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< Wednesday 11 February 2015 >

Oh Valentine please be wine…

If you hope to have your very own wine bottle to have and to hold this Valentines day, get ready for the holiday with this shirt!


Chardonnay Margarita Recipe

This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a cool, refreshing summer drink.


4 Ways To Reap Red Wine’s Benefits — Without Drinking It

Research has done it again: reiterated just how healthy red wine’s potent ingredient is. The polyphenol resveratrol helps you live longer! It prevents heart disease! It protects your skin! And the latest: It helps your memory.


Two South African treats paired with Nederburg Foundation Rosé

Who knew shredded chicken could taste this good?


Will Booze TV Ever Go Mainstream?

TV is awash with shows about food and cooking. But drinking? Not so much. Kenny Herzog reports on why shows about booze have struggled to find mainstream success.


Bid on a slice of Cape history

Plaisir de Merle, a regular participant at the annual Nederburg Auction of fine, rare wines, makes its debut at the second annual edition of the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction this coming weekend.


Shopping Kicks Off at the Tokai Forest Market!

The Tokai Forest Market offers the perfect place for shoppers to look forward to a peaceful, fun and magical experience every Saturday.


Celebrating 30 Years of Winemaking, Dedication and Innovation

  Celebrating 30 Years of Winemaking, Dedication and Innovation Family-owned wine estate heralds in three decades of creativity. Stellenbosch - In the lingering morning mists of Devon Valley,


Robertson Rocks

Talk about bad timing. On Monday, toothy Tim James, associate/assistant editor of the Platter sighted wine label guide and self-appointed spin doctor for the Swartland, opines on Christian Eedes' blog


Beer Review: Anchor Steam Beer

Beer: Steam Beer Brewery: Anchor Brewing Company Origin: San Francisco, California Alcohol: 4.9% a.b.v. Available: Banana Jam Cafe, Cape Town Brewing since 1896, Anchor is most famous for their &


Government climbs into Distell

The recent strength of the Distell share price is explained by the bombshell this afternoon that the Public Investment Corporation has bought 11% of Capevin Holdings whose only asset is boxes of Marie


Allée Bleue Isabeau 2013

What to make of Isabeau, the flagship white blend from Franschhoek cellar Allée Bleue? The 2013 has just been released, a somewhat unusual concoction of 60% Chardonnay, 35% Semillon and 5% Viognier,


Bertus Basson at Spice Route: "A modern South African Restaurant"


Jancis Robinson on Young Guns

In a recent visit to South Africa, internationally renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson highlighted numerous SA Young Guns as winemakers to look out for. Many of these innovative producers, who are c


Bid on a slice of Cape history!

Plaisir de Merle, a regular participant at the annual Nederburg Auction of fine, rare wines, makes its debut at the second annual edition of the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction this coming weekend.  


A visit to Black Pearl Vineyards in Agter Paarl


Best Bet Breakfasts in Perth – Voyage Kitchen: Part 3

The father-daughter-duo is back for the last time with Part 3 of Best Bet Breakfasts in Perth – The Trilogy. Here is our third best bet breakfast spot in Perth, Australia. My dad, Len Henson, move


Mulderbosch Faithful Hound White 2013

Adam Mason has come up with another classic here. Faithful Hound, and its lovely story has for so long been part of the Mulderbosch repertoire as superior blended red wine, now it is joined by a white


Pine nut, burnt butter & sage bucatini served with preserved artichoke hearts – Sophia Lindop

Sophia Lindop, in her book Season’s Bounty, calls these Artichoke bottoms, but in some weird form of Victorian prudery, I prefer calling them, a more genteel, Artichoke Hearts.  Whatever you ca


Cape Classic Festival

The Cape Classic Festival takes place every year in an area of unique beauty,  wonderful landscapes, breath-taking views and endless vineyards. This idyll unites nature and man.  Additionally, the i


Fun in the sun at Franschhoek’s annual Summer Wines Celebration at Leopard’s Leap


Honey & soy glazed salmon with cucumber spaghetti salad & poppy seed dressing – Dianne Bibby

Serves 4 For the cucumber spaghetti salad 1/2 cucumber, either finely julienned or spaghetti stripped 1 small sweet red pepper, cut into tiny jewel sized pieces 2 scallions, finely diced several pink


Scottish Leader Signature – 11.02.2105

This week on Die Vine Intervention, we follow the leader, a new product on the SA market – the Scottish Leader Signature Whisky. Die Vine Intervention is a series of podcasts which John Fraser, broa


Spread the Trail Love – Wear Red

Dirtopia is celebrating the month of love with a fun Trail Run on Saturday, 14 February at the  Dirtopia Trail Centre on the Delvera Farm, about 10 km from Stellenbosch. All participants are encourag


Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 11.02.2015

There are a number of ‘standards’ in almost any product you might wish to mention. Those which are relied upon, we know they are good, the quality is up there, the price is right and we get a warm



From the beginning of this year, Madeleine and I have started using SoundCloud which is a wonderful programme onto which we are able to upload podcasts of my wine talks on FineMusic Radio in Cape Town