KWV’s Izele van Blerk talks The Mentors Wines

KWV The Mentors Red Wine Maker, Izele van Blerk There is a very dedicated Wine Team at KWV.  It starts in the vineyards with Chief Viticulturist Marco Ventrella sourcing the finest grapes and watching over vineyards of KWV’s grape suppliers. Marco Ventrella, KWV's Chief Viticulturist Once in the cellar, the grapes go to the various

Mexican chicken soup with charred baby corn – Alida Ryder

Mexican chicken soup with charred baby corn – Alida Ryder Alida says: “What I love most about this soup is that it’s really easy to adjust according to what you have in the house. I’ve added courgette (zucchini), beans (although my kids aren’t big fans), frozen corn, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and chunks of sweet potato.

Vegetable Rösti with guacamole cream Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder's Vegetable Rösti with guacamole cream Alida says: "A dish my mother made incredibly well was Vegetable Röstis. She would grate onions, carrots and potatoes and bind them with a little flour before frying spoonfuls in hot oil until they were crisp and golden. They were usually served as a side to roasted chicken

My Mum’s Ginger Shortbread – Jane-Anne Hobbs

My Mum's Ginger-Glazed Shortbread Jane-Anne says: "A bite of this heavenly, gingery tea-time treat transported me, in a twinkling, to my childhood. Isn't it curious how a long-forgotten scent or taste can summon dusty memories from the cobwebbiest corners of your brain? And isn't it strange how a forgotten flavour or texture, when experienced again,

Crispy bacon & brie grilled cheese sandwich with caramelised onions – Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder's crispy bacon & brie grilled cheese sandwich with caramelised onions There are times when an indulgent sandwich like this, made in Alida Ryder's usual style, one of perfection, good to look at, great aromas, brilliant flavours, just needs a bottle of great wine.  Maybe you've had a full and busy day

Roast chicken with pork sausage, apricot & sage stuffing – Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey Boucher Erasmus’s roast chickenwith pork sausage, apricot and sage stuffing Carey asks, "Planning on doing roast lunch or dinner anytime soon? Try this awesome stuffed chicken recipe. Firstly, the skin is so golden and crispy from the butter that gets rubbed underneath the skin. The meat is super succulent and the stuffing is a droolworthy combination of sweet