{wine} Leopard’s Leap Very Berry Merrytinis

We are well on our way through March already, and I’m still stuck on luxurious December holidays and reminiscing about Christmas lunch. I’m sitting at my desk daydreaming about sun-downers and socials. But who says it has to be Christmas to have a merry celebration? Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has given me a reason to…

{news} Celebrate V-Day with Krone Rosé Cu Vée Brut 17

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the magic of Krone Vintage Rosé Cap Classique created on the 300-year-old farm Twee Jonge Gezellen in the Tulbagh Valley. KRONE VINTAGE ROSÉ CUVÉE BRUT 2017 Blend: 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay Tasting Notes: A tribute to Pinot Noir, the Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut is a paradox of rich, berry fruit…

{wine} Brisket and Alto Rouge 2016

There are certain classic duos in this world. Where one can’t be considered or imagined without the other. Think Laurel and Hardy, Romeo and Juliet, champagne and strawberries, gin and tonic, bread and butter, cookies and milk, braaivleis and potato salad, ice cream and chocolate sauce, cheese and tomato. Wednesday nights and Steers burgers. Movies…

{wine} Groote Post’s Salt of the Earth 2015

Every once in a while, if the universe smiles down on you favourably, you’ll cross paths with a wine that simply blows your taste-buds right out of their comfort zone. As the cork pops from the neck of the bottle and you get that first smell of something special, you know your life will never…

{wine} Welcome summer with Welgegund Heritage Wines

If you’re serious about wine, like me, you will most certainly have seasonal favourites. I’m nostalgically packing away my voluptuous, moody reds and soul-warming, hearty whites for another year until next winter, and excitedly making space for my summer staples in promising shades of bright red, pink and white. This summer I’ve made new friends:…

{wine} La Motte Millennium 2016: a work of art

There are only a few things in life that fill me with as much unadulterated joy as a bottle of good red wine. Wine is one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind; a gift that the grape artists on this earth have perfected into the epitome of indulgent pleasure. When I recently received a bottle…

{news} Unveil PIWOSA works of #liquidart: Paul Cluver Wines

September has arrived, spring is in the air and the countdown to #CapeWine 2018 has begun. With less than 2 weeks to go, PIWOSA will be revealing their last four gorgeous works of #LiquidArt: a beautiful series of ‘Wine Still Lifes’ created for each of the eleven PIWOSA members. Feast your eyes on #PaulCluverWines and…

{wine} Groot Phesantekraal wines

We so often get stuck in a rut when it comes to our creature-comfort indulgences, whether it’s a special blanket, a favourite snack or a bottle of wine you know won’t disappoint. We so easily reach for our staple Sauvign n Blanc or Shiraz with closed eyes without a thought to explore the vast selection…

{news} Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon continues to excel

Neil Ellis’s steadfast focus, on sourcing superior grape varieties from low-yielding, hand-picked vineyard lots in the Cape’s best sites, continues to manifest its merit with a steady stream of prominent awards. The latest awards for the Neil Ellis Terrain Specific Jonkershoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 affirm Neil’s ability to track down some of the best vineyard…

{wine} Top three wines for Father’s Day

I’m a practical gift-giver. Not that soap-on-a-roap or a pair of hot-pink flamingo socks are not practical, but your dad can only fit so many soaps in the shower and socks in his cupboard. Here’s my top three recommendations for excellent wine gifts for dad this Father’s Day and handy tips on how to turn…

{wine} Hippo, hippo hooray for FAT bastard Rosé!

Sometimes life is simply too hard to make difficult decisions. One of the most frequent adulting decisions I have to make, goes something like this: do I feel like red wine or white wine tonight? This may seem like a simple decision (because one could argue it depends on what you’re serving for dinner) but…

{wine} The five champions of Chardonnay Day!

Don’t you just love these international wine days? Any excuse to open a good bottle of wine is enough to keep my heart and soul happy. Earlier this month I celebrated International Sauvignon Blanc Day with gorgeous Neil Ellis Wines (if you missed this blog, click here!). Now I’m back with five champion Chardonnays from…