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Wine of Origin:  Western Cape Winery Location:  Die Bergkelder, Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Wim Truter Winemaker: Pieter Badenhorst Background: The Unfiltered collection from Fleur du Cap is a range of premium wines often considered as benchmarks in the industry. This month saw two new additions to the range, namely an unfiltered...

Summer is almost here with the occasional chilly morning still reminding us that the variable weather of spring is not yet over. The vineyards in the Cape are now in full leaf cover and fairly soon they will start budding and the important berry formation will...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Winemaker: Nic van Aarde Background:  Back in 1986 Norma Ratcliffe, the original owner and winemaker, produced the first vintage of the Warwick Trilogy, a blend of 3 classic Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Trilogy has since become a South...

Join hosts Wine Concepts in celebrating their fourteenth year of staging this prestigious event at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, on 20th November from 18h00 to 21h00. We will be offering more than 30 cuvees for tasting from premium and boutique Champagne Houses to...

Wine of Origin: Western Cape Winemaker: Elunda Basson Background:  Pongrácz, one of South Africa’s most popular brands of Méthode Cap Classique’s, this year celebrates 25 years of production. Pongrácz was launched in 1990 in honour of the life’s work of Desiderius Pongrácz, who was one of the Capes...

Wine of Origin: Stellenbosch Cellarmaster: Carl Schultz Background:  Not often does one find four brothers who are all separately involved in the production of wine like the Schultz brothers. Rudi (winemaker) and Werner  (viticulturist) are with Thelema Mountain Vineyards, Gunter is the winemaker at Kleinood Farm (House...

Winery: Dalla Cia Wine and Spirit Company Origin: Stellenbosch Distiller: George Dalla Cia Background:  Fulfilling a lifelong dream well-known winemaker, Giorgio Dalla Cia and his son, George, continue their family legacy of producing Grappa which started with a distillery in Friuli, Italy nearly 90 years ago. Locally they...

Wine of Origin: Elgin Winemaker: Miles Mossop Viticulturist: Aiden Morton Background:  The premium wines produced from the winery, Tokara are named the Reserve Black Label range. The wines are made from site specific vineyards (on both their Elgin and Stellenbosch properties) which were selected by using the specialised...

What you'll need 2 large onions (400 g) 6 fat cloves garlic fresh ginger the size of a fat thumb (30 g) 2 kg lamb shanks seasoned flour a little sunflower oil 60 g butter 3 Tbs NOMU Masala Rub (which gave a hottish sauce) 400 g tin of whole peeled tomatoes - pressed 400...