michael’s writings


Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Simple Tomato Salad with Parsley & Walnut Pesto – 21.02.2017

Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2016 Chenin Blanc, South Africa’s largest wine grape planting, has been called The Workhorse.  I have always thought this was a bit of an insult,

February 23rd, 2017|

Willow Creek Olive Oils in my Baked Marrows in Tomato & Parmesan

, Michael's Baked Marrows with Tomato & Parmesan Willow Creek Olives and Olive Oils are the product of the beautiful Nuy Valley the turnoff for which is on

February 20th, 2017|

Eikendal amuses with Weintaufe Harvest Carnival

Playground of Winelands pleasures for young and old Eikendal from the Air The Stellenbosch winelands will take on wonderland proportions when Eikendal Vineyards celebrates the end of its

February 20th, 2017|

Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015 & Dianne Bibby’s Smoked Chicken Pasta Salad with Chipotle Dressing – 17.02.2017

Mulderbosch 1000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2015 When you are drawing grapes from such distant [from each other] wine appellations and Adam Mason Mulderbosch Winemaker and his viticultural team

February 19th, 2017|

Send your wine samples for Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, this year in Valladolid, Spain All South African Wine Producers should register their wines for consideration to the biggest international wine competition, the Concours

February 19th, 2017|

Peter Falke PF Blanc de Noirs 2016 & Alida Ryder’s Vietnamese Prawn Salad with Soy Lime Dressing – 17.02.2017

Peter Falke Blanc de Noirs 2016 Peter Falke Winery is on Groenvlei Farm on the Annandale Road set against the Helderberg, part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation known

February 18th, 2017|