Last week I had the opportunity to visit Stellenbosch restaurant Overture for the first time. Let’s just say that it confirmed Bertus Basson’s growing reputation as a culinary superhero. I had such a thoroughly enjoyable experience, I even considered starting a new blog to gush about it. Obviously, I didn’t – by the end of […]
“I’ve never worked anywhere else,” says Miles Mossop. After nearly two decades of steering Tokara’s ship into award-winning wine territory, he’s soon to be sailing solo with Miles Mossop Wines. Though these things don’t happen quickly: there’s 18 years of minutiae on Tokara’s wines and vineyards stored in his mind that he needs to share […]
A cheat version of this classic French stew. Serves 4 Ingredients: 400g dried haricot beans, soaked overnight 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil 125g bacon, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 celery, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 250g pork chipolates 4 x tomatoes, chopped 1 cup (250ml) chicken stock […]
Winemaker Matt Day of Klein Constantia has worked hard over the last few vintages to bring ever more refinement to the property’s famous sweet wine that is Vin de Constance (R895 per 500ml bottle) and the currently available 2013 is his best effort yet. From Muscat de Frontignan, the nose is wonderfully fragrant with notes […]
Check out this video featuring Patatsfontein, the single-vineyard Montagu Chenin Blanc as made by Reenan Borman and the rest of the Ronnie B Wines team. Made by the husband-and-wife team at Allthewine.net. Please let us have your comments and feel free to share.
Results of Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 were announced recently. 29 countries participated and 127 gold medals and 167 silver medals were awarded and the following South African wines featured: Gold Klein Constantia Brut 2013 Silver Le Lude Agrafé 2012 Le Lude Brut NV Le Lude Brut Rosé NV For full results, see […]
More years ago than I like to remember, to celebrate my 21st birthday, I bought half a dozen bottles of a local sparkling wine called Here XVII Souverein. It’s not that I haven’t had a party or two since then, but I think I can honestly say that that was the last time I actually […]
Ernst and Nina-Marie Bruwer own and run three Robertson farms (total area under vineyard: 290h) and in so doing, continue a well-established family legacy – Ernst is the sixth generation of his family to farm here, property first acquired in 1869 and the cellar originally built in 1884. Mont Blois has long supplied Distell and […]