Genevieve Finds A Home For Her MCC

After more than a decade of producing small-batch Méthode Cap Classique wines without setting down roots, Melissa Nelsen’s, the doyenne behind Genevieve MCC, has found a home for her finely crafted and utterly delicious wines.


The Most Luxurious Wines In The 2019 Vinimark Portfolio

Each year Vinimark, the largest independent wine distribution company in South Africa, embark on a national roadshow, presenting the wines under its portfolio to trade and media. This year, our team cracked an invite to the Cape Town edition and decided to taste the most expensive wines on offer.


5 Astounding Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Bruichladdich Whisky

Scotch Whisky can be confusing. If you’re new to it, trying to pick a whisky is like figuring out which estranged friend to talk to at that terrifying school reunion.


Immunity-Boosting Alcoholic Cocktails To Drink When You Are Sick

When a 105-year-old great gran attributes her secret to longevity to gin and juice and science says that moderate alcohol consumption could actually help boost your immune system, who are we to argue?


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.