Yearly Archives: 2009

Wine Paired with Cereal – are you nuts?

Sounds crazy, but maybe not so.  Many people enjoy cereal as a mid-morning or post-lunch snack.  Have you tried pairing your favourite cereal with your favourite wine? Check out Gary Vaynerchuk’s video on wine & cereal pairing and then try your own pairing at home!  Click here to connect.

Cru Café Opens at Cape Quarter Extension

Cape Town’s newest and most irreverent wine bar and restaurant is open. Cru Café opened on 1 October to offer guests an extensive, unusual selection of wines along with a well matched menu of tapas and contemporary continental cuisine. It’s set to be the new wine quaffing and meeting place of […]

Red Wine, Rock Art & Rooibos

Last Friday we traded city life for tranquil Clanwilliam and surrounding areas.  It seems we left at the right time with the cold front approaching Cape Town as the drive along the N7 was frought with heavy downpours and kamakazi drivers. Upon arrival the rain gave way to semi-cleared skies and crisp winter […]

South African Woman Winemaker 2009

Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellekaya in Stellenbosch was crowned SA Woman Winemaker of the Year 2009 in Somerset West at the Lord Charles Hotel on Thursday 30th of July. Ntsiki beat 64 wine entries from 28 woman winemakers across South Africa in this year’s competition, which is sponsored by Landbouweekblad, […]

Avontuur Wine Estate

Avontuur Estate between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is a property to visit this winter.The popular restaurant on the Estate is open for breakfast and lunch daily and offers well-priced, beautifully presented meals in front of the fireplace. Mid-week lunches will never be the same again with the restaurant’s  “Terrific Tuesdays”.  […]

Wine Tourism news

What a great winter we are having thus far, with week long spells of rain and gusting winds giving way to beautifully clear and sunny days.  My cat is really confused by it and at times I guess I am too – for example, last night I enjoyed a traditional braai […]

La Motte Classical Concert

Evgenie Grekova (mezzo-soprano) & Irina Puryshinskaja (piano). Evgenie Grekova will sing extracts from her performance as winner of the 2006 UNISA International Singing Competition (Category Lieder) – amongst others, songs by Schubert and her fellow-countryman Rachmaninoff.  She will be supported by her official piano accompanist Irina Ouryshinaskaja.  Date: 15 August […]