Wine

  • Ernie Els scores top marks with this perfect “19th hole” vintage
  • Trophies… Country Clubs… Big swings… These are just some of the things South Africans associate with legendary sportsman like Ernie Else. But if the “Big Easy” isn't a name you automatically associate with top red wines, it should be. Here's why… Ernie Els is more than just a golfer; he’s a top winemaker too! “While men may dream different dreams, they are driven by ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2014]
  • Enjoy a little of everything you love in this red wine blend!
  • A quick look at your wine collection will show you more and more wines are blended. This little fact shouldn't stop you from enjoying great wine. A little variety, like that found in the Meerlust Red Blend 2011, gives wine a depth of flavour that'll keep your taste buds tantalised until the last drop. And there are even more reasons to add this delicious red wine to your wine list…   Wha... ››› more
  • [14 May 2014]
  • Three wine pairing tips that'll make your next braai spectacular!
  • Beer isn't the only drink you can enjoy at a braai. If your braai staples include beer, brandy and coke, you may want to try something new by bringing in different wines. Read on for advice on how to pair your wines for a good old South African braai this long weekend…   How you can pair your wine for a braai   Pairing wine for a braai isn’t as crazy as it may sound.  You proba... ››› more
  • [23 April 2014]
  • Three reasons why you should add this unique South African wine to your collection!
  • Tucked away in the heart of the Boland is more than 320 years of excellence in wine making. It's the home of Druk My Niet wine estate in Paarl, an estate that recently released Druk-My-Niet Cabernet Franc 2010, a truly unique South African cabernet franc … What is a cabernet franc?   Before we get into what makes Druk-My-Niet Cabernet Franc 2010 truly special, we must first tell you... ››› more
  • [15 April 2014]
  • To find the perfect wine to drink with pizza, use these five food and wine pairing rules
  • Drinking wine isn't just for fancy dinners and nights out with your beloved. You can drink it at any meal - even with takeaway pizza. But to make sure you don't ruin the wine, you need to drink the right one. Here are five rules you can follow when pairing wine with pizza. These five food and wine pairing rules will help you pick the best wine to go with your pizza Wine pairing rule #1: Con... ››› more
  • [19 March 2014]
  • This ‘White' Pinotage is the perfect way to recapture summer
  • If the recent bout of foul weather in SA has left you pining for summer, listen up: There's a crisp, fruity wine on the market that's not only one of the best easy drinking wines around, it'll help you recapture that summer feeling in no time. The secret? It's a blend very few people have tasted before… The perfect blend of two of SA’s most loved varietals puts this wine at the TOP of our s... ››› more
  • [12 March 2014]
  • Wine investors listen up: Here are the top wine trends to follow in 2014
  • For most people, wine is just wine. They enjoy a glass or two with a meal and tend to stick to what they know. Not wine investors. Like normal investors, they try time the market to find the wine most likely to give them best return on their money. And in 2014, this is likely to come from the following two places… Two 2014 wine trends you should pay attention to It’s getting easier and ... ››› more
  • [05 March 2014]
  • From the ‘home' of SA's most sought-after reds comes two wines you'll absolutely love
  • A mere stone's throw away from the icy Atlantic Ocean and 45km from Cape Town lies one of the greatest wine gems in SA: The Helderberg Area. It's famous for the delicious red wines produced in this region. And those made in Spier's Bay View range fit this mould to perfection. Helderberg Area reds are elegant, rich and intense! Just want you expect from a drain-your-glass wine The Helderberg... ››› more
  • [26 February 2014]
  • When respected wine experts tell you a Shiraz is exquisite, you better listen…
  • If you love red wine, we're willing to bet a good bottle of Shiraz isn't ever far from your dinner table. And when it comes to great local Shiraz's, Mount Vernon Estate's Three Peaks Cantata 2011 tops the experts' list of must-drink wines. The big, bold wine flavours of blackberry, plum, chocolate and spice that come with every sip of Shiraz is enough to make anyone want another glass of this l... ››› more
  • [19 February 2014]


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