Wine Reviews

Joostenberg Small Batch Collection new releases

Joostenberg in Paarl have been making some compelling experimental wines under the designation “Small Batch Collection” for a while now, the stand-out wines among...

Uva Mira Sing-a-Wing Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Uva Mira in Stellenbosch has established itself as a Chardonnay powerhouse in recent times – the top-of-the-range 2016 and The Mira 2016 rated 93...

Wine News

Cape Wine Auction raises R17.5 million

The fifth  annual Cape Wine Auction, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth, took place on Saturday at Rustenberg in Stellenbosch, raising R17.5 million compared to...

Lievland sold

Lievland in Stellenbosch, highly regarded in it time, has been acquired by MAN Family Wines, the label owned by José Conde of Stark-Condé and...


Cape White Blend Report 2017 is pleased to present the second annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a Chenin...

The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2017

The seventh annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 91 entries from 63 producers and these...

Opinion and Analysis

Tim James: A visit to Reyneke Wines

I’m a touch worried about getting excessively lyrical around Reyneke wines. It’s not any lack of objectivity, but it might perhaps seem a bit...

Tim James: Listing fee or “reciprocal gesture”?

You’d surely have thought this good enough business, even for the most sharkishly-minded: a bistro owner buys a modest, but well reputed wine from...


Recipe: Feta, lamb and olive meatballs with tomato sauce

Perfect for casual entertaining. Ingredients: Tomato Sauce 8 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil 1 tbsp (15ml) brown sugar 1 tbsp (15ml)...

Recipe: Picnic dips

A must for the picnic basket. Tzatziki Dip Makes 3 cups Ingredients: 1 cucumber, deseeded and grated 2 cups (500ml) Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp (30ml) chopped mint 1 clove garlic, crushed ½...

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