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Kate Hudson`s Winery Goes Virtual

It’s a familiar story: Child of vintner launches her own wine label.


Jolly Good Sparkling Wines to try over the Festive Season

Finding the perfect bubbly for the silly season is not an easy task.


Resveratrol in red wine could help cut alcohol-related cancer risk

With the festive season upon us, many people will indulge in more alcohol than usual. The health risks of binge drinking (and embarrassing Christmas party behavior)


Let’s Talk About Tipping

Orphanage is definitely the best cocktail bar in Cape Town. But on one of my recent visits I got a shock when I realised that they have started adding 10% to bar tabs over R200. I was quite outraged and immediately sent this tweet

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Nederburg Ingenuity White Paired With Roasted Harissa Prawns

Thuli Gogela, of Mzanzi Style Cuisine, says it’s the togetherness that food brings, that inspires her to cook for family and friends.  She’s crazy about mushrooms, which is why you’ll find them in this dish. “I try to use them whenever!”


26 days to 2015

…come tap your feet and curl your toes for all those tasty tastes … sushi, biltong, perlemoen, pancakes, gelato and much more to go with a chilled glass of bubbles, Bloos or any number of Sauvi

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24 days to 2015

…they are flying in, from all over the world. The ladies are flocking to Hermanuspietersfontein, the village by the sea, to share their summer holiday with the one and only. Skapie? Uh uh … Kle


23 days to 2015

Relive music of the 50’s and 60’s with Tributes and The Shadows’ live show! Pack a picnic basket or come dine out on Sanmarie’s gourmet burgers. For a real trip down memory lane bring the w


27 days to 2015

Can't take my eyes off of you… Humble and down to earth the Barefoot Girl from Sondagskloof is the perfect summer lunch and dinner companion. Freshly shucked oysters, summer salads, fish dishes o


Cape entering new viticultural era

The Cape is embarking on an era of great viticultural exploration. Following decades of sanctions, stifling regulations and export demand largely based on the so-called international varieties in more


25 days to 2015 more working for a week or two… going to Hermanus where the sea is blue, to make your dreams come true and the kids can do all the things they wanted to… Skapie’s going nowhere, so pl


#FestiveFeasting 2: White Christmas in Africa

In South Africa we celebrate a Summer Christmas and although the traditional Northern hemisphere images of snow covered trees and log fires are also found on Christmas cards here, we do not celebrate


Bertus goes to Spice Route..

We are so excited to hear from Spice Route that they are getting ready to welcome the latest addition to the Spice Route Destination family of highly skilled artisanal producers, renowned celebrity ch


The wines we drink: Keermont Single Vineyard Series

Yesterday saw the release of the first Single Vineyard wines made by Keermont.  Their white blend, the Keermont Terrasse, is a firm favourite but until yesterday we have never visited the farm, situa


Thelema Rabelais 2010

The flagship red blend from Stellenbosch property Thelema called Rabelais came about in the aftermath of Gyles Webb’s resignation from the Cape Winemakers Guild – he’d already put together a win


Pork loin with fennel seed oil & citrus – Vickie de Beer

Vickie de Beer is a very talented food writer, creator of recipes and works in Stellenbosch with Charles Russell a superb food photographer. Serves 6-8 The seeds are a gorgeous aromatic that lifts roa


Boland Cellar Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 – 05.12.14

Boland Cellar has had a good year, crowned by winning the General Smuts Trophy at the South African Young Wine Show. The trophy that has been in existence since 1952 was awarded for the first time thi


Keermont Single Vineyard Series Release


Roasted harissa prawns with tomatoes, baby marrows and mushrooms, paired with Nederburg Ingenuity White – Thuli Gogela

I am a huge fan of Thuli Gogela, of Mzanzi Style Cuisine, food scientist food developer and food writer. She says it’s the togetherness that food brings, that inspires her to cook for family and


Boschkloof: Bridging the Old and the New

When tasting wine I always find it easier to box or label certain wines to fit into the boundaries I have created. Is the wine modern or traditional? Manipulated or rustic? Old world or New Worl


Le Bonheur stel eerste wyne deur nuwe wynmaker bekend

Die Stellenbosse wynlandgoed, Le Bonheur, het die eerste wyne deur sy nuwe wynmaker, Lauren Behrens, bekend gestel. Sy is in Oktober 2013 aangestel.  lees meer




Barista Chardonnay 2013

The maiden 2009 coffee-style Barista Pinotage was developed by Bertus Fourie, known as ‘Starbucks’, due to his success in pioneering and refining the popular coffee-style Pinotage wines in South A


The bitter truth about your coffee mug

The secret to delicious coffee has been discovered - and it has nothing to do with the beans or the frothiness of milk.


Beer Labels: Volume 2

In keeping with the holiday season, we’ve searched high and low for the coolest Christmas beer labels . . . albeit some are a bit irreverent. This kind of creativity and reckless disregard for