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It’s a MOYO thing

It’s a MOYO thing

Two former classmates from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, recently received their PhDs in agricultural sciences from Stellenbosch University. Here’s the newly capped doctors’ story.   Providence Moyo and Mukani Moyo were among a group of 18 PhD and 61 master’s students who...
Social settings

Social settings

Since we made friends with Tom on Myspace in 2003, the social media beast has grown in ways many could never have imagined or predicted. Pick up your phone. Scroll through your home screen. I’ll bet good money there’s a Facebook icon there somewhere. And probably one...
Share your #2017Vintage pics and win!

Share your #2017Vintage pics and win!

It’s that time of the year again! Winemakers and viticulturists are sharing their pride by posting pics of the 2017 vintage. WineLand wants to spread the love by sharing these pics in the #MyTrosIsMyTrots competition. So, you think you’ve got what it takes? Post your...
Romancing Chardonnay

Romancing Chardonnay

Wine-lovers again gathered at De Wetshof Estate near Robertson to pay homage to Chardonnay The De Wetshof Celebration of Chardonnay is held every two years to showcase the best local and some international Chardonnays. A highlight of the event is an address by a...
Fighting FAS with project baby box

Fighting FAS with project baby box

The Pebbles Project Baby Box initiative helps moms-to-be in farming areas, who in turn pledge not to drink during their pregnancy. The Pebbles Project Baby Box initiative was launched last year as part of its First Thousand Day programme which focuses on babies...

Growing beyond poverty

Each One Reach One and Teach One. This can be said of the Anna Foundation, born out of one woman’s desire to assist disadvantaged schools, and providing after-school support to children living on farms in the Western Cape. The Anna Foundation was founded in July 2005...
We will help fight alcohol abuse

We will help fight alcohol abuse

The South African liquor industry intends to join forces with government in establishing a mechanism to address harmful alcohol use in the country. The industry recognises the harm associated with alcohol abuse and will strengthen our efforts to fight it,” the wine,...
Leading by example

Leading by example

Wine is generally considered a sophisticated and classy drink, one to sip and savour, rather than glug down. However, it is ultimately also an alcoholic beverage and could have devastating consequences if not consumed responsibly. ELONA HESSELING looks at what this...
Benny drops the wine list penny

Benny drops the wine list penny

Innovative, well put together, funky! These were but some of the descriptions of the best wine lists recognised at the Diners Club Winelist Awards for 2013 by celebrity chef Benny Masekwameng, one of the judges at this year’s awards, who admits he was quite impressed...

Drink less and drink better

After posting my top five wines for 2012 in December last year, I received an email criticising my choices, arguing that the wines on my list are too expensive and perhaps not within reach of the average wine drinker. The mentioned wines were: 5. Hartenberg Tenacity...
Served with a hint of mint

Served with a hint of mint

by Elona Hesseling When it comes to matching food with wine, there are no rules – only tried and tested observations and generalisations. This was the bottom-line at a tasting presented by Nancy Gilchrist MW and Simon Back, putting the Backsberg BlackLabel Range to...
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