De Wetshof Estate Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, perfect with Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Slow-Cooked Moroccan-Spiced Beef and Apricot Stew with Naartjie Couscous…

As Chardonnay specialists, De Wetshof Estate produce some truly fine reds as the Naissance Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 shows, classical in style...

Glenelly The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, so good with Lizet Hartley’s Whole Roast Neck of Lamb…

One of a range of superbly drinkable wines by Luke O'Cuinneagain, the Glenelly The Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016...

Oldenburg Rondekop Per Se Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, good with Ina Paarman’s Eggplant Involtini…

A superb example of a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, from Stellenbosch, the home of Cabernet, Oldenburg Rondekop Per Se Cabernet Sauvignon 2015...

De Wetshof Thibault 2010, perfect partner to Jane Anne Hobbs’s Slow-roasted Stuffed Leg of Lamb with a Basil Walnut Sauce…

A Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot, a wine of substance, the De Wetshof Thibault 2010...

Peter Falke PF Blanc de Noir 2018, best with Alida Ryder’s Creamy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta…

A fine expression of a vintage, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Helderberg used to great effect in the Peter Falke PF Blanc de Noir 2018..

Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, good with a piece of steak served with Alida Ryder’s Easy Creamy Pepper Sauce….

Oldenburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, a fine example of Cabernet Sauvignon, from a much punted Cabernet Sauvignon region, Stellenbosch. Superb 6 year old which needs a plaster of good meat.

Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, so good with Alida Ryder’s Easy Creamy Pepper Sauce on steak..

Glenelly Wine Estate in Stellenbosch bought as a plum farm by Madame May Eliane de Lencquesaing in 2003 boasts fine award winning wines, a superb The Vine Bistro and a large eclectic glass collection and is well worth the visit. Get it high on your bucket list - now!

Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 lovely match with Dianne Bibby’s Smoky Joe’s Beef Fillet with lemony salsa verde – 22.01.2018

Groot Constantia Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 I well remember the queues of cars which parked outside the sales room at Groot Constantia in the mid 1970s lining up on Wednesdays and Saturdays to buy the scarce wines of the Estate. Groot Constantia and Cabernet Sauvignon fit together like hand in glove. Viticulturist Floricius Beukes, who has

Peter Falke Blanc de Noir 2017, good with Dianne Bibby’s Roast Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo – 28.12.2017

During these lazy, hazy, what-day-is-it, days between Christmas and New Year when lunch time comes around all too quickly and all you are looking for is a glass of meaningful pink to refresh you and go with a delicious little cold lunch time snack, Peter Falke Blanc de Noir 2017 is just the answer.

Advent Calendar #13 wine – The Aristea Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2015…

Advent Calendar #13 wine, Aristea Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, made by 11th generation winemaker Matthew Krone. Exceptional expression from the Golden Triangle, Stellenbosch.

Willow Creek Chicken with Prunes & Carrots – what you can do with a mélange of ingredients – 31.10.2017

When you have a good quality Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you don't need much else to make a great supper from a mix of ingredients in your fridge. A bottle of Conradie Family Vineyards Cabernet helps!

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017 & Dianne Bibby’s Aubergines with Miso & Pomelo – 25.10.2017

A fine Rosé, the Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2017. Purpose grown grapes, creating a lovely zesty bright fruited wine. Just add Dianne Bibby's Aubergine dish - perfect match.

Asara The Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 & Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Lamb Pilaf with Dates & Cranberries – 19.06.2017

Asara The Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is situated on the rolling Polkadraai Hills west of Stellenbosch at in the heart of its Wine Appellation.  These rolling hills provide many aspects and facings and soil types for the selection of wine grape varieties grown on the estate. The main supply

The Game Reserve, wines from Rooiberg Robertson…

You are well warned before you reach Rooiberg Cellar While many are in the Robertson Valley enjoying the Wacky Wine Weekend, we are at home drinking some fine Robertson Wines. And two of them are very South African, the Chenin Blanc and the Pinotage.  Chenin Blanc is the largest planted wine grape in the country,

Roast Pork with Leeks & Fennel – Ina Paarman

Roast Pork with Leeks & Fennel – Ina Paarman I have known Ina Paarman for over 35 years.  I first met her when she was a lecturer at the Cape Technical College.  Her enthusiasm for teaching, to showing people the way in its most simple form and providing a whole range of food products which