Wine (noun): An alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits. The natural chemical balance of grapes lets them ferment without the addition of sugars, acids, enzymes, water, or

The new year has started with a “bang” in the I Love My Laundry house with the opening of a third store in Buitenkant Street.

Rest in peace 2013. You ugly old bitch. We would more often than not write a highlights reel of the past year, but why harp on the past? So let

CHECKERS BRINGS OUT THE BIG CHEESES The two titanic egos, Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay and South African celebrity Nataniël, are at it again. Watch them with knives drawn in the new Checkers

Here at Batonage dot com we are always seeking ways to further our wine education; whether it’s by visiting wine estates to taste new wines, attending formal courses like those

Shopping usually involves dealing with various degrees of irritation related to traffic, parking and people.  Those early morning forced choices when taking meat from the freezer to defrost or the

Villiera Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is known for its bubbly, especially the Monro Brut that has racked up an impressive array of awards in the past few months.  There is

This just in.  It seems that an old scam has reared its ugly head here in Cape Town again.  In and around 2005 this was a regular occurrence for local

The Dutch settlers who arrived in Southern Africa in the 17th century brought recipes for dried meat from Europe. Preparation involved applying vinegar, then rubbing the strips of meat with

We can hardly believe the year is done.  Another week or so and we are going to be forced to think consciously about getting the year right when we write