A Valentine’s Treat. Michael Olivier introduces a classy Cape bubbly to journalist and broadcaster Benedicta Dube, Corlien Morris from Wine Concepts in the Blu Bird Centre in Johannesburg, and ZA Confidential’s John Fraser. Very nice. Click here to listen to the Podcast...

Living in the fast lane often finds us neglecting our loved ones and so we welcome Valentines Day to take time off and enjoy with the special person in your life. Pink is the colour of the day and so it should as it signifies the love...

Author of Michael Olivier a restaurateur remembers, and his excellent food and wine website www.michaelolivier.co.za, offers us his recipe for his Salad of Asparagus Spears and smoked chicken breasts. You'll need 200g asparagus 4 smoked chicken breasts – thinly sliced at an angle 1 large ripe red pepper – cut...

With less than a week before we celebrate the joy of Christmas we find ourselves rushing around trying to finish up the last minute gifts we still have on our list to buy for family and friends. The large shopping centres offer little help at this time because...

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,...

Awareness of the slow but amplified destruction of our earth has meant more and more people and companies contributing to environmentally acceptable products and sustainable farming practices. Even in these belt-tightening times, consumers worldwide are going green, showing – with their wallets – an increased...

Well, some are named after people who helped shape the South African wine industry, and some after people who played an important role in the specifically the winery’s history and other just simply after people we admire. Now and then a specific vineyard site is honoured and through...

You'll need 300g cooked corn stripped off the cob 300g Plain goats cheese, like Fairview Chevin, crumbled 180g Chorizo, chopped into little blocks, fried to crisp in a dry non stick and cooled on kitchen paper 100g plain flour ¼ tsp baking powder 2 egg yolks sea salt and freshly milled black pepper 200g...