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Is Dry January Worth It?


What is at the top of many New Year’s resolutions? For many it’s weight loss and/or abstaining from alcohol.

 

The Case of America’s Disappearing Gay Bars


In cities like San Francisco and New York, gay bars—once central to both a city’s gay community and the liberation movement itself—are in decline. Peter Lawrence Kane on where LGBT nightlife is headed.

 

Image and Performance Sees Continued Domination of Cork


The importance accorded to wine competitions and ratings in South Africa has assisted in underscoring the fact that natural cork remains the preferred closure for premium wines.

 

White Bean Cauliflower “Risotto”


What a vitamin-packed dinner! Cauliflower. As risotto. Delicious!

 
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The Shifting Image of Champagne


Champagne Louis Roederer’s release of its first “Brut Nature” wine, adorned with a minimalist label and a narrative that reads more “grower” than Grands Marques, has cracked open a discussion about the changing identity of Champagne and its values.

 

Spotlight on Cape Town’s Top Meeting Venues


Lanzerac Wine Estate

A historic treasure rich in natural splendour; Lanzerac Wine Estate is a hotel, conference venue, idyllic wedding locale, spa and esteemed wine cellar. Set in the majestic Stellenbosch winelands, Lanzerac provides visitors and guests with an experience that is hard to match.

 
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THE AFRASIABANK CAPE WINE AUCTION


The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, the incredible fundraising initiative that raised an astounding R7.045 million for education in the South African winelands at its inaugural 2014 event, has the eno

 

Vilafonte Series C – a must for every cellar


Which wines are a must for your cellar this year? According to Steven Spurrier of Decanter, Vilafonté should be top of your list. Following a 10-vintage vertical of Vilafonté Series C, Spurrier h

 

Three Skulls Grave Digger American Blonde Ale


Grave Digger American Blonde Ale is made by Three Skulls Brew Works in Johannesburg. This is a beer that is made for easy drinking for many different occasions. I enjoyed it as it has sufficient chara

 

Zonnebloem magic with Jules Mercer


World-travelled food artist, stylist and innovator, Jules Mercer, has been sipping on Zonnebloem’s contemporary classics, inspiring her to whirl up some smart, very sophisticated dishes with an

 

Douglas Green Merlot Malbec 2013 – 12.01.2015


It is always a lovely surprise when you come across a wine, which is on your local supermarket shelf, which sells at an even-handed price, which prickles your interest, which lands in your trolley, an

 

Tim James: On the need for a list of restaurants that allow BYO


I always feel affronted by restaurant reviews that ignore the winelist, let alone provide any detail. Even in, say, the New Yorker, where it’s a matter of practical irrelevance; more so in blogs and

 

The places we stay: Mo & Rose in Robertson


We visited the restaurant at Mo & Rose in March of 2013, as guests of the Robertson Wine Valley and we were so impressed that we vowed to spend more time there.  Last year after the Celebration o

 

Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2014


With Ken Forrester The FMC 2012 selling for R350 a bottle from the tasting room and DeMorgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 chasing hard at R197.50 a bottle, it’s tempting to conclude that local Cheni

 

Explore: Southern Suburbs


I love Cape Town! Everything about this city amazes me! The bustling CBD, the beautiful Winelands, the delicious food, the quaffable wine, the markets, the views, the people, the life – we are spoi

 

Recipe: Honey and almond Ice-cream


There’s nothing as stressful as making ice-cream from scratch, unless of course you’re the proud owner of a machine that costs gazillions of rands, into which you bung the ingredients and – befo

 

Spaghetti & prosciutto meatballs– Dianne Bibby


Nothing more perfect and easier for a midweek supper! And perfect too with the wine I recommend, the Douglas Green Merlot Malbec 2013. Meatball ingredients 500g lean beef mince 40g prosciutto, finely

 

Great Stuff from the Guild


We were talking about a herd of lion devouring a still-living eland when Boela Gerber walked in with a bottle. I tried to follow the rest of wild-life photographer Hannes Lochner’s story, which was

 

Garagista & Vedett, 2 craft beers – 12.01.15


This week on Die Vine Intervention we taste to craft beers, one from Steve Miller of Garagista, recent winner of a Cider Award at the SAB Craft Beer Awards and one from Belgium – Vedett. Both these

 

Sedgwick’s Old Brown at Up the Creek


With the Up the Creek festival celebrating its 25th birthday, it’s only fitting that one of South Africa’s most iconic fortified wines, Sedgwick’s Old Brown, will be there to share the warmth al

 
 

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