Baleia Wines Erhard Pinot Noir 2014 – family tradition in the making

 Baleia Erhard Pinot Noir 2014 In the recently established wine region near the country town of Vermaaklikheid along the Cape South Coast, the Joubert family has established itself as a pioneer wine producers with their unique range of Baleia Wines and Olive Oil, showcasing true pioneering energy, commitment, passion and family values. Their premium flagship

Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016 & Vietnamese Prawn Salad with Soy Lime Dressing – 27.04.2017

Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2016 Chardonnay is the white grape of Burgundy and Champagne, as Pinot Noir is the red. In Champagne, they are often blended to create some of the finest sparkling wines produced in France.  Often, I have come across a ‘still champagne’ where the two are blended and then not gone

Wine Menu’s Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival May 8th

Corlien Morris, Owner of The Wine Menu, Bluebird Shopping Centre, Atholl The Wine Menu Chardonnay and Pinot Noir Festival, which takes on Thursday, May 18, from 18h00 at Killarney Country Club’s Crystal Room.  Festivalgoers will taste more than 80 of South Africa’s best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs as well as those wines from France, Chile

De Wetshof Mèthode Cap Classique Brut 2009 & Tracy Foulkes’s Goat’s Cheese Bruschetta – 11.04.2017

The De Wet Family, Peter, Gera, Johann, Lesca & Danie The Robertson Valley is a place of summers of sunshine and cold wet winters.  In the summer cooling breezes ameliorate the heat in the vineyards allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and to pack in the flavour while they are doing it. The De Wet

De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014 & Ina Paarman’s Short Cut Peking Duck – 30.03.2017

De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014 The Graaff family of De Grendel own a farm high up in the Witzenberg Mountains, in Ceres, which is a producer of high quality apples and pears. And Pinot Noir, the De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2014. Planted in soft shale soils, and in a

Peter Falke Pinot Noir 2015 & Justine Wall’s Beef Broth Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes – 17.03.2017

Peter Falke Pinot Noir 2015 Groenvlei Farm, in the Helderberg part of the Stellenbosch Wine Appellation, is the home of Peter Falke Wines. The Helderberg, known as a premium red wine area, has the advantage of cooling breezes blowing in from False Bay in the afternoons, ameliorating the heat in the vineyard.  This allows for

Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2012 & Carey Boucher Erasmus’s Roast Leg of Pork, Hanepoot Apples & Crispy Duck Fat Potatoes – 28.02.2017

Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2012 Pinot Noir has the unfortunate nickname of ‘The Heartbreak Grape’.  When it expresses its soils, climate and the hand of a fine winemaker, this thin skinned Burgundian grape has found a home in South Africa. The Glen Carlou Pinot Noir 2012 proves that there is nothing ephemeral about this grape. 

Langostino Mac & Cheese with Crispy Bacon & Chives – Cheryl Bennett

Pook's Pantry Langostino Mac & Cheese with Crispy Bacon & Chives – Cheryl Bennett Cheryl says: ‘While I still enjoy plain macaroni and cheese (probably more than I should), I wanted to “fancy it up” a bit and add in sweet langostinos with a handful of crispy bacon.  (Langostinos look like tiny lobsters, but are

Paprika Beef, Tomato & Mushroom Stew – Anina Meyer

Anina Meyer's Paprika Beef, Tomato & Mushroom Stew Anina offers her slow cooked beef in a rich tomato and paprika sauce, with mushrooms and potato. Perhaps leaning more to Hungary than Burgundy, though nevertheless a great match for the recommended wine. Paprika Beef, Tomato & Mushroom Stew Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 4 hours