Wine Estates with Oyster and Wine Pairings

Many South African wineries have elevated their tasting experiences by developing unique, multi-course wine and food pairings.


A Beer Lover’s Guide To The Best Beer Bars And Breweries In Cape Town

Cape Town is a city renowned for great bars. In fact, it dates all the way to Perseverance Tavern in Buitenkant Street.


Drinks Prisoners Ordered on Death Row

Alcohol or tobacco are usually denied when it comes to the meal request of the condemned prisoner on death row, but back in the day, the law was different. Some inmates were fortunate enough to receive a “little glass of rum”, while others had to settle for a glass of water.

Here’s a round-up of the last rounds on death row.


The Most Insane Swim-up Pool Bars From Around The World

You have bars and then you have swim-up bars. What is a swim-up bar, you might ask? Well, it’s basically a bar placed in the middle of the pool that requires patrons to swim to access it. The best part is – that most of the times, the bar stools are submerged in water so you get to enjoy your drink and bar snacks while literally sitting in water.


The Best Rosé Wines To Drink With Comfort Food

Sweater weather might be in full swing but that doesn’t mean you need to stop sipping on your glass of rosé. Most people find this dry blush more refreshing than a glass of red, but it’s not too far off from a white.


The Most Expensive Restaurant Tasting Menus In Cape Town

When you are looking to celebrate a special occasion, few things are more festive than a meal that’s a little more expensive than usual. Whether it’s a high-end chain steakhouse or that cute Italian place a few blocks away, there’s no shortage of fancy restaurants in Cape Town that will be more than happy to supply you with a festive evening of upscale food and good wine in exchange for a hundred bucks or so per person. It is, however, important to remember that there’s expensive, and then there’s super expensive.


Radisson Blu Waterfront Introduces Bisquit Cognac Pairing Menu

Cognac’s versatility makes it a great tipple to pair with a variety of sweet and savoury foods. Case in point: a special dinner menu created for Radisson Blu Waterfront guests at the Tobago’s Bar and Restaurant by chef Grant Bergins and barman AJ Snetler, to go with a flight of fine Bisquit cognacs.


Warm Up With A Robust Cabernet From Haut Espoir

We all love those chilly days, cosying up in front of an oversized fireplace with a glass of red. If you are looking for the perfect companion, we suggest our wine of the month – a robust red from Haut Espoir in Franschhoek.


Exploring The Main Roads and Back Routes of Wellington

On a recent trip to Paarl, I veered off the path most-travelled and ventured to one of South Africa’s lesser-known wine regions. Characterised by its off-the-beaten-path locations, cultural and culinary offerings, and a refreshing lack of bling, the Wellington wine route offers a novel perspective on the winelands of South Africa.


The Only Place To Enjoy A Traditional Braai In The Cape Winelands

There is no denying that a braai sits at the heart of South African culture. It’s a must for any visitor. Of course, no braai is complete without a selection of fine local wines and a braaibroodjie.

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