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Gluten-free Sweet Potato Muffins wrapped in Bacon

Start your morning with one of these savoury gluten-free muffins filled with sweet potato and wrapped in smoky bacon.

 

How to save your teeth from red wine on date night

We love red wine.

 

Millennials account for 30% of weekly wine drinkers

Millennials account for 30% of weekly wine drinkers.

 

Game Pie Recipe

In anticipation of our Evening of Vintage Wine & Venison on 20 August, we would like to share a recipe for Game Pie from our Cape Winelands Cuisine Cookbook.

 

Protecting South African rhinos one bottle of wine at a time

Mount Vernon’s Rhino Tears wines are now available for purchase through a newly launched e-commerce site – www.rhinotears.co.za.

 

Leopard`s Leap Family Vineyards introduces South African interpretation of Burgundy`s best

Burgundy is one of the best-known wine regions of France.

 
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Backsberg sponsors the Cape Town Nu World Music Festival 2015

The Cape Town Nu World Music Festival takes place over the Mandela Day Weekend of the 17th and 18th of July 2015.

 

Rioja festival goers soaked in 130,000 litres of red wine

The annual festival – named ‘La Batalla del Vino’ in Spanish – is held on 29 June for St Peter’s Day.

 

Garagiste Movement Garagiste Challenge with Neil Pendock, 5 August 2015, Taj Hotel, Cape Town

  You are cordially invited to attend the Inaugural Garagiste Movement Garagiste Challenge with Neil Pendock on 5 August 2015. Please refer to the attached save the date.   The comp

 

Fuller Smith and Turner visits Riebeek From England

Fuller Smith & Turner, suppliers of over 700 pubs and also our biggest UK client, honoured us with a visit from 6 to 9 July 2015. The purpose of their visit was for Mr Mark Dally (retiring Head of

 

Jenny Morris is out to entertain you at the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show

Jenny Morris – known to all her fans around the country as the Giggling Gourmet – is one of South Africa’s most-loved food personalities. The popular celebrity chef â€

 

Quick and delicious starter for #TheBusyCook

Our Cooking Classes focusing on quick and easy recipes for the busy cook were so popular, that we decided to share a few of the recipes. Staying healthy and seasonal, Chef Pieter de Jager’s reci

 

Creation in Burgundy and the Loire

Imagine a hectic three days crisscrossing Burgundy and the Loire, visiting a famous tonnellerie here, doing an intensive barrel tasting there. And that while temperatures are often soaring to over 3

 

Quick and hearty beef stew for #TheBusyCook

Our Cooking Classes focusing on quick and easy recipes for the busy cook were so popular, that we decided to share a few of the recipes. Staying healthy and seasonal, Chef Pieter de Jager`s recipes ar

 

Quick and tempting dessert for #TheBusyCook

Our Cooking Classes focusing on quick and easy recipes for the busy cook were so popular, that we decided to share a few of the recipes. Staying healthy and seasonal, Chef Pieter de Jager’s recipes

 

Fairview Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil

I was recently sent a gift of Fairview Extra Virgin Olive Oil, some cheeses and bread to prepare me for loadshedding, from Charles Back’s Estate on the south western slopes of the Paarl Mountai

 

Kanonkop Pinotage 2003

As winter in Cape Town starts to really bite, a mild lamb and spinach curry for supper was called for. What to pair with it? Feeling in expansive mood, I opted for a bottle of Kanonkop Pinotage 2003.

 

Morgenster Italian Collection Tosca 2011 — 16.07.2015

Giulio Bertrand, the owner of Morgenster is a quietly spoken man of real passion. Passion for his beautiful estate Morgenster, passion for his olives and his utterly sublime extra virgin olive oils an

 

David Bristow: A Gambler’s Life — Bill Winshaw

At a tasting some years ago, a wine luminary said to a group of avid admirers: “Wine farming is such a gamble it’s a wonder the Lord allows it all.” This is the story of an ardent g

 

Paula’s Weekender: Cape Town

I’ve just realized that I’ve been writing the Weekender every fortnight for over a year now – and for the most part it’s been pretty easy. Considering that we live in such a

 

Zevenwacht Merlot 2012 — 15.07.2015

Jacques Viljoen, the winemaker at Zevenwacht Wine Estate, has two vineyards from which he can select his Merlot grapes for the Zevenwacht Merlot 2012. On the Zevenrivieren Road in Banghoek, the Johnso

 

Ravioli pasta bake with arrabbiata Napolitana sauce — Dianne Bibby

Dianne says, “Tonight is all about half and half. Half the dish is made from scratch by you. The other half, which is equally important, is not made by you, but expertly assembled by WW (SA,

 

Leg of Lamb Ragù — Nina Timm

Nina Timm of My Easy Cooking is a great cook, with one eye for a good hearty family meal and the other eye for the budget. I find she is a great teacher to, telling of the history of dishes or cooking

 

Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament at Den Anker V&A Waterfront

The second Ultra Mussels Wine Tournament will be hosted on Saturday 25 July 2015 from midday until 4pm. Mark Norrish, General Manager [Category: Cape Town, Wine, Almenkerk Wine Estate, Botrivier, Buit