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Mango, papaya and rice noodle salad recipe

We just finished our series of cooking classes focusing on the flavours of Eastern Asia.


Watch Brad Pitt toss Matthew McConaughey a beer in the best celebrity alcohol throwing video EVER

Want to see the best video of two Hollywood megastars throwing beer about that will probably ever exist?


How much red wine should you drink?

Wine’s ‘miracle ingredient’, resveratrol, has been shown to have no health benefits.


Gold for Hartenberg at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Hartenberg Wine Estate has been awarded a Gold Medal for its 2010 Merlot at the 21st Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.


Port: Greatness Never Goes out of Style

One of the signs that the world is becoming a place for pussies is the downward spiral in global Port consumption.


Dining Bordeaux-style

They say that fashions come and go but classics stay forever. With this in mind, here is a classic sauce served with the classic combination of game and the 2012 Creation Bordeaux-style blend. 
– Warwick Taylor


Oldenburg OK!

Forced to cry off on a vertical Oldenburg Cabernet Franc tasting in the Banghoek earlier this month (I was blind tasting in Portugal for the annual wine guide I write with Anibal Coutinho and not at a


The priciest Irma?

The priciest jewel in the KWV collection must be Irma Stern's Harvest (below) which hangs in pride of place in the sensorium in their La Concorde head office in Paarl. One Stellenbosch billionaire off

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Place in the Sun Chardonnay 2013 – 19.05.14

Place in the Sun is a reasonably new range of sublime wines made by a team under the guiding hand of Deon Boshoff, Cellarmaster of Zonnebloem, one of South Africa’s most respected and longest-establ


Brewers and Union Unfiltered Helles Lager 87 Points

Unfiltered  (expect cloudiness) & unpasteurise Helles Lager with a 6 weeks brewing time, delicately fruity with notes of stone fruits, honey and subtly fragrant hops, spicy, refreshing, perfe



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Steenberg Black Swan Sauvignon Blanc 2012

On Saturday, the Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Odyssey 2014. Lunch consisted of five courses, each served with a different flight of wines incorporating Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc in all its guises. In par


Evisioning Franschhoek

When Gerard Holden and Migo Manz took over Klein Genot in Franschhoek in 2010, they also, unfortunately, took over the existing stock – and carried on releasing it under their own brand. Now, in my


Brewers and Union Beast of the Deep 88 Points

More intense than the Helles Lager with hops bitterness, concentrated fruit / juicy core, plush and creamy with a rich alcoholic farewell, perfect with steam or bbq Lap Cheong pork sausagesBottle purc


Drostdy-Hof: A new country face, the same hearty, friendly and easy-going personality

Global sales of the popular wine brand Drostdy-Hof might be powering ahead but that's no reason for complacency, believes the brand’s global spokesperson, Deidre Samson.   Watch out for a chic, new


Nabygelegen Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 19.05.14

Nabygelegen is owned and run by James McKenzie, who makes the wines under this label and also Snow Mountain, named for the Sneeuberg which stands proud over the estate. The grapes for the Nabygelegen


Dinner with Wine Cellar & Véronique Drouhin – One of Burgundy’s most respected winemakers

What a fantastic evening with Véronique Drouhin-Boss at La Mouette on Friday the 9th of May. Thirty-five eager tasters were not only excited to experience some of the best wines of the 2011 vintage,


21 exceptional Grand Vintage of Champagne Moët & Chandon going into auction

Moët & Chandon will auction 21 exceptional bottles of vintage champagne to honor the 21st edition of the annual amfARGala on May 22nd.The auction lot will feature selected vintages high


Monday trolley filler: Porcupine Ridge Syrah Viognier 2011

In today’s trying economics times, you might be tempted to bitch about how R50 doesn’t go very far. In some cases you might be right… it’ll barely cover your parking at the Wat


Wine Cellar’s winning winemakers dine with Véronique Drouhin

Wine Cellar recently offered young winemakers the chance to win tickets to one of the greatest Burgundy tastings of the year – our Véronique Drouhin Dinner at La Mouette in Cape Town. In 250 to 30


Tracing chenin to its noble roots

The Ultimate Chenin Blanc tasting and dinner at De Kloof accentuated the versatility of this wonderful heritage variety.


Top 10 Wineries in the Western Cape

There are so many wine estates in the Western Cape that I always wonder how a tourist decides on which wineries to visit. I decided after visiting 23 wineries within a few months of moving to the Cape