“Did I choose the right wine?” The inevitable moment of self-doubt that strikes all home cooks, foodies and wine lovers as their guests sit down to a well-prepared meal. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publish new content. I agree
Legend has it that hot cross buns are good luck. True story: some among the ancients were known to hang their buns out all year long! Now, Stellenbosch Hills isn’t saying you’ll get lucky if you visit the winery for its all-new, super special, April-only...
TOKARA, the acclaimed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has excelled as a top preforming cellar at the WM 10 Year Old Wine Awards for the 4th consecutive year with four wines breaking the venerable 90 point barrier. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and r
Harvest-time shares the story of the wine grape. Long before being discussed at dinner tables or poured into beautiful stemware to be raised in celebration, wine has its origin in the honesty of soil. Grown in neat rows against mountain slopes or in valley flo
It’s harvest time and the entire valley has become an exciting hive of activity with tractors brimming with freshly, hand-picked grapes and the most wonderful aroma in the air. Get Free Email Updates!Signup now and receive an email once I publish new con
The Muratie Harvest Festival is back and not to be missed, the Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 29 th February 2020. The Festival, which takes place under the ancient oaks
Summer in the winelands are spectacularly seductive surrounded by lush vineyards, picture-perfect scenery as well as world-class wines and great cuisine. The warm hospitality at the tasting room of Wellington Wines in the Bovlei building offers visitors to thi
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
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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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