Nederburg Baronne strikes out on its own
Nederburg's Baronne, one of South Africa's top-selling red blends and
until now a part of the Paarl winery's popular Winemaster's Reserve
collection, has been repackaged as a wine in its own right from the 2011
Nederburg - 13 July 2012 - Article read 1694 times
Seven winter warming fireplaces
Winter is the season that mostly involves hibernation. We very seldom venture outside when it's cold and seek the indoors where we can be warmed by blankets and heaters. If you are however suffering from a touch of cabin fever, here are ten wineries with fireplaces.
Carla van der Merwe - 11 July 2012 - Article read 3625 times
Vertical flights into the wine matrix
Graham Howe tastes living history at vertical tastings of flagship South
African wines going back to 1940 - and looks for the common thread in
evolving wine styles.
Graham Howe - 09 July 2012 - Article read 2368 times
Boekenhoutskloof's Marc Kent on the state of SA Shiraz
Is South African Shiraz on track? It's not an incidental question if you
consider that no other variety has been planted at a faster rate in
the modern era of the industry, with it going from around 1% of the
national vineyard in the mid-1990s to over 10% in 2011.
Christian Eedes - 09 July 2012 - Article read 2339 times
Big Name Reds and Flatulent Fowls
Neil Pendock in praise of Big Reds, red wines you won't find on any
supermarket shelf as at over 14% alcohol, they're downright illegal.
Neil Pendock - 04 July 2012 - Article read 3392 times
Baronne, a title for everyone
It was a momentous time for many reasons. Elvis was king, with the power
to lure a TV audience of 1.5 billion people. Around the world, they
watched him live in concert with the broadcast of the Aloha Satellite
Show. (Not in South Africa, though. TV was still to come here). It was
also the year Pink Floyd gave fans Dark Side of the Moon and Roberta Flack released her iconic Killing me Softly with his Song that you still hear played in public spaces nearly four decades later.
Nederburg - 02 July 2012 - Article read 1319 times
Balance is the new 'big' for SA reds
The New World is famous for producing 'big reds'. Few might dispute
this, but even fewer might be able to offer a satisfactory explanation
of what a 'big red' is. It implies that a wine has lots of one or more
elements, either high alcohol, deep colour, lots of extract or phenols,
or assertive fruit.
Dave March, CWM - 02 July 2012 - Article read 3302 times
Warm up with big red wines this winter
The cold Cape winter is now upon us, with the weather dictating weekends spent in front of a fireplace or snugly wrapped in a warm coat. I quite enjoy the cold as it gives me the opportunity to sip on a big juicy red wine while I warm up.
Carla van der Merwe - 02 July 2012 - Article read 4945 times
Coq au vin - a tough old bird
My egg lady, Jean Veasey, who with her husband Alan, owns a farm at
Matjiesfontein, told me a few weeks back that the egg supply was about
to dry up temporarily. Her current crop of hens had reached the end of
their egg-laying life, and were due to be replaced.
Norman McFarlane, The Man in the Kitchen - 01 July 2012 - Article read 845 times