Highlights from the 2016 Chenin Blanc Showcase


The Chenin Blanc Showcase took place at the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town on Monday, 20 June 2016.

 

The Best South African Craft Gin Brands to Follow on Instagram


A growing taste for craft gin among ginthusiasts has spurred an explosion in boutique gin producers.

 

3 Red-Hot South African Wines for Winter


Cold winter weather calls for scarves and mittens, a warming fire and big, bold and flavourful reds.

 

Identifying the Oysters on Your Plate and Picking the Best Beers to Pair with Them


Like wine and cheese, beer and oysters are a classic culinary paring.

 

This Winter you can enjoy a weekend getaway to Cape Town for less!


This weekend, you can either spend two miserable hours on the Ben Schoeman trying to get to a crowded rugby match in Pretoria, or you can spend that time wisely and head down to Cape Town,

 

Diemersdal adds a Skin-Fermented Sauvignon Blanc to its growing collection


Many people say it is not varietally correct to skin-ferment Sauvignon Blanc, but rules are made to be broken and that’s exactly what Diemersdal did with the launch of the Wild Horseshoe skin-fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2015, arguably the first in South Africa.

 

Your long-weekend wine drinking guide


When preparing for a long weekend away, picking outfits and planning what to eat often take precedence over what to drink.

 

Gulp-worthy wines from Ernie Els to enjoy with your next pizza


Who would have thought that the wines of Ernie Els will be pizza-worthy?

 

Blaauwklippen taps into the spirits market with the launch of three new gins


As Cape Town’s micro-distilleries are starting to kick things into high gear, a few folks are taking some interesting approaches when it comes to the hooch.

 

A fine example of Nebbiolo from South Africa


I am always on the look out for a good Nebbiolo. It’s possibly the greatest of Italian grapes, but few examples are available in South Africa. If you do find one, it’s normally not that great.

 
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