Top 10 Chenin Blanc Wines in South Africa for 2017

This year’s Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge attracted 136 entries, up almost 10% on 2016, with all the major wine-producing areas represented.


Thai Curry – For Those Who Are Cold And In A Hurry!

Winter in the Winelands calls for curry and this is exactly what you can cook and enjoy at Tamatiestraat in Stellenbosch.


Chrissy Teigen opens up about her alcohol struggles

Chrissy Teigen wants to “fix” herself as she thinks she drinks too much alcohol.


Celebrate Heritage Day with a mouth-watering heritage inspired menu at Benguela Cove

Join Benguela Cove this Heritage Day. Tantalize your tastebuds with chef Annie’s sensational Heritage Day inspired menu.


GETWINE is hosting a wine tasting and sale at Winchester Mansions

Make your #WineWednesday worthwhile and head over to the Winchester Mansions in Sea Point’s Main Road for a scenic and fun GETWINE wine tasting and sale on Wednesday, 23 August between 16:00 and 20:00.


Superstitions And Drinking Cultures Are A Reality In Some Countries

Drinking games are one thing, but there are certain places in the world where there are some rules you have to follow if you want to enjoy a drink and not get cursed.


Amarula removes the elephant off its label as part of the #DontLetThemDisappear campaign

The African elephant is on the brink of disappearing- the latest wildlife census information puts the number of African elephants living in the wild at around 400,000. For many this fact seems far removed from their daily lives, but for those living in Africa, the reality is unimaginable.


Woman caught with bottle of vodka inside a giant sandwich at event

Security at the Southwell Racecourse near Nottinghamshire, England, found more than what they’ve bargained for when an ambitious race-goer tried to smuggle a bottle of vodka into the event inside a massive sandwich.


Michelangelo Takes the Spirit of South African Brandy to the World

Top image caption: Bernhard Schäfer, Germany spirits expert.

The Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards provides one of most comprehensive platforms for judging South African brandies.


A Gin and Tonic a day keeps the allergies at bay!

While many can’t wait for winter to be over, there are those of us who are already dreading the spring bloom and the ensuing wave of hay fever it entails.

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