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Baked Banana Oatmeal Cups

They look like muffins, but don’t let the shape fool you – they’re denser and chewier than muffins because there’s no flour involved.

 

Cheers to that! Kelly Clarkson indulges in her first glass of wine in ten months

Kelly Clarkson has taken to Twitter to celebrate her first glass of wine in ten months, following the birth of her baby daughter.

 

Zinfandel: The Most American Drink of All

America is a nation founded on the basis of open borders. Since the country gained independence, millions of people have braved perilous oceans, scaled deadly mountain ranges, and crossed rapid rivers to become a part of the first genuinely multicultural society. Some of these cultures blended together, while others resiliently preserved themselves. Yet all have contributed to the conglomerate we know as the United States of America.

 

Nederburg’s Noble Late Harvest wins Decanter Regional Trophy

The 2013 vintage of Nederburg’s Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest has won a regional Decanter World Wine Awards trophy in London for the best South African sweet wine priced at over £15.

 

Around the World with Durbanville Hills Cellar

Join Durbanville Hills Wednesday evening starting 16 July for an eight-week journey on which you will discover the food and culture of countries from around the world.

 

Fleur du Cap scores 90+ High Five in Tim Atkin`s SA Wine Report

Tim Atkin, accomplished wine commentator and British Master of Wine, has given Fleur du Cap a decisive high five with no less than five wines breaking the venerable 90 point barrier in his 2014 South African Wine Report.

 
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Taste South Africa`s best Shiraz Wines at the 6TH SA Shiraz Showcase

Wine lovers with a soft spot for Shiraz will be pleased to hear that Shiraz SA is back with their 6th annual Shiraz Showcase in August, sponsored by Berthomieu.

 

Steenberg Cellar Door Special for July

Our newly released Catharina 2012 Red Blend is delicious and is on special at a 20% discount for R164.00 per bottle. Full bodied, rich with ripe berries, cigar box and floral aromas – it is perfect for winter.

 

Chefs who share – the ART of giving is happening again

The grand charity event that last year raised R1.2-million for youth development is back on 11 September

 

140702 Main Ingredient’s MENU – The Roti Indian Restaurant,Ocean Jewels fish restaurant,Oranjezicht City Farm,Egg and Tomato Custard

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Constantia Glen Five 2009

“You can’t beat the system,” Peter Finlayson told me weeks before being named Wine Legend of the Year at last year’s South African Wine Index (SAWi) awards, where Bouchard Finlayson was also j

 

Pendock Wine Gallery catches fire

It was the evening before the  (predicted) coldest day of the year and the Pendock Wine Gallery @ Taj was on fire. But then the exhibition of brandy was called 'n Vuur gevang in glas and this was th

 

Winery of the Week: Winters Drift Tasting Station

Meander through the wealth of memorabilia at Winters Drift Tasting Station, chancing across vintage suitcases, original railway benches and antique telephones while station masters’ caps, adorning t

 

Award-winning Creation Syrah Grenach: More Than the Sum of its Parts

 Widely planted across the globe, Grenache is steadily gaining popularity in South Africa due not only to its predilection for warmer soils but also its incredible versatility. Used on its own it

 

Fleur Du Cap Scores 90+ High Five In Tim Atkin’s SA Wine Report

Tim Atkin, accomplished wine commentator and British Master of Wine, has given Fleur du Cap a decisive high five with no less than five wines breaking the venerable 90 point barrier in his 2014 South

 

Sadie Family wines and Old Vine Series pre-release

The Sadie Family wines are at the forefront of the South African wine revolution. A true visionary, Eben Sadie has identified the very best old vines across the Cape, revived them with natural farming

 

Neither cold nor hot

If there’s one reason I’m thankful the Platter guide takes place during July and August, it’s because it’s winter in the Cape. I really can’t imagine tasting all those wines in summer, not b

 

Seven Sommeliers Through To The Semi-Finals Of Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2014

Representing Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and, for the first time, Mpumalanga A wide range of enthusiastic applicants entered the First-Round of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 20

 

Sweet & Savoury Lamb Stew – Jamie Schler

You’ll need Lamb for 4: thick chops, slices of leg or shoulder Flour for dredging Margarine and olive oil for sautéeing 2 onions, peeled, trimmed and chopped 1 clove garlic, mashed but not chop

 

Letter from Vilafonte: Limited Library Release: Series M 2006

Dear Winelover,A letter from Mike Ratcliffe from Vilafonte: As I write this note, our vines have entered their winter slumber which allows us a rare pause for reflection. Our international joint-ventu

 

Leisure Options Buys The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Management Company

Prominent hospitality service provider, Leisure Options (Pty) Ltd has acquired The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel Management Company from the Three Cities Management Company (Pty) Ltd, in a move that will

 

Roast Beef with a delicous chimichurri – Sam Linsell

One of my favourite accompaniments with roast beef is a silky béarnaise sauce, but for the sake of keeping things a little healthier around here, I decided to make a chimichurri. I also haven’t don

 

Neethlingshof – an owl, a pussycat & a guinea fowl

Well not really a pussycat – a Caracal. And De Wet Viljoen, resident Cellarmaster at Neethlingshof since 2003, says he sees plenty of evidence of them in the Vineyards with the occasional mess of gu

 

Blackwater Noir 2012

Some new kit from Francois Haabroek, previously of Waterford in Stellenbosch, who sources grapes from across the Western Cape for his own Blackwater label: Blackwater Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Approximate

 

Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – 03.07.14

If you live in Cape Town, as I do, and just down the road from Groot Constantia, one of the truly beautiful places to take visitors to, is this beautiful Estate. I have always thought that too few peo

 

Oldenburg Rhodium 2011 – 03.07.14

Rhodium is a very rare metal, most of the world’s production of which comes from South Africa. Rhodium is used in premium jewellery and as a catalyst for sustainable processes. The wine is named aft