Tag: South Africa

Five reasons to fall for the Cape

Ask anyone in the wine trade which country excites them most and the answer will almost certainly be South Africa. The passion of its crowd of collaborative, inventive and supremely talented winemakers is infectious; but most importantly, the wines are great. Every bottle punches well above its weight – offering poise, precision and elegance, yet […]

Cook the Cape: bobotie

This month we’re focusing on South Africa, but this country’s landscape isn’t just home to extraordinary wines. Our Head Chef Stewart Turner has cooked up his own version of a Cape classic – bobotie

Stepping out of the Swartland: Mullineux

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines is one of the stars of South Africa’s winemaking scene. As we launch our annual spotlight on the wines of the Cape, Sophie Thorpe catches up with Chris Mullineux about the couple’s decision to look beyond the Swartland’s borders

Pinotage: the Frankenstein grape?

Created in the 1920s, this distinctly South African varietal has been more reviled than revered. But, as we put the wines of the Cape in the spotlight, Sophie Thorpe argues it should be recognised for its role in the region’s dazzling new-wave wines