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Recipe: Peri Peri Prawns

Great as a light summer lunch. Serves 4 Ingredients: 16-24 large prawns (shell on) 200ml olive oil 2 tsp crushed garlic cloves 30ml lemon juice Salt and pepper Peri Peri sauce: 50g red chili 5 garlic cloves, crushed 500ml olive oil 1 tsp paprika Method: 1. Wash the prawns in cold running water. 2. Cut […]

February 8, 2016
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Tim James: A harvest visit to Alheit Vineyards

It’s seldom that I visit a winery at harvest time. First, because the people there are too busy for me to presume a welcome: Jancis Robinson describes wine writers as parasites on the wine industry, and while grapes are being picked and vinified I particularly feel the point of her admission. Secondly, if the welcome […]

February 8, 2016
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Donkiesbaai Steen 2014

Donkiesbaai is a label begun by Jean Engelbrecht of Rust en Vrede, grapes for this Chenin Blanc from a Piekenierskloof vineyard planted in 1979. With an approximate retail price of R200 a bottle, its positioning in the market is ambitious but the actual wine itself is a model of restraint. In the case of the […]

February 8, 2016
by Christian
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12 ways restaurants can improve wine service

1. Include something to suit every taste AND every budget Most punters are going to order that Chardonnay-Pinot Noir blend but there are those of us who’d like something more rewarding. In a similar vein, the undergraduate student out on a date is going to have different spending power to the investment banker who’s just […]

February 5, 2016
by Christian
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De Wetshof’s Danie de Wet awarded 1659 Medal of Honour

Danie de Wet was awarded this year’s 1659 Medal of Honour jointly presented by Groot Constantia and Die Burger at a blessing of the harvest ceremony held on 2 February. The award is given to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the wine industry, Norma Ratcliffe of Warwick receiving it in 2015 and […]

February 4, 2016
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The new Pinotage

From the February issue of Decanter: Those keeping a close watch on the South African wine scene will have noted the very fine own-label wines of David and Nadia Sadie, the couple at the forefront of the new generation winemakers. Sadie, aged 31, recently took up a position at the Swartland property Paardebosch. There’s a […]

February 4, 2016
by Christian
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Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2015

I’ve written before about what great value the Stellenrust Chenin Blanc offers and the 2015 is no exception. Vineyards vary in age but none are younger than 30 years and some up to 42 years. Fermentation occurs spontaneously, 88% in tank and 12% in old oak, and maturation lasts five months. It’s immensely fun to […]

February 4, 2016
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South African chef awarded a Michelin star

The 2016 edition of the Guide Michelin – France was launched earlier this week with Restaurant JAN, situated in Nice and headed up by South African Jan Hendrick van der Westhuizen, picking up its first star. To put the achievement into perspective, the guide features a total of 600 Michelin-star restaurants, 26 rated three stars, […]

February 3, 2016
by Christian
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