{news} Lozärn Wines adds new vintages to their impressive range

Lozärn Wines firmly rooted in the fertile soils of the Robertson wine valley and handcrafted on Doornbosch farm, honours a family matriarch while celebrating a red varietal likely to be well-known to travellers who have sampled the wines of Chile.  Join us in raising a glass to toast to the Smuts family who are nurturing…

{news} Lozärn Wines: For my valentine, SOUTH AFRICA!

For many Valentine’s Day symbolizes the celebration of love between two people. At Lozärn Wines – we want to extend this love to all things proudly South African and the things that South Africans love! We asked ourselves, what makes us South African? We have 11 beautiful languages to celebrate amongst our different cultures, this…

{news} Top four seductive bottles of pink bubbles for V-day!

If there’s one day in the year when you open a bottle of pink fizz, it has to be Valentine’s day. After all, nothing says romance like a glass of chilled pink bubbles. A pink bubbly is romantic for all the right reasons. It has bubbles; it’s pink; and it has soft, red fruit flavours….

{news} Jan Boland Coetzee honoured for remarkable role in SA wine industry

South African wine-making legend Jan Boland Coetzee, one of the most famous names in the country’s wine industry, has been awarded with the 1659 Medal of Honour at the annual Wine Harvest Commemorative Event held at Groot Constantia Estate. This event, a highlight in the Cape’s wine community, is held each year to commemorate the…

{eat} For the love of food and wine: an afternoon at Allée Bleue

There’s no better way to celebrate the month of love than a wine tasting and picnic lunch on an iconic Franschhoek wine estate. Let Allée Bleue suitably seduce you this February with their their treats for two! Introduction Having recently spent a leisurely Sunday in Franschhoek (read my blog on our brunch at Haute Cabrière…

{news} Woo with Wixworth: a classic recipe for V-day celebrations

Wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day? This is the question on the minds of many when the month of love approaches. Go with the trusted candle-lit dinner? Do something adventurous this time? No need to mull over it too much. These handy suggestions will help take the chore out of organising something special for…

{eat} Functional art and world-class fare at Haute Cabrière

How can a day be anything but simply splendid if it starts with breakfast at Haute Cabrière? Served with generous sides of stunning views, lashings of hospitality, and flutes of beautiful bubbles, I couldn’t help but tuck right in. Introduction Having undergone extensive renovations recently, I was delighted when The Tall Hedonist and I were…

{news} The genius Gibson’s team sets a Guinness World Record!

Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs at the V&A Waterfront have been announced as the Guinness World Records official title holder for ‘Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available’. With 207 decadently divine Shakes on offer, Gibson’s no doubt have a Shake to satisfy everyone’s taste buds – a Milkshake Paradise indeed! To read my review on…

{gin} Conserving a classic: Wixworth Gin saves rhinos

If there are two things that lie close to my heart, it’s endangered animal conservation and…well, gin. Wixworth Gin is keeping things cool and classic by saving rhinos with every sip! Introduction Very few of you will know that The Tall Hedonist and I are actually very keen gin aficionados. We humbly boast with an…

{news} Catching up with Chef Kirstie: the heart of Louisvale Wines

Kirstie du Toit, Executive Chef at Louisvale Wines in Stellensbosch, says her love for cooking started when she was a small girl. Born in Mossel Bay, she spent most of her time with her Ouma baking rusks, pasties, cakes and biscuits in her bakery, which was an old barn. “Cooking runs in my family and…

{wine} Celebrating the craft of Krone Méthode Cap Classique

For decades, wine enthusiasts have celebrated the bubbles in a bottle. The Krone Méthode Cap Classique range have recently re-sparkled my absolute love for local MCC’s, and reminded me again that life is truly a special occasion. Introduction A glass of bubbles is such a dainty token of celebration. For me, every day is in…

{wine} The next chapter of Journey’s End wines: the “V Series”

Like a good book, I’m eagerly turning the page to lose myself in the next chapter of Journey’s End Vineyards‘ wine stories. This specific tale is one about the newly released “V Series”. Introduction I was first introduced to Journey’s End Vineyards‘ wine portfolio through a gifted set of their “Tales Series” wines, which includes…