{news} Unveiling Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have unveiled their latest Spring Edition of the Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan, when life is renewed, flowers are in bud and the senses are awakened… NICOLAS…

{news} Lourensford unveils new demi-sec Cap Classique

The new Demi-sec Nectar 2018 Cap Classique, a bottle-fermented 100% Chardonnay from Lourensford Estate in Somerset West, is a tantalising sparkling wine that is the perfect balance of serious and fun. “Spring is on its way and much like the flowers about to bloom, the Nectar 2018 is a naturally beautiful wine with a colourful…

{news} Celebrate #CapClassiqueDay with your favourite Steenberg bubbles

Raise a glass of Steenberg’s finest to the start of spring and celebrate the glory of South African bubbly on #CapClassiqueDay, Tuesday, 1 September. Joining fellow producers of fine bottle fermented sparkling wine in this annual celebration of the diversity and splendour of Cap Classique wines, Steenberg gives you a reason to celebrate with an…

{news} Robertson Winery: No need to lose your sparkle during lockdown

Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic sparkling wines offer alcohol-free effervescence to keep you sparkling during #lockdown or whenever… Here’s three amazing food and bubble pairings along with their recipes for you to recreate for your loved ones.  Robertson Winery’s Range of Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Wines includes a Sweet Sparkling White, a Sweet Sparkling Pink and the new Dry…

{wine} Brunch with Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic bubbles

With most of the end-of-year celebrations behind us, it’s time to celebrate the remainders of summer responsibly, with compliments of Robertson Winery‘s Dry Non-Aloholic Sparkling White. Introduction We are all guilty of continuously overindulging over the festive season. We forget about all our good intentions and healthy fitness regimes when there’s just a whiff of…

{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….

{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…

{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} 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} Ben Wren Wine Co – because everybody CAN!

We’ve all seen wine-in-a-can advertised all over social media. But Ben Wren Wine is so much more than just a portable version of your favourite tipple. It’s a lifestyle, it’s a philosophy, it’s a statement – and it’s great for the environment, too! Why? Read on to find out… Introduction I was first introduced to…

{wine} My sultry summer companion: De Krans Moscato

Mos-katto. Mos-kaahtou. Mous-katoe. As I fumbled my way over the name of this unfamiliar (to me) wine style, I was at least sure of one thing. De Krans Wines seems to have bottled my anthems for summer, and they were perfectly intended for sunny holidays! Introduction I enthusiastically typed “moscato” into Google, unable to quite…