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Sexy Wine Facts That Will Make Your Date Fall for You

Uncorked and shared between two potential lovers, wine — particularly red wine, the colour of love — is a very sexy drink.


Cheeseburger Spring Rolls

East meets West in these tasty little bites.


Exactly Why Red Wine Helps Prevent Cancer

How many times has your grandmother said the secret to her ripe old age was never missing happy hour? While the key factors to longevity have been debated fiercely, grandma might be on to something.


Make Your Own All-Purpose Holiday Liqueur

Cheery music, festive tidings, the promise of snow-topped trees and indulgent meals: It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the most stressful season of the year.


Will you pay $3,000 for a bottle of vodka?

The back story: Remember when vodka drinkers thought a bottle of Grey Goose was expensive? Stolichnaya, the Russian brand that’s one of the best-selling vodkas in the world, has increasingly emphasized the higher-end of the perennially popular white spirit.


Boland Cellars takes Chenin Blanc to new heights

Kleine Zalze must have shed a tear or two when Johan Joubert, the winery’s cellarmaster of the past 12 years, decided to return to his original roots.

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Refreshed “Ryan’s Kitchen” in Franschhoek now offering “Small Plate” Menu

IN the nine years since he’s been back on home soil, and the four years since opening his very own establishment with his wife Lana, local chef Ryan Smith has really made a name for himself amongst critics and those who dine out on a regular basis, alike.


Cooking up a storm: Lanzerac’s Cellar Master and Chef Reuben

Signature Living is a lifestyle series with a twist Reuben Riffel will not only be presenting but will also be cooking some amazing dishes: Pistachio olive oil cake with Red wine and black pepper gelato, Scallop ceviche with fennel, citrus and tarragon and Braised lamb shoulder with peas and soft polenta to name but a few.


Champagne explained: Have you ever wondered what the fuss is all about?

In the South African market, most Champagne lovers are usually very well accustomed to the big name brands such as ‘Moet’ and ‘Veuve Clicquot’ which are widely available in the market.


Roast saddle of lamb with saffron potatoes and grilled artichokes

Celebrating Christmas in summer means that your menu options can range from a special cut on the braai to a picnic basket on the beach. There is however something to be said for a traditional candleli


Badsberg NLH 2009 vs Delheim Edelspatz NLH 2013

Designating Noble Late Harvest as “dessert wine” is a pity as it means that consumption become unduly restricted. I like the Bordelais custom of serving a glass of Sauternes with foie gras pâté


Going natural

If Craig Hawkins didn’t exist, it would be necessary for Cape wine to invent him. Not that I enjoy all of his wines or think his approach always the best. But there’s a genuine aesthetic, an intel


White Christmas Wine Cocktail – Eggnog reinterpreted

This year we are embracing those classic Northern Hemisphere Christmas traditions and make them more local by adding a South African spin! Don’t miss our #FestiveFeasting inspirations – we


Gammon & Caramelised Onion Quiche – Sue Green

Pastry 250g cake flour 125g butter cubed iced water 1 egg mixed with a little milk for egg wash Filling 1 medium onion sliced a knob of butter or a little oil for frying 175g gammon cubed 275g cheddar


Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2014

Editor Christian Eedes selects the most exciting wines he’s reviewed this year. WINE OF THE YEAR: Magnetic North Mountain Makstok 2013 From ungrafted Chenin Blanc vines, the most profound modern


Magical Festive Dessert – Fruit cake lollies and Culinaria Muscat de Frontignan

The Leopard’s Leap’s Culinaria Collection celebrates the harmony of food and wine and never is it more fitting than for the festive season when many an hour goes into planning the ultimate fes



The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, the incredible fundraising initiative that raised an astounding R7.045 million for education in the South African winelands at its inaugural 2014 event, has the eno


La gloire de la France

You can start complacently thinking that France is not where it’s all at, and drink good shit like Sadie or Alheit with satisfaction, and watch intense, dark, complicated Danish TV, and quite forget


KWV The Mentors Noble Late Harvest 2013 – 08.12.14

The KWV winemaking team headed up by Johann Fourie, Chief Winemaker, has – yet again – in 2014 walked away with a raft of awards, medals and certificates. The Premium Brandy Distilling tea


Morné Meets His Match In ‘cold’ Roz

Proteas fast bowler Morné Morkel finally married his Australian fiancee, Roz Kelly, this weekend - just over 13 months after popping the question in Dubai.


Winters Drift Chardonnay 2013 – 08.12.14

Winters Drift has the great advantage of being situated in the cool climes of Elgin where lower temperatures mean that the grape take longer to ripen on the vine. The high water retention soils of the


Ricotta Flapjacks – Callie Maritz & Mari-Louis Guy

This is a slight twist on Bill Granger’s famous recipe. On numerous occasions he has expressed his sorrow at letting this one into the public domain rather than keeping it secret. We can empathize a