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  • Be on trend with the 2019 Pantone colour of the year and make coral your go to shade this summer with new Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit Tonic. This new tonic hits the spot with a flurry of zesty grapefruit combined with delicate hints of bitterness....

  • Rise to the occasion this season with the all-new Fiver Frizzanté, the must-have fashion accessory-in-a-bottle. Exclusively available from October 1 at selected Checkers and Shoprite Liquor stores countrywide, Fiver Frizzanté brings together the delights of gr

  • Krone, home to vintage-only, handcrafted Méthode Cap Classique, on the historic Twee Jonge Gezellen estate in Tulbagh, have released South Africa’s first terroir specific MCC: the Krone Kaaimansgat Blanc de Blancs 2016. Sculpted by the vintage and harnessing t

  • The 2019 vintage was collectively celebrated with more than 300 guests attending the annual SA National Young Wine Awards this past weekend. This grand affair was hosted by the Robertson Wine Valley, presenting these exquisite silver trophies with the flair an

  • GO COUNTRY CHIC AT OPSTAL IN SLANGHOEK, RAWSONVILLE: HOME OF “THE BEST VIEW IN THE CAPE” Located on a working wine farm just one hour’s drive from Cape Town, Opstal Stay is your perfect escape inland of the Boland Mountains.  Come explore chic country-sty

  • What makes a perfect restaurant and wine bar ? What makes a perfect restaurant and wine bar? For me it must be an all-inclusive experience where one thing does not outweigh another. Throw in a perfect location and you have my full attention. Having dined...

  • I attended the launch of the Stellenbosch Hills limited-edition range of wines that promise rare insight into some of South Africa’s finest terroir in Stellenbosch has been unveiled. Named Sense of Place, the portfolio showcases the diversity of expressi

  • Just off Voor Paardeberg Road in the distance we found a beautiful white chapel that leads to a picturesque scene: the ever-changing leaves of the vineyards.  The tasting room is cosy with a rustic appearance and classic country charm. Greeted by the soun

  • Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate! That’s what you are guaranteed to find at this year’s Chocolate Festival. Heaven for any sweet tooth fanatics, this two-day chocolate extravaganza takes place over the weekend of 31 August and 1 September 

  • Imagine a wine club, where over and above 20% off 10 wines every month, you get to enjoy competitions and invitations to exclusively hosted Wine Club events. Well, those days are gone thanks to Pick n Pay Wine Club. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and...

  • The launch of the Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show brings a new and valuable competition to the spirits and liqueurs sector of the South African liquor industry. Open to all producers and importers, the show will score and rank all products across a series of...

  • The Nederburg wine farm near Paarl will be serving up a heart-warming winter feast of Shiraz and game meat at The Red Table restaurant.  This will take place during Shiraz SA’s Seven Days of Shiraz & Venison in the Cape Winelands, from 10 to 16...

  • Find some much needed warmth this winter  because Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter. Brave the weather and head to the Franschhoek Cellar for this year’s edition of Franschhoek Winter Wines. Inspired by the season this Winter warmer festival will take place o

  • Roodeberg, the cherished South African red blend that resonates in the hearts and minds of wine lovers the world over, has released its 2017 vintage in regal packaging to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email on

  • J.C. le Roux, the much-loved sparkling wine brand and South Africa’s first dedicated house of sparkling wines, has been awarded for the fourth time as the winner of the Ask Afrika Kasi Star Brand Champagne/Sparkling Wine category. Get Free Email Updates!Signup

  • All it takes, most of the time, is a touch of love – and some delicious food and wine – to make mom’s heart sing. Treat her to a relaxing day at Nederburg this Mother’s Day (Sunday, 12 May), and show her how some downtime...

  • Fiver by Four Cousins, the ready-to-drink range of fun-in-a-bottle., turns every occasion into a celebration. Catering to a variety of taste profiles, the Fiver comes in three flavours: the popular Cool (apple and lime), Blush (strawberry and litchi), and Dry,

  • Last week I had the opportunity to taste award-winning American #FarmToGlass @richlandrum.africa craft rum at the Vista Bar in the @oocapetown . I must admit I was pleasantly surprised to learn that #RichlandRum is America’s

  • Tshepo Mohlala is the talented young man behind eponymous African luxury denim brand, Tshepo the JeanMaker. Born in Lydenburg and raised in Tsakane, a small township situated in the east of Johannesburg, he founded his business in late 2015 in a quest to live

  • Well-known wine brand, Nederburg, recently set out to celebrate South Africans forging their own paths in their own inimitable ways, via an exciting national marketing campaign entitled #TellMyStory. Aimed at reflecting Nederburg’s multitude of stories, given

  • “I’ve always been curious, inquisitive and playful.  That’s why I created my illustration studio, Yay Abe, and took my artistic style to the street.  I want to make my mark by pushing the boundaries of contemporary South African illustration and stre

  • We’ve all been there, thought it was love at first sight instead it turned out to be another dry encounter. Does this mean we have to give up on love completely? Absolutely not. The media has led us to believe that Valentine’s day is all...

  • It is Dr Judey Pretorius who this year claimed the coveted title of Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss, as the overall winner from the Entrepreneur category, during an evening of recognition and celebration. The Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Award celebrates entrepreneurial

  • Insight and inspiration from a trailblazing woman in business   The Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Awards aim to recognise and celebrate successful South African businesswomen whose courage and innovative approach to business reflect the spirit of Madame Clicqu

  • Constantia Wine Route may be 333 years rich in history but the dynamic winemaking team from the valley sure knows how to revive its history in an entertaining style. Media and friends of the valley were invited to compete in the first ever Winemaker’s Quiz eve

  • HAND CRAFTED BOUTIQUE WINES Beautiful Cabernet vines usher you to the wine-tasting area of this boutique winery situated on the foothill of the Simonsberg Mountains. In 2008 the Du Toit brothers Stephen and Retief developed a boutique vineyard on Le Present; m

  • We traded the city lights for fireflies and the sound of beeping cars for crickets Our home away from home was the luxurious L’Avenir Country Lodge (pronounced “love in here”). Nestled in the valley below Simonsberg Mountains, L’Avenir Country Lodge offers som

  • HAVE YOU DONE A BRANDY TASTING AT VAN RYN’S? There’s something about enjoying a tot of Brandy on a cold winters day , and that’s exactly what we did by visiting Van Ryn’s Distillery. My friend being a Brandy enthusiast accompanied me on the visit,.

  • Behold the changing leaves and enjoy the crisp breeze Greeted by a kaleidoscope of colours and memories of harvest 2018, the “The De Meye Estate” is a remarkable family-owned boutique winery, situated in the lush Mulservlei area.   This unique little spot

  • I was interview by Megan Badjies on 25th  MAY 2018 to get my opinion on millennials and their sipping preferences. “It’s hard to keep up with millennials and their trends. One minute they’re into black food, the next they’re all sipping on blue wine.R

  • The Cape Town Gin Route launched on World Gin Day  the 9th June 2018 and I was fortunate enough to attend the event. This route is long overdue and the perfect addition to the city. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once...

  • Quality Wines and Family Friendly Constantia Uitsig has a vibrant history of wine production, but it prides itself on its commitment to a green building, farming practices and its bio-diversity. The farm aims to become a haven for both indigenous flora and bir

  • Bubbling Cocktails & Sunsets at Chinchilla My #ChinchillaMoment is bubbling cocktails, crisp sea air and the most epic sunset- Chinchilla Rooftop bar opened their doors in November 2017 and quickly became the summer hotspot at The Promenade on Victoria Roa

  • Pause, Reflect and pour a glass of Survivor Wine  Survivor Wines , SA bloggers and some vocal wine enthusiasts like yours truly reveal their tips for #Surviving2018 The word survivor has many definitions including; “A person who copes with

  • First Satursday @ Onderkloof Wine Estate In January Onderkloof Wines launched their #FirstSaturdays. This means that their tasting room will be open on the first Saturday of each month between 10:30 and 15H00. Onderkloof is situated in the historical wine regi

  • I had the pleasure of visiting the Bosman Family Vineyards earlier this year and  Oh my Gosh what an amazing experience. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. I agree to have my personal information transfered to Ma

  • Just over a week ago I visited the Franschhoek Wine Route and saw a team of  men frantically working on this piece of wall,  fast forward to a few days later and this is the result. Welcome to Paserene the new addition to the Franschhoek...

  • Its been a week since Kunjani Wines opened their doors to the public and we cant stop gushing about the newest addition to the Stellenbosch Wine Route   Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. I agree to...

  • When I got the invitation from Dine4Six, I must say I was a bit apprehensive going to dinner with 6 strangers. I was also hoping that it was not some kind of speed dating as for one, I’m married and two, I had no car...

  • Nothing “BOT” about Bot River Winter can really just drag me down, don’t get me wrong – I love a good fireplace, winter coats and boots, but there comes a time in your life that you just need to see bright colours and let go....

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