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Gaggenau SA Sommelier Awards winner announced

The competition to determine the first Gaggenau South Africa Sommelier Award winner was completed yesterday with Joakim Hansi Blackadder, managing partner in Somm Hospitality...

Nieuwe Haarlem Cinsault 2016

You’ve got it good when something like the Nieuwe Haarlem Cinsault 2016, grapes from 40-year-old Piekenierskloof bush vines, is available for just R75 a...

How the Internet is set to change SA wine culture

However distasteful the practice of wine listing fees that restaurants attempt to extract from producers, we must conclude that the fact that it still...

Shannon Vineyards wins Taransaud barrel

Best wine overall in the second annual Merlot Report was the Shannon Mount Bullet 2015 and the prize for producing this a new 225-litre...

Merlot Report 2018

The second annual Merlot Report in association with the official producer body known as the Merlot Forum and barrel suppliers Chene South Africa is...

Recipe: Chicken Biriyani

Great for winter weekday nights. Serves 4 Ingredients: 400g Basmati rice, well rinsed 2 cinnamon sticks 6 cardamom pods 2 cloves olive oil for frying 2 onions, finely sliced 4 cloves of garlic,...

Klein Constantia Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 2016

Metis Sauvignon Blanc is the collaboration between Klein Constantia and Sancerre producer Pascal Jolivet, the current-release 2016 selling for R230 a bottle which positions...

Morgenster’s Giulio Bertrand dies

Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate in Somerset West has announced that owenr Giulio Bertrand passed away yesterday afternoon. He died of a heart attack. Bertrand...