Morgenster – elegant, sublime, fabulous wines

Morgenster Manor House Morgenster is in the eastern reaches of the Helderberg Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. A premium producer of fine olives and olive products, and a range of top class internationally recognised wines. Recently on a visit to the estate, I was introduced to the new wines, and the new ventures in the olive oil

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014 & Archie Maclean’s Parmesan gratinated beef sirloin – 15.04.2017

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014 I have written about the Steenberg Nebbiolo before and recently had the opportunity to talk about it on a Radio Today, Gauteng, broadcast. It reminded me how this grape of Italian nobility is firmly rooted in the Steenberg terroir. And it is this terroir that makes the Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014. The soils, the

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014 & Nina Timm’s Roasted Pork Chops – 23.03.2017

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014 Steenberg Estate in the Constantia Wine Appellation is one of the few producers of Nebbiolo, a well-known Italian wine grape. Well known British Wine Writer Jancis Robinson in her The Oxford Companion to Wine describes Nebbiolo for being responsible for ‘some of the finest and long lived wines in Italy’ and the

Morgenster Italian Collection Nabucco & Tosca 2013 soar to 93 in Tim Atkin’s 2016 Report

Tim Atkin MW, regular visitor to South Africa & well known British Wine Commentator Authoritative British wine commentator, Tim Atkin MW, has given Morgenster’s two 2013 Italian Collection reds 93 points each in his 2016 South Africa Special Report. His rating endorses the belief of Morgenster’s owner, Giulio Bertrand, that great wine can be made

Sorghum ‘Risotto’ with
 Mushrooms & Walnuts – Mpho Tshukudu & Anna Trapido

Sorghum ‘Risotto’ with
 Mushrooms & Walnuts Mpho Tshukudu & Anna Trapido  In a very exciting new book, Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido take us into new realms of rustic 'food of the people' South African Cuisine and its traditions.  A really interesting read let alone cookery book. Having tried a couple of the recipes, you