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Text Bambina Olivares Wise Photographs Supplied TERROIR VERDE Wine tasting goes green (image 1) with Paarl-based Avondale wine estate’s Eco Tour: the 300-year- old farm’s organic and BioLOGIC approach to winemaking includes innovative, environmentally responsible technologies such as the Leaf Sap Monitor that transmits data on the vines’ health in real time. And yes, you can sample a glass or more of the excellent wines (R200 per person). Avondale, Lustigan Rd, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl; 021-863-1534. CHOC FULL Is chocolate a superfood? Raw cacao, chocolate’s base ingredient, has a number of benefits: antioxidant properties help prevent premature ageing, it’s a natural antidepressant and it also acts as an appetite suppressant. Plus it’s extremely high in magnesium, a nutrient essential for overall physical health. A range of raw cacao products is available at Rawlicious. See page 142 of our 2012 May Easy Living issue to read a Q&A with French architect, Christophe Hutin, about Johannesburg’s Florence House, and to be inspired by more 'green' products...