, find out what the deal is with blue and orange wine...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 20 Jun 2016

Discover Paarl in winter
Discover Paarl in winter

I have to say that Paarl hasn't really registered on my list of places to explore, besides a trip to the beautiful Laborie Wine Farm last year.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2016

Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage
Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage

Arriving at the Capital Mirage, the location is the first detail that gets you excited with a variety of trendy spots and coffee shops literally down the road...

By Angie White 15 Jun 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: 19th-century fine wine turns up at Czech castle
#WeeklyWineWrap: 19th-century fine wine turns up at Czech castle

This week's Wine Wrap takes us to the Czech town Becov nad Teplou, the International Volcanic Wine Forum in Italy...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 13 Jun 2016

A food love affair at Dalliance
A food love affair at Dalliance

In Cape Town's beautiful V&A Waterfront, the Kove Collection has added another restaurant to their group. Dalliance, which means "a little love affair", opened their doors in 2015 and serves an authentic tapas menu.

By Kim Lawrence 10 Jun 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine theme park opens in France
#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine theme park opens in France

Last week was quite an eventful one in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 6 Jun 2016

#weeklywinewrap: Smart Agri climate change action plan addresses extreme weather events
#weeklywinewrap: Smart Agri climate change action plan addresses extreme weather events

Good day fellow wine lovers! We've promised to keep you informed of the most interesting happenings in the local and international wine industry each week, and we've kept true to our word...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 27 May 2016

George Calombaris
By George! He's a true master chef

If you don't know who George Calombaris is, you probably won't be one of thousands of foodies flocking to the Good Food & Wine Show this weekend...

By Nicci Botha 27 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Zimbabwe-born sommeliers becoming our finest wine stewards
#WeeklyWineWrap: Zimbabwe-born sommeliers becoming our finest wine stewards

It was quite an eventful week in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 20 May 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
Know your foods: Best fat-burning foods to eat on diet

If you really want to lose weight, you need to learn how different foods work in your body. Here are some great low-calorie, natural, fat-burning foods...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 18 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Smaller SA harvest to result in intensely flavoured 2016 vintages
#WeeklyWineWrap: Smaller SA harvest to result in intensely flavoured 2016 vintages

Good day fellow wine lovers. We've promised to keep you informed of the most interesting happenings in the local and international wine industry each week, and we've kept true to our word.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 13 May 2016

Low-carb tea and winter special offers
Low-carb tea and winter special offers

A new Afternoon Tea offering is trying to entice a different market to one of Constantia's most classic and elegant hotels, The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town.

By Brian Berkman 12 May 2016

Strolla lights up the Cape Town night
Strolla lights up the Cape Town night

When walking into Strolla you can't help but admire the soft Victorian setting and romantic lighting in the dining area.

By Kim Lawrence 6 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Try out for the South African Blind Tasting team!
#WeeklyWineWrap: Try out for the South African Blind Tasting team!

We may have enjoyed a nice extended long weekend over here in South Africa, but the wine world was abuzz, as always.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 4 May 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine inspired by brain activity analysis produced in SA
#WeeklyWineWrap: World's first wine inspired by brain activity analysis produced in SA

South Africa's sought-after vintages, producers and sommeliers have been making news around the globe again this week. And get this - a group of forward-thinking scientists are now using neuromarketing techniques and technologies to explore the subconscious...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 25 Apr 2016

Quick weeknight supper
Quick weeknight supper

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as 'spaghetti in the style of a prostitute' is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make (well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker).

By Nina Timm 21 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: South African producer takes giant solar power leap
#WeeklyWineWrap: South African producer takes giant solar power leap

Last week was quite an eventful one in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 19 Apr 2016

Swing by Singapore for Sling
Swing by Singapore for Sling

There are so many lessons to be learned from Raffles Hotel, Singapore...

By Brian Berkman 11 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: An unexpected economic upswing
#WeeklyWineWrap: An unexpected economic upswing

Good day fellow wine lovers! We've promised to keep you informed of the most interesting happenings in the local and international wine industry each week, and we've kept true to our word...

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 8 Apr 2016

#WeeklyWineWrap: Smart wine
#WeeklyWineWrap: Smart wine

Good day fellow wine lovers and welcome to the very first Weekly Wine Wrap-up.

By Anna-Bet Stemmet 1 Apr 2016

From farm style to Afro chic
From farm style to Afro chic

Vetkoek with lamb is as South African as braaivleis and the beloved Madiba. I think we all grew up with warm, spongy vetkoek stuffed with just about anything.

By Nina Timm 30 Mar 2016

Tap(as) into the Haiku taste
Tap(as) into the Haiku taste

I have a love/hate relationship with tapas. When done right they offer so many different bites of deliciousness and are perfect for sharing with those you love...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: for the love of wine brands
#BrandManagerMonth: for the love of wine brands

Meet Melissa Diedericks, marketing manager South Africa for Earthbound organic and Fairtrade wines. Diedericks is no stranger to wine brands and...

By Cari Van Wyk 11 Mar 2016

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Coffee trends brewing in 2016

Artisanal brewers know that in order to keep coffee enthusiasts satisfied the coffee industry can never be dull or stagnant. However, ten years ago brewers lacked this knowledge as the main coffee trend revolved...

By AIMEÉ SERRÃO 9 Mar 2016

Beef Short Ribs with Pomegranate
Beef Short Ribs with Pomegranate

Lately, beef short ribs are all the rage. Smokey BBQ beef short ribs are the new thing when having a braai and lamb shanks are happily replaced by beef short ribs cooked for hours in red wine with earthy mushrooms and pancetta lardons...

By Nina Timm 25 Feb 2016

Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine
Ice cream sandwiches for my Valentine

Ice cream sandwiches are my Cupid's arrow this Valentine! And ice cream sandwiches don't only have to be for your kids you know. The flavour possibilities are endless and you can try anything from chocolate and banoffee to lemon creams with Mojito ice cream for the grown-ups.

By Nina Timm 12 Feb 2016

Street food in your own kitchen
Street food in your own kitchen

Beef koftas, most definitely is the street one food I cannot resist: the intoxicating aroma of the meat grilling and then topping it with cool, tangy tzatziki.

By Nina Timm 5 Feb 2016

[BizTrends2016] SA's top food trends for 2016
[BizTrends2016] SA's top food trends for 2016

It's an exciting time in food: unique eateries are popping up everywhere, offering the best in burgers, Mexican, tapas and street food. SA dining really is of world-class quality and I'm honoured and humbled to have experienced such excellence last year.

By Abigail Donnelly 18 Jan 2016

[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello
[NewsMaker] Justin Bonello

Justin Bonello, Cooked in Africa Films creative director and partner, is celebrating, along with executive producer and managing partner, Peter Gird, the success of the company's Ultimate Braai Master series...

By Louise Marsland 26 Nov 2015

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