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Marthélize Tredoux: On food, copyright and trademarks

A recent back-and-forth on Twitter between some winos and chef-types (see here) piqued my interest around the issue of protecting food (and, specifically signature...

Dax Villanueva: Four Essential Tips for Storing Olive Oil

Olive oil being a product of a fruit, unlike wine, does not mature with age and is at its best straight after pressing. The...

David Donde: Instant coffee be damned

I am reading one of the most inspiring books of my entire life right now. The Slow Fix by Carl Honoré. Fitting I guess...

Dax Villanueva: Baleia – the pride of Riversdale

There is a new compulsory stop on the Garden Route. If you’re travelling on the N2 through Riversdale, just before Mossel Bay, you’ll want...

Dax Villanueva: Vergenoegd – satisfaction has been achieved!

Satisfaction has been achieved. That’s the meaning of the word Vergenoegd, which is also the name of the first wine farm you’ll encounter on...

Dax Villanueva: Should you cook with olive oil?

This question is very common and there is a misconception that one should not cook with olive oil but only add it after cooking....

Tim James: Does wine feature in the perfect mustard?

I can’t be alone in never having (till recently, that is) wondered about the etymological and historical connection between “mustard” and “must”: on the...

David Donde: The importance of home grinding

The question is always waiting for me like a goon in the shadows. What espresso machine should I buy for home? Well dude, your...