Drink This With That: Sticky Pork Ribs

Haskell Vineyards, perched on the lower Helderberg slopes, is the place that cellarmaster Rianie Strydom works her magic. Rianie, who doubles as winemaker at Dombeya Wines (another Haskell label), is into more classic and elegant styles. She adores classic Bordeaux, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Burgundy. With Rianie releasing 500 cases of her very…

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Drink This With That: Goat’s Cheese Quiche

Goat’s cheese and Sauvignon Blanc are considered a dream combination. With summer finally entrenched, we’re really enjoying some fantastic Sauvignon Blancs that South Africa has to offer – so this light dish, using the delicious but mild ingredient was essential to try! This Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Quiche with Quinoa…

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Drink This With That: Asparagus Pasta With Poached Egg

Spring vegetables like artichokes and asparagus can be hard to pair with because they can make wine taste oddly sweet or even metallic. One wine that works is a citrusy Sauvignon Blanc. Serves 4 Ingredients 350g linguini or spaghetti 1 bunch of asparagus (about 200g), peeled into strips using a…

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Drink This With That: Lemon Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks

With the Rugby World Cup 2015 in full swing, there’s a lot of braaing going on! Nothing beats a good rump steak, but there are some great veg-based alternatives to ‘steaks’ such as cauliflower and aubergine. We couldn’t resist the look of these Lemon Parmesan Cauliflower steaks – the…

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Drink This With That: Mint and Cumin Crusted Karoo Lamb Chops

Spring is here which means it’s time to haul out the braai tongs again. Our favourite? Lamb tjoppies! Just like wine, not all lamb is the same. Meat from different regions takes on a unique flavour owing to the food available when grazing, the climate and the kind of animal…

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Drink This With That: Banting Pizza

How good does this banting pizza look? The banting diet has taken hold of South Africans’ imaginations in a way we haven’t seen since the potjie made a comeback. Thousands are enjoying the health and weight-loss benefits associated with the lifestyle choice. But, where does this leave wine? Dry…

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