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< Wednesday 17 December 2014 >

An All-Purpose Guide to Serving and Pouring Bubbly

Pour it up, people: Champagne should be an all-the-time drink. But it’s especially appropriate this time of year, as everyone bops from holiday party to holiday party.


New winery opens its doors in Riversdale

Holidaymakers travelling from Cape Town towards the Garden Route over the festive season will be happy to hear that Baleia Bay Winery has opened its doors on the N2, just outside the small town of Riversdale.


Jackson Family Wines buys South African Vineyard

Jackson Family Wines, which owns more than 20,000 acres of vineyards in California and around the world, is expanding to a new wine region: South Africa.


13 days to 2015

Two for the show. Three to get ready. Now go, cat, go. But don’t you … go on and miss the show. Only R110pp. You can do anything as long as <!-- var prefix = 'ma' + 'i


14 days to 2015

Dine by candlelight. Niki serves the classics - seafood, lamb and medley of deserts – with a twist in the tail. A moreish three-course food and wine menu at R350pp including wine. Seating limite


The Pot Luck Club – restaurant review

At the risk of sounding like a Dale-Roberts groupie, I’d call the meal I ate at The Pot Luck Club faultless. Every dish was unique and every aspect of every dish was technically perfect. That’s pr


Newton Johnson word die Kaapse Wynmakersgilde se 46ste lid

Gordon Newton Johnson, die gesoute wynmaker van die Hemel-en-Aarde-vallei buite Hermanus, is pas as die 46ste lid by die Kaapse Wynmakersgilde ingelyf.   "As keldermeester van Newton Johnson Wines g


Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2013 – 16.12.14

Oldenburg gets so much right. The most perfect setting tucked under some of the most spectacular mountains of the Banghoek Valley, an enchanting little hill in the middle of the estate which creates u


Perdeberg Winery Brut Reserve Methode Cap Classique Chenin Blanc 2012 – 17.12.14

Perdeberg Winery sits in the heart of the Voor Paardeberg Wine Appellation, though it draws its grapes from its contracted growers from a wider area. Known as the Home of Chenin Blanc, the winery is k


Cauliflower and chickpea biryani – Sophia Lindop

Serves 4 Ingredients For the minted yoghurt 2 tbsp finely chopped mint 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 cup natural yoghurt Salt to season For the biryani 1½ cup basmati rice 2 cinnamon quills 4 green cardamom p


Prawn Cocktail Salad – Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder’s recipes are always so good looking, so beautifully photographed and almost tactile and so utterly delicious. Some are modern and up to date, and others, like this are a riff on a 1960s


Beer Engine: Hand Pulled Pints

Thankfully, this has nothing to do with the beer making process. As much as I’m sure brewers would enjoy pumping 3,000 litres of beer from a kettle into a fermentation tank by hand, we’ve


Tribe 112 Café…Pure Passion for Coffee and Motorbikes

Tribe Coffee Roasting is a story of three tenacious young Cape Town entrepreneurs, Kate Nero, Jake Easton and Bradley Juter.  There is a beautiful thing about a great story in the making…as you be


Pierre Jourdan Tranquille nv – 17.12.14

The von Arnims of Haute Cabrière at the very top of the Franschhoek Valley, are specialists in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the two great grapes of Burgundy and the Champagne. They make a brilliant ran


Deep-fried panko avocado wedges – Sophia Lindop

The first time I had even heard of panko crumbed deep fried avocado wedges was  when Sophia Lindop brought a dish of them to the table at the start of a meal.  Just served with salt flakes, they wer