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Wine of Origin: Swartland Winery: Antebellum Vineyards Location: Riebeek Kasteel Winemaker: Johan Meyer Background: Produced from two blocks of Chenin Blanc, this wine is made in an oxidative style - when the grapes turn brown just before fermentation starts. 60 percent of the grapes were fermented naturally (no addition of commercial yeast) in small...

Author of Michael Olivier a restaurateur remembers, and his excellent food and wine website www.michaelolivier.co.za, offers us his recipe for his Fillet of Beef in a Parcel - al Cartoccio. You'll need 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges extra virgin olive oil to fry the potatoes sea salt and freshly milled...

The usual heat in the Cape over the picking season over the past couple of months, without much rain, has resulted in some speedy picking once the winemakers were happy with the correct phenolic ripeness and sugar levels of the grapes. Charles Hopkins from De...

Food and wine guru Michael Olivier brews a change to the theme of our wine tasting podcasts with our first beer tasting – the Brewers & Union Sunday, a refreshing but well-constructed pale ale. John Fraser is once again joined in the Johannesburg Studio by journalist...

Food and wine guru Michael Olivier has discovered another smashing South African brandy – the Upland pure potstill brandy from Wellington. John Fraser anchors the discussion and tasting in the Johannesburg Studio with journalist and broadcaster Benedicta Dube and Corlien Morris from Wine Concepts in the...

Winemaker: Pieter Badenhorst Background: The Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest wines, including the 2010, have received the ultimate five-star rating for seven consecutive years in Platter’s Wine Guide creating a challenge for Fleur du Cap winemaker Pieter Badenhorst. "Noble Late Harvest is one of the most...

Winemaker: Martin Lamprecht Background: The grapes were sourced from a 30-year-old bushvine vineyard on the slopes of the Paardeberg. After harvesting, the grapes were de-stemmed and crushed and left for four hours to obtain maximum skin contact. Older 300-litre barrels were used for fermentation after which the wine...

Food and wine guru Michael Olivier launches our latest wine tasting podcast with a classy and elegant white wine – the 2013 Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc. John Fraser is joined in the Johannesburg Studio by journalist and broadcaster Benedicta Dube and by Corlien Morris from Wine...