Landskroon Paul De Villiers Reserve 2018 The De Villiers family whose antecedents sailed from the French Atlantic Coast, fleeing religious persecution, and landed in Cape Town on 6th May 1689. 5 of the most recent generations of those three brothers have been named Paul and have made wine on the family estate, Landskroon on the

Easter Parade, Middelvlei Momberg Pinotage 2018, from beautiful Devon Valley in Stellenbosch, on Michael Olivier Talking Wine Instagram Video

Middelvlei Momberg Pinotage 2018, a celebration of Pinotage and a celebration of the Momberg Family, owners of Middelvlei for over 100 years...

Groot Constantia Merlot 2017, so good with Nadia Graves’s Tartiflette – potatoes, bacon and Reblochon…

Groot Constantia Merlot 2017, is but one of a range of sublime wines made on the estate by the Winemaker, Boela Gerber, winner of many awards...

The Old Road Wine Company Spotted Hound 2018, so good with Nadia Graves’s Chicken with chorizo, potatoes, chickpeas & lemons…

The Old Road Wine Company in Franschhoek has a range of wines called The Quirky Ones and this delicious red blend Spotted Hound 2018 is one of them...

De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017, perfect match with Nadia Graves’s Oven Baked Fish with a Chorizo Crumble…

With grapes sourced from the Graaff family farms high on the Witzenberg Mountains in Ceres, Charles Hopkins makes this sublime De Grendel Op die Berg Chardonnay 2017.

Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 & Nadia Graves’s Potato, Roquefort & Hazelnut Tart – 09.06.2017

Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 I constantly tell people not to wait for special occasion to drink a great bubbly, though of course, they are special at a time of celebration. The grapes for the Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC 2015 were hand harvested from vine which are between 13 and 24 years of

Durbanville Hills Merlot 2015 & Nadia Graves’s Boeuf Bourguignon – 19.05.2017

Durbanville Hills Merlot 2015 There is more and more exciting chatter about Merlot. In the winelands, a Merlot Interest Group is putting together plans to improve Merlot by using better clones and planting the vines in the right soils, in the right microclimates and perhaps even treating it differently once it is in the cellar.

Delaire Graff Shiraz 2015 & Nadia Graves’s BBQ Pork Ribs – 28.04.2017

Delaire Graff Shiraz 2015 The Delaire Graff Estate is situated at the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Banghoek, Stellenbosch. Overlooking the beautiful Banghoek Valley with its soaring mountains, the Delaire Graff Restaurant has the most perfect views from its deck. Morné Vrey, the award-winning winemaker was recently invited to be a member of the

Boschendal Brut & Brut Rosé & Nadia Graves’s Tomato & Chorizo Tart – 09.02.2017

Lizelle Gerber, Boschendal's White Wine & MCC Maker Lizelle Gerber is the much-awarded white wine and MCC maker at the Boschendal Winery. Long before her time, Boschendal was an early entrant into Méthode Cap Classique, the traditional Champagne style wine with the second fermentation in the bottle, now designated as Méthode Cap Classique. She is

Landskroon Cinsaut 2015 & Nadia Graves’s Sauté of Veal with Noilly Prat – 27.01.2017

Landskroon Cinsaut 2015 Cinsaut was one of the red wine grape varieties planted heavily after the phylloxera decimated the Cape Vineyards.  In the 1980s it was about 13% of the South African vineyard, and yet at the turn of the century had dropped down to near 3%.  Known as Hermitage in the early days, it

Pear Walnut & Brie Tart – Nadia Graves

Pear Walnut & Brie Tart by Nadia Graves Nadia says: "The flavour combination of these tarts is truly a match made in heaven. Sweet, soft pears, baked with honey and balsamic, with delicious, ripe, creamy brie, all piled on flaky puff pastry and scattered with crunchy walnuts. I serve these with a dollop of creamy,

Prawn & Spring Onion Empanadas – Nadia Graves

Nadia Graves's Prawn & Spring Onion Empanadas Nadia says: "Tender, flaky pastry pockets filled with everything from fresh vegetables to spicy beef? Yes, please. Empanadas are always welcome in my kitchen and on my plate. The exquisitely fragrant prawn filling in my take on these classic Argentinian pastries is something you will definitely relish. They are

Moules et Praires Provençale, mussels & clams with tomatoes, garlic,olive oil & wine – Nadia Graves

Nadia Graves's Moules et Praires Provençale mussels & clams with tomatoes, garlic, olive oil & wine Nadia says: "Serve with warm baguette and a nice chilled glass of white or rosé. You can do the recipe with just mussels or use a combination of mussels and small clams. Remember that clams take a little longer