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Sijnn Touriga Nacional 2014

The Touriga Nacional 2014 from David Trafford’s Malgas property Sijnn is a perfectly proportioned giant of a wine. Inky black in colour, the nose...

Bloemcool Tinto Fino 2014

Bloemcool is Paarl cellar Fairview’s experimental label and to celebrate International Tempranillo Day which occurred on 9 November, a bottle of the Tinto Fino...

Columella 2015

Concept and execution grow ever more closely aligned, the search for perfection ever closer to being completed with Eben Sadie’s red blend that is...

Rousseau Grace Sauvignon Blanc 2017

André Rousseau, formerly of Constantia Uitsig, now makes wine under his own label, the Grace Sauvignon Blanc 2017 just released and comprising 47% of...

Testalonga new releases

Craig and Carla Hawkins, operating out of the Swartland, are arguably South Africa’s leading proponents of “natural wine”. The 2017 vintage has served them...

Platter’s 2018 – trying to be all things to all people?

So the 2018 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide is out – 111 wines out of over 8 000 wines featured rating 5...

Recipe: Vegetable tempura

Perfect for a Meat Free Monday. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1/2 cup (125ml) corn flour ½ cup (125ml) rice flour ½ tsp (2.5ml) bicarbonate of soda pinch of salt ½ cup (125ml)...

The Foundry current releases

The Foundry, own label of Meerlust winemaker Chris Williams, is hot property right now after the Grenache Blanc 2015 was announced as the White...