SA wines excel at Mundus Vini Germany

Mundus Vini, one of the world’s great wine competitions, takes place in Germany, where wines from all over the globe vie to be the best in their categories. This year’s summer tastings have just concluded in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse (where else?)  under very...

Delicious marinated beef pot roast from Annatjie Melck

  This week we tried this recipe from Annatjie Melck but of course had to make some changes which worked out fine—nothing drastic . For instance I didn’t think it necessary to lard the topside. By all means do so if you like but we found it worked very well just...

Stellenbosch on (virtual) Stage

            Book these live virtual Stellenbosch concerts and get a free R100 voucher  Award-winning Afrikaans Rock outfit, Spoegwolf, hits the stage at 19h00 on Saturday, 29 August for a thought-provoking listening experience. With their...

SecretEATS –virtual dining for a great cause

Support StreetSmart and keep up social distancing while sampling gourmet food and premium wines from the Constantia region delivered straight to your door. Guests will be wined and dined in the first of three Cape Town virtual experiences hosted by SecretEATS on...

New vintages launched by La Motte

  One of the most beautiful estates in a part of the world renowned for them is the one at La Motte in Franschhoek. Not only is it the home of some superb wines but there is a renowned restaurant there under the sure hand of master chef Eric Bulpitt, and an...

Italy comes to Paarl at Giuseppe’s

                                    Well this isn’t quite Greg’s table, but this week I have decided to give it up for a Suid Agter Paarl Road hidden gem, Giuseppe on the Bel Air...

The mystical olive –man’s ancient companion

    The olive has always had deep significance in Western thought. One of the first intimations of its religious significance is the dove returning to Noah’s Ark with an olive branch in its mouth, signifying the end of Yahweh’s wrath at his wayward children....

International Triple Gold for Tokara Olive oil

Tokara, one of South Africa’s premium producers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), has excelled with three gold medals at the 2020 Aurora International Taste Challenge. Held annually to recognise food product excellence, this was the first time that olive oil and...

Escape to La Verdure a Franschhoek slice of heaven

    Having been in semi captivity for so long, what an extreme pleasure it is to get-out to the country to Franschhoek and what better place to be than your private cabin on a trout dam overlooking the mountains as the sun sets. About as far from the madding...

We make Paul Hollywood’s heavenly layer cake–yummy!

  Fancy a little something not too sweet but ever so satisfying to go with that special bottle of sweet wine you have been saving for an extended lock down? Can’t believe I actually wrote that. But you get what I mean don’t you. This cake is not too sweet, is...

Balance wines put their money where their tusks are

  With the world’s eyes on the mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana since May this year, World Elephant Day on Wednesday, 12 August, is an opportunity to raise awareness across the globe around the preservation and protection of these gentle...

Fabulously fragrant cashew and mushroom curry

                    Chetna Makan‘s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes found in...

Happy 300th Birthday to Groot Constantia

  “I want to express a sense of place in all our wines, a taste of Groot Constantia’s character.” “Groot Constantia’s character for me is about old world charm, restrained elegance that fits its three hundred year history.” “Wine snobbery is not what it is...

Two Tokara reds clinch Top 10 accolades

                One of the not so hidden treasures of the Helshoogte in Stellenbosch is GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira’s Tokara. Here you will find not only some of the best red wines and brandies in the country, a gorgeous Deli and...

Top French wine judges love The Mentors from KWV

The Gilbert and Gaillard Challenge held quarterly in France is one of the most highly regarded internationally. More than 10 000 wines from all over the world are tasted by a panel of the best French tasters. This year KWV’s Mentor series received highly recommended...

Diemersdal —The Journal starts its own history

There’s not much the Louws at Durbanville's Diemersdal cannot do. Everything they turn their hand to is top notch. Known for the superb Sauvignon Blancs as well as some knockout reds, this sixth generation family is firmly rooted in the soil on which they live....

Cape of Good Hope Wines launch two new treasures

One of the treasures of the Franschhoek Valley—which is saying something about somewhere so special –is the Anthonij Rupert Estate. This is the home of some spectacular wines not least of which is the range they call Cape of Good Hope. This range always over delivers...

Join Prim Reddy and Naranj Pather at virtual high tea

    Join cookbook duo Prim Reddy and Naranj Pather for a virtual Food and Cake celebration from their inspiring cookbook ‘Temptations’ in the comfort of your lounge in aid of StreetSmart SA at 15h00 on Sunday, 26 July 2020. ‘Temptations’ embraces the diverse...