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Raka to go full volume at Oyster Festival

The popular Oyster, Wine and Food Festival has grown into one of the biggest autumn wine occasions in Gauteng.

29 May 2015 Raka (54) reads

Plaisir de Merle to host Winemaker's Table dinner

Join Cellar Master Neil Bester on 15 August 2015 at Plaisir de Merle where the gardens, manicured lawns and rolling vista of vines invite you to breathe in the elegance of yesteryear while experiencing superior quality and service.

29 May 2015 Plaisir de merle (193) reads

Boschendal offers “Winter Warming One Dish” Evening Meals

Boschendal Farm Estate, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek recently announced a casual winter dinner programme of ‘No menu, one dish meals’ which give guests the chance to visit different venues for an evening meal over the course of each week.

29 May 2015 Boschendal (231) reads

Fleur du Cap crowned SA top red at 2015 Trophy Wine Show

Fleur du Cap has triumphed at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show as Best Red Wine Overall and Best Shiraz, winning two trophies with a 2013 wine from the Bergkelder Selection.

29 May 2015 Fleur du Cap (288) reads

2015’s Bigwigs of Shiraz and Shiraz blends revealed

The results of the Shiraz SA Wine Challenge pretty much reflected the tendency of wine competitions to deliver some surprises while the usual regulars put in an appearance.

29 May 2015 Shiraz SA (327) reads

PYDA launches talent in the Cape Winelands

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy recently graduated its 2nd class of 25 students during a ceremony that took place at the Stellenbosch Town Hall. These graduates are entering the wine industry and related sectors as a group of work-ready, well-rounded, confident graduates, who are ready to be the change in the industry and their communities.

29 May 2015 PYDA (162) reads

‘Natural’ Earth Essence Pinotage with Yummy Fillet Au Poivre and Rooibos Ciabatta

With winter now in full swing, hearty meals are definitely on the menu and so is red wine. Make delicious fillet au poivre and bake and break some yummy rooibos ciabatta bread with friends and family and enjoy with Earth’s Essence ‘natural’ Pinotage wine.

28 May 2015 KWV (294) reads

Everyday snacks paired with Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

When blissful moments of unwinding calls for easy-going snacking, there are quite a few convenient snacks you can serve without the hassle of preparing anything other than emptying the contents of a bag into a beautiful serving bowl.

28 May 2015 Two Oceans (179) reads

Toast Dad with a glass of J.C. Le Roux this Father’s Day

Raise a flute to Dad this Father’s Day and add a hearty breakfast or lunch at Le Venue restaurant at The House of J.C. Le Roux in the Stellenbosch Winelands on his special day.

28 May 2015 JC Le Roux (168) reads

Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 Winners

The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition with a difference. Britain’s only on-trade wine competition, it focuses entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. Since it started in 2007 it has grown to become the first point of reference for the UK's on-trade wine buyers as well as the key competition for wines trying to increase their presence in hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants.

28 May 2015 Sommeliers Wine Awards (332) reads

Grande Provence Executive Chef & Reuben Riffel join forces

Book your spot for a Franschhoek powerhouse pairing when Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate joins culinary forces with celebrity chef Reuben Riffel in Cape Town on Thursday, 25 June as part of the popular Reuben Invites 2015 series.

28 May 2015 Grande Provence (237) reads

Equines, French pizzazz and moreish Malbec

If you're going to drink anything, eat anything or be anywhere, why not let it be one of these choices...

26 May 2015 Shante Hutton (529) reads (1) comments