CAPTION: Jacques Lategan (Domain Brahms wine maker); Samantha September (Oude Pond Farm); Abraham van Heerden (Windmeul senior wine maker) and Karin Louw (Rhebokskloof wine maker). 

The Waterblommetjie Festival is back this year and promises to be a celebration of all things inspired by this local delicacy. Join hosts Domaine Brahms, Rhebokskloof Wine Estate and Windmeul Kelder on Saturday 3 September for a day of waterblommetjies, wine and family fun. For fantastic food and wine combined with live music and kids entertainment, the Waterblommetjie Festival in Paarl is definitely the place to be.

 

If you have ever been to events such as a wedding, a work office party or a BBQ, you may have noticed that there seem to be alcoholic drinks that are more popularly served at each of them. This is no coincidence!

 

Oxtail actually comes from the tail of beef cattle. At one time, oxtails actually did come from oxen, and eating them is just a part of nose-to-tail eating so common among Eastern European cooks. Today, oxtails are considered gourmet fare. The same is true of pork belly, once relegated to the sausage grinder.

 

There’s no doubt about it, cupcakes are definitely the coolest and trendiest food item to serve at modern-day dinner parties, family picnics, high tea affairs and wedding parties. Cake bakers and pastry chefs are pulling out all the stops to up their cupcake game. I had my fair share of some of the finest cupcakes while on holiday in London. The Hummingbird Bakery in Portobello is renowned for its sweet delights and although their cupcakes don’t come cheap, they are one hundred percent worth it!

 

Choosing wine for your wedding can be a tricky, and expensive, business. It’s impossible to give one-size-fits-all advice for weddings. Much depends on how many people you’re inviting, the size of your budget, whether you’re having a reception with trendy drinks and hors d’oeuvres or a sit-down dinner, whether caterers or hotels insist that you order only from their wine lists and so many other factors.

 

Boplaas Family Vineyards has been awarded 93 points and a place among this year’s Top 10 in the Prescient Signature Red Blend Report, presented by Winemag.co.za. The winning wine was the Boplaas Gamka Red Family Reserve 2020.

 

Vera Wang is proud to announce the expansion of PARTY, her premium Italian prosecco – made for celebrating life’s moments, big and small – with the launch of PARTY Prosecco Rosé, just in time for summer!

 

Put on your cat-eye and grab a glass! We’re herding cats in wine country.

 

Females who love wine and weed should add this Rose Wine Bottle Bong to the Christmas wishlist.

 

Alcohol is the one substance that has been consumed by nearly all adults, especially men. According to the World Health Organization, over 2.3 billion people globally are current drinkers. Also, a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that in 2019, over 139 million people in the age range of 12 years and above consumed alcohol the previous months.