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< Tuesday 15 April 2014 >

Pierneef à La Motte Recipe for the Easter Weekend – Roast Saddle of Lamb

Lamb is such a core ingredient in South Africa and it has been so since the earliest days.


Prince William and Kate go wine tasting in New Zealand

Prince William and Kate seemed to quash rumours that the couple were expecting a second royal baby when they visited a winery in Queenstown, New Zealand.


Rietvallei Classic Muscadel finds Sweet Spot in Top 100 SA Wines

Robertson-based wine estate Rietvallei underscored its versatility on the wine competition circuit by obtaining a berth in the Top 100 SA Wines Competition with the Rietvallei Classic Estate Muscadel 2013.


De Wet Number Three gets Commanderie de Bordeaux Membership

Johann de Wet from De Wetshof last week became the third member of the De Wet family to gain membership to the Commanderie de Bordeaux,


Wine Tours You Can Take On A Budget

The U.S. is the second biggest consumer of wine, behind – you guessed it! – France.


The shape of a wine glass really matters

Have you ever given much thought to the shape of your wine glass?


The perfect winter warmer from Hartenberg Estate

Enjoy the latest offering from one of South Africa’s premier wine producers, Hartenberg Estate, with the release of their 2010 Merlot, perfect for the cold winter weather.


New additions at Fairview`s Deli

Have you visited Fairview’s ever-expanding deli lately?

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Host your dream wedding at Backsberg

Backsberg is the ideal location for your dream wedding in the heart of the Cape Winelands.


Shelly’s Labneh – Ahead of the Craze

As anticipated, Labneh has become a firm favourite amongst local health heroes and foodie fanatics alike.


Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Today is the tasting for the Sanlam Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2014 (previously the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report presented by Sanlam Private Investments) and by way of calibration, a bottl


Botswana accepts South Africa’s bottled water standard

  Botswana, an important trading partner for local companies, has through the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) agreed to partner with the South African National Bottled Water Association (


Gourmet Dinner at La Pentola with HPF

29 & 30 April 2014 Shane  Sauvage started out in the restaurant business over 27 years ago from bus boy to head waiter, from prep chef to executive chef working in some of  Gauteng`s top rest


Strandveld Adamastor 2009 vs. Oak Valley Mountain Reserve 2009

As an aperitif last night, the Adamastor 2009 from Strandveld in Elim. With lunch today, The OV 2009 from Oak Valley in Elgin. The former a blend of 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, the latter 81


Hamba Kahle Pieter Visser

Makro offered me a Totem Mountain Bike XC200 this afternoon for R799 as Twitter tolled the bell for Pieter Visser, mountain biker of note and winemaker at Oak Valley, who passed away today. Synchroni


Sublime Pinot Noirs at The Vineyard Hotel Pinot Festival


Reuben’s At Abalone House & Spa Have Put Together A Fantastic 5-Course Easter Sunday Lunch That Will Be Served On The 20th Of April 2014.

            The menu will consist of the following: Cauliflower soup, truffle, smoked snoek Pickled angelfish, compressed apple, iceberg lettuce, yoghurt Thinly sliced to


Morgenster: something missing

There was something missing from the Morgenster vertical tasting today. And I'm not talking Malbec, which is conspicuous by its absence from the crafty Bordeaux blends of Merlot, Cabernets Sauvignon a


Fairview Harvest 2014

We have enjoyed a bountiful harvest this year, with a bigger crop on our Swartland dryland vineyards (largely due to the rainfall) and our Stellenbosch and Paarl farms yielding on a par with last year


140410 Main Ingredient’s MENU – Angala,The Vineyard’s Pinot Festival, Norma ‘The First Lady of South African wine’, Diet? No, change of lifestyle, Ranch Dressing


Visitors And Locals Celebrate South Africa’s Twenty Years Of Freedom In Cape Town

Two decades ago South African’s were free to cast their vote for the first time. The 27th of April 1994 was a momentous moment in a hard-won journey to equal rights for all South Africans and marked


Fairview Wins Top 100 SA Wines 2014

The annual Top 100 SA Wines awards, judged each year by a panel of esteemed local and international industry leaders, is a highlight on the South African wine calendar. We are so proud to announc


Fairview Sorbet

We have partnered with a charming and authentic boutique sorbetiere to bring you a range of refreshing, flavourful and creamy (yet dairy-free) artisanal sorbets.  Made of the best local fruits combin


Juan Jaune

Spent lunchtime on the Partyberg yesterday with Juan Louw (below) who has made a kickass Bukettraube from 2013 Lemoenfontein grapes in an oxidative style. The name? Juan Jaune, obviously, a humble att


Sir Richard Branson het sy oog op landgoed in Franschhoek

Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson se luukse-versameling bekroonde vakansie-oorde, het aangekondig dat die maatskappy ’n voorlopige ooreenkoms aangegaan het om nuwe eiendom in Suid-Afrika t


Experience the House of Walker at the Whisky Live Showroom

Discerning whisky lovers and casual enthusiasts alike are set to enhance their whisky knowledge with a House of Walker tasting at the Whisky Live Showroom, taking place at Durban’s Suncoast Casino S


The High Road Director’s Reserve – A Classic Bordeaux-Style Red With Stellenbosch Flair

The High Road, the petite boutique winery located in the vibrant Bosman’s Crossing precinct of Stellenbosch, has been producing elegant Bordeaux-style blends for more than a decade from the finest v


Superb Winter Wines From The Anthonij Rupert Wyne Portfolio

Already part of an award-winning family, the Anthonij Rupert Optima 2010, is the perfect winter warmer to sip and savour at the fireplace or enjoy with a hearty meal. After a careful process of identi


The Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 3 – 4 May 2014

Olives, Olive Oils, Olive Produce, Olive Trees are an integral part of the Swartland Towns of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West. Make your way to these charming villages at the foot of the Kasteelberg


Mrs English A Top 100 Wine

The Lanzerac Mrs English 2011, a limited selection of the finest Chardonnay grapes the estate has to offer, has recently been selected as one of the Top 100 Wines in South Africa at the 2014 Top 100 W