NEW SUMMER MENU AT SWIRL…

Stellenbosch Vineyards boasting their new summer menu, in celebration of their first birthday. Here’s what Chef Livinia Plaaitjie will entice you with at Swirl.

Fitch & Leedes Blue Tonic

Fitch & Leedes Blue Tonic, the new blue blooded mixer, transforms every G&T or vodka into a sensory indulgence.

Q&A with Vilafonte’s Mike Ratcliffe

Yes, I’ve subscribed to his newsletters.  Yes, I’ve drank his amazing wines.  Yes, I’ve had ample opportunity to meet him.  Yet, I have never managed to come face to face with this marketing and brand idol.  Here’s what he had to say about the new Vilafonté 2011 Series C Magnum and his luxury wine brand…

Warwick Wine Estate does it again!

Awarded three 5-star ratings by The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2019 The Blue Lady 2015, a classic Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate, aged in 225-litre tight grain, medium and light toast French oak barrels. The wine is redolent of blackberries, crème de cassis with hints of graphite and tobacco leaf. Only…

Iain Banner appointed to Cape Wine Auction Trust Board

Iain Banner has been appointed to the board of the Cape Wine Auction Trust and joins the trust’s five other members – Wendy Appelbaum, Paul Cluver, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Raymond Ndlovu and Mike Ratcliffe. Banner is the co-founder of a number of successful companies, events and charities, including Sports International, the Gary Player Design Company, the…

Are there Carbs in wine? Read this!

Are There Really Carbs in Wine? by Reagan If you’re the type of person that likes to have a glass of wine with dinner, or when you’re hanging out with friends, or any time at all, you want to know what it’s all about, right? You want to know if it’s good for you, bad for…

De Grendel Triumphs at Michelangelo Awards 2018

… picking up a trophy and three double gold medals In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, De Grendel – one of the 12 estates located in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has walked away with the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir…

It’s Wine, Dine & Stein Time…

Jack and Charlie Stein – sons of acclaimed British chef Rick Stein – have been filming in Cape Town recently, completing two episodes of a new food series from Oxyg3n Media called Wine, Dine & Stein. They will return in January to shoot the remaining 11 episodes; with @JagComms.

Meet South Africa’s Top Young Wine Fundi and Judge at Sommeliers Selection

Ahead of Sommeliers Selection wine festival Wikus Human – currently head sommelier at David Higgs’ acclaimed Joburg restaurant Marble and the newly opened Saint – is one of South Africa’s rising wine stars. He is currently South Africa’s best young sommelier having taken the title in the inaugural competition held by the South African Sommelier…

It’s #WoWSA time! Meet Rosemary Mosia from Bridge of Hope Wines

The Bridge of Hope Wines is one of the wineries who will be featured at the upcoming Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) Festival. It is a family business founded by entrepreneur Rosemary Mosia – a teetotaller before the wine bug bit after a visit to the Cape winelands in 2001 – and her two…

Trizanne Signature Wine – riding the wave(s) to #WoWSA

The winemaker who is as good in the cellar as she is on a surfboard Trizanne Barnard is as good on a surfboard as she is in the cellar making Trizanne Signature Wines (TSW). Her wines will be showcased at the upcoming Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) Festival, which takes place on Sunday, August…

WOMEN OF WINE SOUTH AFRICA FESTIVAL

The biggest celebration of female wine, beer and spirit makers yet held in South Africa Some of the country’s best boutique wines and bubbly – made by female wine makers – will be showcased at the upcoming Women of Wine South Africa (WoWSA) Festival on Sunday, August 12 from 11h00 to 16h00, in celebration of…

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON’S LATEST VINTAGES GET THE NOD FROM JAMESSUCKLING.COM

Renowned international wine critic James Suckling has announced the latest ratings in his annual showcase of the great wines of the world on JamesSuckling.com. In this year’s round-up Suckling and his small team tasted more than 16,000 wines from as far afield as Italy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Australia, New Zealand, California, Chile and Argentina, as well as…

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON RATED ‘BEST PINOT NOIR’ IN 2018 SAWi AWARDS

Bouchard Finlayson’s Galpin Peak Pinot Noir has once again been ranked as the top Pinot Noir in South Africa, scoring a full 100 marks in the 2018 South African Wine Index Fine Wine Awards (SAWi).  Recognised globally for its quality, excellence and consistency, the Galpin Peak has now held the No. 1 spot for 10 years…