One of the producers I will be reviewing for Platter’s 2011 is Constantia Uitsig and on Monday, I joined viticulturist and winemaker André Rousseau as well as marketing manager Francois Theunissen for a discussion of the new-release wines followed by lunch at La Colombe, twelfth on this year’s list of the world’s 50 best restaurants […]
My sister-in-law Melissa is very chuffed with herself for having managed to get back into size 28 jeans after adopting a programme of careful eating. During Sunday lunch, for instance, she opted for boiled instead of roast potatoes to go with her chicken. When it came to dessert, however, there was no resisting Jamie Oliver’s […]
Brandy leads to this. Great hangover song.
According to wine writer Neil Pendock “SA wine writing is in disarray”, and it’s hard to disagree. As he noted in his blog Pendock Uncorked earlier this week: “Fynproe, the trendy Afrikaans language wine magazine, is to cease publication with the February/March issue after three years of losses subsidized by sister magazine Wineland. Noseweek seems […]
Previously published in the December 2009 issue of WINE magazine: The times they are a-changin’ Free is emerging as a fully fledged economy In 2007, UK rock band Radiohead made their new album, In Rainbows, available for download on their official website, happy to accept whatever their fans were comfortable paying, even nothing. This was […]
This blog is not purely an exercise in vanity so I’m sitting here drinking the rather good Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (4½ Stars in the April issue of WINE magazine) and wondering how to get my Uniform Resource Locator further up the Google rankings. It appears that when you type in “What I drank last […]
From Giles Coren of UK newspaper The Sunday Times on Roux at Parliament Sqaure, 12 Great George Street, London: “The only other punters… were a table of pale, flabby people taking photographs of everything on their plates before eating it. I assume these people were food bloggers. And all power to them. My wife is […]
Fruit of our loins Zoë turns one on Friday 11 June – what other baby has her own birthday countdown clock? With her in the safekeeping of granny last night, her mum and I snuck off for drinks at Caveau at the Mill in Newlands. A blackboard advertised “Vintage Wines at Vintage Prices” including Constantia […]