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Climate change might make your favorite wine disappear

Wine, as we have seen once again this week, seems to be a handy way to galvanise concerns about the future ill-effects of climate change.


The Baleia wine range gets a new look

The Joubert family has launched a new look for its Baleia wine range that will “wow” consumers both visually and in the glass.


Grilled fish with salsa and tomato dressing for #FrugalFridayFeast

We can’t lower the fuel levy or ban electricity hikes, we can’t make Zuma pay back the money or prevent e-tolling, but we can turn frugality into something to celebrate.


Thinking Pink

One of the current trends in the wine industry, both locally and internationally, is the re-emergence of dry Rosé as a popular style. Creation’s Whale Pod Spyhopping Rosé is a shining example.


Wellington Quest for the Best Top Ten 2015

This year, the sixth annual Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route “Quest for the Best” was celebrated with an awards luncheon at the prestigious  Au’ de Hex Boutique Hotel in Wellington on Thursday 30 July.


Landskroon Shiraz 2013 — 31.07.2105

The de Villiers Family of Landskroon are moving into the 6th generation on their Estate which is on the south western slopes of the fables Paarl Mountain. Young Hugo de Villiers is the family Vineyard

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Wellington Quest for the Best Top Ten 2015

This year, the sixth annual Mutual & Federal Agri Wellington Wine Route “Quest for the Best” was celebrated with an awards luncheon at the prestigious Au’ de Hex Boutique Hote


Treasure trove of rare wines at Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase

Embark on a journey of discovery into rare, exceptionally crafted wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase to be held in Cape Town on Thursday, 13 August 2015. Crafted in sma


Low-Carb Slow-Roasted Pork Neck with Caramelised Onions — Jane-Anne Hobbs

Pork neck is an inexpensive cut ideal for slow roasting. It has superlative flavour and a melting, juicy texture that cannot be rivalled by any other cut of pork. It’s a little difficult to find


Blackwater Blanc 2014

Blackwater Blanc is an imaginative and assured offering from Francois Haasbroek. It’s a blend of 80% Swartland Chenin Blanc, 15% Durbanville Semillon and 5% Ashton Bourboulenc and immediately t


The Table Bay — a charm of chefs for Women’s Day

In the spirit of Women’s Month in August, The Table Bay’s Executive Jocelyn Chef Myers-Adams has assembled an all-girl cast of talented chefs and a female wine maker, Lizelle Gerber from


Oldenburg Merlot 2012 — 31.07.2015

Oldenburg has such a special position up against the mountains halfway down the Helshoogte Pass in Banghoek, the road between Stellenbosch and Groot Drakenstein. The uniqueness of the little hill call


My Pork Neck Steaks with Elberta Peaches

Pork neck is becoming very popular and as a meat cut, so I am told by Udo my specialist butcher, it is becoming more popular. We import tons of pork belly from Canada each month; maybe we will have to


Creation Reserve Merlot 2013 — 31.07.2015

Creation Wines is situated right up at the top of the Hemel and Aarde Valley in an appellation known as Hemel en Aarde Ridge. The driving force behind the winery are a phenomenal Swiss winemaker and h


Bellingham The Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2013 — 31.07.2015

Bernard Podlashuk, or Pod to his friends, and his wife Fredagh recreated Bellingham Wine Estate back to its former glory in the second half of the 20th Century. Fredagh and her team of Italian Prisone


A crispy, bready treat with tomatoes — Lizet Hartley

I feel about tomatoes the way I feel about chicken. Mostly disappointed. They just don’t live up to my childhood taste memories. I used to think it’s a trick of time – that maybe


Tomato Bredie — Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey says, “Now this has to be the number one most eaten meal during my childhood.  Between my mom and gran, we were guarenteed to eat tomato bredie at least twice a week, summer or wi


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