Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group Gears for a New Era

One of the most inspiring wine categories in South Africa. That’s what made RJ Botha, winemaker at Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch and new chairman of the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group (SBIG), keen to take up this organisational role.   “Besides absolutely loving to work with Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyards and the cellar, the fact that this variety is South … Read More

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Winter in the Winelands: Special Deals

We dug around the web and rounded up a few good winter deals for you, being offered at wine farms around the Western Cape. Which, despite the ups and downs of this winter’s weather, you can enjoy hot or cold. 😉 Remember that many do not offer specials on public holidays, and a few restaurants have closed for a short … Read More

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The Trick with Alikreukel {and three recipes}

Small-scale wines with a big heart and even bigger name. Giant, in fact.  Pierre Rabie, wine maker and co-owner of Giant Periwinkle wines, has a great love for Sauvignon Blanc and can regularly be heard expounding on the subject.  He especially enjoys how well the cultivar does in the Overberg region, which – of all the spaces in our beautiful country … Read More

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The Man and The Periwinkle: Adventures in Bredasdorp.

If you’ve never found adventure in Bredasdorp, you’ve not been to Bredasdorp with Pierre Rabie, the main man behind Giant Periwinkle Wines.  Advokaat* by day, and wine-maker by blood, his quiet demeanour belies the mischief and generosity of spirit inherent in his nature. Generosity of spirit, and of wine, ha-ha.  Spend a day with him and you might expect flavourful … Read More

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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

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#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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