michael’s writings

DeWaal Merlot 2014 & Anina Meyer’s Crispy Pork Belly Ribs with Green Sauce & Honey Roasted Potatoes – 24.03.2017

DeWaal Merlot 2014 With its very close ties to Pinotage, one might be forgiven overlooking the other classy reds the DeWaal Vineyards produces. DeWaal wines was one of

March 24th, 2017|

Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2016 & Tracy Foulkes’s Fresh Pea Pesto & Ricotta Bruschetta – 24.03.2017

Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2016 picture from wine.co.za When talking about Chenin Blanc, I need to declare a love interest. When talking about Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc, there

March 24th, 2017|

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014 & Nina Timm’s Roasted Pork Chops – 23.03.2017

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014 Steenberg Estate in the Constantia Wine Appellation is one of the few producers of Nebbiolo, a well-known Italian wine grape. Well known British Wine Writer

March 24th, 2017|

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2016 & Alida Ryder’s Low Carb Chicken Satay Salad – 22.03.2017

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Adam Mason and the team at Mulderbosch Vineyards in the Polkadraai Hills in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation are fortunate to have a large home

March 22nd, 2017|

Annual Mushroom forage at Boschendal with Justin Williams on May 6th

Cleaned Porcini on my Kitchen Table The Boschendal Estate has a variety of microclimate areas which are perfect for the growth of wild mushrooms.  You are invited to

March 22nd, 2017|

Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 & Dianne Bibby’s Chilled Cucumber Soup with grape & watermelon salsa – 21.03.2017

Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2016 Glen Carlou Wine Estate produces three different Chardonnay styles, two of them are wooded and the third is the Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay

March 21st, 2017|