Recipe: Cape malay chicken curry

Serve with basmati rice and sambals. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tbsp (30ml) fresh ginger, finely chopped 2 tsp (10ml) coriander 2 tsp (10ml) cumin 1 tsp (5ml) turmeric 1 tbsp (15ml) garam masala 1 x […]

August 22, 2017
by Christian
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Spioenkop Riesling 2016

If great Pinot Noir out of South Africa is elusive, then great Riesling even more so. Koen Roose of Spioenkop in Elgin, however, has made one the best examples of local Riesling yet in the case of his 2016, the analysis something special to start with: Alc 12.5%, RS 3.4g/l, TA 8.0g/l and pH 3.1. […]

August 22, 2017
by Christian
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Breedekloof Makers new releases

Breedekloof Makers, the producer body consisting of 12 wineries from the region intent on uplifting their collective image through premium Chenin Blanc, continues to impress. On Friday, an opportunity to taste all the current-release wines side by side and the overall quality was generally very high. A minor criticism is that in some instances, oak-derived […]

August 21, 2017
by Christian
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Swerwer Red 2016

Whereas previous vintage of Swerwer as made by Jasper Wickens consisted of Cinsaut, Grenache and Syrah, the 2016 sees the Syrah replaced by Tinta Barocca, the precise break-down being 48% Cinsaut, 40% Grenache and 12% Tinta Barocca. I’m not sure there’s a radical difference in the end-result although the 2016 is perhaps a little sturdier, […]

August 21, 2017
by Christian
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The Old Vine Series Mev. Kirsten 2016

The wine that is Mev. Kirsten in Eben Sadie’s Old Vine Series – from Stellenbosch vines planted between 1905 and 1920 – has always been remarkable for its depth but the 2016 is the best yet on account of an extra freshness that previous vintages arguably lacked. On the nose, there’s a top note of […]

August 21, 2017
by Christian
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Tim James: On wax capsules

At this time of year (my tasting-for-Platter time, with desk, floorspace and life littered with bottles of wine) I often think about bottle closures – not infrequently with some irritation. I recently revisited in a small way here the screwcap-cork debate, but didn’t mention how, around now, whatever I think of the important arguments, when […]

August 21, 2017
by Tim James
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Marthélize Tredoux: Less talk and more action required to move SA wine forward

“South Africa has been the next big thing for a frustratingly long time, without ever reaching its full potential.” This sentence is part of the introduction to the 2017 WineLand/Adams&Adams Seminar – the topic for this year being “Leader of the Pack”. The question formulated asks what will it take to finally switch SA wine […]

August 18, 2017
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Arcangeli maiden releases

Arcangeli is the new name for what was Bot River property Feiteiras Vineyards, longtime wine marketer Krige Visser now trying his hand at winemaking (read more here). The maiden releases are off-centre without being entirely esoteric, tasting notes and ratings for the as follows: Arcangeli Romulus Nebbiolo 2016 Wine Cellar price: R235 From Breedekloof grapes. […]

August 17, 2017
by Christian
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