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The Grape Debate – Before I wine, allow me to whine

© Cape Times Friday 9th July 2010 I thought I would start my new column in the Cape Times off with a couple of sorry confessions so here goes with the first – I don’t really like Swartland red wines. Now half of you...

The Grape Debate – Before I wine, allow me to whine

© Cape Times Friday 9th July 2010 I thought I would start my new column in the Cape Times off with a couple of sorry confessions so here goes with the first – I don’t really like Swartland red wines. Now half of you...

Sloshed on sushi

I am well-known amongst my friends for constantly declaring ‘There is no such thing as too much sushi.’ Kevin and I get takeaway sushi a lot and always have to ask for 4 sets of chopsticks, thus pretending that the gargantuum amount we have...

Sloshed on sushi

I am well-known amongst my friends for constantly declaring ‘There is no such thing as too much sushi.’ Kevin and I get takeaway sushi a lot and always have to ask for 4 sets of chopsticks, thus pretending that the gargantuum amount we have...

Pigs are flying and vultures are circling around the Chenin Blanc Challenge

Hooray, hooray!! The pigs are flapping lazily past the treetops, Satan and all his little devils are practising their double axels on the ice and Neil Pendock is being nice to Tim James!! An exciting scandal is brewing yet again in the wine world,...

Pigs are flying and vultures are circling around the Chenin Blanc Challenge

Hooray, hooray!! The pigs are flapping lazily past the treetops, Satan and all his little devils are practising their double axels on the ice and Neil Pendock is being nice to Tim James!! An exciting scandal is brewing yet again in the wine world,...

Eat like kings – drink like sluts!

Living in Cape Town makes it easy to forget sometimes that this is still Africa. The wide, well-made streets, the glitzy shops and the larney restaurants and bars seem so much more European than a ‘Third World’ country. And then you go to Villiersdorp...

Eat like kings – drink like sluts!

Living in Cape Town makes it easy to forget sometimes that this is still Africa. The wide, well-made streets, the glitzy shops and the larney restaurants and bars seem so much more European than a ‘Third World’ country. And then you go to Villiersdorp...

Whoops – Abrie did it again!

I have a lot of sympathy for Jeanette Bruwer from Springfield Estate. It must be hell trying to sell wine when your über-perfectionist brother keeps pouring it down the drain because it doesn’t meet his incredibly high standards. But so, it appears, is the...

Whoops – Abrie did it again!

I have a lot of sympathy for Jeanette Bruwer from Springfield Estate. It must be hell trying to sell wine when your über-perfectionist brother keeps pouring it down the drain because it doesn’t meet his incredibly high standards. But so, it appears, is the...

A Sacrificial Lunch!

Sunday lunch at Jonkershuis comes under the heading of ‘things we do for our children.’ To be brutally honest, I really wanted to go to either Bistro 1682 at Steenberg or the divine new River Café at Constantia Uitsig, but between us and our...

A Sacrificial Lunch!

Sunday lunch at Jonkershuis comes under the heading of ‘things we do for our children.’ To be brutally honest, I really wanted to go to either Bistro 1682 at Steenberg or the divine new River Café at Constantia Uitsig, but between us and our...

Paddling & Proteas

One of the advantages of navigating the Orange River with a winery owner is that your coolbox is never short on booze.  So claims Lorna Hughes, fresh from four days energetic paddling with a few friends and now bright and breezy behind her bottles...

Paddling & Proteas

One of the advantages of navigating the Orange River with a winery owner is that your coolbox is never short on booze.  So claims Lorna Hughes, fresh from four days energetic paddling with a few friends and now bright and breezy behind her bottles...

Slightly Rickety at the Bridge

Well, it wasn’t their fault that the wind was HOWLING down the day we chose to visit Rickety Bridge in Franschhoek. This meant we couldn’t sit outside and lose our child on the jungle gym which is always our preferred option when eating lunch....

Slightly Rickety at the Bridge

Well, it wasn’t their fault that the wind was HOWLING down the day we chose to visit Rickety Bridge in Franschhoek. This meant we couldn’t sit outside and lose our child on the jungle gym which is always our preferred option when eating lunch....

Sushi fest …

Finally!!! Lord knows it’s taken me long enough, but finally I have got round to trying the Beluga Blue Plate Special with 26 pieces of sushi for R99. Hey, they’ve only been advertising it for 2 years so you can’t say I’m not on...

Sushi fest …

Finally!!! Lord knows it’s taken me long enough, but finally I have got round to trying the Beluga Blue Plate Special with 26 pieces of sushi for R99. Hey, they’ve only been advertising it for 2 years so you can’t say I’m not on...

Mud, mud – glorious mud!

Do you remember The Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and Swann? I must say it seemed particularly relevant to us last Sunday lunchtime on a fabulously sunny day out in Franschhoek at Klein Genot. Joey Diamond, convivial and chatty owner of Klein Genot, has been...

Mud, mud – glorious mud!

Do you remember The Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and Swann? I must say it seemed particularly relevant to us last Sunday lunchtime on a fabulously sunny day out in Franschhoek at Klein Genot. Joey Diamond, convivial and chatty owner of Klein Genot, has been...