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Pinotage, our very own South African wine grape variety, has had a love hate relationship amongst wine lovers. It seems that the reason some people are not fond of the variety is because they find it leaves an unpleasant, sweetish paint like pungency at the...

Despite the fact that it's cold and I am drinking my way through copious amounts of red wine, I have also been enjoying some of the new release 2011 white wines especially Sauvignon Blanc. A glass of chilled Sauvignon at the end of a busy...

Cruising down the river on a Sunday afternoon while toasting the good life with a glass or two of wine, is a highlight at the delightful Viljoensdrift wine farm outside of Robertson. The property, owned by the Viljoen brothers, Fred and Manie, borders on the...

Presenting a wine tasting for a group of architects last Wednesday proved a lot of fun especially as the theme for the evening revolved around the Lunar Eclipse! “Bring some interesting wines which we haven’t tasted before as well as something to celebrate the eclipse”...

Frans Smit, Cellarmaster at Spier outside Stellenbosch, had every good reason to host a dinner to celebrate his recent achievements. Although the invitation initially was to celebrate his honoured five star John Platter rating for his flagship wine the Frans K. Smit he had another...

Article By: Bryony Whitehead  of iafrica.com In the old fishing town of Paternoster a little restaurant glows with warmth that melts even the chilliest evening. Abalone House’s Saffron Restaurant is a little gem amongst the white-washed walls of Paternoster that will get your tastebuds singing. Chef Darren...

This past weekend was a treat for any self respecting wine lover and I am told the Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson was a great success...

When planning a long evening of fine wining and dining, smaller portions can sometimes be better and I am not talking about the food! Clever wine farms now understand the need for lovers of the good stuff to offer more of their products in smaller...

It’s encouraging to see wine farms and estates, both established and new, calling on the expertise of talented chefs to create menus around their wines. Wine is generally consumed over a plate of good food along with convivial company whether at home or eating out....

It’s cold which means I am finding myself visiting my wine cellar a lot more often for a lovely matured red! Recently I enjoyed a wine I purchased at the Nederberg Auction last year, the Yonder Hill Inanda 2004. Deliciously smooth wine with excellent rich...