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< Wednesday 24 December 2014 >

Best of the bubblies

© Cape Times Wednesday 24th December 2014 There is such a variation of different bubblies available on the shelves at the moment. Different styles, prices, grapes used, amount of time spent on lees,

 

Belgium, bright spot for SA exports

With SA wine exports in free fall, it's pleasing to see that Denmark and Belgium actually increased their purchases this year. But then judging by the way they treat their politicians, the Belgians ar

 
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Festive Trifle with a difference

Okay, it is the day before Christmas and you are no closer to making a call on that all important dessert for the festive table. Grandpa loves a traditional pudding but the kids prefer something more

 

And in Vredendal too….

Again and again I marvel at the depth and spread of the winegrowing revolution in the Cape in its latest phase over the last decade. From Cape Agulhas to the northernmost reaches of the West Coast, th

 
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Chamonix Rouge 2012 – 24.12.14

Chamonix Rouge 2012 is a four way blend in the Bordeaux style and is made up of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 23% Petit Verdot and 21% Malbec. The grapes were selected from a variety of plots wi

 

My 2014 Highlights

With nothing eventful in sight for the rest of the year, herewith some of my highlights. Best Wine On the local front I am going Grenache, and I am going Neil Ellis 2011. Made from old vines on the Pi

 
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Christmas Cheesecake with a Fresh Plum Topping – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Wanted something really Christmassy for today to go with this delicious Douglas Green Sunkissed Natural Sweet Rosé nv and Jane-Anne Hobbs came up with the perfect match. What you’ll need…

 

A special Christmas Wish

Sending you The warmest of wishes For a merry & much blessed ChristmasWith fun & laughter and family & friends Fabulous wines, yummy traditional foods Christmas Carols & mince pies

 

Douglas Green Sunkissed Natural Sweet Rosé nv – 24.12.14

The principles on which Douglas Green, a graduate of Stellenbosch University’s iconic Elsenburg College, founded his company in 1942, still hold fast today. Good quality wines, expressing the grape,

 

Seared fillet with coffee, cardamom & figs – Sophia Lindop

I can always rely on Sophia Lindop to come up with a great match to a great wine.  This dish works so well with the Chamonix Rouge 2012. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 cups strong filter coffee 4 tsp sugar 4