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A Wine Lover’s Guide to the Oscars

Got a favorite film vying for this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture? Wall Street Journal wine columnist Will Lyons has a wine to go with it.

 

Top 10 moments in Tequila history

More than any other spirit category, the Tequila industry is laden with mythology and folklore – but which historical events made the sector what it is today?

 

Jordan releases a Chenin Blanc in honour of Louis Albert Péringuey

Chenin Blanc has a long history. First planted in the Capein the 17th century, Chenin Blanc has been traditionally cultivated in some of the oldest bushvines in the winelands.

 

Creation Cape Wine Auction Lot raises a cool R260 000!

The Creation Wines team is delighted with the substantial amount of R260 000 generated by their lot at the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction held on 14 February at Boschendal.

 
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Du Toitskloof Wines Kicks-off Harvest in New Cellar

Vintage 2015 will go down in the books as a new chapter in the history of Du Toitskloof Wines, the well-known wine cellar at the gateway to the Breedekloof Valley near the town of Rawsonville.

 

Longridge launch Clos du Ciel Chardonnay

I attended the launch of this Burgundian style, single vineyard Chardonnay earlier this week. Legendary on every way! Media Release: The meticulous bio-dynamic revival of a single vineyard blo

 

Eerste wingerdbou-intern begin in Kaapse Wynmakersgilde se Protégé-program

Die Kaapse Wynmakersgilde se Protégé-program, ‘n mentorskapskema met die doel om effektiewe transformasie in die wynbedryf aan te wakker, het sy eerste wingerdbou-intern saam met drie nuwe wynmaa

 

Chilled tomato and strawberry soup – Vickie de Beer

With the most delicious of strawberries and the ripest of heritage tomatoes in season, Vickie de Beer’s soup makes so much sense when paired with a lovely dry white wine like the Simonsig Adelbe

 
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Simonsig Adelberg Sauvignon Blanc 2014 – 20.02.2015

Having known pioneering founder of Simonsig Wine Estate, Frans Malan, so well over time, nothing that comes out of Simonsig surprises me, and if I might paraphrase Roman Pliny the Elder [though Aristo

 

Taking the Cabernet that Moves Mountains

It is supposed to be a joyous annual occasion, but somehow I am always left with a thickness in the throat and a sense of loss. Once a year I head out to Kanonkop Estate to collect my annual wine allo

 

PERFECTION AT MONT MARIE RESTAURANT

Driving alongside the picturesque vineyards toward Mont Marie, a relaxed presence fills your every desire toward an evening of non-molecular fine dining, but rather fine dining in real food. Mont Mari

 

KWV 12 yr old, the journey continues – 20.02.2015

This week on Die Vine Intervention, we give top marks to the International award winning KWV 12 year old Potstill Brandy from the Cape. Die Vine Intervention is a series of podcasts which John Fraser,

 

Chamonix Chardonnay Unoaked 2014 – 20.02.2015

Gottfried Mocke is one of the young winemakers who flies modestly below the radar while continuing to make wines which win him awards. He is the vineyardist as well as winemaker on the estate and havi

 

Brown butter risotto with exotic marsala mushrooms & chorizo pangrattato crumbs – Dianne Bibby

I love Dianne Bibby’s food – so aromatic, so colourful and such punchy flavours.  This dish of Brown butter risotto with exotic marsala mushrooms & chorizo pangrattato crumbs is the