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9 Eco-friendly wines from Graham Beck

30. April 2013 - 16:00
Graham Beck is one of the earliest pioneers in the initiative to conserve the biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom and is the only wine brand in the world associated with a private nature reserve, which enables them to demonstrate measurable actions to conserve the natural environment. The Graham Beck property is situated in  Robertson and the Nature [...]

TweetCritique visits Tables at Nitida

30. April 2013 - 15:00
There can hardly be better place to spend a Cape Town late summer lunch than at the beautifully located Tables at Nitida Restaurant. Surrounded by lush green grass and the vineyards of Nitida Wine Estate itself, the picturesque setting lends itself to al fresco dining. The Tables at Nitida has taken full advantage with a [...]

Natasha Williams: From Pool to Pinot Grigio at Two Oceans

30. April 2013 - 14:00
She’s a mean pool player, she loves shopping for bags and shoes but if truth be told, she’s really happiest in the country, says Stellenbosch born-and-bred Natasha Williams (29), the new Two Oceans winemaker. “Give me the smell of the soil and I’m at peace.” Focused and ambitious, she’s worked hard to get where she [...]

Michael Jackson drank 6 bottles of wine a day before his death

30. April 2013 - 13:00
Michael Jackson drank up to six bottles of wine a day and was “paralytic” at the press conference, which announced his comeback tour. Mark Lester, godfather to Jacko’s three kids, has revealed that the late pop legend would make him smuggle bottles of plonk into hotels past his strict Muslim security team, the Sun reported. [...]

Packaging Spotlight: Bacon-Branded Vino

30. April 2013 - 12:00
Vi Novell wine packaging boldly displays a skin of finely sliced and layered meat that encourages you to ask the question, “why?” Atipus of Barcelona, Spain, worked with the name of the grape-based alcoholic beverage and branded it with a reference to the festivities of the month of November. It’s during this time when people [...]

Menu reliable more than spicy at Spice Route

30. April 2013 - 11:30
SPICE Route is a wine brand that is associated with the west coast, but its new home is alongside the famous Fairview winery, on a hill with fantastic views of the valley and mountains. The old tree on the patio offers shade, while the interior has been recreated as a cool Mediterranean space. The courtyard [...]

Oldenburg releases first Bordeaux-style red blend

30. April 2013 - 11:00
Rhodium sounds like a precious metal and it is, it’s found alongside platinum and 90% of it is in South Africa. It’s also the name of Oldenburg’s newest release. I think we know where they got the inspiration for the name of the wine. It’s always exciting to be at the launch of a new wine and [...]

Unique Ways To Grill Steak on May Day

30. April 2013 - 10:00
It’s Worker’s Day tomorrow and perhaps one of the last chances to have a really killer grill out. Making and serving a good steak for your guests is key to a great braai. Modern techniques and machines allow us to grill inside the kitchen. However, the problem has always remained the same. How do you make the [...]

Pinotage: South Africa’s Pride and Joy

30. April 2013 - 9:00
So, two nights ago Wine Times headed to the biggest South African tasting the city has held for a long time “Taste The World: South Africa” and we thought it would be nice to investigate the range of Pinotage wines there were available. It’s no ...

Neethlingshof Sings to the Flowers

30. April 2013 - 8:00
Late January saw in a newcomer to the collection called Six Flowers with the first vintage being from 2012. This is Neethlingshof‘s first wooded white wine, which is a blend of the six white cultivars that grow on the farm. Winemaker, De Wet Viljoen, said he wanted to extend the estate’s product line-up with a [...]

Falling into the warm embrace of Paulina’s at Rickety Bridge

29. April 2013 - 16:00
I love visiting Franschhoek. The village has real character with the beauty of the mountains embracing the town.  This is a valley filled with mystery, romance and rich memories of long ago and a Wine Estate named after an old dilapidated railway sleeper bridge fits the bill perfectly. Named after the original owner of the [...]

Kick winter to the curb with OBiKWA Pinotage

29. April 2013 - 15:00
Summer has its sizzle, but winter is when many of us seek comfort in warm slow food and it sure is a great time to be drinking red wines. The ideal winter warmer is upfront, with assertive aromas that jumps out of the glass. That being said, the wine should also not be overbearing. Look [...]

Find the Royal Hotel, ‘revolutionary’ wines and olives in the Swartland

29. April 2013 - 14:00

Swartland’s Royal Hotel The Swartland region is renowned for its warm hospitality and panoramic views and this is complemented by an array of superb attractions and experiences, including fantastic olives, olive oils and exciting wines. One of our favourite places to stay when visiting the region is the grand Royal Hotel that was built in [...]

The post Find the Royal Hotel, ‘revolutionary’ wines and olives in the Swartland appeared first on Wine Tourism South Africa.

Brown Rice Quiche with Ham and Zucchini

29. April 2013 - 13:00
The brown rice crust is a little healthier than your typical savory, pastry-based quiche crust and gives new life to quiche with an interesting texture. Ingredients 2 cups cooked brown rice 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup egg whites 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 2 ounces ham 1/2 cup skim milk 2 cups zucchini, chopped or shredded Salt [...]

Study Says No One Understands Wine Lingo

29. April 2013 - 12:00
Do you find wine reviews to be confusing? Are they filled with language that ends up being mumbo jumbo in your head? You’re not alone: A U.K. study shows the widespread confusion and “bewilderment” over wine language. Online wine retailer Laithwaites Wine executed a poll of 1,000 wine drinkers, and found that more than half [...]

Gauteng, are you ready for over 40 000 fresh oysters?

29. April 2013 - 11:00
The ninth annual Oyster, Wine and Food Festival is taking place on 1-2 June from 11:00 – 18:00 at The Brightwater Commons, a Fountainhead Retail Asset. This is Gauteng’s largest Oyster Festival and promises to bring over 40 000 oysters, 30 gourmet food exhibitors and over 38 wine estates to tantalise your palette. From young to old, the Oyster Festival attracts [...]

Join the Abuzzwine Treasure hunt!

29. April 2013 - 10:30
Have you started putting together all the clue’s?  Join the Abuzzwine Treasure hunt by downloading our app here: abuzzwineapp Click here for more information about the competition.

Discover the wines of Lomond

29. April 2013 - 10:00
Wayne Gabb is the man behind South African newcomer Lomond, a joint venture with Distell. I met up with him to look at his wines and generally engage in a bit of nerdy wine talk. Wayne’s background is in fruit growing. Before Lomond came along, he farmed apples and pears in Elgin for 16 years, [...]

Here’s Why Alcohol Turns You Into An Emotional Hot Mess

29. April 2013 - 9:00
We’ve all been there: You’ve had one too many tequila shots, and instead of partying with the rest of your friends you’re curled up in a corner, sobbing uncontrollably into a bowl of beer nuts and telling a complete stranger about your balloon phobia and how it destroyed your sex life. Alcohol makes all of [...]

Join Backsberg at the Winter Sculpture Fair

29. April 2013 - 8:00

Join Backsberg at the Winter Sculpture Fair and enjoy a day of art, wine, food and the countryside. The 2013 Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard is taking place on 4 and 5 May 2013 at the NIROX Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind, just outside Johannesburg and Pretoria. A showcase of some of [...]

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