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When toasting a special occasion with a bottle of bubbly, classy champagne flutes are the obvious choice for many.


It’s not every day you get to sit down at a dinner table with a celebrity and discuss life over wine and cheese. But Monday was a different (and special) kind of day.


We followed behind a stream of chinese tourists into Rickety Bridge one rainy Saturday morning to meet with Wynand Grobler, winemaker at Rickety Bridge.


The latest release to emerge from the Lanzerac cellar this summer is the superb Lanzerac Chardonnay 2013, which marks a slight shift from Lanzerac to put more emphasize on terroir in their wines.



Continuing its sterling success with numerous local and international awards already won this year, Hartenberg Wine Estate has been awarded the SAA Red Wine Trophy for the Hartenberg Shiraz 2010, at the 2015 SAA Wine Awards.


Andrew Jefford is recognised as of the most gifted wine writers in the world. He has an ability to weave and sculpt masterpieces with words, each one used very carefully and with specific intent. A ve


"I'd rather be in bed with you" comes out as "I'd rather be in Bedfordview" when overheard through a locked bathroom door, which happened to me at a dinner party in Brixton many moons ago. The artist

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Bellingham is a well-known, and indeed loved wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley. In the modern era, Bellingham really made its name from shortly after World War 2 under the ownership of maverick an


Perhaps the best dish of yesterday's chef table in the Mount Nelson kitchen was Rudi Liebenberg's crispy fried egg, char grilled asparagus, chorizo hash and spinach veloute which was magic with Kobus


Clos Malverne Restaurant, on the eponymous Estate in beautiful Devon Valley in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, is celebrating its 5th birthday this month. In celebration, founding chef Nadia Louw S


Die Hartenberg-wynlandgoed buite Stellenbosch het sy segetog op die plaaslike en internasionale toneel vanjaar voort gesit deur die rooiwyntrofee op vanjaar se SAA Wine Awards in te palm met sy 2010-


25 – 27 April 2015 There are many reasons to visit the picturesque Breedekloof Wine Route, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town along the N1 to Worcester.  These include spectactular scenery,


The latest release to emerge from the Lanzerac cellar this summer is the superb Lanzerac Chardonnay 2013, which marks a slight shift from Lanzerac to put more emphasize on terroir in their wines. For


Dear Johan, Firstly, my apologies that this is written in English rather than Afrikaans but I am an Aussie so my Afrikaans is so limited as to be useless. Secondly, a bit of a story. While spendin


Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 has come to an end. After last year’s introduction, this second edition saw a bog growth with nearly 10,000 couverts being served at 125 of SA’s top restaurants.


Being a most fortunate young lady, I was afforded the opportunity to attend a rather special event over a recent weekend. Having only recently learned the wonders of wine, this particular event


KWV, home of the World’s Best brandies, will host its first seasonal ‘brandy sensations’ long table dinner at the KWV Sensorium gallery/tasting room on 20 November in Paarl at KWV, Africa’s ho


The Cape Winelands claimed 8 global and forty-three regional awards in the Great Wine Capitals’ Internationals Best of Wine Tourism Awards, celebrated in Mendoza, Argentina recently. The awards seek


Is there any more capricious human endeavour than farming? Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Buitenverwachting is rated 5 Stars in the latest edition of Platter’s and as we sa


Gottfried Mocke the Vineyardist and Winemaker at Chamonix has made such a name for himself in the 13 years since he has been on the Estate. Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for his Chardonnay is but


Beer: Pumple Drumkin Brewery: Cisco Brewers Inc. Origin: Nantucket, Massachusetts Alcohol: 6% a.b.v. Available: Banana Jam Cafe, Cape Town For this review, I wanted to highlight something festive


KWV’s Wine Emporium in Paarl has won the award as Regional Winner of Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences in the 2015 Great Wines Capitals Best of Wine Tourism. The awards were presented on November


If it’s one thing that I’ve learnt from my past experiences when attending Sanlam Handmade Contemporary FoodWineDesign Fair, it is that you need to get there early to avoid the disappointment of


for the mushroom-tomato sauce 500g mushrooms, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 2-3 cups (approximately 2 x 400g tins) chopped tomatoes 2 fresh thyme sprigs 1 fresh oregano sprig salt & pepper to ta


Ice cream is just what the doctor ordered on a hot summer’s day, and what better than a wine inspired ice cream. Together with the team from Sinnful (famous for their delicious range of ice creams)


At an exclusive Champagne event at the Queen Victoria Hotel at the V&A Waterfront on Wednesday 5 November, Gareth Ferreira was announced as the winner of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Aw


What you’ll need: For the duck: 1 large free-range duck 1 Tbsp (15 ml) flaky sea salt or coarse salt 1 Tbsp (15 ml) Schezuan peppercorns 1 Tbsp (15 ml) black peppercorns a thumb-sized piece of f


Myrna Robins celebrates the latest round of awards attracted by Distell's range of fine brandies.