- Judging top 100 is an exercise in futility
The first of this year's wine competitions announced its results last week and there have been the usual responses from the wine-chattering class.
- Those weren't the days in Franschhoek
The past is a foreign country peopled with incomprehensible beings. Or, in this case, it is different winelands from those we know and perhaps love.
- Reaping the rewards of the vine
A Boland wine farm's workers are partaking of the harvest -- and not through the dop system.
- Real men eat quiche
Melville's Service Station serves the kind of good, fresh food you would find in the home of, say, Nigella Lawson or Donna Hay.
- Raise a glass of the Cape's finest to our top 20 wineries
South Africa's winemaking industry is evolving and only eight producers who were top of the pops in 2001 still cling to eminence.
- Good value is just one aspect of a rising star
Finding good value is not always straightforward.
- Enjoy a fine seat on the fruity lower rungs
On the bottom rung of the wine ladder and worrying about it? Drinking Four Cousin and sure there must be more to alcoholic sophistication than this?
- Good food in context
Chef Daniel Jardim will give you a recipe, add its nutritional value and say when you should eat it.
- Back to the future of healthy eating
"Primal gastronomy" is a trend that is taking European diners back to the Stone Age.
- Too much plank and you get plonk
Sometimes ambitious winemakers seem to use a sad bit of illogic, assuming that if a little of something is good, a lot must be better.