{recipe} Middelvlei Rooster Merlot 2019 meets meaty beef bourguignon

Some food and wine pairings are classic, timeless couples. Like this rich and warming beef bourguignon and Middelvlei Wine‘s Rooster Merlot 2019. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply the knowledge passed down to them through three generations of winemaking to produce wine of exceptional quality and reputation. As a family vineyard, the Mombergs ensure…

{wine} Middelvlei Rooster Rosé 2019 meets baked guava pudding

Ah, the humble baked pudding. Filled with guavas and coconut, turn this simple warm dessert into a fine dining experience with the addition of a bottle of Middelvlei Wine‘s Rooster Rosé 2019. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply the knowledge passed down to them through three generations of winemaking to produce wine of exceptional…

{recipe} Middelvlei Rooster Sauvignon Blanc meets herby chicken pilaf

I’ve been spending a lot of my free time during lock-down in The Little Kitchen, trying out recipes I’ve been saving in my dog-eared flip-file for one day. Middelvlei Wines gave me the perfect canvas against which to create and cook with their stunning range of Rooster wines. Introduction Brothers Ben and Tinnie Momberg apply…

{wine} Draw inspiration from Flagstone Wines’ Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018

Flagstone Wines simply lets the creativity flow and awakens the wordsmiths within us with their Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018. Introduction As with any of Flagstone’s wines, I was endlessly fascinated by the ink-splattered label, and beautifully apt named bottle. The wordplay intrigued me, as it was clever and innovative. That, and I adore an aromatic…

{news} Chenin Blanc: from workhorse to glamour grape

With #DrinkChenin day around the corner, on 20 June, the winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has shared some useful information about this supremely versatile grape, South Africa’s most planted wine grape variety. Here are some interesting facts: Chenin blanc has been the most popular choice of grape for South African brandy producers for much…

{news} Vriesenhof: As if you needed a reason to say yay for Chardonnay

May 21 marks International Chardonnay Day, so fill your glass and take a sip to understand why this classic grape variety is one of the world’s most widely planted grapes. RSP: UW Chardonnay 2019 – R90 LOCKDOWN PRICE R65 RSP: Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016 – R200 LOCKDOWN PRICE R150 Prices & Delivery Valid for RSA Only Two main…

{news} Raise a glass of Van Loveren in toast of International Chardonnay Day

International Chardonnay Day 2020 puts all eyes on a heartland of quality South African chardonnay again this year when the noble cultivar is celebrated on May 21. The Robertson Wine Valley is not only the famous home of some of the finest Chardonnays, but one of the variety’s proudest ambassadors – Van Loveren Family Vineyards….

{experience} Reminiscing about the Muratie Harvest Festival 2020

We’re all trying to navigate our way through the national #lockdown without a glass of wine in hand and winter steadily on its way. Some days, I simply can’t help to lose myself in the daydream of Muratie Wine Estate‘s Harvest Festival earlier this year. Introduction I’ve found it difficult to write about wine these…

{news} Sweet Victory For De Krans In 2020 Prescient Report

The Prescient Report of the Top 10 Sweet Wines & Fortifieds as convened by Winemag.co.za has been released, with De Krans Wines securing no less than three of these spots. The deserving recipients were the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 and 2017 respectively as well as the De Krans Muscat De Frontignan 2019. The wines submitted…