Tasting Boschendal’s new red wine

Boschendal has just released a new red wine. We sampled it with dinner and were impressed

Joburg has a new food gem

The food at Brik has contemporary Levantine and Jewish influences and the menu is small, fresh and seasonal

Cape Town’s fine dining scene: fancy, fab or just fussy?

What entices people to eat out at the top end? Are they after dining exhilaration and thrill, or perhaps sophisticated meals that satisfy the senses?

Distell’s premium-wine offshoot aims for the top

Richard Holmes delves into Distell’s new wine company

The history and culture of Cape Malay food

Cape Malay tastes and recipes have had a lasting and delicious impact on how SA eats

In search of the perfect cocktail: Absinthe Green Fairy

Absinthe is available in a small sampling of booze shops and cocktail bars. And bartenders are beginning to create drinks with it too

Joburg does low-key fine dining

Few places set the scene for fine dining as well as The Saxon

Shining a spotlight on SA’s premium wine-producing regions

SA wine is going regional and you need to know about it

EATING OUT: Where to go for a healthy hit

Joburgers toying with the idea of scoffing on more greens might start with these fairly virtuous options

FOOD CULTURE: Obrigado, Portugal

Gwynne Conlyn considers the culinary ties that bind the Portuguese community all over the world, and in SA specifically

FOOD AWARDS 2018: Tried-and-tested stars

After going to hundreds of food-and-booze events this year, the FM rounded up its epicurean highlights for 2018

This is big league brandy

Did you know that 2018 is KWV’s centennial year? To celebrate the iconic local brand has released the crazily exclusive Centenary brandy

Anyone for vegan ice cream?

Cape Town ice cream joint Unframed will be introducing 24 new flavours over summer — 20 of which are vegan

Christmas lunch made easier

Online meal kit company Ucook has put together a selection of three-course Christmas menus that can be ordered from its website

The quest for the perfect cocktail: the margarita

Don’t underestimate the Margarita. It might look easy-peasy to prepare (and drink), but there are caveats

Whisky you need to drink right now: Jameson The Distiller’s Safe

Expect a liquid that is light and delicate and with lovely fragrances on the nose