Summer’s here and what better way to make the most of the warmer weather than with great wine, delicious food and awesome company. Look no further than Middelvlei Wines, situated on the outskirts Stellenbosch, with the return of their popular “Burgers and Beats” evenings. The first was on Friday, th …

The basics of food and wine pairing

A great food and wine pairing creates a balance between the components of a dish and the characteristics of a wine. As much as pairing food and wine is complex, the basics are simple to grasp. Nine tips for pairing food and wine If you’re just getting started, you’ll find these tried-and-true method …

Franschhoek Uncorked heralds summer in style

Still suffering from lockdown blues? Now that we’re on Level 1 and allowed larger gatherings, be sure to save the date for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked festival which takes place over the weekend of 6 to 8 November. Do you need a better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destin …

Four Cousins het hul gewilde roomlikeurs so bietjie ekstra towerkrag gegee met ’n skerp nuwe voorkoms. Die likeurs is ’n dekade gelede bekend gestel. Die Four Cousins Strawberry Fields en Marula Dream het letterlik hul nuwe strepe verdien. Die jongste verandering aan die verpakking bring weer die ha …

SA’s top wines from iconic pinotage have been announced

Just over 24 years ago the Absa Top Ten Pinotage competition started with just a handful of entrants. This year, inspite of the challenging start to 2020, over 149 entries were received! At the 2020 awards ceremony, Beyers Truter, Chairman of the Pinotage Association, said: “The Pinotage Association …

Stellenbosch Hills stel sy 2020-witwyne bekend

Stellenbosch Hills verwelkom die sonskyn en lekker lewe met hul jongste witwyne. Die toevoeging van twee nuwe witwyne – ambassadeurs van die 2020-oesjaar – is ’n mylpaal vir die wynkelder wat vanjaar sy 75ste bestaansjaar vier. Die 2020-wittes is albei deel van die reeks wyne wat die uitdrukking van …

Remember the days when wine co-ops were better known for “cheap and cheerful” wines and quantity over quality? Well, those days are gone … forever. Today’s wine companies (the old co-operative cellars in a new guise AND approach) produce wines that that don’t play second fiddle to any estate. Case i …

Die 15de jaarlikse Novare SA Terroir-wyntoekennings se uitslae beeld weer eens die Wes-Kaap uit as ʼn besonder veelsydige wyngebied met uiteenlopende en puik terroir wat ʼn verskeidenheid produkte van top gehalte oplewer. Altesaam vyf trofeë en 32 nasionale wenners is aangewys. Uit die meer as 240 ins …

ʼn Gehoute Ruby Cabernet van Badsberg in die Breedekloof by Worcester het die gesogte Generaal Smuts-trofee los geslaan as algehele SA Kampioen-Jongwyn vir 2020 nadat dit ook bekroon is as die beste inskrywing in die kategorie Ander Rooi Kultivar op vanjaar se SA Jongwynskou. Dit was die derde keer d …

Top 20 finalists for 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa has announced the top 20 contenders in the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 Competition, South Africa’s only competition exclusively devoted to this variety. A total of 96 producers submitted 149 wines for this year’s competition held under the auspices of Sauvignon Blanc …

Win BIG with Anthonij Rupert Wyne

In celebration of Heritage Month, Anthonij Rupert Wyne is running a not-to-be-missed give-away. Simply purchase the estate’s Cape of Good Hope Riebeecksrivier Syrah 2015 from the estate or purchase online at www.rupertwines.com, then light the braai, open a bottle and experience the sensational pair …

SA’s top chenin blancs for 2020 are …

The spread of vineyards contributing to this year’s line-up of Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge winners shows just how adaptable the grape is, in the view of Chenin Blanc Association (CBA) chairman, Ken Forrester. “From Stellenbosch to Worcester, Breedekloof and the cooler-climate Durban …