{wine} Certainly no buzzkill – Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink

There’s something very special about celebrating an occasion with a bottle of bubbles. Make your every day indulgence guilt-free this festive season with Robertson Winery‘s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink. Introduction At the start of November, I quietly celebrated a lock-down version of my birthday. Choosing the tranquil reprieve of McGregor, I only invited along a…

{news} Nederburg’s #BlackFriday deals!

Stock up this festive season with Nederburg’s awesome #BlackFriday Week specials! Running from 20 to 29 November, this year’s special deals include some of the Paarl winery’s crème de la crème wines, offered at unbeatable prices, with free nationwide delivery applicable to all orders.    Some awesome deals Nederburg’s ‘Best of 2015’ deal features some top wines from the 2015 vintage, considered by…

{wine} Back to the classics with Roodeberg’s Classic Red 2019

When in doubt, always pull the bottle of Roodeberg from your wine rack. Timelessly classic and a sure-fire conversation starter, reserve a seat for Roodeberg at your festive table this summer. Introduction It’s no secret that I always have a handful of Roodeberg wines in my racks. It’s also no secret that I’m a classic…

{wine} About cake and wine: Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019

For my birthday this year, I chose the solitude and unspoilt beauty of tiny-town, McGregor. That,  a birthday cake and an icy bottle of Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Introduction Most of us had lock-down birthdays. I was just lucky to have one during level 1, when we were allowed to travel outside our newly…

{news} #KnowWhatYouEat on World Fisheries Day – Saturday, 21 Nov

Impassioned champion of ethically sourced and traceable fish, Steenberg Executive Chef Kerry Kilpin encourages her guests to #KnowWhatYouEat every day of the week, especially on World Fisheries Day this Saturday, 21 November. As the first chef to partner with ABALOBI over two years ago, Chef Kerry is fully committed to this non-profit, small-scale fisher initiative…

{spirits} Copeland Spirits – capturing the heart of Cape Town summers

When I’m not pouring myself over a good bottle of wine, you’ll find me kicking back at sunset with a craft spirit in hand, slowly swirling against a pink-tinged sky. Recently, I’ve been savouring the company of Copeland Spirits‘ Tiki Gin and Cape Rum. Introduction As much as I love that rich, fruitful first sip…

{news} Delheim strikes Platter five-star hat trick

On the eve of its re-opening on 12 November, the iconic Delheim estate has seen three of its wines awarded five-star status in the 2021 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide, arguably the country’s most widely referenced wine authority. Platter’s South African Wine Guide Awards Enviable five-star ratings were awarded to the Grand Reserve…

{experience} Wine and canapé wanderlust at Perdeberg Wines

At the foot of the Paardeberg mountain lies a place that begs to be explored through taste and smell. With an impressive collection of superb wines, Perdeberg Wines should be the next stop on your adventure. Introduction There’s few activities in this life I enjoy as much as I do a leisurely wine tasting. Even…

{news} Diemersfontein adds family-friendly deli to its fine wine experience

A new family and pet-friendly dining experience has opened at Diemersfontein, the celebrated wine and country estate in Wellington just 40kms from Cape Town’s northern suburbs. Called PROE, the deli-style offering provides visitors with the broadest choice of top-quality charcuterie, goat and cow’s milk cheeses, fresh bread, preserves and more to be enjoyed in a…