{news} Simonsig Wine Estate – Chenin Avec Chêne 2019 and Frans Malan 2017

The celebrated Stellenbosch winery that spearheaded a Pinotage revolution in 1994 by releasing South Africa’s very first Cape Blend is once again among the champions of this year’s Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition – the judges panel included among its final Top Five, the winery’s Frans Malan 2017.  Simonsig Wine Estate was also named among this…

{news} Winter indulgence with Roodeberg and chocolate brownies

Convert your kitchen into a chocolatier’s winter workshop and wow family and friends with smoky chocolate brownies inspired by Roodeberg’s cherished Classic Red Blend with a story in every bottle for over 70 years. Created by Ilse van der Merwe, the well-known food writer and TV personality at www.thefoodfox,com, as the perfect winter indulgence with…

{wine} Back to the classics with Roodeberg’s Classic Red 2019

When in doubt, always pull the bottle of Roodeberg from your wine rack. Timelessly classic and a sure-fire conversation starter, reserve a seat for Roodeberg at your festive table this summer. Introduction It’s no secret that I always have a handful of Roodeberg wines in my racks. It’s also no secret that I’m a classic…

{wine} De Blaauwe Klip 2017: a bottle that celebrates its roots

De Blaauwe Klip 2017 is a classic Bordeaux-style red blend, packaged and wrapped in the heritage and history of Blaauwklippen. Introduction I am woven of stories and tales. I live and breathe the history and heritage of everything around me, for it allows me insight into the roots of stories. In the same way, the…

{news} New Roodeberg 1949 is a modern return to the roots of SA wine

Roodeberg, the true South African original that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has taken its narrative back to the heart of the country’s winemaking roots with the launch of ‘1949’, a meticulously crafted, limited edition commemorative blend. Continuing the Roodeberg tradition as a blend with universal appeal, Roodeberg 1949 lends new vitality through the…

{wine} A sensory journey with Lourensford’s The Dome Ethel

As soon as I opened the box, I was transported on a sensory adventure. With a name like The Dome Ethel and a label that simply takes your breath away, this wine invites you to linger a bit longer, and to peek at what it holds. Lourensford Wine Estate added a new vintage to the…

{wine} Whet your winter appetite with Vriesenhof’s GSM 2017

Ah. A toasty red blend on a cold winter’s eve alongside a bowl of hearty soup. There are not many pleasures in this world that can surpass the warmth and love of a good red blend when your soul needs a bit of cuddling. Vriesenhof Vineyards is right on the mark once again with their…

{recipe box} Cooking with Kibali and ManCrave

During winter, in-between hibernating sessions, I love to spend precious time in the kitchen cooking and creating wholesome, heart-warming food to nourish my wintery soul. Windfall Wine, together with ManCrave, recently gave me a reason to get out from under my blankets and head to the kitchen with a beautiful recipe box and a bottle…