Malanot Vino Café Pinotage 2016, delicious with Dianne Bibby’s Chocolate Brownies…

Malanot Vino Café Pinotage 2016 If you are one of the so-called ‘coffee flavoured’ wines, like me and you have tasted a number of them, you will know that there is no coffee used in the making of these wines. Carefully toasted oak barrels, judiciously used, combines its flavours with the berry fruits in Pinotage.

Simonsig Woolworths Chenin Blanc Pinotage Reserve Collection 2017, perfect lunch time partner to Lizet Hartley’s Pork and Green Fig Terrine…

One of the top sellers on the shelves in Woolworths is the Woolworths Chenin Blanc Pinotage Reserve Collection 2017, made by Johan Malan of Simonsig and his team...

Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016, a good match for Tracy Foulkes’s Pulled Pork Belly with Spicy Coleslaw…

From the hills of Durbanville, Wilhelm Coetzee's single vineyard Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016...

The Bernard Series The Bush Vine Pinotage 2016, perfect match with Ina Paarman’s Game Sausage & Blue Cheese Polenta…

A fine wine with which to celebrate Pinotage Day on October 13th, The Bernard Series The Bush Vine Pinotage 2016, named for Bernard Podlashuk who restored Bellingham to its former glory over 70 years ago.

Landskroon Pinotage 2016, perfect with a heritage dish from Lizet Hartley…

Made from a grape produced in the 1920s by Abraham Perold, the Landskroon Pinotage 2016, is a fine expression of the grape. Paul de Villiers, 5th generation Cellarmaster carries on the fine wine tradition of the family...

Simonsig Malan Family Collection Frans Malan 2006, good with Cheryl Bennett’s Vegan Crispy Tofu Asian Noodle Bowl

Simonsig Malan Family Collection Frans Malan 2006, named for pioneer Wine Estate Owner, Frans Malan. A Cape Blend, 60% Pinotage. A fine Stellenbosch wine matched with some fine Florida food....

Simonsig Malan Family Selection Redhill Pinotage 2015 meets its match with Dianne Bibby’s Barley Salad with Sumac & Roast Butternut

Simonsig Malan Family Selection Redhill Pinotage 2015, the Estate's Flagship Pinotage. Matured for 15 months in French and American White oak barrels it is a fabulous glass on its own and just so perfect as a food wine.

Lucullan adventures at Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel…

There is a fine team of chefs at Asara Wine Estate & Luxury Hotel who produce some excellent produce and great dishes in the variety of restaurant an eating places in the Hotel. The sublime Asara Wines accompany them all...

Top of the Hill Pinotage from DeWaal Wines & South Africa’s oldest Pinotage Vineyard, Tracy Foulkes obliges with her Vegetarian Wellington – 26.02.2018

Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015 from South Africa's oldest Pinotage Vineyard, planted in 1950 by the father and uncle of the present owner Pieter de Waal. A truly fine food wine, good with many fully flavoured foods...

De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015, partner to Ina Paarman’s Anchovy Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs – 31.01.2018

De Waal CT de Waal Pinotage 2015 The De Waal family of the historic Uiterwyk Farm in the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation are irrevocably bound to Pinotage, South Africa’s own red wine grape, created in the late 1920’s for Abraham Perold.  However, it was not until 1941 that there were sufficient grapes to make a barrel

Landskroon Blanc de Noir Off Dry 2017 & Tamsin Snyman’s Tuna Phyllo Samoosas with Cucumber Raita – 26.01.2018

Landskroon Blanc de Noir Off Dry 2017 The de Villiers family of Landskroon, have been there for five generations, each Cellarmaster has been called Paul. When I asked the current Cellarmaster Paul who would be his ideal dinner guests, he wanted the previous Paul’s there so that they could tell him how they made wine!

Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2015 & Sophia Lindop’s Stuffed pork loin chops, a Braai Dish for Heritage Month – 19.09.2017

Durbanville Hills Pinotage 2015, a great South African Grape Variety is a good partner to Sophia Lindop's Stuffed pork loin chops, a Braai Dish for Heritage Month.

Landskroon Pinotage 2014 & Tracy Foulkes’s Whole Roasted Butternut With & Simple Balsamic Reduction – 26.05.2017

Landskroon Pinotage 2014 Pinotage, the iconic South African grape, was created in the late 1920s. It was not until some 30 years later, that grapes from Bellevue Wine Estate were bottled as Pinotage under the Lanzerac label.  Pinotage lay quiet until the 1970s when the pioneers of modern Pinotage starting producing wines from easy quaffers

DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2014 & Ina Paarman’s Whole Fillet of Beef over the Coals with Four Sauces – 24.04.2017

DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2014 The DeWaal Top of the Hill Pinotage 2014, is part of DeWaal Wines that is steeped in the tradition of Pinotage in South Africa.  The Estate has the oldest established Pinotage Vineyard in the winelands. The Top of the Hill Vineyard block was planted by Danie de Waal,

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 & Bush Vine Pinotage 2015 with Tracy Foulkes’s Crispy Pork Belly with Chocolate Hoisin Sauce – 26.01.2017

Niël Groenewald, Bellingham Winemaker I think we can safely call both Pinotage and Chenin Blanc South African grapes.  Pinotage was created here in the late 1920s by Professor Abraham Perold.  Chenin Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France, though our plantations here are 6 times larger than the French and it is South Africa’s

Current Wines, La Petite Ferme & Dragon Ridge – 17.01.2017

These are the wines we have been drinking over the last couple of days. Current white wine in the fridge La Petite Ferme Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 The La Petite Ferme Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 is made up of 50% grapes from their own Franschhoek Vineyards and the balance from deep down south in the

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Fleur du Cap soars at ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards

Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered Pinotage 2014 Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered Pinotage 2014 has been chosen as one of South Africa’s best Pinotages at the 20th annual ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Awards. As part of Fleur du Cap’s Unfiltered range, a superior selection that has been produced for nearly two decades, the Unfiltered Pinotage 2014 perfectly

Old Fashioned Chicken Pie – Ina Paarman

Ina Paarman's Old Fashioned Chicken Pie Ina quotes Marcus Valerius Martialis, Roman poet and father of the epigram, who said, “He lives doubly who also enjoys the past," when talking of her Old Fashioned Chicken Pie.  She suggests making the pastry the day before and refrigerating overnight. It improves with chilling. The filling is also

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Whole Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce – Jules Mercer

Jules Mercer's Whole Roasted Duck with Plum Saucewith Zonnebloem Pinotage Zonnebloem's plush, plummy Pinotage is the obvious choice of food artist Jules Mercer when it comes to her Asian-style roast duck. Its rich fruit with dark chocolate and lovely spicy and savoury notes, brings out the best in this delicious duck. Made with

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Anna & Roberta Montali'sFragrant Coconut, Ginger, Mussels & Bacon Need a 'different' recipe for a seriously delicious wine, you can bet on Anna & Roberta Montali to come up with something fabulous. Big colour, big aroma, big flavours - always. Serves 2 Easy Prepping And Cooking Time: 20 minutes 4 slices streaky bacon,