Get your entries in! The search for the 2018 FNB Top 10 has begun…

It feels impossible, but apparently it’s true… It’s that time of year again!  The time of year where we gather all the splendid Sauvignon Blancs we can get our hands on, and offer them to a select group of incredible judges for a blind-tasting spanning a few days.  (Of course, these things take time.) Which Sauvvies will be in this … Read More

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#SoupAndSauvignon – Red Lentil with Harissa Toasted Dippers

It has not been tough, sipping on Sauvignons and eating our way through the Pesto Princess soup range. All in the name of warming your winter with our #SoupAndSauvignon Series.  It’s been rather splendid.  We might do it all again. This week we noticed all four soups are vegan friendly, and discovered that it’s Pesto Princess’ way of tipping their … Read More

admin#SoupAndSauvignon – Red Lentil with Harissa Toasted Dippers

#SoupAndSauvignon – Fresh Tomato with Cashew Cream

  If you’ve been following (and sipping on) our #SoupAndSauvignon supper series, you’ll know about the heartwarming buy-one-give-one campaign being run by Pesto Princess where every time someone buys a soup, they give one to the Ladles of Love soup kitchen to feed someone in need.  Which means you get to feel really good about spending less time cooking.  And you get to … Read More

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#SoupAndSauvignon – Creamy Carrot with Beetroot Chips

Bright and Cheery #SoupAndSauvignon

Flavourful winter-warming soups, and extra time to sip on some Sauvignon. If you saw our post about the Pea & Pesto Soup with Ashbourne Sauvignon Blanc/ Chardonnay, you’ll know we’ll be sharing four soups and four Sauvignon Blanc supper suggestions over the next four weeks.  Why?  We feel winter should be a time to wine – ahem – wind down, and … Read More

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#SoupAndSauvignon – Pea & Pesto Soup with Crispy Bacon

Supper Sorted!

‘Home-cooked’ food with practically no effort.  Extra time to sip on some Sauvignon! We decided the evenings this winter should be filled with a little less cooking-with-wine, and a little more leisure-time-with-wine.  We looked to Pesto Princess‘ new soup range because when you need convenience in your life you shouldn’t have to give up on flavour, and if anyone combines … Read More

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Waterford Sauvignon Blanc

This is one of those labours-of-love that are worth it if you enjoy spending time in the kitchen (and can be trusted with the ‘cooking’ wine), and which should be attempted at least once in your lifetime.  Also, after trying your hand at risotto, the next time you order it from a menu you will likely find a sudden compassion … Read More

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{RECIPE} Goan-Styled Prawn Curry with Lace

  A mouthwateringly moreish dinner beautifully paired with Almenkerk’s off-dry and fruity Lace Sauvignon Blanc.  Get the curry on the go early on… the longer it gently simmers, the better.  Leftovers make for a very enjoyable lunch; heat gently on the stove, or simply snaffle straight from the fridge! INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp butter Glug olive oil 2 Tbsp curry powder … Read More

admin{RECIPE} Goan-Styled Prawn Curry with Lace

Almenkerk – Cool Climate, Warm Heart

  It’s like stepping into the kitchen of a big family just before dinnertime.  Joining the Almenkerk team in the busy cellar during harvest, one notices that each individual knows just what they’re meant to be doing and is busy with it.  A radio is tucked away somewhere keeping the vibe up, and the banter is easy.  They work so … Read More

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Winners of the #FNBTop10: Facts & Tidbits

Strandveld Pofadderbos Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Named ‘Pofadderbos’ thanks to its frequent encounters with Puff Adders, this vineyard is surrounded by fragrant local Elim fynbos which is protected under the Biodiversitiy and Wine Initiative. Made from grapes grown on a cool, south-easterly facing slope in the picturesque area of Elim, the modest crop ripens slowly, but without the loss … Read More

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New Year’s Eve Sparkling Sauvignon Slushies

Give your New Year’s Eve celebrations a fruity kick with a pretty-to-look at and delicious-to-sip sparkling cocktail.  This is one of those silly-easy recipes with a high success factor; just remember to plan ahead and freeze the fruit at least 4-6 hours before serving. If there are going to be kids at the party, keep some of the fruit slush … Read More

adminNew Year’s Eve Sparkling Sauvignon Slushies