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Taste-testing Haig Club single grain Scotch whiskey with David Beckham

After 22 years as a professional athlete, David Beckham is now a whiskey man.


Pinot Noir – None but the Brave

Pinot Noir has a bit of a reputation. To some winemakers it is even known as the ‘heartbreak grape’; infamously difficult to grow and vinify but with the potential to make enchanting wines when grown in the right place and handled with skill.


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Michael chats to Bobby Kumar at The Table Bay Hotel

Bobby Kumar is the go to person for the excellent pastries on offer at The Table Bay Hotel.  If you have not experienced High Tea at The Table Bay, it is an experience you should not put off.  I spo


Franschhoek Vignerons among the world’s finest

Boekenhoutskloof and Chamonix have earned a spot on the prestigious 2014 Decanter Top 50 Wines in the World. The list of top 50 wines are compiled by the internationally recognised magazine on an annu


Sauvignons worth savouring

Nicola Jenvey reviews different options for local sauvignon blancs – and one from Chile with a local angle.


Dubai Dining

Since my life has adopted the format of a movie script of late, adventures like a whirlwind 4-day trip to Dubai are things that actually happen. I’m not even kidding. Now, never having left our b


Rietvallei Estéanna White 2014 – 30.01.2015

The Burger family moves this year into its 151st year since the land was originally granted to the family, Alewyn Burger buying it for his son Jacobus Francois in 1864. Unusual in that today, they are


The Old Vine Series Skerpioen 2013 vs Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Anchorman 2012

Oh, but it’s not a competition the effete contend. All of life is, I would counter. Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines has now achieved global recognition as a winemaker while Razan Macici of Nederbur


Eikendal Weintaufe 2015 pure bucolic bliss

Al fresco Harvest Celebration for the whole family Sunday, 1 March 2015 Get your summer groove on and head out to Eikendal, when this beautifully appointed wine estate livens up with its annual Weinta


Pasta Bake with Meatballs – Lizet Hartley

I love Lizet Hartley’s food, it is so honest, so colourful and so flavourful.  In looking for a midweek supper dish which would suit both of the Landskroon Paul Hugo Wines, the white and the re


Landskroon Paul Hugo Red 2012 & Paul Hugo White 2014 – 30.01.2105

The de Villiers family of Landskroon could probably trace their winemaking ancestry back to the beginnings of time. Certainly since the three de Villiers brothers arrived in Cape Town Harbour on 6th M