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The Pink Flamingo Might be the Best Ice Cream Cocktail EVER!

Boozy ice cream? Yes please! Our twist on the Pink Squirrel, the Pink Flamingo, gets that same pale pink hue as the Wisconsin-born cocktail, but without the fancy ingredients (what the heck is crème de noyaux, anyway?) and it is so, so good you’ll be happy to eat kale all week just to save up for this sweet treat. Then again… if you sip the Pink Flamingo while standing on one foot, the calories don’t count.

 

Top 10 expensive sips at the 2015 Vinimark tasting

Vinimark, the largest independent wine specialist company in South Africa, celebrated their 30th anniversary on Wednesday at the CTICC in Cape Town.

 

Women take to whisky as drink of choice

Whisky – once the preserve of old men and even older gentlemen’s clubs – is finding fresh popularity among women fed up with being patronised with colourful cocktails and pre-mixed drinks in pretty bottles.

 

Sustainable Fish Recipe for #FrugalFridayFeast

A lifestyle filled with #FrugalFridayFeasts. Every week the Ultra Value Wine Challenge team brings you an irresistible meal for two, which includes wine, all for under R200! In the words of Oprah: everyone gets a feast!

 

Winters Drift Pinot Noir sticks its head out above the crowd

This wine delivers everything you expect from a young Pinot Noir, including an abundance of red cherries, varietal spice, truffles, forest floor notes and subtle oaking from 11 months in first and second-fill French oak.

 

3 Course Winter Special Set Menu at Solms-Delta

Our ever-popular winter menu – which is an additional option to our existing A’ la Carte menu offering – will be available to enjoy until 31 August. 

 
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Reaching for the Silver Stars with Du Toitskloof Wines

Du Toitskloof Wines from Rawsonville has expanded its commitment to Afrikaans art and culture by becoming the official wine sponsor of the kykNET Silwerskerm Festival, which will be held for the fourth time this year in Cape Town from 26 to 29 August.

 

Celebrating Women’s Day at Solms-Delta

Have you made a booking to treat that special lady in your life for Women’s Day this Sunday (August 9th)? Why not join us for a special 3 course set menu for only R160 per person which includes

 
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August 2015 — News Alert

August is a beautiful time of year at Solms-Delta.. the days are becoming longer and warmer and we are slowly sneaking into silly season. It is also the month for celebrating women and special treats

 

Gemeenskap Offer — Cellar Door Savings

This month Gemeenskap members can enjoy great savings on our lifestyle wines (Chenin, Shiraz or Rosé) with our buy 5 and get 1 free special (no mixed cases). Save a minimum of R55 per case! Sign

 

News Alert — August 2015

August is a beautiful time of year at Solms-Delta.. the days are becoming longer and warmer and we are slowly sneaking into silly season. It is also the month for celebrating women and special treats

 

BEST VALUE SA BORDEAUX BLEND

Haskell Vineyards is proud to announce that the Dombeya Fenix 2010 has been judged in the Top 10 Bordeaux Blends in South Africa at the Riscura Red Hot/Wine Magazine Bordeaux Blend Challenge for 2015.

 

Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2013

New releases from too-cool-for-school Mount Abora, tasting notes and scores as follows: Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin Blanc 2013 Wine Cellar price: R105 From vineyards approximately 40 years in age. Sp

 

Exit Cecil stage left, hello Analjit

Was the Forbes magazine photographer taking the piss when he asked Analjit Singh to pose against a Franschhoek mountain backdrop with his turban, nearly coiled like an Indian snake charmer, fitting sn

 

An audience with Martell Cognac

To many South African brandy drinkers, Martell is a well known household name. 5 star and VO blended brandy come to immediate mind. But what most don’t know is that the house of Martell is ac

 

Coup d’Etat Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Winemaker Pieter de Waal of Hermit on the Hill and Mount Abora wears the fact that Coup d’Etat 2014 was rejected by the Wine and Spirit Board for “turbidity and oxidation” as a badg

 

Survivor Chenin Blanc 2015

Worcester winery Overhex Wines International crushes 10 500 tons a year and is one of South Africa’s top 10 exporters. The new range of proudly Swartland wines called Survivor is, to quote MD G

 

MR de Compostella — #1 at the Riscura Red Hot Wine Awards

The proof of the pudding, they say, is in the eating. In wine, of course, it’s in the tasting. 85 of SA’s top Bordeaux blends were tasted blind at this year’s Riscura Red Hot Wine

 

Restaurant review: Myoga

Overall, the food at Myoga is perfectly yummy, few would argue with that. It’s just that, when you’re having a five-course tasting menu prepared by Chef Mike Bassett, you want to be blow