Oz finds Stellenbosch is producing some of the world’s most exciting Cabernet Sauvignons

I sometimes think I’m an endangered species. I love the wines that Cabernet Sauvignon produces. Right now we are living through a period of Pinot-mania, of Syrah-mania, of Nebbiolo- or Sangiovese-, Cinsault-, Carignan- or Pais-mania – ‘anything-but-Cabernet’-mania.  Hey – I love all those others too.  And I do understand, I suppose, that Cabernet has been too successful, and […]

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Cap Classique – Is there better value to be found in fizz?

2021 marks 50 years of Cap Classique wines, the incredible sparkling wines, made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier (of Champagne fame) throughout the Western Cape of South Africa. Simonsig were first out the traps, releasing Kaapse Vonkel in 1971; followed by a host of brilliant producers, each pushing each-other forward and driving quality. As […]

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Does the restaurant at home experience live up to expectations? A definite yes for Simon Rogan at Home

In our household we would consider ourselves to be ‘good home cooks’, so when looking for a treat it was with some scepticism that I looked at the pictures on the website and felt we could recreate exactly what Simon Rogan at home was offering – the real restaurant experience.  There were two choices of […]

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