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< Tuesday 28 October 2014 >

Packaging Spotlight: Cat wine bottles

According to legend, three wine merchants came to the town of Zell (in Germany) to buy wine.

 

How to bake a red wine cake

Rich, Fruity, and Sinful! A fruity, red wine paired with a dark chocolate cake is one thing. Marrying the two together is another. Bold and rich make this cake a perfect dessert for a sinfully rich dinner.

 

Rihanna can`t bear to waste a good wine!

She’s renowned for being one of pop’s biggest party animals.

 

Pin your favourite #AngryLemon face and win a hamper from Savanna Dry Cider

Competition Closed. Congratulations to Lisel Mcgregor. You’ve won yourself a Savanna Hamper!

 

Kudos for Zonnebloem`s skilful Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc

Zonnebloem’s 2014 Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc, lauded for its skilful combination of flinty and tropical characters to create a wine of great elegance, balance and complexity, has won a Veritas gold medal.

 

Haskell Vineyards Open Day Masterclass

Join Haskell Vineyards Cellar Master, Rianie Strydom, for the 6th Annual Master Class.

 

La Motte celebrates Art in Clay with contemporary ceramic tableware

La Motte is joining the galleries and studios in the Franschhoek Valley for the fourth annual Art in Clay Festival.

 

Nederburg`s The Young Airhawk, a Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc

One of Nederburg’s specialty wines, The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc 2013, has been chosen as one of this year’s FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 wines.

 

Winery of the Week: Anthonij Rupert Wines

Visitors to Anthonij Rupert Wines in Franschhoek can look forward to not one but two exquisite tasting rooms. In addition there is also the Franschhoek Motor museum where 100 years of motoring history

 

Rapping the Ode to those Joubert Cats and South African Wine

The forefathers were into some, like, serious wine skank. Check out the Joubert Clan, hanging out in the foxy little town of La Motte d’Aigues, direction Luberon, France South. In Medieval times, th

 

Platter’s Wine Guide 2015 – Year of the Blends

Winery of the YearSadie Family WinesWhite Wine of the YearDeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2013Red Wine of the YearDe Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2013Wines rated Five Stars: Méthode Cap ClassiqueGrah

 

Jordan Chenin Blanc 2013

The showcases put on by the Chenin Blanc Association every six months or so are a good idea in principle. They take the format of a formal tasting for media of a selection of members’ wines suited t

 

EAFA Aluminium Closure Trend Presentation at Jordan Restaurant

 Guido AufdemkampFranco Bove Giuseppe CarosiniSaronsberg owner Nick van Huyssteen, Nicolette Waterford and designer Eduard Haumann© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

 

A note on Platter wines rating less than four stars

I had a query from one of the handful of people who’ve seen Platter’s 2015 already – someone rather puzzled by what at first glance looks like a rather haphazard way of dealing with

 

Nederburg’s The Young Airhawk, A Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc

One of Nederburg’s specialty wines, The Young Airhawk Sauvignon Blanc 2013, has been chosen as one of this year’s FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 wines. What makes it so appealing, says cellar

 

KWV se 2014- Roodeberg Rosé vol beloftes van die somer

Die somer is mos ’n tyd vir “koel” wyne, wit of rooskleurig. Om jou warm somersdae “koel” te maak, het KWV pas die Roodeberg Rosé 2014 in Suid-Afrika bekend gestel.   lees meer

 

Aaaaand…kick-off!

The 23 October marked the official kick-off for Restaurant Week South Africa 2014! At 12AM, the first diners started on their much anticipated Restaurant Week lunch. They were amongst the almost 10,00

 

Blissful Summer Picnic At Durbanville Hills Wines

The scenic views of Table Mountain, Table Bay, the rolling hills and adjoining vineyards at Durbanville Hills Wines offer a welcome escape for a delectable picnic treat. Slip off your sandals and stre

 

Platter’s High Fives For Three Stellar Wines From The Elgin Valley

It was joy and celebration for the Elgin Valley at the annual launch of the Platter’s South African Wine Guide when they scooped three 5-Star wine ratings in the 2015 edition of the authoritative an

 

Route 360 Paves New Tours Through Kayamandi Township

Stellenbosch encourages tourists to ‘travel’ with cultural interest Avid travellers and intrepid explorers in search of more inspirational encounters off the beaten track can now engage with the v

 

Stellenbosch Trumpets Family-Friendly Experiences

City of Oaks a ‘child’s play’ stay during holidays With the long school holidays looming, Mom and Dad do not have to succumb to off-loading the offspring at the grandparents to stay sane during

 

De Krans Port makes it 10 in a row in Platter’s Wine Guide!

De Krans Wine Cellar near Calitzdorp in the Klein Karoo has received a 5-star rating for its Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2012 in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Pl

 

Groot Constantia’s Cabernet Sauvignon Receives Top Honours From Platter’s Wine Guide

Platter’s South African Wine Guide has awarded Groot Constantia’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 the highest honour of five stars (classified as exceptional bottling) in the 35th edition of this pop

 

MARAIS, NIENABER VICTORS AT IMPI CHALLENGE

The picturesque Lievland Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, was a hub of excitement on 18 – 19 October when just over 5500 eager sports enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors toed the line to partake in

 

Fashionistas And Flutes Of Pongrácz At Cintron Pink Polo

The who’s who of the social scene came out in style in support of breast cancer awareness and indulged in endless flutes of Pongrácz at the glamorous Cintron Pink Polo event at Val de Vie Estate in

 

Stellenbosch Hills shows latest releases at La Mouette, Sea Point’s top 20 restaurant

 

Andy Watts Honoured By The Town Of Wellington

Andy Watts, master distiller and a resident of Wellington, received the town’s highest honour by being named the 2014 Wellingtonian of the Year at a gala dinner last week (23 October). The award, no

 

Succeeding Against the Odds

Three Stellenbosch University students were rewarded for their hard work and perseverance despite difficult circumstances. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Rector’s Awards for Succeeding

 

Route 360 paves new tours through Kayamandi Township

Stellenbosch encourages tourists to ‘travel’ with cultural interest Avid travellers and intrepid explorers in search of more inspirational encounters off the beaten track can now engage with the v

 

Oryx Desert Salt Smoked

I tried a new cooking technique the other day – smoking a piece of fish in a Le Creuset Casserole. Did it for a film shoot on the quay in Simonstown Harbour. It can be done either with snoek or Ange