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Viva Prince Pinot Noir!

Ask Carolyn Martin what her favourite red wine is and she answers without hesitation. Yes, it is Pinot Noir which she fondly refers to as ‘Prince Charming wandering through the forest picking wild strawberries’. And which she also dearly loves for its great pairing potential.

 

Lamb Pie and Red Wine for Winter

A hearty pie and a good glass of red wine – an unbeatable winter combination! Try our recipe for lamb cooked with red wine and rosemary, then covered in buttery pastry. Hmmm, that is the hearty pie bit covered. For the good glass of red wine, we suggest the 2017 Leopard’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon – it has all the pairing ability for the lamb and rosemary, all the elegance you expect from a Cabernet Sauvignon and then, it is approachable and so easy to enjoy.

 

New Art Exhibition: Land Rewoven, MJ Lourens In Conversation With JH Pierneef

The La Motte Museum introduces a new art exhibition entitled, Land Rewoven. Presented in collaboration with Barnard Gallery, this new addition to the Franschhoek Valley estate’s acclaimed offering, comprises a considered body of work by MJ Lourens in conversation with selected paintings of JH Pierneef from the La Motte Museum collection. The inspiration for this exhibition lies in recontextualising Pierneef’s well-known oeuvre within a contemporary dialogue.

 

Bouchard Finlayson Honours International Pinot Noir Day At The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

On International Pinot Noir Day (Sunday 18 August 2019), Bouchard Finlayson’s Pinot Pioneer, Peter Finlayson will pay tribute to the Pinot Noir varietal with a tasting of Bouchard Finlayson’s flagship Galpin Peak vintages, to be held at the winery’s sister property, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town.

 

A Grand Opening: Nederburg Unlocks Its Vault Of Vintage Treasures

Nederburg invites wine lovers to visit its beautiful farm in Paarl on 23 and 24 August, to personally choose and purchase from an exciting selection of rare vintage and limited-release wines, when it opens its “vintage vault” to the public.  

 

Try These Unusual Leftover Pulled Pork Ideas

Pulled pork is a delicacy; a meaty, juicy, and salty delicacy that tastes good slathered in barbecue sauce and piled high on a bun. 

 

Inverroche Pioneers Regional Top 8 Announced

This morning Inverroche, the pioneering fynbos gin from South Africa, announced the Top 8 Regional Finalists for their inaugural Inverroche Pioneers Cocktail Competition.

 

Diemersdal Snaps-up Eighth Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy

Top image: Mari Branders, Diemersdal winemaker with the 8th Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy.

 

The 2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Wine Winners

As far as Pinotage is concerned, being one of the Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners is the highest accolade any local Pinotage producer hopes to achieve. The Top 10 winners not only represent the cream of the crop of South African Pinotage, but also serve as a reminder of the quality of South African wine as a whole. Or, in other words, wine that is on par with the very best that the rest of the world has to offer.

 

Pierneef’s legacy lives on at La Motte

The museum’s recreation will stir the memories of those who saw the original installation and inspire the imaginations of those who didn’t.