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< Thursday 28 August 2014 >

Bread buns filled with egg and tomatoes

These are so easy to make and wouldn’t they be splendid on a brunch buffet table? The best part, you can easily make two, ten, a hundred, whatever your needs are at the moment.

 

Entries open for Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2014

Entries have opened for the prestigious Diners Club Winemaker of the Year and Young Winemaker of the Year awards.

 

World`s Oldest Wine Cellar Fueled Palatial Parties

Israel isn’t particularly famous for its wine today, but four thousand years ago, during the Bronze Age, vineyards in the region produced vintages that were prized throughout the Mediterranean and imported by the Egyptian elite.

 

SAA’s Annual Wine Selection Process Gets Under Way

Every year, South African Airways (SAA) convenes a panel of leading winemakers and sommeliers to choose the wines served on board its aircraft in the coming 12 months.

 

SA Champions Hailed in Inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge

The winners of the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge have been revealed.  The announcement made in Stellenbosch this past week has again highlighted the excellence of these South African white wines.

 

Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 released

The Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 will be the envy of your friends when serving this superb wine at your next dinner party.

 

Franschhoek Uncorked 27 & 28 September

Get into the swing of spring and sample superb wines at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, over the weekend of 27 and 28 September. Wineries in and around the Valley will be pulling out the

 

Competing Chenin Competitions

Comparisons are odious but great fun. Yesterday saw the unveiling of Standard Bank's Chenin Top Ten at Xanadu in Oke City aka Delaire Graff. A snail-like event I hear and an extravagant venue indeed

 

Samarie @ Spar is Tops

When I was a schoolboy in Boksburg, CNA were always "first with the goodies", Pick 'n Pay was the "housewife's friend" and "Checker, Checkers was just up your street". Four decades later, Tops @ Spar

 

Scheldon follows his conviction

Sky News, BBC, CNN are the opposite of Prozac. If it's not Isis causing medieval mayhem, its Israel flattening Gaza. Riots in Missouri, corruption all over. When you're told a joke about a teenager b

 

SA champions hailed in inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge

The winners of the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge have been announced. The announcement made in Stellenbosch this past week has again highlighted the excellence of these South

 

Shimmy Beach Club Celebrates Heritage Day With A Braai To Remember

Book now for a lavish lunch for the whole family on September 24 It is situated in one of South Africa’s most spectacular locations with its own private beach and fabulous ocean views so where bette

 

Peter Falke Blanc de Noirs 2014 – 28.08.14

Peter Falke Wines come from Groenvlei Farm up on the Annandale Road nestled under the Helderberg, a part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation that is the home of some fine wines. The Peter Falke Blanc

 

SA Champions Hailed In Inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge

The winners of the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge have been revealed.  The announcement made in Stellenbosch this past week has again highlighted the excellence of these South

 

Entries Open For Diners Club Winemaker Of The Year 2014

Entries have opened for the prestigious Diners Club Winemaker of the Year and Young Winemaker of the Year awards. Celebrating the 34th year of the Winemaker and the 14th year of the Young Winemaker ev

 

Merdian wine trade show at the Artscape

 

Delheim stel sy Vera Cruz Pinotage bekend

Die bekende Stellenbosse wynplaas, Delheim, het pas die eerste Pinotage (van die 2012-oesjaar) in sy Vera Cruz-vlagskipreeks onthul, ’n enkelwingerdnuweling wat reeds naam gemaak het deur onder Suid

 

The Young Wine Awards at GrandWest

© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

 

The wines we drink: Mulderbosch Single Vineyard Series Chenin Blanc

Single vineyard wines are interesting creatures.  It is a reflection of the best wine a winemaker can produce from a single site; it’s not about making the best wine from a specific variety or

 

Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge Winner – Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2014

Villiera Traditional Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2014 has been selected as one of South Africa’s top 10 Chenin Blancs in the annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge. This reserve Villie

 

A rather strange mustering of wines

An odd mix of wines on an occasion for which “dinner-party” sounds too grand a term. The wines worked perversely well because the evening was pleasant – and because, though the selection was unp

 

Toast To A Dazzling Spring With Designer J.C. Le Roux Cap Classique Gift Packs

Discover the extraordinary world of Méthode Cap Classique with J.C. Le Roux’s elegant, palate pleasing La Vallée and La Vallée Rosé, now available in stylish, limited edition spring gift packs.

 

Zonnebloem Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 28.08.14

The Zonnebloem Wines have been a favourite wine of many South Africans for a long time. How long does a wine have to have been around for it to become an icon? Zonnebloem has surely exceeded that time

 

A Cut Above The Rest – Bellingham Wines Score A Double

A first for a South African producer, Bellingham has been announced as one of the winners of the 2014 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition, as well as a victor at the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc

 

The Show Guy’s Weekender: Cape Town

I have quite a diverse array of musical events for you this weekend:  acoustic folk collaborations, an outdoor Psytrance party, a block party featuring Far Too Loud from the UK, and a regular, bi-we

 

Yellowtail Crudo – Hayden Quinn

In his current series, Hayden Quinn South Africa, Hayden prepared a yellowtail dish high up on Table Mountain.  Yellowtail is a popular local fish which has the green light from the South Aftican Sus

 

Pruning the vineyard at The Vineyard

 

Wine auction’s 40-year milestone

The annual Nederburg Auction this year celebrates its 40th anniversary.

 

Redefine Wine #2010SowetoStyle

It’s that time! When the chic, inspirational, and stylish wine-loving set plan their first weekend in September! With Spring in their step, choosing their outfits, booking their friends, spoiling th

 

Ostrich Steak Sandwich – Hayden Quinn

In his current series, Hayden Quinn South Africa, Hayden prepared a Ostrich Steak Sandwich in a most beautiful setting in Oudtshoorn.  Holder of a degree in Marine Biology, Hayden is a huge supporter