1 Marras The Trickster Piekenierskloof Cinsault
Martin Lamprecht’s The Trickster is a perfect alternative to Pinot Noir. It’s an unoaked, light-bodied summer red with a perfumed nose and fresh red fruit flavours. On the palate, it will leave you salivating and wanting more. Serve it slightly chilled and paired with fish grilled on the fire. R99.99
2 Raats Granite Blocks Cabernet Franc
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CHRISTMAS STEP BY STEP
If you’re the kind of traditionalist who insists on old-school starters, two roasts (glazed gammon, obvs), duck-fat potatoes, gravy perfection and the ultimate jelly and “custard”, then Hannah Lewry has all your work cut out for you, right here. Because if ever there was a time of year to flaunt your cooking skills, this is it
HAPPY HOUR Spirit of the season
A few ingredients left to infuse for two days and you can add a few home-made gifts to your festive repertoire this year, says Jeanne Calitz
FOOD HERO Brandy custard
Creamy, flecked with vanilla and now spiked with everyone’s favourite festive spirit, the TASTE team is all over Woolies’ new brandy custard. But how will we make the most of this fresh punnet of ingenuity?
A NEW KIND OF MAGIC
Break a few rules this Christmas, ('cos it's been that kinda year) and make new traditions with Abigail Donnelly’s inspired modern menu
In which Jonathan Ancer makes peace with the most embarrassing meal of his life, after learning that his food phobia has become family-table folklore
South Africa lost an icon earlier this year, when food editor and author Dorah Sitole passed away. Mogau Seshoene remembers the woman who inspired, advised and cheered for a generation of young black chefs
THANKS FOR sharing
Best way to do Christmas on a budget? Pot luck, you guys! Make some menu “suggestions”, says Khanya Mzongwana, set up a buffet table and ask everyone to bring a shareable dish that costs less than R50 per person. Think of it as food-nerd secret Santa
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS
These are all the cakes, tarts, puddings, biscuits and treats you need for your Christmas countdown, courtesy of Abigail Donnelly
STEP BY STEP Christmas fairy-cake biscuits
For the kids and the kids at heart, these buttery, rainbow sprinkled biccies offer pure, unadulterated joy in the making and eating
The last carb
When her favourite veg, the humble potato, is all dressed up in a rich, cheesy tartiflette, Sam Woulidge knows it will bring peace to the holiday table
DIY Homemade Pregnancy Tests
Home methods to check pregnancy were used before the modern pregnancy test kits were invented. A number of these natural pregnancy tests are still very useful, as they are easy to do with the help of several things readily available at home.
McLaren GT – Sideways in Sonoma
An epic excursion through California’s other wine country in the gentlemanly McLaren GT
Everything Under the Sun
Summer 2021 is making up for lost time, from foodie attractions across the US you’ll want to make a road trip for to virtual cooking classes from the comfort of home.
For The Love Of Wine With Joey Wölffer
We enjoy a great glass of wine whether sipping it alone, happy hour Zooms or friends and family. When we think about one of our favorites, Wölffer Estate comes to mind. Whether we have sipped at their winery in the Hamptons or had a few bottles on hand for celebrations, it's one that we always gravitate towards. Joey Wölffer is continuing the tradition of great winemaking for this family-owned brand. She's also known for her sense of style and her boutique. We caught up with Joey to talk about the winery, innovations, their properties and more.
A DEEP DIVE INTO OCEANIA EATS
How Oceania Cruises’ gastronomy stays impressively on-trend
Between our critic’s first and last visits to the Basque-inspired taverna, not much (and everything) has changed.
Bars, Restaurants Pay Price For California Virus Surge
California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters, and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
World of Wine and Ale
Come discover the wonderful world of wine and ale, where every experience is unique in its own very special way. From finely crafted beers to exquisite wines, this section is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Alexandra Minton Earns National Honor as Level-Two Sommelier
While growing up in Ocean Springs, Alexandra Minton had a passion for music.
A Fresh Pour
Davidson’s first urban winery makes another pioneering mark: A woman of color owns it