{wine} Stellenbosch Hills celebrates 75 years with four wondrous whites

I love any reason to celebrate; in fact, I try to do it every day! Something worth shouting hip-hip-hooray about, is the release of four new wondrous whites by Stellenbosch Hills to recognise 75 years of hard work, excellence and quality. Introduction I do a little internal happy dance every time I get to experience…

{wine} Wine wanderlust with Perdeberg Wines’ Vineyard Collection

For me, wine is a seasonal indulgence. My tastes and moods change as the leaves on the trees. With Perdeberg Wines‘ The Vineyard Collection, I can’t help but feel a spring in my step as we wait for warmer days! Introduction I’m not a staunch “red for winter, white for summer” believer, but there’s a…

{recipe} Gorgeously green fritters with New Life Microgreens

All your favourite foods taste better in fritter form. This gorgeously green fritter recipe is sneakily stuffed with greens, so that picky fingers and fussy faces can’t find them! Introduction Fritters are so versatile; any leftovers can be given a second life in fritter-form. I love these green fritters because they are smushed full with…

{wine} Sipping pretty with De Krans Wines’ Pinotage Rosé 2020

Rosé might be my favourite wine type. Delicate, romantic and softly floral, it makes me long for summer days and sunset laughs. I felt a strong affinity to De Krans Wines‘ Pinotage Rosé 2020, as it wrapped my heart in red fruits and candy. Introduction Like with Chardonnay, most people have strong polar feelings about…

{news} Clifton Gin: a world-class gin that launched with two gold medals

Born of the sea, Clifton Gin is an iconic new addition to the luxury spirits sector. The vision for this ocean-inspired signature set of gins, founded by South African born Silvana Bottega, was the sheer refreshing burst of the Atlantic Ocean and the soft golden sand of the Cape’s most exclusive beach, Clifton.  Established in…

{lifestyle} Collars4Africa: crafted for canine luxury

My two pups are my world. They may not participate in my foodie indulgences, but I sure spoil them with other types of treats! Most recently, with two brand new luscious leather collars from local entrepreneur woof pack, Collars4Africa. Introduction If you know even just a little about me, you would know that my other…

{news} Franschhoek’s mystery weekends are guaranteed food for the soul

Suffering from lockdown blues and chomping at the bit to explore your ‘neighbourhood’? Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends – an all-inclusive winelands weekend getaway – is guaranteed to curb any lockdown cabin fever. Now that leisure travel has resumed this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence, with…

{product} The rise of Cape Cola – creating conscious beverages

With most of our attention turned to craft spirits, we often overlook the other half of the equation – a good quality mixer. Not only does Cape Cola offer artisanal mixers for your drink, but also great tasting beverages for the ultimate conscious quench.   Introduction A few months ago, I was chatting to the Leonista…

{news} Taste culinary magic at Nederburg’s The Manor during Restaurant Week XXL

Ready for an XXL experience? The talented culinary team at Nederburg’s The Manor will be serving up a mouth-watering two- and three-course menu as part of Restaurant Week South Africa XXL, scheduled to run from 1 October to 1 November 2020. The three-course menu, including a glass of wine per course, is offered at R350 per person, while the two-course,…

{travel} A day in Franschhoek: from pairings to picnics

Taking precious time to rediscover everything our province has to offer after the confines of #lockdown, I headed to Franschhoek for the day to wine and dine my soul in serenity. Introduction Since the upliftment of the travel ban as part of the COVID-19 regulations, I’ve been feeling (and acting!) like a proper tourist in…

{news} Celebrated Swartland farm’s products are now available online!

A proudly South African company founded almost two decades ago has been supplying its products to premier retailers including one in the US… until now! With the launch of goed – its new label – the company’s range of award-winning extra virgin olive oils and related foods have become available to purchase online and direct…