The Chenin Blanc International Congress

Thursday’s show celebrates everything chenin, as the Chenin Blanc International Congress wraps up in Stellenbosch, with guests from France, Australia, England and South...

The Best Of Bordeaux

Ahead of a big Strauss auction of some of Bordeaux’s greatest ever wines, Roland Peens, Emile Joubert and Jean Smit discuss the delights of Petrus, Haut Brion, Latour...

Winex, And The Legend Of Duimpie

Thursday’s show celebrates the legacy of the great Duimpie Bayly, and a special tribute wine released in his honour, in the company of Bennie Howard, Michael van...

Bubbles And Sustainability

Ahead of this weekend’s Pick n Pay Wine and Food Festival, Takuan von Arnim discusses the Pierre Jourdan bubbles of Haute Cabrière, and Johan Reyneke unpacks sustainable...

Cape Wine: The Final Wrap

Monday’s show takes a final look back at Cape Wine with WOSA CEO Siobhan Thompson, Rascallion producer Ross Sleet, and celebrated wine writer Angela Lloyd, who received...

Live From Cape Wine – Day Three!

It’s the final day of South Africa’s biggest wine celebration, and the final live show from Cape Wine, with a selection of producers, buyers and industry figures giving...

Cape Wine 2022 – day two highlights

Swartland stars like Adi Badenhorst and My Kitchen Rules contestant Martin Lamprecht, Gary Jordan’s new assyrtiko, private tastings with Orange River Cellars, sommelier...

Live From Cape Wine – Day Two!

As South Africa’s biggest wine event enters its second day, another live show from Cape Wine, with special guests including Siobhan Thompson from WOSA, American importer...

Cape Wine 2022 – Day 1

Winemakers in lurid outfits, Portuguese cork magnates, the godfather of pinotage, a groundbreaking woman in wine, and so much more - it’s day one of Cape Wine 2022!

Live From The Dunhill (Part I)

As a wonderful week of celebration gets underway at St. Andrews with the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, the first of two shows this week highlighting the South...

Welcome To Louis Roederer!

It’s a champagne Thursday on Dan Really Likes Wine, as Alexis Deligny from Louis Roederer joins the show, along with a celebrated South African fine wine lover, Greg...

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

With the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction coming up next weekend, five of South Africa’s finest winemakers join the show - Guild chair Gordon Newton-Johnson from Newton...

The Best Of Reciprocal

Thursday’s show goes international, with a visit to Reciprocal’s annual wine showcase, and a taste of French wine and more with Michael Fridjhon amongst the guests.

Star Wine List

Monday’s show is live from Mr. Pants wine bar with The Joburg Foodie, Steve Steinfeld, celebrating the arrival of Star Wine List, along with found Kirster Bengtsson, and...

Bordeaux and Burgundy – SA-style

In between some last-minute wine shopping at Pick n Pay for a trip abroad, this week's show visits Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch for some Bordeaux-inspired tasting...

Blind Ambition

It’s the wine film of the year: Blind Ambition, the story of four Zimbabweans who became world-renowned sommeliers. Ahead of a screening of what’s been called “the Cool...

Live With Tim Atkin!

A very special edition of the show on Tuesday at 14:30 South African time, as Tim Atkin discusses his 2022 Tim Atkin South Africa report, reveals the top performers, and...

New Beginnings

The show returns to South Africa this week with tales of new beginnings, as David Burford takes on a new role as CEO at Graham Beck, and Elgin Vintners’ Marinda Kruger...

Spear Fishing And Centenaries

Kicking off at Zioux by David Higgs, this week’s show talks spear fishing and winemaking in the Agulhas Wine Triangle with Standveld Wines, before taking a walk through...

Goodbye Greece (But Hello Assyrtiko)

Thursday’s show wraps up a month in Greece, and what a way to finish: live from Oinoscent wine bar in Athens, special guest Yannis Valambous from Vassaltis flies in from...

Crete, And The New Santorini?

Monday’s show, live from Athens, features two more Greek islands - Crete, and Antonis Dourakis from Dourakis Vineyards, and Vaptistis Winery from Tinos, a rising star in...

A Greek Guy Called Nikos

Thursday’s show from the island of Milos will include a taste of some local wine from Konstakis Winery, and a visit across the country to meet Nikos Karatzas from Oenops...

Troyeville, Luddite and Project X

This week's show takes in the Troyville Hotel, a Johannesburg icon undergoing a new lease of life, visits Neils Verburg at Luddite Wines for some iconic shiraz, and...

Welcome To Milos!

The extended Greek wine tour arrives on the island of Milos, with the island hosting Monday’s show, and two special guests from other parts of Greece - Petros...

Wine In Sifnos

Thursday’s show continues the Greek adventure on Dan Really Likes Wine, as London-based South African wine negociant Pieter Lemmer introduces his love of Sifnos, some of...

Welcome To Ancient Messene!

Greek adventures continue with Monday’s show, live from the historic Greek village of Ancient Messene in the Peloponnese, and some more local wine from Greece.

Welcome to Monemvasia!

Four weeks of shows live from Greece kick off with Monday’s show at Moni Emvasis Suites, and a first look at a Greek wine scene that’s as exciting as any in the world...

Warming Up For Greece

Ahead of a full month of live shows from across Greece, Thursday’s show heads to Santorini and an audience with Yannis Valambous from Vassaltis, along with two special...

It’s Stellenbosch Wine Town!

Ahead of a huge celebration of the best of Stellenbosch, join chair of Stellenbosch Wine Routes Mike Ratcliffe and superstar chef Bertus Basson amongst Monday’s guests...

International Shiraz Day

What’s the difference between shiraz and syrah? As the wine world celebrates International Shiraz Day, Samantha O’Keefe from Lismore and Edmund Terblanche from La Motte...

The Groot Constantia Story

Monday’s show heads to South Africa’s oldest wine region, and an audience with Boela Coenradie and the wines of Groot Constantia.

The Great Eben Sadie

Join Thursday’s show for an exclusive audience with iconic winemaker Eben Sadie at Great Domaines, as the original Swartland maestro introduces his new releases, and...

Happy Mandela Day!

On Mandela Day the show heads to River Club, and a special day of celebration of Madiba, with Pieter Ferreira telling the famous story of Mandela and Graham Beck, and...

The Investec Trophy Wine Show

It’s a celebration of wine success on Thursday, as Michael Fridjhon joins the show to talk through this year’s Investec Trophy Wine Show results, along with some of the...

An Audience With Yann Schÿler

Monday’s show heads to France, and an evening with Chateau Kirwan owner Yann Schÿler, an avowed lover of South Africa, and a man with a rich family history in Bordeaux.

The Art Of Bubbles And Food

Thursday’s show features Lanson, official champagne of Wimbledon, and Steve Steinfeld, The Joburg Foodie, who’s been investigating food and champagne pairings, plus...

Counting Down To Cape Wine

With the wine world preparing to descend on South Africa for Cape Wine in three months, Wines Of South Africa’s Siobhan Thompson previews a landmark event, while the...

The Beast Collection!

Thursday’s show introduces The Beast Signature Wine Collection with special guest Tendai Mtawarira, as the World Cup-winning Springbok tells his wine story, alongside...

The Big Wine Festival

With winemakers from across the Cape descending on Johannesburg for this weekend’s Pick n Pay Wine and Food Festival at the Mall of Africa, a selection of the estates...

Tokara, And A Guy Called Bruce

This week the show heads out to the Agulhas Triangle to meet wine entrepreneur Bruce Jack, takes in the splendour of Tokara with winemaker Stuart Botha, and checks out...

The Very Best Of Merlot

The first Merlot Forum Top 10 competition has been held, and on Thursday some of the top performers join the show, including Vondeling and Elgin Vintners.

Cause For Celebration…

Monday introduces the Rex Equus, a celebration wine from Perdeberg, and raises a glass to the legacy of Alto, as both estates reach important milestones, and plenty of...

It’s Drink Chenin Day!

Thursday’s show celebrates Drink Chenin Day, as a selection of special guests, including Greg Sherwood, Jono Le Feuvre and Emile Joubert, open a bottle of chenin and...

Something Special At Delheim

Monday’s show raises a glass to newly promoted Delheim winemaker Nongcebo Langa and new cellarmaster Roelof Lotriet, who both join the show, along with special guest...

Chenin And Champagne In The Kruger

The show is live from Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park on Thursday, as Ken Forrester celebrates chenin blanc success at the Decanter Awards, and Paul Eduard...

Hollywood Doubles And Zimbabwean Stars

This week Zimbabwean sommelier-turned-wine producer Tinashe Nyamudoka shares some new Kumusha releases at Saint, Pierre Rabie introduces The Giant Periwinkle (and...

To Be Perfectly (Cabernet) Franc

On the back of this year’s Cabernet Franc Challenge, head judge Carrie Adams headlines Monday’s line-up, alongside Neil Bruwer from Trophy winners Chamonix, and Morné...

The Adventures Of Daryl Balfour

Thursday’s show chronicles an entire month of wine routing, as Daryl Balfour recounts an incredible trip through the Cape, with some special guests from his wine...

Storms And Rainbows

This week two brothers who’re driving the rise of cabernet franc at Rainbow’s End (with the bonus of a magnificent setting), and the quiet success of pinot noir magician...

It’s The Sommeliers!

The week of wine kicks off with Spencer Fondaumiere and the South African Sommelier Association, and his wine-loving colleagues supporting such an important part of the...

The Prescient Report With Winemag

The latest Winemag reports are out, celebrating top performing chenin blanc, Cape white blend and shiraz; editor Christian Eedes joins Bellingham’s Richard Duckitt...

Paserene And Beau Constantia

Monday’s show takes in two boutique estates and the winemakers behind them: Paserene and Martin Smith, and Beau Constantia and Megan van der Merwe.

The Best Of Sauvignon Blanc!

Friday is International Sauvignon Blanc Day, which makes Thursday’s live show an ideal time to celebrate the grape, and some of its finest exponents, as all four South...

The Legend Of Adi, And Hello Series M

Monday unpacks the story behind a near-mythical figure in South African winemaking, the great Adi Badenhorst, and celebrates the latest release of a modern South African...

Jonkershoek And The Bot Riviera

In between exploring the hidden gem that is The Peech Boutique Hotel Johannesburg, this week's show features the sweeping beauty of Stark-Condé Wines, and the quiet...

The Harvest Report (II)

Completing a look at the 2022 harvest, Monday’s live show travels to Stellenbosch with Villiers’s Jeff Grier, Wellington with Corlea Fourie from Bosman, the Hemel en...

The Great Swartland Sosiaal

In celebration of the upcoming Swartland Sosiaal, Thursday’s live show features organiser Carien Hugo-Waring, and three of the features winemakers: Chris Mullineux from...

Peri Peri And Vintage Pinotage

This week a Mozambican chef who looks suspiciously like Pete Goffe-Wood pairs Portuguese wine with peri-peri, and winemaker Wynand Lategan unveils some vintage pinotage...

Fine Wine And NFTs

Monday’s show looks ahead to a unique auction, as fine wine from Vilafonte, Klein Constantia, Kanonkop, Meerlust and Mullineux meets the world of NFTs.

The Harvest Report (Part I)

As a drawn out harvest finally comes to an end, an update on Constantia, Swartland, Elgin and the Agulhas Triangle, from Roger Burton at Constantia Royale, Paul Clüver’s...

International Malbec Day

In celebration of the grape that defines Argentina, some South African versions - and philosophies - of malbec, with Izele van Blerk from KWV’s The Mentors, DeWet...

Box Wine And Carbon Copies

Sweeping in from the Southern Sun Maputo, this week's show offers a look at the new Test Kitchen Carbon, as Luke Dale Roberts steps up his presence in Johannesburg, and...

Celebration Of Bubbles

Ahead of this weekend’s Johannesburg Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, three of the star attractions join Thursday’s live show - Bon Courage, Siwela Wine and...

Under The Hammer

With Newton Johnson, Crystallum and Storm headlining this weekend’s Strauss auction, Bevan Newton Johnson, Peter Allan Finlayson and Hannes Storm join Thursday’s show...

The Big Name Reds

Sparked by a debate with Michael Jordaan over dinner at The Wine Glass, Monday’s show discusses Stellenbosch’s big name reds over some new release De Toren and older...

Dogs Of The Vineyards

After the guardian of the Dan Really Likes Wine cellar, Stavros the bull mastiff, went to sleep for the final time last weekend, Thursday’s show celebrates some famous...

From Maputo To London

Kicking off at The Shortmarket Club’s new Johannesburg outpost, the show heads to Mozambique for wine and sensational seafood at the Southern Sun Maputo, and then finds...

An Evening At Lourensford

Live from Lourensford, Monday’s show looks down over the Cape Epic with winemaker Hannes Nel, and a selection of wine from the acclaimed Somerset West estate.

10 Years On…

Thursday’s show celebrates the top performers at WineMag’s 10-year-report, as Christian Eedes looks at wine a decade old with Klein Constantia, Tokara, Rust en Vrede and...

The Great Wine Indaba

Monday’s show looks ahead to a mouthwatering wine gathering, the Ex Animo Indaba in Johannesburg in April. David Clarke joins the show, alongside Niels Verburg from...

Three Of The Best

A trio of exciting young winemakers lights up Thursday’s live show: Lukas van Loggerenberg, Vine Venom’s Samantha Suddons, and Sakkie Mouton.

The Pinotage Youth Academy

Monday’s show celebrates a Winelands platform that’s delivering opportunities to young people in the wine industry. Groundbreaking winemaker Ntsiki Biyela of Aslina...

Playing Cupid With Food And Wine

Thursday’s live show goes all out indulgent, as both the chef and the sommelier from each of Salsify in Cape Town, Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch and Tang in Sandton...

Adventures In Tesco

Thursday’s show comes from the Lord Mayor’s parlour in Belfast City Hall, with a range of South African wine from Tesco, including FirstCape and Kumala, as well as Bruce...

Wine Bars And Old Chenin

On location this week at the award-winning Embarc restaurant in Parkhurst, the show heads to Stellenbosch to find out why The Wine Glass is getting so many plaudits, and...

Live From Belfast!

Monday’s show broadcasts from a wet and cold Northern Ireland, and features chenin blanc from Botanica and Thistle & Weed, semillon from Boekenhoutskloof, and...

It’s Constantia Fresh!

One of wine’s finest celebrations returns this weekend, and ahead of Constantia Fresh 2022, sommelier and organiser Higgo Jacobs joins the show, along with Klein...

Keermont And The Palace

This week on location at Bartinney Wine Bar in Stellenbosch, the show features Keermont’s Alex Starey and his brand new red blend, plus a trip to The Palace of the Lost...

Bubbles And Chocolate

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Graham Beck’s Pieter Ferreira joins Monday’s show with new cellar master Pierre de Klerk and a trio of sparkling magnums, Gareth...

Live From Fancourt!

The Dimension Data Pro-am kicks off on Thursday at Fancourt, and that’s where the show will broadcast from, with special guest Schalk Burger Senior from Welbedacht...

The Jem And The Jean

On location this week at Séjour at The Houghton, the show drops in at The Saxon to catch up with Kevin Arnold and the new vintage of The Jem, and gets an update on Jean...

The Cape Wine Auction

With The Cape Wine Auction returning this weekend at Quoin Rock, trustees Raymond Ndlovu, Wendy Appelbaum and Paul Cluver join Monday’s show to highlight the lots...

Cause For Celebration

Thursday’s show celebrates 363 years of making wine in South Africa, with Groot Constantia’s Boela Gerber joining the show, plus wine from Land’s End, and a new...

Dan Really Likes Wine – Episode One

In the first episode of the new Dan Really Likes Wine magazine show, hosted at David Higgs's hot new restaurant Zioux, Stuart Botha introduces the latest vintages from...

The January Budget Challenge

It’s January, you’re broke… and you still want some decent wine. Winemaker Duncan Savage, consultant and teacher Tuanni Price, KFM presenter and wine lover Sibongile...

It’s A Brand New Guild

There’s a brand new team running the Cape Winemakers Guild, led by Newton Johnson’s Gordon Newton Johnson Johnson, who joins the show with his three new members, Erika...

Welcome To 2022!

Dan Really Likes Wine kicks off the live shows for 2022 with some celebration, as Wines Of South Africa CEO Siobhan Thompson runs through some promising export figures;...

Discovering Le Lude

As Cap Classique moves into its second 50 years, the art of making bubbles in South Africa just keeps getting better - with specialist houses like Le Lude Cap Classique...

The Summer Of La Motte

South African rosé just gets better and better, having ditched the sweet and frivolous tag to offer some serious wine - with La Mote’s new offering the latest to offer...

And That Was 2021 (Part II)

In the final live show of the year, Ross Anderson from the Global Fine Wine Challenge celebrates a strong showing by South Africa, and Tinashe Nyamudoka of Kumusha...

De Grendel At The Saxon

Righard Theron from De Grendel sits down at The Saxon to sample some new releases from the Durbanville estate - including a wine you might not be expecting.

More Savage By The Year

Surfer, model and occasional winemaker Duncan Savage drops in on the Dan Really Likes Wine cellar to sample some of his new vintages, and celebrate a colourful and...

De Wetshof At The Saxon

The history of chardonnay, the influence of terroir, and new releases to add to a proud history - Dan catches up with Johann Malan from De Wetshof at The Saxon.

And That Was 2021 (Part I)

The final week of live shows for 2021 kicks off on Monday with five of South Africa’s finest palates picking their favourite wines (and wine experiences) of the year:...

Dan Really Likes Wine Christmas Auction!

Thursday’s show previews the first Dan Really Likes Wine Christmas Auction with Strauss, in support of Reach For A Dream, happening online at 7pm on Thursday, with lots...

Something A Little Bit Different

Pinot noir from Durbanville, and bubbles from Plettenberg Bay? It’s all change on Thursday’s show, as Charles Hopkins brings a touch of Burgundy to De Grendel, and Sue...

It’s The Best Of Platter!

Thursday night sees Philip van Zyl from Platter’s Wine Guide run rule over the latest edition, along with African Wine winner Frans K Smit from Spier, Newcomer of the...

The Best Of Wine Magazine

Wine Magazine editor Christian Eedes joins a celebration of 2021’s best wines on Monday, with Prescient top performers Vergelegen, De Morgenzon and Moreson.

Back To The Ellerman!

With the newest vintage of The Ellerman having just been released, a special Wednesday evening broadcast from Ellerman House introduces the new wine, with special guests...

Barrels, Burgundy And Hemel-En-Aarde

The week kicks off with a discussion on barrels and fine wine, as Michael Fridjhon joins the show along with Burgundian producer Bruno Pepin from Louis Latour, and Hemel...

Anniversaries And New Releases

Monday’s live show celebrates a special anniversary for Diemersfontein (with wine to match), and a brand new Nederburg release that’s getting plenty of attention already.

The Very Best Of Chenin (Part II)

Completing a week celebrating the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 for 2021, Thursday’s live show features Lievland, La Belle Rebelle, Simonsig, Donkiesbaai and...

The Very Best Of Chenin

Monday sees the first half of a double celebration of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 winners for 2021, with wine from Kleine Zalze, Ken Forrester, De Morgenzon...

It’s Champagne Day!

As the world prepares to celebrate champagne, Thursday’s show is live from Alto Bar in Sandton, with special guests from Möet et Chandon and Lanson, and regular guest...

Live From Antonym

As wine bars spring up across Johannesburg, this week’s live show comes from James Diack’s Antonym, with some carefully chosen wine, and food to match.

Cap Classique With A Touch Of Portugal

It’s a celebration of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge on Thursday, as Pieter Ferreira from Graham Beck, Johan Malan from Simonsig and RJ Botha from Kleine Zalze join...

For The Love Of Pinotage

On the back of a weekend spent celebrating Pinotage Day, four special guests pay tribute to South Africa’s very own grape - Beyers Truter from Beyerskloof, Abrie Beeslar...

Battle Of The Bubbles

It’s champagne versus Cap Classique on the show on Thursday, as Jean-Manuel Jacquinot from champagne house Jacquinot joins the show, along with Ann Ferreira from Graham...

The Story Of The Chocolate Block

The Chocolate Block has become a great South African success story, appearing on wine lists and on shelves around the world; as the new vintage lands at Pick n Pay, Marc...

South Africa Comes To Scotland

With the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship underway today, Thursday’s show celebrates some of the South African wine being showcased at the tournament - Anthonij Rupert...

Live From The Dunhill Links

One of the great weeks of golf kicks off in Scotland this week, as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship returns - and in celebration, Monday’s show features wine from...

Irish Wine Comes To Cork

Thursday’s show is live from Hayfield Manor in Cork, as Italian sommelier Simone Davide Buffi showcases his wine list, and samples some Bouchard Finlayson and Spice...

Wine In Galway

Monday’s show is live from Galway on the west coast of Ireland, and a search for South African wine far from home.

Chenin, Somms And Lots Of Money

Celebration all round on Thursday’s show, as Ken Forrester and James Pietersen look at the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 winners announced earlier in the day, Wikus...

Kissed By A Rosé

With his Asian restaurant Tang the newest hit on Johannesburg’s restaurant scene, Nicky van der Walt has turned his attention to wine, and a Swartland rosé under his...

Adventures In Chenin: The Fledge

In a quiet corner of the Klein Karoo, with the odd ostrich for company, acclaimed winemaker Margaux Nel and her husband Leon Coetzee make wine from all over the...

The Tim Atkin Report

On the back of Tim Atkin’s latest South Africa report coming out last week, a selection of the big winners on Monday’s show - Winemaker of the Year Peter-Allan...

The Gentlest Giant

Thursday’s show raises a glass to one of wine industry’s great characters, Haut Espoir’s Big Rob Armstrong, who left us far too soon last month; Haut Esport winemaker...

The Legend Of Duimpie Bayly

In memory of the great Duimpie Bayly, a collection of his friends pay tribute to a wonderful wine man on Monday’s show - Beyers Truter, Kevin Arnold, Neil Ellis, DeWet...

50 Years Of Cap Classique!

Half a century after the first Cap Classique was made in South Africa, a celebration of a landmark occasion with Johan Malan from Simonsig, Pieter ‘Bubbles’ Ferreira...

Icons Of Wine

Monday’s live show wraps up a month of Women In Wine with a quartet of groundbreaking figures in the industry: Norma Ratcliffe, the first woman to join the Cape...

Adventures In Chenin: Durbanville Hills

Durbanville Hills is celebrated across South Africa (and beyond) for world class sauvignon blanc - but that’s not the only white wine worth trying. Winemakers Martin...

Learning The Art Of Wine

In the penultimate women’s month show on Thursday, a celebration of wine education: The Wine Centre’s Cathy Marston, BLACC Cellar Club’s Tuanni Price, Compagniesdrift’s...

Of Women And Wine

As celebrations of women in wine continue, another selection of acclaimed winemakers join the show on Monday - Andiswa Mapheleba from Pongracz, Nadia Sadie from David &...

Rock Stars Of Wine

As celebrations of women in wine continue, five of the finest winemakers on the show on Thursday: Elunda Basson from Steenberg, Erika Obermeyer and her Erika Obermeyer...

Drink Wine, Get Healthy!

Enjoy drinking wine, but concerned about staying healthy? Jade Seeliger from Nutritional Solutions tried some wine from Spier, Graham Beck, Haut Cabriere and Reyneke...

Women In Pinot Noir

Ahead of International Pinot Noir Day on Wednesday 18 August, Monday’s show celebrates the varietal, and some of the women who champion it - Berene Sauls from...

Adventures In Chenin: Bellingham

Adventures In Chenin with the Chenin Blanc Association continues this week with Bellingham Wines and winemaker Richard Duckitt, who’s gone from blowing up kitchens to...

American Women And Italian Bubbles

Celebrations of women in wine continue with Cape Winemakers Guild chair Andrea Mullineux, and her assistant winemaker Gynore Fredericks, as well as Andrea’s fellow...

The Women Of Boschendal

One of South African’s oldest and most celebrated estates, Boschendal, has a multitude of women at the helm; over a breakfast of bubbles, CEO Georgie Davidson reviews...

Happy Women’s Day!

It’s a celebration of women in wine all through August, but especially on Women’s Day, with a terrific line of guests (and wine): Wines of South Africa CEO Siobhan...

Women In Chenin

As Women’s Month celebrations continue, the force of nature behind the Chenin Blanc Association, Ina Smith, joins the show with three outstanding makers of chenin blanc ...

Swapping Wimbledon For Wine

Jocelyn Hogan Wilson arrived in the wine world from the Eastern Cape via a stint in Texas on a scholarship - and swapping the court for the cellar has proved to be an...

Welcome To Women’s Month!

A month of celebrating women in wine kicks off with Charla Haasbroek showcasing Sijnn with Bubbles Hyland from Well Red Magazine, and Trizanne Barnard teaming up with...

Adventures In Chenin: Ken Forrester

A brand new series in celebration of the Chenin Blanc Association kicks off with the godfather of the grape in South Africa, Ken Forrester, and his famed Ken Forrester...

Bubbles And Banghoek

Thursday’s show kicks off with some award-winning Cap Classique from Krone and then heads to the Banghoek Valley for a taste of Oldenburg with winemaker Nic van Aarde.

A Night With The Springboks

With the Castle Lager Lions Series in full swing, join Springbok stars Jasper Wiese, Marco van Staden, Elton Jantjies and Malcolm Marx for a celebration of rugby and...

Wine Is Back!

With wine sales open once again, Neil Ellis winemaker Warren Ellis and organic champion Johan Reyneke taste through some suggested additions to the cellar, and tell the...

Take Me To Church, My Lord

Thursday’s show continues the celebration of 50 years of Cap Classique with Robertson producer Lord’s, and checks out some hi-tech labelling with KWV’s Cathedral Cellar.

Lanzerac, And Rocking The Cape

Celebrations of Cap Classique continue on Thursday’s show with bubbles from Lanzerac, and Gavin Brand unveils the Cape Rock wines that are getting plenty of attention.

It’s The Old Mutual Trophy Winners!

Thursday sees Michael Fridjhon join the show as co-host to celebrate a selection of winners from the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, including Thokozani’s Lauren Hulsman...

The Best Of Bartinney

With international awards for both chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, there’s clearly something special to the wine of Bartinney; winemaker Ronell Wiid explains why the...

International Shiraz Day!

As the world celebrates the delights of shiraz, a special edition of the show with some of South Africa’s finest examples (and the winemakers responsible) - Kevin Arnold...

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2021!

After extensive judging from a celebrated panel of experts, the results are finally out for this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show - and chair Michael Fridjhon and Dan...

The Fledge, And A Piece Of History

Monday kicks off with a trip down to Calitzdorp, and wine from Fledge and Co. and Boplaas, and then goes back in time with a special bottle from a special vintage of...

For The Love Of Rosé

We’re raising multiple glasses in celebration of International Rosé Day, and in some fine company - Holden Manz, Pink Valley, Anthonij Rupert, and the great Pieter...

Hamilton Russell Comes To Town

Armed with new vintages of his estate’s celebrated pinot noir and chardonnay, Anthony Hamilton-Russell sweeps into Johannesburg for a tasting at Tang, Nicky van der...

An Evening In Burgundy

Derek Kilpin from Great Domaines joins the show for a close look at the wine of Burgundy, along with two great cellar masters from two great domaines: Didier Séguier of...

The Return Of Crescendo

The famed South African red blend Crescendo, once the flagship of Stellenbosch estate Cordoba, is back; the farm is now Taaibosch, part of Oddo Vins and Domaines, with...

It’s Drink Chenin Day!

With chenin blanc being celebrated on Friday, Thursday’s show raises several glasses to South Africa’s all-conquering varietal, and in some excellent company: Ken...

The House Of Plaisir

No, it’s not the name of Michael Jordaan’s favourite Bangkok massage parlour - Plaisir is the new look Plaisir de Merle, with Rose Jordaan guiding a new chapter in the...

From Brookdale To Portugal

Monday’s tasting kicks off with Brookdale’s acclaimed young winemaker Kiara Scott, and her chenin blanc and Serendipity rosé, and then goes Portuguese, as chef Freddie...

A New Look At Some Old Names

On Thursday’s show, winemaker Matthew Krone puts his family’s famous name behind the Aristea label, and L’Re Burger has a resurgent Stellenzicht flourishing under new...

Putting The Epic In Epicurean

As a new vintage of the Epicurean touches down, co-founder Mutle Mogase sits down at Marble to share the story of the fine wine brand he’s built up with Mbhazima Shilowa...

Kleine Zalze Goes To Portugal

Winemaker Alistair Rimmer swaps the rolling vineyards of Stellenbosch for a small Portuguese restaurant in Bedfordview called Tony G’s, and the pairing of his new Klein...

Hey Hey – It’s Chardonnay Day!

Celebrate International Chardonnay Day with some of South Africa’s finest: trailblazers De Wetshof, with a selection including a 1981 vintage, Anthony Hamilton Russell’s...

Live From Wine’s Greatest Auction!

A very special live broadcast brings you the build-up to the Cape Fine And Rare Wine Auction, with wine industry luminaries like Michael Fridjhon and Cathy van Zyl...

And That’s A Wrap!

Dan Really Likes Wine brings you an exclusive wrap up of the Cape Fine And Rare Wine Auction, live from the Rupert Museum.

Wine For A Better Planet

It’s a celebration of biodiversity on the show on Thursday, as Shelly Fuller from the Worldwide Fund For Nature joins Conservation Champions Merwida, Waterford and...

Can You Judge A Bottle By The Label?

Donovan Goliath is known for his work in comedy and television, and for some of the internet’s most creative content, but his background in design makes him a savvy...

Glen Carlou, And A Rather Nice Auction

Monday’s show looks ahead to this weekend’s Fine And Rare Wine Auction at the Rupert Museum, with director Niel Groenewald and auctioneer Charlie Foley, and introduces...

An Evening At Boschendal

On the back of a big launch at Boschendal earlier in the day, Dan joins a series of guests for a look at the new wine, plus some different varietals and older vintages...

A Brand New Wine From Boschendal!

Join Boschendal and Dan Really Likes Wine in conversation with winemaker Jacques Viljoen and a host of personalities, as a brand new wine from the estate makes its...

International Sauvignon Blanc Day

To celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day tomorrow, Thursday’s show - live from Bartinney Wine Bar in Stellenbosch - features lawn bowls star Andrew Gunn from Iona...

Bubbles And An Old Clay Pot

Monday’s show starts in Robertson, with Cap Classique from Weltevrede, and then moves to Somerset West and Lourensford, for more bubbles, and an old school petite sirah.

Meet South Africa’s The Hoff!

Hollywood has David Hasselhof, South Africa has Peter Tempelhoff - and our version of The Hoff is a culinary genius with a love of wine, both of which he shows off at...

For The Love Of Wine And Horses

Thursday’s show features John Seccombe and his Thorne & Daughters range, and Cavalli Estate, where horses are just as important as wine.

A Day Out At Klein Constantia

The sauvignon blanc of Klein Constantia is celebrated around the world; winemaker Matthew Day hosts a guided tour of the winemaking process, along with a bespoke...

Chenin History With Professor Forrester

The man who has done so much to change the image of chenin blanc in South Africa, Ken Forrester, unveils eight vintages of his estate’s headline act, the magnificent FMC.

Genevieve And The Garajeest

Monday’s tasting kicks off with another great Cap Classique in celebration of 50 years of South African bubbles, the Genevieve by Melissa Nelsen; and then Callan...

A New Chapter For Plaisir De Merle

Thursday’s show is live from Plaisir de Merle, as Michael and Rose Jordaan (and some excellent wine) headline the guest list at the relaunch of the historic estate...

Stellenbosch Wine Routes Turns 50!

In celebration of 50 years of Stellenbosch Wine Routes, Monday’s show features wine and memories from the three founding estates - Delheim, Simonsig and Spier.

Welcome To The Ellerman!

Thursday’s show comes live from Ellerman House, and the launch of The Ellerman, as resident sommeliers Wayve Kolevsohn and Manuel Cabello discuss the luxury hotel’s red...

From Franschhoek To Slanghoek

Monday kicks off with a visit to a Franschhoek, and rosé duo with Takuan von Arnim at Haute Cabriere, and then heads out to Slanghoek for new releases from Opstal with...

Schalkie Bez, And Elephant’s Corner

Thursday’s show is feeling good, feeling positive... because comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout kicks us off with his new pinotage, alongside winemaker Wynand Grobler. The man...

An Evening With Siba (Sort Of)

With a new pop-up restaurant at The Table Bay, celebrity chef Siba Mtongana is dazzling diners in Cape Town - and with help from sommelier Jonathan Wakefield, there’s...

A Trip To Rioja, And We’re Only Human

A special Easter Monday show kicks off in Spain, as Luis Valentín talks rioja from Valenciso, and Marble sommelier Wikus Human explains why Le Lude Cap Classique and...

Ken Forrester, And A Trip To France

Thursday’s show comes live from Ken Forrester, with some of Ken’s more unusual creations, and features a guest appearance from the Billecart Salmon team in France with a...

The World’s Most Famous Belgian

What happens when a Belgian businessman touches down in Franschhoek, and decides to make wine with a school maths teacher? You get Colmant, one of South Africa’s most...

Stellenbosch: 2015 Versus 2017

2015 Stellenbosch cabernet sauvignon took the world by storm, with critics suggesting it could be the best vintage ever... until 2017 emerged from a low-profile entrance...

Live From The Pig Sty

Thursday’s live show features the Spider Pig range, live from The Pig Sty, the brands awesome new home in Cape Town.

Back To The Future At Constantia Glen

Surrounded by the views that make the estate's location so celebrated, Constantia Glen winemaker Justin van Wyk unveils a vertical tasting of the Two, the sauvignon...

The Ellerman And Restless River

Thursday’s live show features a hot new collaboration, as Ellerman House sommeliers Wayve Kolevsohn and Manny Cabello join winemaker Erika Obermeyer to introduce The...

Fire Fighters And German Doctors

Monday’s show features bubbles from Huis van Chevallerie, with an important link to an all-women team of firefighters, and a German doctor called Ernie who produces the...

The Wine Tribe Is Back!

With the South African Wine Tribe gathering across the UK next week, Dan previews the wines on offer - the 2020 Brookdale Mason Road chenin blanc, 2018 Leeu Passant...

Kleine Zalze And The Glamorous Scribe

Thursday’s tasting features Kleine Zalze after a stellar 2020, with guests Alastair Rimmer and Carina Gous, who also looks ahead to her appearance at Wine Future 2021;...

Dan’s Guide To Valentines

Perfect Valentine’s meal? Well, it’s definitely one of the simplest - a rich, indulgent starter of gnocchi with chorizo and melted mozzarella cheese, followed by a wagyu...

Paul René And The Chef

Thursday’s live tasting features MCC from boutique Robertson producer Paul René, and a guest appearance from celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood with some wine suggestions...

Wine Future 2021

Thursday’s show looks ahead to Wine Future 2021, an online conference addressing the challenges the wine world currently faces, with a special focus on South Africa...

From Wellington To The USA

Monday’s tasting starts in Wellington, as winemaker Francois Roode introduces a trio of Diemersfontein pinotage from the estate that made the coffee version famous; and...

Life In A Time Of Prohibition

With the alcohol sales ban continuing to decimate the South African alcohol trade, Thursday’s show discusses the situation, and a possible way forward, with five special...

South Africa’s Greatest Wine Export

Hollywood has Charlize Theron, comedy has Trevor Noah, music has Dave Matthews, tech has Elon Musk, rugby has Cheslin Kolbe... and wine has Gareth Ferreira, the rock...

The Idiot’s Guide To Harvesting

Monday’s live show takes you through the art of the harvest, with two people who know exactly how it works - Waterford’s winemaker Mark le Roux, and Erika Obermeyer...

Wine On Two Wheels

Cyclists having a glass of wine with dinner after a tough stage of the Tour de France, opening Cap Classique to celebrate a special moment for the team, and a new...

50th Celebrations All Round!

2021 marks 50 years of Cap Classique, and 50 years of the Stellenbosch Wine Route; to kick off celebrations, Thursday’s tasting features bubbles svengali Pieter Ferreira...

The Cape Of Good Hope

Monday’s show is live from the Vodacom Origins of Golf final at Pinnacle Point, where series wine partner Cape Of Good Hope introduces the range with Gareth Robertson...