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‘Tis the season for a rugged wine pairing

Jun 28, 2019, Author: Candice May

Vrede en Lust Lady J Syrah 2012 is one of our favourite winter wines. Best described as showing clean fruit, ripe cherries, plums and white pepper on the nose, this appealing shiraz is a wine that’s the perfect example of how fruit from two different terroirs can harmonise to […]


The wine pairing we’re hot for when the temperature drops 

Jun 26, 2019, Author: Candice May

It’s time to break out your yoga pants, digital Yule log, toasted marshmallows and low-hanging Game of Thrones references – winter is coming! The forecast is looking bright with multitasking whites, enveloping reds and deliciously optimistic bottles. Cancel your plans and hunker down with our […]


An unusual Viognier food and wine pairing for winter

Jun 3, 2019, Author: Candice May

You’re probably wondering why on earth we’d recommend a classically flowery white wine in winter. READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE. While Fairview Viognier (pronounced ‘vee-own-yay’) is known for its honey and stone fruit flavours and typical spring blossom floral aromas, it’s also surprisingly versatile. And, let’s be honest: by […]


These pink bubbles and sweet treats is our favourite combo ever!

May 20, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Nothing beats the feeling of getting home after a long day of hard work, changing into sweatpants and pouring yourself a glass of sparkling wine. READ MORE ON NIGHTLIFE HERE.  Graham Beck Brut Rosé a go-to choice for anyone seeking a little pick-me-up in the form of […]

Dining Out

Restaurant of the month: The Hussar Grill Morningside

May 9, 2019, Author: Danita Pilley

The Hussar Grill first opened its legendary brass doors in 1964 and today, after 55 years of excellence, it is regarded as one of South Africa’s premier grill rooms. Known for their real passion for people and a commitment to serving only outstanding quality food, […]


Our favourite rosé wine to drink with comfort food

May 8, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Does Graça Casa De Ouro Rosé look and sound familiar? Of course it does. It’s the wine your folks drank at Ocean Basket or Parea when they dined out during the week and only let you have one fizzy drink while they klapped the bottle. […]


A rosé and pizza pairing for #WineWednesday

May 1, 2019, Author: Candice May

There are so many reasons to love rosé wine, Hello Joburgers: it’s budget-friendly, it’s the perfect brunch wine, it tastes good in your food, it pairs well with everything and you can literally drink it right this second (no need to hold this wine for a […]


The perfect wine for a classic spaghetti vongole

Apr 24, 2019, Author: Danita Pilley

Terra del Capo Pinot Grigio  This gorgeous Pinot Grigio starts off fruity with golden apple and light peach aromas that are complemented with touches of stone fruit and floral notes. READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE. On the palate, flavours of nectarine and peach intermingle with honeysuckle opulence and fresh lime […]


This wine is heaven on earth … for your plate and your glass!

Apr 17, 2019, Author: Candice May

“I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put some in the food.” For tasty food, you should only cook with wine that you’d drink in the first place. Whether you want to open a bottle especially for that perfect pasta sauce or need a way […]

Drinks, Recipes

The perfect wine for a rich Bolognese pasta sauce

Apr 3, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Some people cook with wine because they know that as an acidic ingredient it makes magic out of marinades and sauces as the alcohol evaporates and the flavour lingers. Boiling down or simmering a dish with wine concentrates the flavours to really showcase the other […]