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Author of Michael Olivier a restaurateur remembers, and his excellent food and wine website www.michaelolivier.co.za, offers us his recipe for his Plum Fritter dessert. You'll need 110g cake flour ½ tsp sea salt flakes 1 Tbs sugar 3 eggs, separated 125ml iced water 2½ Tbs brandy Sunflower, peanut or canola oil, for frying 6 small ripe plums,...

Waterkloof is a breath-taking estate located on the road between Somerset West and Sir Lowry’s Pass. Their modern cellar and tasting room is housed in an awesome building perched on the side of the Helderberg mountain, which offers spectacular views of False Bay and the...

Wine Concepts ‘Finer Things in Life’ Champagne Festival celebrates Moulin Rouge! On the 22nd November we will be hosting our 12th Champagne Festival and this year we have an intriguing theme celebrating the famous Paris club, Moulin Rouge. Along with this we will offer more than...

  Records tumbled at the 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands on 5 October 2013 with the highest sales ever recorded exceeding R8,4 million. Showing its prowess as South Africa’s premier wine auction, this year’s record sales totalling R8 401...

Doolhof is an intriguing wine estate nestled in the rich fertile, and beautiful valley just outside Wellington, below the start of the Bains Kloof Pass. The name Doolhof is Afrikaans for “Labyrinth” According to Greek mythology Labyrinth was the name given for a large and elaborate structure created...

Andries Burger, wine maker at the Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin, was overwhelmed when he received a commendable five star award for his Paul Cluver Chardonnay 2012 at the 2013 Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report awards ceremony last week. No stranger to winning awards but winning the ultimate 5...

The cross pollination of Pinot Noir and Hermitage (Cinsaut) grape varieties back in the 1920s by Professor Perold resulted in South Africa's unique and controversial cultivar, Pinotage. It seems that over the years wine consumers have had a love/hate relationship with this cultivar, but there...