What’s In My Glass

  • Steenberg Vineyards have released an exciting new Bordeaux-style red blend in recognition of the life-long resilience and courage of their pioneering 17th century founder, Catharina Ras. Plush and enchanting, Steenberg Five Lives Red Blend 2019 embraces t

  • Easter weekend is all about long, lavish brunches, lazing on the patio and sipping Mimosas with friends. Whether you are staying home or getting away for the weekend, be sure to include KWV Sparkling Wine in the mix for uplifting, happy times. Available in Cuv

  • Grand elder of South African Noble Late Harvest wines “was almost never made” Renowned Stellenbosch estate Delheim has just unveiled the highly anticipated new vintage of Edelspatz Riesling – one of the wine world’s iconic Noble Late Harvests (NLH) and m

  • Taste all the hues of autumn in Loxtonia Stone Fruit Apple Cider Autumn is the season for apple picking in the Ceres Valley and the eagerly awaited time for the Loxtonia team to transform their farm fresh bounty into delicious cider from orchard to bottle....

  • BROOKDALE LAUNCHES SIXTEEN (WHITE) FIELD BLEND 2021 AND FLAGSHIP CHENIN BLANC 2020 Brookdale has launched the maiden vintage of its unique Sixteen (white) Field Blend, as well as the fourth vintage of its old-vine Brookdale Chenin Blanc. A study in the ba

  • Just over a month after beginning its 2022 harvest, Diemersdal Estate from Durbanville has bottled its first Sauvignon Blanc, the estate’s signature grape variety. The Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc 2022 hits the market on 4th March, one of the first Sauvignon Bla

  • Golden delicious apples, citrus and quince – these are the flavours of autumn you can expect from a glass of Steenberg Chardonnay. Joining the Steenberg Classic line-up in a refined new look, the 2021 Chardonnay expresses elegance and sophistication both in ta

  • Every year on 27 February, we celebrate National Milk Tart Day by raising a glass to our national treasure that has been baked into South African heritage in cross-cultural kitchens since the 1600s. Every family, every baker and every community has its own uni

  • Renowned Stellenbosch wine estate releases its 2018 vintage February is a time of first loves. For wine cognoscenti, that passion belongs to Delheim Estate and its Cabernet Sauvignon, whose 2018 vintage has just been released. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now

  • Nothing says romance like a glass of chilled pink bubblies, so say ‘I love you’ in sparkling style with the enchanting Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut 2019. Serve perfectly chilled and be beguiled by its gorgeous gossamer pink colour, graceful velvety mousse, al

  • If there is one must-have ingredient for this festive season, it’s KWV Brandy – a proven leader in taste and quality, with a range of brandies suited to every occasion. Recently, this international icon of drinks outclassed all other distillers at the coveted

  • Just in time for the festive season, La Motte is releasing the 2020 vintage of its acclaimed Chardonnay – one of the most versatile white wines for summer celebrations and special occasions. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I p

  • Bonnievale has once again been shown to be a champion of Chenin Blanc following the announcement this week of medal winners at the esteemed Veritas Awards. Winning one of only five Gold medals awarded in the varietal category was the River Collection Chenin Bl

  • INTRODUCING GUARDIAN AFRICAN GIN A DOUBLE GOLD GUARDIAN OF NATURE (CUSTOS NATURAE)   Guardian African Gin, a new distinctly African interpretation of craft gin, has been honoured with Double Gold at the 2021 SA Craft Gin Awards which celebrate and promote

  • Wine duo is only the second bottling in the range showcasing great vintages Eikendal Wines has released the latest vintage wines in its premier range Infused by Earth, a terroir-focused collection produced only in years of exceptional quality. Both expres

  • When we consider the ever-changing nature of the world we’re living in, most of us want the steadying comfort of continuity and consistency. You’ll find it in Chateau Libertas, a well-loved, trusted and enduring household name, now nudging 90. What makes it so

  • It’s International Merlot Day on 7th November, a designated day to celebrate one of the world’s best loved red wines, which happens to be the most popular wine in South Africa. There’s so much to love about Merlot, with its seductive oh-so-smooth mou

  • Celebrated around the world, Old Fashioned Week honours the easy-to-mix drink that has captured the attention of mixologists and drink connoisseurs through the ages… the one, the only, the Old Fashioned. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an e

  • South African craft spirits’ innovator, Sugarbird, has produced a four-year old, Jamaican-style rum, infused with protea nectar, in keeping with the brand’s reverence for the Cape Floral Kingdom and fynbos’s seemingly endless flavour palette. The latest additi

  • A timeless classic never goes out of style. This fundamental truth is inherent in the KWV Classic Collection of accessible, quality wines just released in an elegant new look. While the exterior has been revitalised and refreshed in step with the ever-changing

  • Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic for over 70 years, has released the 2021 vintage of its vibrant Rosé just in time for summer sipping. Stepping out in style, the wine has already snared a Gold medal at the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine and

  • The celebrated Zandvliet winery has made it even easier and convenient for wine-lovers to enjoy its My Best Friend range, available in traditional bottles and now a two-litre wine-in-a-box format too. My Best Friend, which comprises a Cape White and Cape Red,

  • Celebrate the year’s sunnier season with the River Collection Cinsault Rosé, the latest award-winner by Bonnievale Wines. This rosé is the all-rounder wine to enjoy, whether you’re picnicking or poolside. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive

  • Vergelegen, the 321-year-old wine estate in Somerset West renowned for its award-winning wines, has launched its very first rosé, just in time for summer enjoyment. A lovely rose-gold colour, with a long, dewy aftertaste, the wine is named ‘Florence’ after Flo

  • LATEST VINTAGE BONNIEVALE SAUVIGNON BLANC IS ‘ONE OF THE BEST’   Bonnievale Wines has unveiled the latest vintage of its River Collection Sauvignon Blanc, describing it as ‘one of the best’ it has produced. A spectacular showing of tropical fruit aromas a

  • I recently discovered Badger & Mountain wines situated in Tulbagh, known for its quality soil and climate the Badger & Mountain wines reflect the valley. Their vision is to safeguard the stability amongst planted and natural parts of the farm plus the

  • Founded by businessman Bernard Fontannaz in 2016, Le Grande Domaine’s range of wines are best described as passion driven by excellence. Two of the standout wines in the range, namely the Grand Vin De Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017 and Grand Vin D

  • Gravel Quarry and Quartz Stone – Rediscover Glen Carlou’s Magic Reignite your wine senses to the wonders of Glen Carlou and its award-winning wine range, in particular the new release Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and Quartz Stone C

  • Keeping in line with consumers’ need for value without compromising on taste or quality, well-known premium brand, Fleur du Cap, has launched their wine in convenient bag-in-box packaging. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publish n

  • La Motte Chardonnay is made exclusively from grapes grown on the estate and true to the Franschhoek Valley’s reputation for exceptional quality Chardonnay, the newly released 2019 La Motte Chardonnay was recognised by the Cathay Pacifi

  • One of South Africa’s favourites, Four Cousins, now conveniently offers its range of popular single cultivar wines all under one label. Fresh from a revamp and re-shuffle, the excellent range made by Four Cousins has banded together as the Four Cousins Collect

  • The last few months has challenged many of us and on some days, it’s been difficult to spot the silver lining. I found myself becoming so caught up in the moment that I would forget to celebrate the l

  • Paying homage to more than 300 years of wine history and the distinctive blue-grey granite that gave the farm its original name, Blaauwklippen has released a classic Bordeaux blend in their range of premium red wines – De Blaauwe Klip 2017. Get Free Email Upda

  • A new rosé has been unveiled by Zandvliet Wine Estate, the home of Shiraz in the famed Robertson Valley of Roses. Captivating and chic, the Zandvliet Shiraz Rosé has a depth of flavour to be expected from masterly-crafted wine. Get Free Ema

  • I joined the Riebeek Wine Valley company team to share in the excitement of the highly anticipated launch of the Kasteelberg Chenin Blanc MCC. Born from a love for this place and its people, Riebeek Valley Wine Co. presented their new Kasteelberg Chenin Blanc

  • Uncanny Wines are South Africa’s very first certified wines packaged in cans. These premium quality wines in a beautifully designed 250ml package are the proudly South African response to the skyrocketing international trend of canned wine. “We’ve combined Sou

  • The Kleine Zalze Méthode Cap Classique Chardonnay Pinot Noir Vintage Brut 2013 was our Bubbly of choice as the Springboks took on the mighty Wales. The game which started off as kicking soon turned into a nail bitting semi final for the books. The Kleine...

  • Renowned biodynamic winery Waterkloof has released the latest vintage of its eagerly-awaited Circle of Life White blend. Showcasing both the gentle hand applied in the winery and a life-affirming approach in the vineyards, the 2016 Circle of Life White is agai

  • Its here, The top five wines from the inaugural Best Value Shiraz Tastings 2019 have been released. Seeking to find the best examples of Shiraz between the R60 and R120 price points, the wines were tasted blind by our three judges: Joanne Gibson, Ndaba Dube...

  • South Africa is home to only a couple of certified biodynamic wine producers, and Elgin Ridge Wine Estate happens to be one of these. Situated in the picture-perfect Elgin Wine Valley, the estate owned by Brian and Marion Smith, is known for producing a small.

  • The top five wines from the inaugural Best Value Pinotage Tastings 2019 have been announced. Seeking to find the best examples of Pinotage between the R60 and R100 price points, the wines were tasted blind by our three judges: Malu Lambert, Spencer Fondaumiere

  • Nothing excites me more than Chardonnay In my wine glass, the versatility excites me especially when the wine is showcases the winemakers flair   Chardonnay is a relatively neutral grape with a flexible character, it derives the bulk of its flavours from

  • Continuing a proud tradition, the Constitution Road wines, Robertson Winery’s flagship range, continue to impress with the new vintage Chardonnay 2016 and Shiraz 2015 receiving recognition both locally and internationally. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and

  • NEDERBURG’S THE WOOD DIARIES: A ‘SMOKY’ WINTER EXPERIENCE A few weeks ago I was part of a small group that experienced an intimate late afternoon event at Nederburg in Paarl to learning about the intricacies and skill associated with not only the ageing of win

  • HAVE YOU DONE A BRANDY TASTING AT VAN RYN’S? There’s something about enjoying a tot of Brandy on a cold winters day , and that’s exactly what we did by visiting Van Ryn’s Distillery. My friend being a Brandy enthusiast accompanied me on the visit,.

  • Are you in a pickle about which wine will pair well with your fish?Photo Credit : Cape Malay Cooking Easter Weekend, or as fondly nick-named by some as “Pickled Fish Weekend”, is fast approaching and if like me, you are eagerly waiting to learn what...

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