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Restaurants that offer exceptional wine lists along with their innovative menus must be applauded as they certainly enhance the essence of fine dining. However as excellent as a good wine list is, offering hundreds of fine wines with different styles of each grape variety, can...

What is it about sparkling wine that makes us use it to launch ships, shake it up and shower the winners of a Grand Prix race, or blissfully open a bottle just to celebrate life? Perhaps it’s the myriads of frothy bubbles that explode from...

Blaauwklippen has its history dating back to 1682 and is a farm that is steeped in family tradition. Since 1974 they have been producing excellent wines and are particularly well known for their Zinfandel, a delicious fruity red wine. If you are in the Stellenbosch...

It’s all about family at the Newton Johnson vineyards in the glorious Hemel en Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley outside Hermanus! Father Dave, who is one of South Africa’s first Cape Wine Masters, and mother Felicity (nee Newton), a food and wine fundi, started Newton...

[caption id="attachment_1036" align="alignleft" width="567" caption="View from Koelfontein over the Ceres valley"][/caption] Mention the name Ceres and we think of fruit juice, cherry picking and making snowmen during winter snowfalls. Ceres, Western Cape is in fact a bustling town with a thriving fruit industry as well as...

Just mention the word Champagne and my eyes begin to sparkle and look for that wonderful person who is about to offer me a glass of this decadent beverage! The thought of Champagne conjures up a celebration, whether it’s a birthday, the launching of a...

Afternoon tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel can be described as one of the best High Tea experiences in the world, offering sweet confections and savoury selections which go hand in hand with the superb selection of premium teas. It’s so good in fact that...

Mention the name Roodeberg and it brings back memories of a wine that many years ago was difficult to lay your hands on unless you had a Planting Quota with the KWV or lived overseas! This famous wine from KWV in Paarl has been a...

Fons Aaldering, well known Dutch businessman and entrepreneur in the luxury food industry, hankered to own a wine farm. Already owning a delightful home in Spain he thought it appropriate to look for suitable land both in Spain and neighbouring France. After a while he...

A lunch last week prepared by Sunday Times Young Chef of the Year, Ashley Heeger of Test Kitchen, with superb wines from Zonnebloem’s team of three inspiring ladies was a delightful experience. Zonnebloem is both a trusted and respected brand for producing excellent wines which...