Nine tips for pairing wine and food

If you’re just getting started, you’ll find these tried-end-tested methodologies to produce consistently great pairings. That said, as you get more familiar with different wines, you’ll become confident and can experiment with breaking the rules! Gamay with trout, anyone? Here we go: The wine should …

Peugeot’s 2008 SUV is SA’s 2021 Car of the Year

The Peugeot 2008 SUV is the 2021 South African Car of the Year, beating out 23 finalists in the prestigious competition. The announcement was made by the South Africa Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ) this morning. The dynamic and distinctive cross-over held its head proudly above South Africa’s …

Arco Laarman lifts the lid on his latest creations

Four years after first venturing into uncharted waters with his own wine brand Laarman Wines, acclaimed independent winemaker Arco Laarman still personally collects his grapes from Vermaaklikheid, a small town on the Cape South Coast near Witsand, 300 km from Cape Town. “Driving the cherished grapes …

Malbec: Get to know France’s ‘black wine’

A hearty red grape, malbec has made a home for itself all over the world, perhaps most notably Argentina. But the grape’s roots are in Cahors, a region in Southwest France, where it truly thrives. It is one of the five classic red varieties that make up the famous Bordeaux blends, the others being c …

Die nuwe Ranger Raptor Special Edition word net in beperkte getalle vervaardig om hulle so eksklusief moontlik te hou, sê Ford. Hierdie taai en vuurwarm dubbelkajuit onderskei homself met sy opvallende en aggressiewe buite-voorkoms en weelderige kajuit. Maar hy’s beslis nie net “eye candy” nie, daar …

Suid-Afrikaanse chenin blanc reik na die sterre

Die gehalte van Suid-Afrika se chenin blanc was nog nooit beter nie, sê die beoordelaars van vanjaar se Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge, en Suid-Afrika het hiermee wêreldwyd die standaard vir hierdie gewilde kultivar gestel. “Hoewel chenin blanc ʼn florerende kategorie is, het dit nie ʼn …

Wine: Don’t keep it bottled up!

From the adorable little split to the herculean Nebuchadnezzar, wine is bottled in a dizzying assortment of differently sized vessels. Not only does each hold a different volume of wine, but they also have cool names derived from biblical kings and other historical figures. Large-format bottles tend …

Chery tree toe tot Suid-Afrikaanse mark

China se vernaamste voertuig-uitvoerhandelsmerk vir die afgelope 18 jaar, Chery, hete besluit om ook Suid-Afrika toe te kom. Chery South Africa is ’n volle filiaal van hierdie Chinese reus. Vanuit sy nuwe hoofkantoor in Bryanston, Johannesburg, sal Chery South Africa begin om die eerste 30 handelaar …

The new Fiat 500X: Let the adventure begin!

Hot on the heels of the new Fiat 500, the popular range has added the new Fiat 500X into the family mix. Fiat re-imagined the iconic 500 concept when launching the 500X – keeping everything that is cool about Fiat 500 and combining it with the practical trend towards cross-over vehicles and the adve …

Raise a glass (or more) on Port-style wines!

“Good Port is a necessity of life for me.” “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Port.” “When there is plenty of Port, sorrow and worry take wing.” “Port is bottled poetry.” Yep, Port has received great praise for centuries, and with very good reason. And it has given great pleasure i …

Bonnievale se Cabernet Sauvignon is jonk en jeukerig!

Bonnievale Wines het op die onlangse SA Nasionale Jongwynskou weer eens gewys dat mens hom nie lig moet skat nie. Hy het die gesogte Roberto Moni-trofee vir die SA Kampioen Cabernet Sauvignon gewen en in die proses baie ander mededingers die loef afgesteek. Wat die toekenning ekstra spesiaal maak, i …

The all new Renault Kiger has made its début in SA. This compact SUV is destined to change the face of the local SUV market with its resolutely modern and dynamic design, and a suite of features to match. “More attractive than a conventional hatch” The exterior of the vehicle is eye-catching with de …

It’s time our wine language needs to change!

When one studies wine, one discovers that there’s a lot of emphasis placed on “wine vocabulary”. And one of the very first things you’re given, is a wine aroma wheel. If you’re unfamiliar with a wine aroma wheel, imagine a pie chart divided into slices that represent fragrances or flavours. An indus …