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Costa del Swart Cinsault 2016

Ewan Mackenzie (aka The Wine Thief) is a sommelier-at-large who also dabbles in the production of small-batch wines. One of his labels is Costa...

Excise tax increases bring further woe for wine industry

An excise tax increase of 8.5% for wine (including sparkling wine) and brandy and 6% on fortified wine was announced by Finance Minister Malusi...

The Test Kitchen reacts to the drought

Top Cape Town restaurant The Test Kitchen is set to introduce a reduced-water dining experience which will run exclusively from April to May. The...

Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2015

Towards the end of last year, Jacques de Klerk of The Winery of Good Hope showed me the 2016 vintage of the top-end Radford...

Old but not cold – introducing the Certified Heritage Vineyards seal

Christa von Le Chevallerie, whether because of her German extraction or not, generally comes across as unsentimental but she was clearly displeased with the...

Nuwedam Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017

First wine to bear the Certified Heritage Vineyards seal as devised by the Old Vine Project is Nuwedam Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2017, grapes...

Mullineux Old Vines White 2016

Andrea Mullineux of Mullineux Family Wines counts the creation of the Chenin-based white blend as one of the major achievements to arise out of...

Recipe: Chinese chicken with soba noodles

Get out the chopsticks and dive in! Serves 4 Ingredients: 600g chicken breasts, thinly sliced 2 tbsp (30ml) fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 red chilli,...