{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…

{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} The Wixworth guide to being a classic in the new decade

Standing out from the crowd in the third decade of the 21st century is sure to be incredibly challenging. Life as we know it is being disrupted by technology, populism, and climate change. Machine learning is rendering professionals redundant and modern cultures are defined by social media trends, fake news, and celebs who are in it…

{experience} From their own fields: a taste of Arbikie

The essence of a great spirit lies in the stories that fill each bottle. I recently heard the tale of Arbikie Highland Estate, who distills not only premium gin and vodka, but infuses their labours of love with history, heritage and a whole lot of heart. Introduction A few weeks ago, The Tall Hedonist and…

{news} Introducing Pangolin Gin: a zesty gin for a very deserving cause

Conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa has partnered with New Harbour Distillery in Cape Town to launch Pangolin Gin – a limited-edition craft gin sold in support of the organisation’s pangolin awareness, protection and conservation efforts across Africa. Master Distiller Nic Janeke – one of the most sought-after distillers in the country – has created a unique recipe…

{experience} A citrussy summer with Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit Tonic

This summer season, Fitch & Leedes is bringing the spirit of African sunsets to your gin glass with the release of their brand-new gorgeously coral-hued premium mixer, Grapefruit Tonic! Spoiler alert: it’s simply delicious, best served chilled with a generous side of Cape Town summer vibes! Introduction A few months ago, I received a “Save…

{gin} Brooklyn Gin arrives on South African shores

I could happily submerge myself into a world of gin. Even though South Africa has several handfuls of incredibly unique and quality craft gins (you can read about my favourite craft gins here),  and I always try to support local where possible, I like to peek at what else is out there in the world….

{gin} Top ten gins in my cupboard for World Gin Day!

And so our favourite day of the year has finally arrived: World Gin Day. Today, I’ll celebrate this juniper-infused tipple until the sun goes down (and long after!) – because we all know how childishly happy a pretty G&T makes me! I’ve rounded up my five most favourite South African craft gins from my cupboard…

{product} Boozy eggs for adults with Sugarbird Gin

When I love a brand, I love the living daylights out of it. Sugarbird Fynbos Gin is one of those brands I’m loving hard and completely for the longest time. But, as we all know, love is reciprocal. So in the spirit of mutual love, Sugarbird Gin has released an egg-box of adult boozy treats…just…

{event} Cape Town Gin & Tonic Festival 2019

So we all know I take gin very seriously. That is why the annual Gin & Tonic Festival is a day marked off on my social calendar that I would miss for nothing in this world. As soon as the New Year’s celebrations are done, I start fixating on this special gin-filled day. And let…