Landskroon Blanc de Noir 2020 the perfect wine for my fresh Norwegian Salmon cured with Gabriel Boudier Saffron Gin…

Landskroon Blanc de Noir 2020, an off-dry Pinotage, the most delicate coral pink in colour and fabulous fruit on the nose and palate...

Durbanville Hills Honeysuckle Sparkling Demi Sec, so good with a Smoked Snoek Salad with a Sweet Curry Dressing…

Durbanville Hills Honeysuckle Sparkling Demi Sec, bang in fashion with an off dry sparkler. Made from Chenin Blanc, an anytime wine...

Nederburg’s #Blackfriday Deals, shop now…

Nederburg’s #Blackfriday Deals offer some truly fine wines from of of the country's premier Wine Estates, situated in Paarl...

Oldenburg Vineyards Rondekop Series Rhodium 2017, excellent with Alida Ryder’s Slow Braised Beef Short Ribs with Cheesy Mash…

Oldenburg Vineyards, Rondekop Series Rhodium 2017, grapes from the slopes of Rondekop a gem of a blend, named for a precious metal...

Two gems from Ross Sleet, With Love from The Cape…

Ross Sleet of Rascallion Wines, on the Great Wall of China Ross Sleet is a wine person through and through. His hugely successful Rascallion Wine Range is a fine example of taking a brilliant wine and marketing it well, albeit in a different way. This range, With Love from the Cape, is not only typical

Wine + Food, The Art of the Perfect Pairing…

Wine + Food, The Art of the Perfect Pairing…a perfect companion in the kitchen. Recipes by the talented Vicki de Beer...

Do listen to my Podcast about The Durbanville Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2017, in the ABSA Top Ten…

The Durbanville Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2017, Top Ten position in the ABSA Pinotage Top Ten Awards 2020, rightly so...

Haute Cabrière Pierre Jourdan Tranquille, Dianne Bibby’s Linguine with Shrimp & Fresh Tomato Sauce is a great partner…

Haute Cabrière's Pierre Jourdan Tranquille is a non vintage wine, a sublime blend of Chardonnay & Pinot Noir paying homage to the base wine of Cap Classique...

Nederburg The Winemaster’s Pinotage 2018, excellent with Dianne Bibby’s Roast Leg of Lamb with Sweet Onion Marmalade…

Nederburg The Winemaster’s Pinotage 2018, made by Samuel Venter, a celebration of Pinotage for Pinotage Day on October 12th...

De Wetshof Lilya 2020, a new release from the Estate, watch my YouTube Video…

De Wetshof Lilya 2020 De Wetshof Wine Estate in the Roberston Wine Appellation is a family owned business. Leading Chardonnay producers in the country, the Estate alwo produces a fabulous range of other varieties of wines. Peter de Wet - De Wetshof Winemaker on this Family Owned Estate Peter de Wet has produced a special

Zinaschke Steyn, a Nederburg Wine Maker, tells us about The Nederburg Winemaster’s Pinotage 2018 in celebration of Pinotage Day on the 12th October…

Zinaschke Steyn, a Winemaker at the Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl, takes us through. tasting with The Nederburg Winemaster's Pinotage 2018...

Stellenbosch Hills Chenin Blanc 2020, watch my YouTube video…

Stellenbosch Hills Chenin Blanc 2020 Stellenbosch Hills is situated at Vlottenburg, just South of Stellenbosch. PG Slabbert is the Cellarmaster and James Osche the winemaker. James Ochse - Stellenbosch Hills Winemaker The winery draws its grapes from a number of suppliers in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation and has some really interesting grape types with which

Durbanville Hills The Collectors Reserve The Cape Garden Chenin Blanc 2018, watch my You Tube Video…

Durbanville Hills The Collectors Reserve The Cape Garden Chenin Blanc 2018, a fine blend of tank and oak matured Chenins from the valley...

Jan Braai’s National Braai Day Steak with Red Wine Sauce, perfect partner to the newly released Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2018…

Jan Braai’s National Braai Day Steak is a perfect partner to the newly released Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2018, red wine blend by Morné Vrey...

Strydom Vineyards Rex Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, so good with Nina Timm’s Rib eye Steak with Camembert & Fig Chutney…

Strydom Vineyards Rex Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, a fine glass of a truly superb Cabernet Sauvignon, really impressive wine by Riani Strydom...

Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, perfect with Alida Ryder’s Vegetarian Lasagna with Sweet Basil Pesto & Ricotta…

Saxenburg Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 2015 Position is so important when it comes to many things. For a Wine Estate it is critical. And so it is with Saxenburg Wine Estate in the southernmost part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. Situated in the first Polkadraai Hills north of False Bay, where cooling Summer breezes

Nederburg Heritage Heroes The Anchorman 2018, an oak matured Chenin Blanc, so good with Nina Timm’s Granny’s Roast Chicken…

The Anchorman 2018, one of Nederburg's Heritage Heroes. A superb oaked Chenin Blanc, perfect for sipping and great with food...

Stellenbosch’s Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2014, do watch my YouTube video about this premium MCC…

Stellenbosch's Simonsig Cuvée Royale 2014, a premium Blanc de Blanc MCC made from Chardonnay, grown, harvested & made on the Simonsig Wine Estate...

Norah’s Valley, shines a whole new light on De-Alcoholised Wines with the launch of the Velvet Red, the Silk White and the Satin Sparkling…

Norah’s Valley brings pleasure and excellent drinking to De-Alcoholised Wines, Velvet Red, Silk White and Satin Sparkling...

International Cabernet Sauvignon Day – September 3rd, 11 of my Cabernet Sauvignon Grape choices to celebrate…

International Cabernet Sauvignon Day gives us an opportunity each year to celebrate this most noble of red wine grapes...

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Reserve Merlot 2018, so good on a cold Winter’s night with My Tomato Bredie…

Delaire Graff Estate Banghoek Reserve Merlot 2018, a fine expression by Morné Vrey and his team, of the oldest single vineyard on the Estate...

De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2020, perfect with my Dalewood Wineland Wild Mushroom Brie, topped with Panko, Enoki Mushroom, Thyme & Lemon Pangratatto…

De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2020, in the words of Robert Parker, American Wine Critic, "this wine possesses more sheer drinkability than 99% of the world’s Chardonnay I have experienced..."

Three Guardian Peak reds, delicious very accessible wines, #winewineforayear with #guardianpeakwines…

Three Guardian Peak reds, delicious and accessible wines. Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Shiraz 2019, SMG 2016. Enter the competition to wine #winewineforayear...

Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020 [special offer today], good match with my Fresh Norwegian Salmon cured with Gabriel Boudier Saffron Gin…

Delaire Graff Cabernet Franc Rosé 2020, a jewel in the Delaire Graff Crown, available on offer today only, buy 12, pay for 10...

Annatjie Melck of Muratie’s Marinated Beef Pot Roast, perfect with Muratie Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon 2015…

Muratie Martin Melck Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, a superb wine from vineyards the slopes of the Simonsberg owned by the Melck Family...

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Tony Jackman’s Pot Roasted Lamb Shanks with Orange & Rosemary is a perfect partner…

Oldenburg Vineyards Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, prepared for bottling by Nic van Aarde, Top Ten in Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2020...

Jollof Rice, by Jumoke Akintola, a delicious West African Rice dish for a Winter Casserole, good with Welgegund Cinsault 2017…

Jumoke Akintola's Jollof Rice, served here with fried plantains Reading The Irish Times online recently [as I am wont to do] I came across this iconic Nigerian Rice Dish, by the most charming Co-Owner & Chef at The Beach House, Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland, Jumoke Akintola. I say charming because her response to my request

Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, so good with Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Steak & Red Wine Jus with Beetroot & Cauliflower Mash…

Vergelegen Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, a jewel in the Stellenbosch Crown from one of the Appellations oldest and grandest Wine Estates...

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2017, excellent with Dianne Bibby’s North African Lamb Knuckle Bredie…

Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2017, a fine red blend of 'Bordeaux' varieties, from one of Stellenbosch's premier wine estates...

Stellenrust 54 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2018, great fun with Mussels with Chilli, Ginger & Lemongrass by Thuy Diem Pham…

Stellenrust 54 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2018, from. the much awarded Stellenbosch eponymous Wine Estate...

Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot 2016, so good with my Tomato Bredie…

Oldenburg Vineyards Merlot 2016, from the cooler climes of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, the Banghoek Valley...

Delaire Graff Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019, a terrific match to Fuschia Dunlop’s Gong Bau Chicken..

Delaire Graff Swartland Reserve Chenin Blanc 2019, a great tribute to the grape for International Chenin Blanc Day on 20th June...

Bellingham The Homestead Series The Old Orchard Chenin Blanc 2019, land a couple of bottles for Chenin Blanc Day, June 20th…

Bellingham The Homestead Series The Old Orchard Chenin Blanc 2019, is a barrel fermented and matured Paarl old bush vine Chenin Blanc...

Nadia Graves’s Chicken Sosaties are so good with Mont Blois Kweekkamp Chardonnay 2017…

Nadia Graves’s Chicken Sosaties Nadia, who grew up in South Africa, lives in the South of France. She is a great cook, food writer and recipe developer. Her food is generally French in style, though occasionally her home country calls, and she delivers something like her delicious Chicken Sosaties. Click HERE for her recipe and

Nitida launches exciting competition to celebrate resumption of wine sales…

Nitida in the small Durbanville Wine Appellation With the lockdown ban on the sale of alcohol soon to be lifted, wine farms in the Western Cape are gearing up for an influx of online orders from wine lovers across the country keen to replenish depleted stocks of their favourite tipple. While some wineries are offering

Durbanville Hills Merlot 2017, good partner to My Lamb Knuckle & Red Bean Casserole…

Durbanville Hills Merlot 2017, a fine expression by Wilhelm Coetzee of this variety from the cool climate vineyards of the Durbanville Valley...

De Wetshof Finesse 2019, Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Focaccia is a great partner…

De Wetshof Finesse 2019, a delicately oaked Chardonnay from the De Wets of the Robertson Wine Valley. Expertly grown, sit specific and a perfect Robertson expression...

Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2018, Dianne Bibby’s ‘My Perfect Pickled Fish’ is a great partner…

Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2018, follows in the footsteps of its Award Winning predecessors, a great expression of this fine grape by Boela Gerber...

Allesverloren Single Vineyards Block 51 Red Muscadel 2019, so delicious with Dalewood Fromage Boland and a wedge of crisp Baguette…

Allesverloren Single Vineyards Block 51 Red Muscadel 2019, is a true gem of the Swartland. Fabulously unctuous, sweet, aromatic, legend...

Lozärn Carménère Rosé 2019, perfect partner for Dianne Bibby’s Chinese Mandarin Chicken Tray Bake…

Lozärn Carménère Rosé 2019 Salóme Buys-Vermeulen, the winemaker at Doornbosch, home of Lozärn Wines in the Robertson Wine Valley, after tasting a fine Chilean Carménère, decided to plant Carménère on the Estate. Once planted, it was thought at the time to be the only single vineyard Carménère in the winelands. Salóme Buys-Vermeulen & friend in

Delaire Graff Summercourt Chardonnay 2019, excellent with Nina Timm’s Crispiest Sesame Chicken Strips…

Delaire Graff Summercourt Chardonnay 2019, a fine fingerprint of the 2019 vintage of Banghoek Chardonnay, grapes from an adjoining vineyard...