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< Monday 22 June 2015 >

Banging Boom Boom Shrimps

Boom Boom Shrimp! Crispy shrimp get tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce.


First South African wine to be served at a Swedish Royal wedding

The King of Sweden personally selected our Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir for his son, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s wedding banquet on Saturday in Stockholm.

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The Mackenzie strikes Gold at Decanter World Wine Awards

Named after the Mackenzie family in a 400-year lineage of owners, The Mackenzie 2012 has earned a place amongst some of the world’s finest, by winning a Gold medal at the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).


Boplaas Family Vineyards producer of the “Best South African Port” shines with Cape Portuguese Red Table Wines.

Boplaas well known for producing the “Best Port in South Africa” (Challenge 2015; 2014; 2013) is starting to make world class wines from Cape Portuguese Red cultivars.


Meet Backsberg`s wine barrel carpenter

All wine barrels at Backsberg are, after a life lived in the cellar storing wine, converted by our carpenter Hilton Arendse into beautiful pieces of furniture.


Tough and dry, 2015 Vintage delivers quality wines at De Wetshof

The 2015 vintage was known for its early start to picking and the dry, windy conditions in the De Wetshof vineyards.

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The Sommeliers Selection Winners Announced

Sommeliers, producers and media mingled and networked at the gala event to announce the winners of the inaugural The Sommeliers Selection which was deemed a resounding success with almost 400 entries received.


Zonnebloem Lauréat 2012, die fyn kuns van versnyding!

“Zonnebloem se vlagskipwyn, Lauréat, is ’n charismatiese, ryk en afgeronde versnit. Die naam kom van die lourierkrans wat in die antieke wêreld aan waardige wenners oorhandig is. D

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Glenelly The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 — 22.06.2015

Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch is known not only for its sublime wines, but also for its eclectic collection of glassware made by Mme May-Eliane de Lencquesaing, the Bordelaise owner of the Esta


Oven-Roasted Ratatouille with Feta — Jane-Anne Hobbs

Jane-Anne says “Ratatouille (or Rat-a-Toolie, as my sister calls it) has fallen out of favour a little since its heydey in the Eighties, which is a pity, because this traditional Provençal di


Tim James: A visit to Gabriëlskloof and some thoughts on terroir

It’s a truism that, however significant sun, soil and slope are to wine, what the workers with vine and grapes do with terroir crucially affects what’s in the bottle. This was clear agai


Helderberg happenings

It’s just about a year since the CEO of Porsche South Africa bought Uva Mira, on the heights of the Helderberg (and I really must soon report on my visit there – it all seems to be going e


Vanilla White Chocolate Mousse — Lizet Hartley

An incorrigible slab of Lindt vanilla white chocolate followed me home the other day. After I’d made doubly sure it’s delicious (it took a whole slab) I went out and invited another one


David Grenache 2014

On Friday, the official launch of the newly restored Paardebosch cellar in the Swartland – David Sadie is incumbent here, the facility also where he and with wife Nadia will make wines under th


New range of SA’s signature varietals

L'Avenir has come out brandishing pinotage and chenin blanc in its premier tier.


Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase

Embark on a journey of discovery into rare, exceptionally crafted wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase to be held in Cape Town on Thursday, 13 August and Johannesburg on Wednesd


La Bri Cellar Door Natural Sweet Viognier 2014 -22.06.2015

Sweet story from Irene Waller, GM and Winemaker of La Bri Estate in beautiful Franschhoek. To make her La Bri Cellar Door Natural Sweet Viognier 2014 she was blessed with some late ripening grapes whi


First Sighting Shiraz 2012

I suppose it’s commendable when a competition panel rewards lightness over heaviness as seems to have been the case when the First Sighting Shiraz 2012 from Elim property Strandveld emerged as