Food24's Cathy Marston crowned top wine educator

2015-01-29 09:35

Our gal walks away with a highly-prized international award.

M is for Merlot!

2015-01-28 08:20

Smooth, velvety, and packed with fruity richness and complexity.

FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show

2015-01-23 09:56

Eastern Cape wine lovers soon stand the chance to sample top South African wines at the inaugural FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show.

Cooking on the coals this weekend

2015-01-22 13:50

Summer time = braai time!

6 red wines that will go perfectly with a Summer braai

2015-01-20 16:15

Cathy Marston says fruity reds are the way to go!

Keep the summer dream alive

2015-01-06 08:26

With Mulderbosch Vineyards’ Steen op Hout.


This light "fizzy" wine with strong grape flavours is perfect to serve alongside your Christmas feast!

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Big Chinese opportunity for W Cape winery

2014-12-19 10:08

A Chinese businessman has purchased a majority stake in a Western Cape winery because of the big opportunity he sees for this region's wine in China.

KWV takes on SA white spirits market

2014-12-15 21:11

KWV is set to take on the white spirits market as the new, exclusive distributor of two international brands.

Wine tasting with a view: best spots to go in the Cape

2014-12-08 10:15

What could be better than a jaw-dropping view paired with beautiful wine?

Young wine writers voice a new wine direction

2014-12-04 09:08

The results of the South African National Wine Show Association (SANWSA) competition which started last year.


We taste Haute Cabrière's Tranquille. Food24's wine expert Cathy Marston joins us in studio and talks us through this wine that is a pale pink colour.

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Our wine editor’s top 10 wines of 2014

2014-12-02 16:10

These would make great Christmas gifts!

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics

2014-11-25 10:18

Only 10 percent of US adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study.

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics

2014-11-24 14:30

Only 10 percent of US adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study.

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics

2014-11-21 16:26

Only 10 percent of US adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study.

5 Summer pinks

2014-11-17 11:53

5 Brand new summery pinks.

Rediscover Pinotage at Stanford Hills

2014-11-14 11:05

Celebrate SA’s signature grape.

Waterford wins global wine tourism award

2014-11-10 12:03

The Waterford Estate in Stellenbosch has been judged South Africa's winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

5 Summer pinks

2014-11-04 15:43

5 Brand new summery pinks.

Escondido Tapas

2014-10-31 11:23

Work hard, eat well.

Orange wine

2014-10-03 10:32

Just when you thought you knew everything about wine, here’s a new shade, a new term and a new style for you!

SA wines achieve recognition with record prices

2014-09-30 12:38

A breakthrough year for South African wine at the 40th Nederburg Auction.

Gourmet braai and wine festival

2014-09-30 12:35

The beloved tradition of braaivleis is given a gourmet twist.


This Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend will go perfect with your weekend braai.

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Wine farmers actually plead for sustainability

2015-01-23 16:10

A lively debate has started in reaction to an article about the wine industry and what the real conditions and challenges are.

Wine farmers plead poverty

2015-01-22 19:15

Wine farmers and producers are simply not making enough money and are therefore not planting any new vines, warns an industry body.

Australian wine exports rebound on China trend

2015-01-21 10:19

Australian wine exports to China have rebounded last year as sales of cheaper wines gained traction, bucking a regional shift towards high-end tipples.


An edgy white wine to try

2015-01-16 09:46

Watch wine expert, Cathy, tell us why the SIJNN White is so interesting and unique.

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Young bloods stage SA wine revolution

2015-01-05 07:53

A handful of young impassioned friends in the Swartland are turning their backs on the very practices that have made the country's wine industry such a success.


This Wine Wednesday, we try out the Saronsberg Provenance Shiraz.

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Carne SA in Constantia

2014-12-18 11:53

Dedicated entirely to meat as is evident from its Italian name, Carne SA is a carnivore’s paradise serving a unique offering of the finest cuts of Romagnola beef, Dorper lamb and game.

The Eatery Wood Fired Grill in Wynberg

2014-12-08 13:56

The Eatery Woodfired Grill brings a fresh new dining experience to South Africans. The owner’s aim is to create a local restaurant where you will be warmly welcomed time and again and enjoy great food and great value.

Whisky's increased profile in Japan

2014-12-04 12:45

Yamazaki's Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 trumped more than 1 000 challengers to be named the world's best whisky in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2015.

Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery are the New York International Spirits Com Brandy Producer of the Year

2014-12-03 16:31

Stellenbosch-based Van Ryn’s Brandy Distillery has rounded off a winning year with news that they are the New York International Spirits Competition’s International Brandy Producer of the Year.

James wins wine writer competition

2014-12-02 17:33

Tim James, South African wine writer and associate editor of the Platter Wine Guide has won the 2014 Du Toitskloof South African Wine Writer Award.

SA wine labels: are they misleading us?

2014-12-01 11:37

When is a wine labelled ‘Stellenbosch’ not from Stellenbosch?

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics

2014-11-24 15:49

Only 10 percent of US adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study.

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics

2014-11-24 09:06

Only 10 percent of US adults who drink too much are alcoholics, according to a federal study.


It's Wine Wednesday! Watch Food24's wine expert, Cathy Marson discuss the the 2013 Plaisir de Merle Chardonnay.

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De Wetshof honoured at SAA Wine Awards

2014-11-14 16:43

De Wetshof Estate flies high at the SAA Wine Awards and was named Producer of the Year, winning the CEO trophy.

Fantinel's Prosecco bubbles in SA wine industry

2014-11-10 16:36

Of Fantinel’s range of wines available in South Africa, its Prosecco - an Italian sparkling white wine - is the fastest-seller.

Fairtrade Summer wine promotion

2014-11-10 09:25

Make your mark by voting for the promotion of ethical, sustainable wine grape production in SA.

Wine harvest a challenge in Europe

2014-11-04 12:48

For many of Europe's winemakers, the harvest of 2014 has been called a "disappointing" after a cold winter, hail storms and rain in August.

Vines watered underground against climate change

2014-10-14 11:30

Treasury Wine Estates is testing technology to water vines underground and is expanding fermentation capacity to combat the impact of climate change.

China coal-mining region turns to wine

2014-10-10 10:30

To reinvent itself in China's new consumption-driven economy, one region will need to crush a few grapes.

Gourmet braai and wine festival

2014-10-01 10:59

The tradition of braaivleis is given a gourmet twist.

Plaisir de Merle Winemaker's Table Dinner

2014-09-30 12:36

An unforgettable dinner experience!


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