michael’s writings


Fairview takes top honours at the 2017 National Wine Challenge

The 2017 National Wine Challenge winners were announced on 25 April 2017 and Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl was named a Vineyard Consistency Award winner, garnering

April 26th, 2017|

The Glenelly Estate Reserve 2011 & Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Peppered Burgers with Smoky Cheese & Puffy Onion Rings – 26.04.2017

The Glenelly Estate Reserve 2011 This wine is Stellenbosch Royalty. Glenelly Wine Estate is owned by Mme May Eliane de Lencquesaing, former owner of Chateau Pichon Lalande one

April 26th, 2017|

Wine Menu’s Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival May 8th

Corlien Morris, Owner of The Wine Menu, Bluebird Shopping Centre, Atholl The Wine Menu Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival, which takes on Thursday, May 18, from 18h00 at

April 26th, 2017|

Spice Route Wines – I talk to Charl du Plessis, Winemaker…

Charl du Plessis, winemaker of Spice Route Wines I said recently in a piece that I wrote, I would happily drink any wine from Spice Route, just friendly

April 25th, 2017|

Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 offers cosy winter value..

Kerry Kilpin at the pass Warm up this winter with a menu brimming with value and Chef Kerry Kilpin’s exciting seasonal tweaks at Bistro Sixteen82, Steenberg’s trendy cellar

April 25th, 2017|

Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Tracy Foulkes’s Caramelized Onion Thyme & Taleggio Cheese Tart – 25.04.2017

Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Asara Wine Estate is situated in the rolling Polkadraai Hills south-west of Stellenbosch in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Stellenbosch is strong Cabernet

April 25th, 2017|