{news} Steenberg Ruby Rosé steps out in a stylish new summer look

Happiness in your glass exuding the hues and scents of summer is the promise of Steenberg Ruby Rosé just released with a refined new look that expresses elegance and sophistication. Crafted from 100% Syrah grapes by Cellarmaster Elunda Basson, the new vibrant 2021 vintage is the chic summer wine to enjoy on all occasion. Giving prominence to the…

{news} Journey’s End Vineyards’ Tales Series: New look and Vintages

Journey’s End Vineyards have released the latest vintages of their new-look Tales Series; a range of four wines, each with eye-catching modern designs to show the inspiration behind the labels. The new releases include: Journey’s End Weather Station Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Journey’s End Haystack Chardonnay 2019 Journey’s End The Huntsman Shiraz Mourvèdre Grenache 2019 Journey’s End Pastor’s Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2019 Winemaker…

{connect} An apple a day: SA Olive EVOO apple loaf

Summer is all about celebrating the abundance of easy-eating, super nutritious fruits. I’m particularly fond of the humble red-cheeked apple. So much more than just a lunch box filler, the addition of fresh apples to my SA Olive EVOO loaf ensures wholesome snacking and oodles of taste! Introduction Constantly looking for ways to incorporate the…

{news} Kindred Spirits adds to festive cheer with new glitter gin

From the team responsible for Sugarbird® gin, brandy and rum and the lockdown-inspired set of Kindred Spirits brands comes another exciting new product just in time for Christmas – “Lean on Me” Glitter Gin. Having already bagged two Gold medals this year, at the SA Women’s Wine and Spirit Awards and at Vitis Vinifera, “Lean on Me” Gin now…

{news} Eikendal showcases terroir excellence in latest Infused by Earth wines

Eikendal Wines has released the latest vintage wines in its premier range Infused by Earth, a terroir-focused collection produced only in years of exceptional quality. Both expressions hail from 2017, a vintage widely recognised as among South Africa’s best of the modern era. This is only the second time that Eikendal has bottled wines under the Infused by Earth banner. The…

{news} Simonsig Wine Estate – Chenin Avec Chêne 2019 and Frans Malan 2017

The celebrated Stellenbosch winery that spearheaded a Pinotage revolution in 1994 by releasing South Africa’s very first Cape Blend is once again among the champions of this year’s Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition – the judges panel included among its final Top Five, the winery’s Frans Malan 2017.  Simonsig Wine Estate was also named among this…

{eat} Lunch at La Petite Ferme – plated art from start to dessert

Teetering on the threshold of the silly season, we recently lingered a bit longer at La Petite Ferme for a lunch date, taking in the views and relishing in the timelessness of Chef Odette’s new summer menu. Introduction Tucked into the foot of the Franschhoek Pass, lies a little farm. This little farm has a…

{connect} Festive fruit cake with SA Olive EVOO

As with most things in life, there’s a team pro-fruit cake and a team anti-fruit cake. When this time of the year rolls around, I want to eat fruit cake morning, noon and night! This is my best one yet – made with SA Olive extra virgin olive oil for the most indulgent version of…

{wine} Bag or bottle – Zandvliet’s Cape Blends are your Best Friends

It’s no secret that I’m a serious advocate and ambassador for great wine in a box. Some moments in life simply need less thinking and more enjoying. With their passionate wine-making philosophy of creating, enjoying and sharing,  Zandvliet Wine Estate boxed up their My Best Friend Cape Blends, and I’ll assure you it will be…