I recently attended the exclusive and very special launch of the Boschendal Suzanne 2019, a white Bordeaux-style blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The name of the wine pays tribute to Suzanne de Lanoy, the wife of Boschendal’s French Huguenot founder Nicolas de Lanoy who landed at the Cape in 1685 after fleeing religious persecution in his motherland. Adding this new white wine to the Boschedndal’s stable affirms the winery’s commitment to site-specific winemaking as well as honouring the early pioneers of the South African wine industry who founded Boschendal in 1685. The event was held at Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s Innovation Studio in Kloof Street and both the wine and the food were delicious.

Whipped vanilla shortbread recipe

This recipe for whipped vanilla shortbread comes from my second cookbook ‘sweet’ and is super easy. It makes irresistible melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and was given to…