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SA wine quiz & giveaway (ends Feb 28th)

 The Prize Complete the quiz and join our mailing list for your chance to win our February Premium Wine Club package – 6 bottles worth £100. Included in the case: Glenelly, Estate Reserve 2013 Rustenberg, Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Cederberg, Chenin Blanc 2021 DeMorgenzon, DMZ Syrah 2018 Reyneke, Biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Hartenberg Estate, Shiraz […]

Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage pairing recipe - Beef Bulgogi

Pairing Recipe | Kanonkop Kadette Pinotage w. Bulgogi

Beef Bulgogi Bulgogi is a Korean grilled beef dish that is packed with flavour and easy to make. Marinate the meat as long as possible (pref overnight) so that the flavours really penetrate. It is important to cut the meat into very thin strips. Freeze it for about an hour to help facilitate this. INGREDIENTS: […]

Pinotage | The story of South Africa’s wine varietal

The beginning of Pinotage Born from two seemingly mismatched parents, Pinotage has travelled a path fraught with circumstance over the last 100 years. It started as an experiment by scientist Abraham Perold, a viticulture professor at Stellenbosch University, when he brushed a male Cinsaut flower against a pollen donor Pinot Noir then planted four of […]

Mark le Roux, South African Chenin Blanc blog

South African Chenin Blanc | The Renaissance

By winemaker Mark Le Roux Chenin Blanc History & its Revolution in SA Named after Mont Chenin of Touraine in the Loire Valley in the 15th century, Chenin Blanc is still considered synonymous with the Loire to this day. The region is defined by 4 distinct seasons, with rainfall throughout the year, moderate summers (highs […]

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The great grape scandal | South African Chardonnay

The story of Chardonnay starts in South Africa in the 1970s. The South African wine industry had a paltry offering back then, with basically only two white wine varieties; Chenin Blanc and Crouchen (Cape Riesling).  Everything was done under the strict auspices of mega-producer KWV, which exercised quasi-state influence over the industry and regulated the […]

RAKQ’s Lions Tour Giveaway

To celebrate the Lions Test Series against the Springboks, we’re giving away some lekker wine, a rugby jersey and Biltong (courtesy of our friends at The Biltong Shack) to one lucky winner. HOW TO ENTER Place an order before 5pm on Friday 6th August Tell us who you’re supporting in the notes section at checkout […]

GlenWood Vigneron Chardonnay Review

The Wine Dream Review | GlenWood Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay 2018

This is a guest post and independent review of GlenWood’s Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay 2018 by Alicia de Wet of The Wine Dream.  The Vigneron’s Selection Chardonnay is a stunning expression of the grape, with citrus and tropical fruit flavours perfectly balanced by the oak characteristics.   As you can see in the pictures, the wine […]

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5 Things you should know about South African wine 2021

1. It offers a whole world of wine in one country Whether you’re a Bordeaux traditionalist, or zippy NZ Sauvignon Blancs are your thing, South Africa has a wine for you.  This is thanks to the wealth of diversity in South Africa’s vineyards and wine landscapes. From the maritime influence of two mighty oceans, to […]