With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, we’re moving in to red wine time – and comfort food. And there’s plenty of both in this issue. Stellenbosch foodie and TV cook Ilse van der Merwe offers Which Wine, Which Food, Janice Tripepi gives us some Italian food from KZN, Sophia does 4 ways with Parsley and Carey her scrumptious Monday to Sunday Dishes. Pauline Nash visits Iona and Thekla Schwager tells of a day in the life of a blogger. I offer my usual wine comments and book reviews and tell you about a fabulous hotel I visited in Portugal. And there’s more! Keep warm!