Something to ward off the winter cold. Serves 4 Ingredients: olive oil, for frying 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 leek, finely sliced 2 carrots, finely diced 2 celery sticks, finely diced 250g beef mince 100g pork mince (can use pork sausages) 100g lamb mince 3 tbsp (45ml) red wine 2 […]
John and Tasha Seccombe of Thorne & Daughters have just released their wines from the hot and dry 2016 vintage and again what is remarkable is just how super-concentrated the whites are. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Thorne & Daughters Rocking Horse 2016 Approximate retail price: R260 A blend of 27% Semillon, 25% Chardonnay, […]
The 2016 vintage was challenging on account of being exceptionally hot and dry and it’s fascinating to see how different winemakers dealt with it. Jocelyn Hogan Wilson felt compelled to pick the Swartland vineyards that supply her Chenin Blanc earlier than usual, 27 January to be precise. The wine, however, is still strikingly rich and […]
Results of the International Wine Challenge 2017 were recently announced and local wines to win gold as follows: Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2014 Babylonstoren Sprankel 2011 Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 201Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015 Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile’s Lair/Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2015 Bouchard-Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve […]
The upward-spiralling international price of the finest wine may have a much deeper effect than merely limiting the ordinary wine lover’s access to them. It’s possibly even causing some significant changes in the world wine market, in the way that wines are being made and enjoyed. I’m thinking of the role played in that market […]
Silwervis Wines was started in the spirit of “healthy rebellion” that the now defunct Swartland Revolution epitomized by winemaker Ryan Mostert and partner Samantha Suddons, financial whizz Michael Roets and wine retailer Roland Peens. To date, they have been four funky wines with funky labels, namely Smiley White and Red, both non-vintage and Silwervis White […]
Win tickets for two to the Ace/Animo Wine Fair Vol II worth R300 each AND a six-bottle mixed case of wine. The Ace/Animo Wine Fair Vol II takes place from 15h00 to 19h00 on Saturday 3 June at Ace-Pearl wine bar, 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg. Ace+Pearl and wine agency Ex Animo present […]
Earlier today Cape Talk radio presenter Pippa Hudson interviewed critic Michael Fridjhon and chef Pete Goffe-Wood on the issue of wine listening fees. Listen here: To read the article mentioned, click here.