Planted on Ayama Wine Estate in the Perdeberg in 2014, Vermentino is originally a Sardinian grape. The Ayama Vermentino 2017 sets a benchmark for South African Vermentino...
A truly fine marine climate Rosé is my Advent Calendar #19 2018 wine...
Land’s End wines made by Shawn Thomson at Du Toitskloof Cellar with grapes from close to Cape Agulhas.…
Douglas Green Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Sauvignon Blanc was not the most popular wine grape variety in 1942 when the legendary Douglas Green founded his wine company in Paarl. Chenin Blanc, Groendruif were de rigueur at the time. However, the philosophy behind the company, to offer customers wines that were of excellent quality and even handedly
Pierre Jourdan Tranquille, a classic still wine, made from the classical Champagne & Burgundy varieties, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
La Bri Merlot 2015 is a perfect expression of a Franschhoek Merlot and a fingerprint of what is generally accepted to have been a great harvest year...
The crisp, sassy Delaire Graff Sauvignon Blanc 2017, an anytime wine. So perfect with food, do try Anina Meyer's Garlic & Coriander Kebabs...
Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose, a sublime expression of Franschoek Pinot Noir by Takuan von Arnim. An any time Cap Classique, not only for celebrations.
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017, perfect partner to Anina Meyer’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Couscous Veggie Bowl – 02.02.2018
Peter Falke PF Sauvignon Blanc 2017 The Wines of Peter Falke, which are grown and made on Groenvlei Farm up the Annandale Road on the lower slopes of the Helderberg, have the benefits of growing up in a fine climate with the benefit of cooling midsummer breezes off False Bay. These cause a slower ripening,
My Advent Calendar #8, the Earthbound Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, is an organically certified wine with grapes grown in the Darling Wine Appellation.
Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2017 with Anina Meyers’ Spicy Sweet Potato & Couscous Veggie Bowl – 17.11.2017
Asara Vineyard Collection Pinotage Rosé 2017, a fresh crisp summery wine, good on its own and great with food.
Charles Hopkins's excellent De Grendel Merlot 2016, perfect with Anina Meyer's Chicken Tray Bake on a cool Spring evening.
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Couscous Veggie Bowl – 03.10.2017
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Spicy Sweet Potato and Couscous Veggie Bowl. Perfect summer lunch combination.
Douglas Green Chardonnay 2016 goes to France and wins an award at the Chardonnay du Monde. Lovely food wine with Anina Meyer's BBQ Vegan Tacos.
Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Anina Meyer’s Cucumber, Corn and Sprout Salad with a Thai Dressing – 18.07.2017
A fine Stellenbosch Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Simonsig has been bottling the variety since 1978.
Fable Mountain Jackal Bird 2014 There are few things more exciting that watching a bird catching thermals in the sky and sweeping back and forth appearing to have so much fun in the quietest most exhilarating manner. The Jackal Bird is one of them. The Fable Mountain Jackal Bird 2014 honours this bird which is
Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 & Anina Meyer’s Pork Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy – 12.05.2017
The Glenelly Class Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Madame May Eliane de Lencquesaing, creator of the new Glenelly has a passion for glass as much as she has a passion for wine. The former owner of Chateau Pichon Lalande is Bordeaux Royalty and certainly highly regarded in Stellenbosch. As is her team of Winemaker Luke
Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Pork Dumplings with Ginger, Chilli & Soy Sauce – 03.05.2017
Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Steenberg Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is named for HMS Rattlesnake, one of the Royal Navy Warships involved in the famous Battle of Muizenberg in 1795 which lead to the first British occupation of the Cape Colony. Sauvignon Blanc ripening on the vine Appropriate that the Sauvignon Blanc grapes should be
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Demi Sec 2015 & Anina Meyer’s Cinnamon & Nutella Buns with Fudge Sauce – 21.04.2017
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Demi Sec 2015 Simonsig Wine Estate founder, Frans Malan was a passionate pioneer in the Cape wine world in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Early estate bottlings of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage point to greater things to come. In the early 1970s Frans started experimented with wines made in the Champagne style
Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2016 & Anina Meyer’s Pork Dumplings with Ginger, Chilli & Soy Sauce – 28.03.2017
Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2016 I so remember the time when there was no Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, no Chardonnay too if the truth be known. And here we have the first bottling of the Simonsig Sauvignon Blanc nearly forty years ago. Frans Malan, late founder of Simonsig, was in every way a pioneer,
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 the early bottlers of a single variety Merlot. The first vintage was 1984 and from 1986, the wine was served to First Class passengers on our national
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, and have thought of it as The Show Pony. It is used in a broad range of wines and wine styles from the driest and most delicate
De Grendel Rosé 2016 On De Grendel Estate in 2016, the weather in the early parts of the harvest in January was very hot and the rainfall leading up to picking was low. This resulted in a much-reduced crop, the bunches of grapes were free of disease, the grapes were small and the flavours and
Anina Meyer's Lemon Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms & Chives Anina says: “Dinnertime. The time to feed the crowds. This time, you don’t need to worry about dinner too much, since I already have you sorted. So let us shed some light on this amazing Lemon Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms and Chives. I love risotto. From
Herb & Lemon Crusted Lamb Chops by Anina Meyer Anina calls this her “easy recipe for crusted lamb chops with fresh herbs and lemon.” Herb & Lemon Crusted Lamb Chops Servings 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 40 minutes Ingredients 6 lamb chops 3tablespoons olive oil salt and black pepper to season 2 cheese
Macaroni & Pesto Chicken with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce A great dinner idea that consists of cooked macaroni with pesto chicken smothered in a red pepper and tomato sauce. Servings 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients 500gr macaroni salted water to boil drizzle olive oil, for water handful fresh parsley, mint
Asian Duck Broth – Anina Meyer Anina says: “So, hubby excitedly bought a huge whole duck to roast for Sunday lunch. Since it was about 1.9 kg’s, with a surprisingly good amount of meat on this bird, I had the breasts of the roasted duck leftover for the next day. If you like Asian flavours,
Anina Meyer's Paprika Beef, Tomato & Mushroom Stew Anina offers her slow cooked beef in a rich tomato and paprika sauce, with mushrooms and potato. Perhaps leaning more to Hungary than Burgundy, though nevertheless a great match for the recommended wine. Paprika Beef, Tomato & Mushroom Stew Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 4 hours
Anina Meyer's Spinach, Apple & Fennel Salad with Spiced Yogurt Anina offers her fresh, healthy and low carb salad of spinach, apple and fennel with an insanely delicious spiced yogurt dressing. Preparation time 10 minutes Servings 2 Ingredients 2 cups chopped spinach 1/2 fennel bulb sliced 2 apples sliced fennel leaves for garnish 1 cup
Beef Pot Roast with Rosemary & Pepper by Anina Meyer Anina says: “I kept my roast pretty straight forward with a well peppered topside beef roast, slow roasted until perfection with loads of rosemary, delicious gravy and all the trimmings...” Beef Pot Roast with Rosemary & Pepper Servings 8 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time
Harissa Steak Roll with Caramelized Onions by Anina Meyer Anina says: “I love busy weeks. Really, I do. When your days are busy, (work busy) you kind of reach a sense of accomplishment and intellectual fulfillment like no other. It almost feels like the more you do, the more you want to do. And then,
Creamy Fish & Fennel Bake by Anina Meyer Anina Meyer is a relatively new discovery for me. I am enamoured of her work and this week she kindly agreed to let me use her posts, so she is the newest Food Associate on my website and I am thrilled, and you will be seeing more