Recipe: Grilled kingklip with braised fennel and orange

Light but flavoursome. Serves 4 Ingredients: olive oil 4 x 180g kingkilp salt and pepper 4 baby fennel bulbs, washed and quartered juice of 2 oranges (1/2 cup) 1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce 1 tsp (5ml) sesame seed oil 1 orange, segmented, to serve| 10g chives, finely chopped Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Drizzle fish […]

March 31, 2017
by Christian
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Results of the Wine Label Design Awards 2017

Results of the third annual Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at the Cape Town Hotel School. The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and […]

March 29, 2017
by Christian
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Lismore Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Previous vintages of the Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc from Lismore in Greyton have been pleasurable if somewhat idiosyncratic but winemaker Samantha O’Keefe has got it spot on in the case of the 2015. Including 20% of grapes from Bot River on account of her own vineyards bearing a particularly small crop, the wine was fermented […]

March 29, 2017
by Christian
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Michael Fridjhon: On the Nederburg Auction selection process

The Nederburg Auction has been changing the way it goes about its business, a decision which both reflects a change of guard at Distell, and also the recognition that for South Africa’s oldest and best established rare wine sale to remain relevant it has to move from the Dark Ages to the 21st century. One […]

March 29, 2017
by Michael Fridjhon
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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017: 51 – 100 list announced

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants yesterday released the 51 – 100 list as a teaser to the announcement of the top 50 for 2017 at a ceremony to be held in Melbourne next Wednesday. The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale-Roberts in Woodstock, Cape Town drops to No. 63 after being 22 last year while another […]

March 29, 2017
by Christian
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SA vs Rest of World Pinot Noir Tasting

Starting in 2015, Tim Atkin MW and Samantha O’Keefe of Lismore  Estate Vineyards in Greyton  have taken it upon  themselves to arrange a tasting where the best of South African wine are put up next to some leading examples from the rest of the world in order to facilitate discussion. The most recent event  featuring […]

March 28, 2017
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Tim James: Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc and the issue of packaging

The first and undoubtedly most important thing to be said about the maiden release from Thistle & Weed, a wine called Duwweltjie and from the 2016 vintage, is that it’s very good. It’s yet another instance of the Cape’s great resources, both of chenin blanc and of ardent young winemaker-viticulturist teams ready to make a […]

March 27, 2017
by Tim James
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Leeu Passant range

Andrea and Chris Mullineux who have established an exceptional reputation working with Swartland vineyards have been working on a new project with Indian businessman Analjit Singh for the past few years, grapes sourced from across the Cape. The first of these wines from the 2015 vintage and carrying the Leeu Passant label have now been […]

March 26, 2017
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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