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Eggs baked in roasted tomatoes

The flavour combination of eggs and tomato early in the morning makes getting out of bed just so much easier!


Drink Westeros Wine like your favorite Game Of Thrones characters

The hit TV series “Game of Thrones,” inspired by George R.R. Martin’s book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” has given way to tons of official and homemade merchandise. Mugs, swords, clothing, all crafted to celebrate the fantasy series. Now you can not only dress like an inhabitant of King’s Landing, but also drink like one as well with The Wines of Westeros collection.

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Chicken with sorrel and lemon – the ideal winter partner to Chardonnay

This recipe comes from the cookbook titled De Versandige Kock (ca. 1668). It has basically remained unchanged, which makes this recipe more than 300 years old.


Jordan Wine Estate awarded International Chardonnay Trophy at 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

For the second time in the past three years, Jordan Wine Estate has been awarded the International Chardonnay Trophy at the Decanter World Wine Awards.


Cuba Gooding Jr. ‘a hot mess’ at 2014 NHL Awards

Cuba Gooding Jr. at 2014 NHL Awards at Wynn 2014 NHL Awards red carpet Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was skating on thin ice after his bizarre onstage antics at Tuesday’s 2014 NHL Awards live telecast from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas.


Lomond wine shines gold at the international Decanter wine awards

International attention has again fallen on the southern tip of Africa as a result of Lomond wine estate’s gilded achievements at the esteemed Decanter World Wine Awards.


Three Trend-setting Wines From Franschhoek

Newfangled wine styles emerged at a recent trade tasting in Franschhoek. A shift away from “Look at me, I’m rich and serious” to a more confident au courant, dare I say, hipster wines.


A Great Wine and a Warm Heart

By Lafras Huguenet

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Brandy and Tapas at the Mount Nelson

Probably not for publication, but I think it's a good portrait!I prefer the warmer light of this, even if the flash pic below is sharper - it fits the atmosphere better


Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013

The one good thing about local Pinot Noir is that it’s in a state of flux which must inevitably lead to overall improvement. Category leaders of yesteryear like Hamilton Russell Vineyards haven’t


Gluhwein And Goulash – Christmas In July.

Yip, it’s that time of the year again when trees are bare and the roses pruned. Time to get fireplaces going and turn on electric blankets. In encouragement of winter, I thought, why not have a g


Franschhoek Media and Trade day at the L’Ormarins Motor Museum

Monday saw us drive to Franschhoek for the Media and Trade tasting of Franschhoek wines, held in the L’Ormarins Motor MuseumThe entrance to the tasting room and the Motor Museum27 producers had stan


Grilled Fillet of Beef, Shitake Gnocchi, Caramelised Root Vegetables and Porcini Cream

  This recipe serves four  Beef fillet Ingredients 4 x 180 g fillet of beef cracked black pepper to season oil to cook salt to season 50 g butter 4 sprigs thyme Method 1. Heat a thick based


Shiraz SA Wine Challenge Awards Lunch and tasting at The Vineyard

Friday saw us at the Vineyard Hotel for this event, now in its second year. First, we were able to taste some of the shirazes which had entered the competition. The standard is amazingly high and we n


Platter meltdown starts

Producers unfortunate enough to have been allocated Tim James (below) as Platter visualizer for their precious babies that took a year and a lifetime to make, should read his public admission that


The Wolftrap Steakhouse Champion of 2014 is crowned

The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships 2014 saw around 140 steakhouses competing to win the crown and become South Africa's Steakhouse Champion for 2014. The public battled it out by voting, on steakhu


Amarula Cream skitter in goud op vooraanstaande Europese skou

Amarula Cream het ’n uitgelese paneel van internasionale beoordelaars in Europa by die glansryke Concours Mondial in Brussel bekoor en ’n goue medalje – sy tweede vanjaar – huis toe gebring. E


Come Wine Tasting with me – July 2nd

Please join me for an hour or so of fun, tasting the delicious wines of Perdeberg. We’ll taste through 5 of the wineries finest and I will tell the stories. Red Wine Maker, Riaan Moller will be with


Barolo vineyards granted UNESCO World Heritage status

Piedmont’s vineyard landscape’s Langhe-Roero and Monferrato were added to UNESCO’s world heritage status at this week’s meeting in Doha. Barolo, Castiglione Falletto Grinzane


Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2013 recently won the Decanter World Wine Awards international trophy for Sauvignon Blanc under £15, and in another case of gongs leading to sales, I picked up a bottle fr


‘Miracles’ meet up with ‘divine accidents’ at The Test Kitchen

Question: Where do you launch the superb new vintages of KWV’s The Mentors range of wines?   Answer: In one of the world best restaurants, of course!   lees meer


Young Guns IV – Wine legends in the making


Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2014 – 26.06.14

The von Arnim Family of Haute Cabrière at the top of the Franschhoek Valley is now well into the fourth generation and this year celebrates the 20th vintage of their, now iconic, Haute Cabrière Char


Springfontein rocks

You may expect to find one of South Africa’s best food and wine pairing experiences – and best Bordeaux winelist – in Cape Town’s foodie precinct Woodstock, yet for this one you need to drive


KWV launch of the new Mentors range at The Test Kitchen


Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2003 – 26.06.14

It is a very special thing to be able to visit a premier wine estate and to have wines of over ten years since vintage available for purchase. This is what you are offered at Morgenster Wine and Olive


Mentors restoring KWV to former glory

Myrna Robins gets down to some serious wine tasting at a long imbuia table in the enormous Roodeberg room.


Fancy A Fine Brandy at The Nellie?

BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL is offering a belly-warming brandy and tapas experience this winter. The specially created menu of ten fabulous potstill brandies matched with Chef Rudi’s favourite “bra


Rib eye steak with red wine jus on a duo of veggie mash with wilted greens – Carey Boucher Erasmus

The jus 200 g beef or lamb bones 1 T vegetable oil, 1 T butter 2 sticks celery, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 T dried rosemary ½ t dried thyme 3 bay leaves 500 ml good quality


Yellowtail, Pan-Fried with Sauteed Fennel, Apple & Tomato & Potato Rosti – Jocelyn Myers-Adams, Executive Chef at The Table Bay Hotel

Jocelyn Myers Adams is the Executive Chef at The Table Bay Hotel at the V&V Waterfront in Cape Town.  Very conscious of her produce, its history and provenance. Here is her recipe for Yellowtail,