What’s In My Glass

  • 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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