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Bacon Wrapped Mini Omelets

These delicious mini omelets wrapped in bacon and easy and fun to make. 


Avocado Stuffed Meatballs

Have you ever tasted meatballs stuffed with avocado? You should! Because these are INCREDIBLE!


How to pick a wine to cook with

If you’re a mediocre cook, cooking with wine is maybe the single easiest thing you can do to make yourself look 100 times more impressive. Making pasta with butter and cheese again?


Franschhoek Wine Dog of the Month: February

Meet Peggy-Sue the fun loving nine-year-old Staffie, the Franschhoek Wine Dog for February, and whose owner is La Bri winemaker Irene Waller.


Is Cognac better than Brandy?

Is Cognac better than Brandy? A hotly debated topic in local Brandy circles, fueled by the aspirant high price-tagged image of Cognac, against the unfortunate cheaper and less premium image of Brandy


Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 vs Uitkyk Carlonet 2011

Recently two examples of Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2011 vintage. First up, Oldenburg. Top 10 in my category report presented by Sanlam Private Wealth last year and 5 Stars in the curren


De Trafford 393 Syrah: Wine Spectator’s top SA red

Wine Spectator’s latest Insider Newsletter highlights their most exciting new wines out of France, South Africa and California. From the Cape, de Trafford’s Syrah Stellenbosch 393 2011 has become


Giving Love

With a theme like GIVING, you do put a lot of pressure on your life, both in the personal and business capacity. So when February and Valentine’s comes around, you are afforded the opportunity t


Hands-on Harvest – the two-month festival

HANDS-ON HARVEST – THE TWO-MONTH WINE FESTIVAL Choose your dates, decide what you want to do, and book your choices between now and the end of March. Only the cellars of the Robertson Wine Valley g


The Clos Malverne Pinotages – 19.02.2015

The Clos Malverne Le Café 2012 is the Estate’s expression of a premium coffee-style Pinotage.  The estate is in the beautiful Devon Valley, where the breezes from False Bay blow to ameliorate the


Longridge launches 2013 Clos de Ciel Chardonnay

To Longridge for the release of their Clos du Ciel (Heavenly vineyard) 2013 Single Vineyard Chardonnay Later that afternoon, we drove to Longridge for the release celebration of this very elegant Orga


Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2011 – 19.02.2015

Steenberg Estate, one of the oldest in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, from which it is a mere 20 minute drive, was granted to Catharina Ras in 1682. Poor Mrs Ras, lost a husband to a lion, one to


#WineLabelDesignAwards at Beau Constantia


Jeanri-Tine van Zyl: How to cope in times of darkness

“2015 will be remembered as the year of slow boiling frog,” my friend observed, the wine glass in his hand outlined by faint candle light. We were in the middle of Schedule 2 load shedding, during


Lunch at Bistro 13, Stellenbosch Vineyards


Alex’s Weekender: Johannesburg

  My favourite thing about writing these weekenders is that it reminds me that no matter how bad a week I’ve had it’s almost the weekend and there are so many amazing things to do in and aro



Mid-February and the wine harvest is in full swing, frenetic in some areas, The trucks that growl past our garden carrIed bins loaded with chenin and colombar, on route from the McGregor hills to loca


Solms-Delta ATKV Oesfees Strikes the Chord at Harvest End

Elvis Blue, Radio Kalahari Orkes and Emo Adams are some of the headliners taking centre stage at the ATKV Oesfees (#ATKVoesfees), to be held on Saturday, 21 March 2015 at the Solms-Delta wine estate i


Pork Chow Mein – Anna & Roberta Montali

As the Chinese celebrate new year – The Year of the Goat, Anna & Roberta Montali give us a celebratory pork dish, Pork Chow Mein – from the Taishanese chāu-mèing, a dish you will fi




Pork Chow Fun – Anna & Roberta Montali

Continuing our series on dishes for the celebration today of Chinese New Year today 19th February, Anna & Roberta Montali give us their Pork Chow Fun. Serves 4 Easy Prepping & Cooking Time: