With so many award-winning wines being made in South Africa each year, it has become impossible to choose the best. You want to spend your well-earned money on a wine that truly transcends quality as we know it. Like a nova that only happens once...
CHARDONNAY! Because it rhymes with George Cloonay. And so it does too with Oprah Winfray and Katy Perray. So what do these almost famous or deliberately misspelt names rhyme with? Chardonnay of course – the almost popular varietal up in lights at Vriesenhof Vi
Steenberg Ruby Rosé is the ultimate spring sip Make Steenberg’s delightful Ruby Rosé your go to spring and summer wine and take any happy occasion up a notch by creating your own frosty frosé sensation. This invigoratingly dry and vivacious Rosé is a fabulous
Novel Mensa wine & book pairing during National Book Week The words “ My Book Club Reads Wine Labels ” comes to mind when I think of the genius idea behind #MensaWines I must admit, in January this year I really was a super reader...
SA’s Silver Creek Craft Distillery announces its latest drinks sensation Hola, party people! Get set for next-level fiesta with the all-new Margarita Moonshine from South Africa’s very own home-grown Silver Creek Craft Distillery. Fresh out the box
The 2018 Sommeliers Selection listed wines announced The Sommeliers Selection is the only South African wine competition judged solely by a panel of South Africa’s top sommeliers, in categories fashioned around the perfect varietals for a restaurant wine menu.
NEDERBURG’S THE WOOD DIARIES: A ‘SMOKY’ WINTER EXPERIENCE A few weeks ago I was part of a small group that experienced an intimate late afternoon event at Nederburg in Paarl to learning about the intricacies and skill associated with not only the ageing of win
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,.
Cellar gems put the sparkle back into Meatless Mondays A pair of Delheim’s latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That’s because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used
PONGRÁCZ INTRODUCES A NEW BOLD Winemaker Elunda Basson was giddy with excitement whe she finally got to share the latest Méthode Cap Classique’s Noble Nectar, Pongrácz, one of South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classique’s, has launched Noble Nectar, a de
Razzle-dazzle Craft Spirit exudes the raciness of 1920’s Prohibition Era Hold onto your hats ladies and of course, gentlemen too! First came Southern Moonshine. Now, South Africa’s one-of-a-kind Silver Creek Craft Distillery brings you two brand-spanking-new g
Red or white, you’ll feel just right with Polkadraai by Stellenbosch Hills. The past weekend I added some swing to my weekend with the Polkadraai Pinotage/ Merlot and the Sauvignon Blanc. I’m always a bit hesitant when it comes to trying a 2017 vintage r
Are you in a pickle about which wine will pair well with your fish?Photo Credit : Cape Malay Cooking Easter Weekend, or as fondly nick-named by some as “Pickled Fish Weekend”, is fast approaching and if like me, you are eagerly waiting to learn what...
Brandy is enjoyed in many forms – on its own in a brandy balloon, with a single ice-cube, with a mixer such as ginger ale or coke or in a cocktail with myriad ingredients. Chefs are increasingly using this versatile spirit in cooking, but think...
There are many other reasons why people don’t drink alcohol – religious, health, work related, pregnancy or other personal reasons. That’s what makes the new Lautus Savvy White perfect This de-alcoholised white wine is the perfect addition fo
Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Southern Moonshine Craft Spirit revolution I was super excited when I got an invite to the launch of SA’s all-new Southern Moonshine revolution which took place Dust and Dynamite Bar in Zonnebloem (You have to check
We had an absolute Tinkled Pink🌹 evening with @backsberg Estate Cellars at the Release of their Maiden Pinotage Rosè.
Anthonij Rupert Protea wine range is now available with a Helix closure I recently received this beautiful bottle (inside and out) from Anthonij Rupert Wyne in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. I’ve always been obsessed with the range as its so well priced an
Windfall Wine Nestled in the Agterkliphoogte Valley lies Windfall, a small boutique wine farm and one of South Africa’s best kept secrets. Windfall took its name from South African cricketing legend, Eddie Barlow, who noticed the mist cascading down the
On the 27 September 2017 Franschoek Wine estate Boschendal proudly marked Heritage Day 2017 with the unveiling of its new Heritage Collection, two limited edition reds which the estate describes as the pinnacle of its incredible collection of premium wi