Saturday, February 24, 2018

Wine Reviews

Costa del Swart Cinsault 2016

Ewan Mackenzie (aka The Wine Thief) is a sommelier-at-large who also dabbles in the production of small-batch wines. One of his labels is Costa...

Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2015

Towards the end of last year, Jacques de Klerk of The Winery of Good Hope showed me the 2016 vintage of the top-end Radford...

Wine News

Fairview’s Charles Back survives attack

Charles Back of Fairview and Spice Route last night endured a brutal farm attack on his farm in Paarl. He was beaten up with...

Cape Wine Auction raises R17.5 million

The fifth  annual Cape Wine Auction, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth, took place on Saturday at Rustenberg in Stellenbosch, raising R17.5 million compared to...


Cape White Blend Report 2017 is pleased to present the second annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a Chenin...

The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2017

The seventh annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 91 entries from 63 producers and these...

Opinion and Analysis

Marthélize Tredoux: The Influencer debate – Part Deux

My previous piece (see here) seemed to churn things up in the PR/Marketing/“influencer” Twittersphere. The response was mixed, with plenty agreement, some comments about...

Old but not cold – introducing the Certified Heritage Vineyards seal

Christa von Le Chevallerie, whether because of her German extraction or not, generally comes across as unsentimental but she was clearly displeased with the...


The Test Kitchen reacts to the drought

Top Cape Town restaurant The Test Kitchen is set to introduce a reduced-water dining experience which will run exclusively from April to May. The...

Recipe: Chinese chicken with soba noodles

Get out the chopsticks and dive in! Serves 4 Ingredients: 600g chicken breasts, thinly sliced 2 tbsp (30ml) fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 red chilli,...

Ratings Database

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