Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 & Ina Paarman’s Venison Pie – 02.08.2017

Simonsig Labyrinth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 If you want to know which as the first private estate in Stellenbosch to have bottled almost any single variety, Simonsig is one of the first you would investigate. Frans Malan, the founder was a real pioneer in the wine industry, first bottled his Cabernet Sauvignon in 1976. The 1977

Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 &Tracy Foulkes’s Lamb Chops with Chimichurri – 17.05.2017

Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 The Perdeberg Winery does wine the hard way.  Most of their supplier vineyards are dry land farmed bush vines.  This means smaller bunches and smaller berries.  Smaller berries result in a higher ratio of skin to juice, adding colour, aroma and flavour. A couple of years ago,

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

Celebrate Roast Leg of Lamb Day on 7 May

A fine roast leg of lamb with figs Roast leg of lamb. A traditional dish in many cultures. The dinner-table highlight of many a special celebration. The thought of which, brings emotion and memories and hunger... Lesser things have been allocated a special day on the calendar, so it makes good sense to join the

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 country and the big flavours come from the slow ripening of the grapes.  Summer heat is ameliorated by cooling breezes off False Bay.  The marine climate carries

Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 & Alida Ryder’s Bolognese Pasta Bake – 10.04.2017

Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Glen Carlou, named for the three daughters of a previous owner, has produced exciting wines for over thirty years. And while they tend to fly below the radar, they continue to wine awards, and continue to attract visitors to their beautifully situated winery with its excellent restaurant and stunning views.

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 & Justine Wall’s Beef Cobbler – 31.03.2017

Landskroon Paul de Villiers Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 For the five generations that the de Villiers family have owned Landskroon, there has always been a Paul de Villiers as the Cellarmaster.  The current Paul is a winner of the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award for his fabulous Port Style wines. Paul & Nelie de

Perdeberg The Ploughman Wines, a tribute to Dawid Diederiks – 23.02.2016

The Ploughman Wines Perdeberg Winery echoes the saying of Pliny the Elder, Roman Statesman and Scholar, who said ‘always something new out of Africa,’ for there is always something new out of Perdeberg Cellar. Dawid “Dappies” Diederiks of Klein Môrewag Perdeberg wines is a strategic partner of the state in developing Klein Môrewag to the

Peter Falke PF Blanc de Noirs 2016 & Alida Ryder’s Vietnamese Prawn Salad with Soy Lime Dressing – 17.02.2017

Peter Falke Blanc de Noirs 2016 Peter Falke Winery is on Groenvlei Farm on the Annandale Road set against the Helderberg, part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation known for its fine red wines.  It has a lovely collection of Cape Dutch Buildings, all very classical from the outside but they have been given a real

Durbanville Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 & Alida Ryder’s Peri Peri Chicken Livers – 25.01.2017

Durbanville Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Often I hear the comment, ‘red wines are for winter’, and I feel for them as reds are wonderful in summer. It loves summer dishes. It loves being the glass you have after a braai while you sit in philosophical conversation watching the embers die down, eating a bar of

Nederburg wins International Wine & Spirit Competition Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon

The Nederburg Homestead in the twilight Testament to Nederburg’s signature red undoubtedly being Cabernet Sauvignon, it was announced earlier this week that the 2013 vintage of the Paarl winery’s Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon won the 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) trophy for Cabernet Sauvignon. “Cabernet Sauvignon as a variety offers winemakers a

Pak Choi & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut & Coconut Sauce – Kate Liquorish

Pak Choi & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut & Coconut Sauce – Kate Liquorish Kate says; " Simple, vegan, moreish and crunchy - gluten-free and wheat-free, but not fun-free." Pak Choi & Tofu in a Spicy Peanut & Coconut Sauce serves 2-3 without rice & 4 people with rice Ingredients 200g Baby Pak Choi (washed)

Curried Lamb Ribbetjies with Mint Yoghurt – Jane-Anne Hobbs

Curried Lamb Ribbetjies with Mint Yoghurt – Jane-Anne Hobbs Jane-Anne says: "A braai is quintessentially South African, so for this week I’ve chosen lamb ribbetjies [riblets] because I love them (and their name!), and a Cape-Malay-style marinade based on a traditional curried lamb-sosatie soaking sauce. Drenched in a turmeric-yellow, sharp-sweet marinade, Malay sosaties of this

Green Bean Bredie – Lizet Hartley

Green Bean Bredie by Lizet Hartley Lizet says: "Green bean bredie [groenboontjiebredie] – of course one has to call it a bredie, for nothing this soul satisfying could possibly be called a mere stew. What makes this a true South African bredie? The addition of marvellous old-fashioned boerekos spices along with liberal lashings of lard.

Steak sandwich with whipped goat’s cheese butter – Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder's Steak sandwich with whipped goat’s cheese butter Alida says: “Listen, let’s not beat around the bush here. This sandwich is all that and then some. If I do say so myself. There’s just something about a steak sandwich, isn’t there? All that grilled, beefy goodness on good bread? Who could resist. And even

Beef Pot Roast with Rosemary & Pepper – Anina Meyer

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