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South Africa's hops industry - CNN Video

South Africa's hops make up just one percent of the global market, but now the world's biggest beer brewer is investing half a million dollars to grow the industry.

Visit KWV Wine Emporium for an Exclusive MCC And Cheesecake Pairing

For years, Laborie has been synonymous with South Africa’s best Méthode Cap Classiques. They produce three outstanding varieties and the brand has …

Australia's biggest winemaker bought by US equity firm

<b>Australia's biggest winemaker, Accolade Wines, is to be bought by a US private equity firm.</b><p>The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy the maker of Hardys wine from Australia's Champ Private Equity for 1bn Australian dollars ($769m; £546m).<p>The deal comes as Australia's wine exports to China, its biggest …

Maryse Chevriere on Illustrating Wine Tasting Notes

When wine is described as “hedonistic,” “funky” or “tightly wound,” what do you picture? How would you illustrate “freshly baked bread and sweaty …

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries, study finds

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries and could help beat heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at the University of Sao Paulo took dietary information and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) readings from more than 4,400 study participants, nearly all of whom drank coffee.<p>They …

Rosé craze makes its way to cider, beer, vodka

Rosé reigns on among winemakers while cider mills, breweries and one distillery jump on the bandwagon. The rise in pink wine's popularity is no secret after Nielsen's 2017 data confirmed rosé "has exploded in popularity" and seen significant sales growth, and beverage makers are meeting demand.<p>Rosé …

Wine

Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

Wine glossary - Guides - Wine World & News

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z<p>acetic<p>A tart, vinegary smell indicating …

What to Expect at Convivium 2018: A Transference of Ideas That will Inspire

Convivium, the revolutionary food event imagined up by local food heroes Wesley Randles and Andy Fenner, returns next month for its 3rd instalment. …

The Best Stellenbosch Restaurants on Beautiful Wine Farms

There is no shortage of beautiful wine farms in Stellenbosch, there’s no doubt about that. And if you ask us, the best way to enjoy some world-class …

12 Fascinating Facts About Red Wine

Here are 12 facts that will completely change the way you think about red wine.1. Drinking red wine in small doses is better for you than not …

Eastern Europe

South Africa at a crossroads

<i>A version of this article is published by the</i> Financial Times. <i>See recent tasting notes on the latest crop of New Wave South Africans and some South</i> …

The Women Making the South African Wine Scene ‘Less Pale and Male’

Historically, the industry has been dominated by Cape Town-adjacent white men. That’s starting to change<p>Pinkie Bapela passes her Sauvignon Blanc …

Boutique Hotels In South Africa's Award-Winning Vineyards

Climate and soil, plus economic conditions goes some way to explaining the growth in the South African wine industry. European input, which started with Huguenot refugees bearing vines in the 17th century, is visible from Dutch gabled housing, but there is also an entirely New World energy. South …

South Africa

The 4 Types of Gin and What They Even Are

London Dry? Genever? What types of gin are good for what?<p>You might drink gin all the time and consider yourself a well-adjusted, <i>very</i> happy person. Same! But after the third martini, you might start to ask yourself: what even <i>is</i> gin? And why am I ordering so many light-up hula hoops on eBay?<p>Someone, …

Wine & Spirits

Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m. PST: California Fires—Damage Updates from Wineries

Vintners across Northern California are working to keep their families and staff safe, while also hoping to get back to their wineries and vineyards. …

Delta in-flight disaster averted thanks to weaponized wine bottles

Wine: saving everyone's flight experience in more ways than one.<p>A Delta flight devolved into a nightmare on Thursday when a man tried to force open …

Flying

Sonoma company launches wine and weed pairings

A Californian cannabis company has started to hold wine and weed pairings.<p>The Sonoma Cannabis Company, which was set up by engineer Sam Edwards in …

Why Does Wine Give You a Headache?

Red wine is a wonderful thing—unless you're among the unlucky victims of wine-induced headaches. We break down the science to find out why some …

This Craft Beer Made From Recycled Sewage Water Reportedly Tastes 'Fantastic'

Drinking copious amounts of alcohol is a reasonable and highly recommended activity now that the world is quite possibly crumbling into oblivion. But …

Cape Classics Adds Burgundian Producer Domaine Auvigue To Portfolio

Cape Classics this spring will add another Burgundian producer to its French book.<p>Domaine Auvigue will join the portfolio that includes Philippe …

Wine criticism and conflicts of interest | Winemag.co.za | SA Wine Ratings, News, Opinion & Analysis

Like all tasters for the Platter Guide I recently received the customary “Declaration of interest and confidentiality” for signing. As usual (though …

Beyond the Barrel: Unique Ways to Ferment Wine

From amphorae to eggs and even glass, winemakers are experimenting with techniques and materials, some ancient, to push the boundaries of …

Wine & Spirits

Heard it through the grapevine: can music really change the taste of wine?

I’m sitting in a sterile sound-controlled basement. In front of me stand two large glasses, two bottles of vino – one red, one white – and a serious set of speakers.<p>This may not be the most conducive setting to scoff wine. But I’m here for a very important scientific experiment: to find out if what …

Post Punk

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Anheuser-Busch InBev To Sell Peroni, Grolsch To Earn European Approval Of Beer Merger

A month after Anheuser-Busch InBev cleared one huge regulatory hurdle in gaining approval for its $107 billion SABMiller merger with the sale of …

6 Craft Beer Stores Hiding in Airports

From Anchorage to Boise, these airports are stocked with the best souvenirs: local beer and booze.<p>You know the feeling: You’re rushing to your gate and realize you forgot to buy a souvenir for the person meeting you at baggage claim. Dread and desperation. All around you are cheap state flag shot …

Two English Heroes Drank at Their Local Pub Despite ‘Inconsiderate’ Waist-Deep Flood

On Sunday, heavy flooding hit parts of Leeds, England, driving many people indoors. Many, but not all. Two brave men stepped up to do what others …

Big Beer's 5-Point Plan to Crush the Craft Beer Revolution

A monster merger is just one step<p>When the massive Anheuser-Busch InBev-SABMiller merger is complete, the resulting company will own over 400 beer …