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< Thursday 18 December 2014 >

5 Minute Whiskey Cocktail

When you are not sipping some fine whiskey neat or on the rock, why not mix things up and turn your favourite brown spirit into a cocktail packed with a unmistakably serious punch.


Cheddar and Green Onion Biscuit Breakfast

Rest assured, these sandwiches are quite tiny, meaning you can definitely eat as many of them as you want!


Relive the 50`s and 60`s this Saturday at Hermanuspietersfontein

Date: 20 December 2014


100th Anniversary for Lanzerac Wine Estate

2014 has been an historical year for the Lanzerac Wine Estate, marked by the 100-year anniversary of the farm’s name. Christine Lundy highlights some of the key events.


Dik Delta’s Healing Herbs

We have to hand it to our indigenous Khoe and San ancestors, they really knew about sustainability and how to find everything they needed in nature without destroying its future. And it seems that nat


Roland’s top 15 wines of 2015

Wine Cellar Director Roland Peens shares his vinous highlights of 2014. Leeuwenkuil Heritage Syrah 2012 – R 275 My top wine of the year is a single-vineyard Syrah from the southern slopes of Riebee



Now there’s a word that’s not used as much as it used to be. In fact, no less a wine-writing eminence than Hugh Johnson urged, in an on-line piece for the World of Fine Wine, “May we revive this


Takumi – restaurant review

There was a time when sushi lovers flocked to Minato, just off Cape Town’s Long Street. With a tattoo parlour as a neighbour, tacky décor and a ramshackle front, it was the definition of ‘hole in


Bubble bubble, toil and trouble: Three interesting bubblies

There’s no doubt that December is a time of indulgence and excess. The onslaught of year-end functions, weddings, parties, Christmas and New Years becomes a blur of hazy morning headaches and em


cook. better, by Nikki Werner & Brandon de Kock

I have known Nikki Werner for quite a ling time and have always loved her take on food. Brandon I knew as a photographer separately and it wasn’t until we co-operated on an article about Malva P


Woolworths does it again for me this Christmas

One of the things that I have really enjoyed about Woolworths this Christmas is the daily text message telling you what the discounts of the day are. One day last week I have a field day in the wine d


Apple glazed Duck – Meeta K Wolff

This recipe for Apple Glazed Duck comes from Meeta K Wolff’s fabulous website, What’s For Lunch, Honey? Simply irresistible – the combination of herby thyme and fruity apple with the


Fairview The Beacon Shiraz 2012

Unirrigated bush vines battle through large, flat, grey shale stone to produce the grapes for this wine. The Glenrosa soils of Paarl encourage grape bunches with tiny berries, and the vines are pruned


Fairview Pegleg Carignan 2011

Pegleg Carignan is a bold, spirited wine with enormous character and depth of flavour, oozing with the essence of soil and sunshine. Carignan has found its natural home in South Africa,.


Low-Carb Salmon, Beetroot and Rocket Salad – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne Hobbs can always be relied upon to come up with something punchy in flavour to meet a packed with flavour wine.  Here is a supreme example of one of her low carb dishes, pretty to look at a


Strandveldfood by Kobus van der Merwe & Jac de Villers

To have eaten in Kobus van der Merwe’s Oep ve Koep at Die Winkel op Paternoster is to have one of the most amazing food experiences of your life. Not for nothing was Kobus Awarded named as one o Sou


Toast in 2015 at famous vineyard

Myrna Robins's year is not complete without a visit to this most entrancing of Constantia farms.


Fairview Oom Pagel Semillon 2013

“As a young boy, I spent hours listening to the anecdotes of an old man who we affectionately called Oom Pagel. He was a descendent of the Malay slaves brought to the Cape by the Dutch. Oom Page


Two Stellenbosch cabernet francs

Cab franc is probably still most used as a blending partner in “Bordeaux blends”, though the number of varietal offerings increases all the time since Landskroon was the pioneer many years back. T


Fairview Cyril Back 2012

“This wine was made to honour my late father, Cyril Back, who introduced handcrafted winemaking at Fairview.” Charles Back


Fairview Viognier Special Late Harvest 2014

As the first estate to introduce Viognier to South Africa, we have had ample opportunity to try interesting styles with this varietal. This Special Late Harvest is the first to be made using Viognier,


Vergelegen Shiraz Reserve 2012 – 18.12.14

Vergelegen has to be one of the most beautiful wine estates in the Cape. It’s beautiful Cape Dutch styled Manor House sitting proud behind some massive over 300 year old camphor trees. The vineyards


Debra’s Weekender: Durban Weekender

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE Every Friday in December Ku D’Ta plays host to Manteca, a fiery Salsa/Afro-Cuban band down on Wilson’s Wharf near the Durban CBD. Show starts at 18h30 and goes on until late!


Corder Elgin Valley Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 18.12.14

One of the greater advantages, apart from the scenic beauty of living in the Elgin Valley, is the coolness of the climate there. Way back on the 1970s, with the great restrictions placed upon the wine


Starfish – Top 10 Sustainable Fish

Craig Fraser and Libby Doyle of QuiverTree Publications have been hit by a number of fabulous things in 2014. Runaway successes in terms of the The Real Meal Revolution and several of their other publ


Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2014

I so remember the day some 15 or more years ago when I walked in to our restaurant and there was an attractive bottle of Iona Sauvignon Blanc on the dek and Madeleine said to me, go out quickly and yo