10 Things you never knew about rum

August 16 marks National Rum Day, so here are a few rum facts.


Diemersdal Gets its Hands on Absa Top 10 Trophy for Seventh Time

Top image: Juandré Bruwer, Thys Louw and Mari Branders

Durbanville wine estate Diemersdal staked a place as one of the most successful producers in the annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy awards by this year raking in its seventh trophy. The Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2017 was selected as one of the Top 10 Trophy winners out of 161 wines submitted for judging in this year’s competition held for the 22nd time.


Particularly Pinot

Ask Creation’s Jean-Claude (JC) Martin what his favourite red wine is and he answers without hesitation: Pinot Noir. And that includes making it and drinking it.


Fokofpolisiekar to open Fokof Bar in Pretoria

A report coming out of this weekends Oppikoppi music festival is that South African punk-rock band Fokofpolisiekar will open a bar in Pretoria.


These Are South Africa`s Top 10 Pinotage Wines 2018

After much anticipation the presentation of the 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophies was held at Cavalli estate outside Somerset West on 15 August, commemorating 22 years of Absa’s involvement with the Pinotage Association, and setting the benchmark for South Africa’s most successful “indigenous” wine variety.


Diageo launches edible straw range

Drinks giant Diageo has launched a range of flavoured, edible straws to accompany its line ready-to-drink canned serves, as drinks and hospitality firms look for new ways to advertise their eco-friendly credentials to consumers.


Best Buddha bowls with the beachhouse wines

So what is the story behind one of biggest health food crazes in recent times? For all its spiritual allusions, Buddha bowls mainly consist of small portions of highly nutritious foods, styled for visual appeal. Buddha bowls recipes incorporate the eating principles of Chinese and Japanese medicine and include raw or roasted veggies, beans, a whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa, and sometimes fish, with every meal. This way of eating is believed to reduce toxins in the body and lower your risk of chronic diseases. It’s all about balance really, getting all the nutrients your body needs in the right (small) amounts on one plate.


Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2018: Call For Entries

In conjunction with Tonnellerie Saint Martin, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the second annual Pinot Noir Report.


New Three Spades Cider by De Grendel Brings Style To Local Cider Market

If you love cider then you’ll know that there is so much more to life than Hunters Dry.


Gold for De Krans at Gold Wine Awards

De Krans Wine Cellar was recently awarded seven Gold medals at the 2018 Gold Wine Awards.

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