I offer my courses wherever a client wants it, for instance, in:

  • private homes
  • restaurants
  • corporate dining rooms or in board rooms
  • wine farm venues
  • hotels and guest houses
  • my home for up to 10 VIP guests, by special arrangement; and
  • at wine festivals
  • wine club venues
  • at technicons and colleges
  • in South Africa or abroad

Thus far, in South Africa I have presented in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Durbanville, Paarl, Wellington, Piketberg, Vredendal, Robertson, George, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Van der Bijl Park, Bloemfontein, and in other sentra.

I have also presented in France (Bordeaux), Germany (Munich), and in Sweden.

How do my clients feel after a course?


Pairing wine, wit and, well, food

Melvyn Minnaar on 16 November 2009

"In the arcane challenge of pairing wine and food, Katinka van Niekerk has no equal. Now she’s put it all down in writing."

Full review as a blog post on Grape.

Sunbathing in the Nude

Neil Pendock on 14 November 2009

"For lovers of food and quizzes, F&WPG is a most appropriate Christmas stocking filler and goes well with all wines."

Full review as a blog post on Pendock uncorked.

Take the whine out of giving. From books to bottles, you can't go wrong with wine

Myrna Robbins' review is on this website under What Reviewers Say continued.

Books on my bedside table during 2009

Micheal Olivier's review is also available under What Reviewers Say continued.


Click on Comments by Clients for comments by course participants.


The Food and Wine Pairing Guide can be purchased from your local bookshop such as Exclusive Books, Wordsworth, PNA, CNA and other bookshops and also in Woolworths; or

directly from me at course venues at a discounted price.

For orders of 7 guides or more, including free delivery, contact Jana Lazarus at


For links please see The Guide.