Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Corne Marais Background: General Manager and family member of Avondale, Jonathan Grieve, has, since 1999, instilled strict farming practises combining bio dynamic and organic principals to their vineyards and winemaking. It was a costly and somewhat adventurous exercise to initiate but with...

Wine of Origin: Papkuilsfontein Winemaker: Heinrich Kulsen Background:  The wine brand Earthbound (previously called Tukulu) is one of South Africa’s foremost empowerment labels and the Papkuilsfontein Vineyards are jointly owned by the large wine company Distell, a consortium of taverner’s from Gauteng and a local community trust...

The recipe for the sauce is based on one that appears in Pete Goffe Woods’s book Kitchen Cowboys, a course I did with him some time back. To cook the rib You’ll need: 2.5kg short rib of beef cut into squares Sea Salt & freshly ground black pepper 2 –...

Wine of Origin: Paarl Winemaker: Janno Briers-Louw Background:  Eenzaamheid, which is the Dutch name for solitude, was granted to its first owners in 1693. The farm was once owned by Sara Tas who later sold it to her brother Adam Tas! However it has been in the...

Wine of Origin: Coastal Region Winemaker: Antoinette van Zyl Background:  When two mates from school days met up later in life finding themselves both in the wine industry the idea of making a wine together was a given! James McKenzie of Snow Mountain Vineyards in Wellington and...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Francois Haasbroek Background:  Francois Haasbroek is no stranger when it comes to producing good wines! Having spent many successful years as Cellarmaster at the stylish Waterford Estate outside Stellenbosch where he produced a range of premium wines he made the bold decision...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Rolf Zeitvogel Background:  Blaauwklippen wine farm outside Stellenbosch first planted the variety Zinfandel in 1978 (Zinfandel is an exotic and unique red cultivar which originated on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast). Rolf Zeitvogel, Cellarmaster at Blaauwklippen, has over his 13 years at the farm...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Philip Costandius Background: Oldenburg Vineyards in the Banghoek Valley near Stellenbosch was purchased by Adrian Vanderspuy in 2003, and is the neighbouring farm to the farm he was born on so his life took on a full circle! Despite spending most of...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Sjaak Nelson Background: The vineyards on the Jordan Wine Estate form part of the Stellenbosch Kloof ravine which encompasses varying elevations on which they have planted both red and white grape varieties suited to specific sites. Besides having suitable soils the Kloof...

VICE meets up with Joe Nickell, a longtime paranormal investigator who’s been called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the called the real-life Scully. We travel with him to Roswell, NM on the anniversary of the 1947 UFO Crash to...