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Smoked Snoek Quiche with Caramelized Onions

This tasty Smoked Snoek Quiche is perfect if you have left-over Snoek from the braai.


Would you book a flight for the wine list?

It is not a direct flight. In fact, his choice of carrier means that the journey is prolonged by hours. But Schlappig, who pens the popular One Mile at a Time airline blog, doesn’t mind.


Alto releases second vintage of Flagship MPHS blend

The Golden Triangle is home to some great wineries, but wine lovers simply can’t go past Alto, situated in the Stellenbosch wine region.


How did the Cape Fires Affect the Wine Industry?

The fires across the Cape Peninsula were swift, merciless and brutal, destroying homes, fynbos and to a lesser extent, vineyards.

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Durbanville Hills favoured by Sommeliers

Three of Durbanville Hills’ wines from their reserve Rhinofields range have been awarded at the 2015 Sommelier Selection wine competition.


Boplaas launches the new vintages at Dear Me

We were invited to taste four Boplaas wines made with Port varieties and four of their ports last Thursday.


Wines worth the wait.

© Cape Times Friday 26th June 2015 According to all the stats, the majority of wines are drunk within a few hours of purchase, most people barely having time to chill them down before knocking them


Pongrácz Desiderius top MCC at 2015 SAWi Awards

Pongrácz, South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique, has triumphed as the top MCC in the 2015 South African Wine Index (SAWi) Awards with its signature prestige cuvée, Desiderius.


Leopard’s Leap prepares for Winter

Leopard’s Leap Wines has just released the new vintage of its popular Lookout Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2014. This easy-drinking, well-rounded wine consists of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon providing


Cut the morning coffee to perk up

Drinking coffee soon after waking up, as it turns out, is actually a bit counterproductive.


Simonsig Tiara 2011

If you launch a single-variety Cabernet Sauvignon at R1 375 a bottle as Simonsig did recently in the shape of The Garland 2008, what does it say about your flagship Bordeaux-style red blend? “Ca


Grappa Bianca Aldo Bottega & Limoncino

Bottega produce some truly exciting liqueur products. From creams to delicious grappas.  And they turn out great Prosecco too. Two have recently been sent to me and my goodness what fun [and delici