A great accompaniment to a braai. Serves 4 Ingredients: Salad 2 carrots, peeled and grated 1 bunch celery, washed and finely sliced 15g parsley, roughly chopped 2 apples, washed, cored and finely sliced Dressing 1 tsp (5ml) Dijon mustard 1 tbsp (15ml) honey juice of 1 lemon ¼ cup (60ml) olive oil 5g parsley, finely […]
Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 While many producers are inclined to treat Sauvginon Blanc as no more than a cash cow, Klein Constantia’s Matt Day approaches the variety with both rigour and enthusiasm. The result is a number of striking examples, […]
From Wellington fruit, this is the maiden release of a Grenache Noir under KWV’s top-end The Mentors label after five years of trial and error. Unfortunately, it still seems misguided. The nose shows an unpleasant rubbery note before red and black fruit, spice and, disconcertingly, mint. The palate is sweet, rich and ripe – the […]
Entries for the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards open early in the new year. The awards are proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za – Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. Cape Town […]
Glen Heatlie is the own label of Joan Heatlie, previously of Solms-Delta but now taking up a position with Chris and Andrea Mullineux, the name recalling the family farm near Worcester. Tasting notes and ratings for the current releases as follows: Glen Heatlie Agnes Chenin Blanc 2015 Wine Cellar price: R150 From a Paarl vineyard […]
The wines of Upper Hemel-en-Aarde property Restless River, despite much local and international acclaim, have not fared that well in Winemag.co.za’s blind panel tastings of recent years – as to why this is, part of the explanation must surely be that the style of both the Chardonnay and the Cabernet Sauvignon are somewhat atypical relative […]
Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Sadie Family Wines Columella 2015 – 97 (read original review here) Lismore Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Dornier Siren Syrah 2015 – 95 (read orginal review here) ..
Reyneke Reserve Red 2015 is at that end of the market where the law of diminishing returns is a big factor – you have to pay a lot more to get a minute improvement in quality. Whereas the Syrah 2015 from this Stellenbosch property sells for R160 a bottle from Wine Cellar, the Reserve Red […]