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Wines for Sunday roasts
Your Sunday roast wine guide to each meaty dish. more
Winter-warming fortified wines
Our wine editor shares some fortified wine wisdom. more
How to start drinking wine
Our wine editor shares crucial steps easing you into enjoying wine. more
Top 10 Cabernet Sauvignon guide
South Africa's top 10 Cabernet Sauvignons according to the Christian Eedes report. more
Anything but Cabernet!
5 unusual red wines. more
The Krone Borealis 2010 is not an MCC
One of SA's best loved bubblies is not what it claims to be. more
SA's Top 20 Wineries - why can't big be best?
Cathy Marston thinks there are some glaring omissions. more
#WineWednesday - Uitkyk Carlonet 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
A velvety rich flagship wine from the historic Uitykyk Wine Estate. more
Drinking wine might be better for you than abstaining
Scientist says drinking 3 - 4 glasses of wine a day gives better health benefits than abstaining. more
The 2 best wines for food pairing
Cathy Marston shares some insight on the 2 best wines to use with a food pairing. more
Kleine Zalze Wines receives Fairtrade accreditation.
Kleine Zalze Wines, in Stellenbosch, has received Fairtrade accreditation. more
SA winemaker receives international Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Back Receives IWC Lifetime Achievement Award. more
WATCH this hipster hijacking drama for a bottle of beer
The limited edition Garagista beer has caused some uproar amongst mustache combing crowds. more
How to find good-value wines
A guide to good value wines curated by our valuable wine editor. more
The Checkers Wine Route – full of delicious surprises
Enjoy a taste sensation around every corner of the Checkers Wine Route, with our unique Odd Bins range and authentic ports from Portugal. more
Take your palate on a journey of taste with Wines of the World
Enjoy the finest wines from the world’s foremost wine-producing regions with Checkers' Wines of the World collection. more
Top champagne spots in Joburg
Sharing some top notch spots in Joburg to sip some bubbly. more
Celebrity turned winemaker Elana Afrika Wine
Elana Afrika is the hottest new winemaker in town more
Top 10 fireside reds
Wines you should be curling up on the rug with this weekend. more
Over 60 wines on promotion at Checkers
Discover the finest local and international flavours from Checkers’ Wine Route with over 60 wines from leading estates on promotion now. more
Five cracking Cabernets under R100
Get cozy with tasty Cabernet Sauvignons that fit into your budget. more
Barrel donation empowers CWG Protégés to make their own wines
Unlikely locals have the opportunity to professionally make their own wine. more
5 Pinots for Easter lamb
A wine guide to one of the most natural combinations. more
AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises over R7 million
Inaugural 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape wine auction raises over 7 million for education in the Cape winelands. more

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