{news) Franschhoek’s La Petite Ferme appoints talented new head chef

La Petite Ferme, the renowned manor house and vineyard suites on the Franschhoek Pass and member of The Nest Collection, has appointed a talented new head chef. Odette Olivier comes with a wealth of local and international experience and is set to re-invigorate the dining experience at one of the Cape’s most scenic locations. From…

{wine} Winter warmers: butter chicken bunny chow and Skyline Wine

With the winter months drawing closer, so does my craving for rib-sticking comfort food. Add a bottle of Skyline Late Harvest Wine to a warming winter meal, and you won’t be talking about the weather anymore. Introduction Not a particular fan of categorising wine varietals into seasons, I believe that a good white is just…

{news} McCain launches its first-ever Made With McCain Masterclass series

2020 brought about a new way of living, with small gatherings and home cooking becoming the order of the day. With consumers looking for continuous recipe inspiration, McCain is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever virtual Made With McCain Masterclass series, hosted by celebrity chef J’Something, alongside a special guest. During the course…

{recipe} Pineapple upside down cake and Skyline Late Harvest

Skyline Late Harvest will be adding a bit of tropical sunshine to my summer this year. Served icy cold, as a spritzer or simply as a sundowner, Skyline is the golden lining around the cloud of 2020. Introduction Blessed with a palate that embraces most wine varietals, there is a place for every wine style…

{product review} ReadyChef: the delicious convenience of a chef at the ready

Lockdown left us with cravings for our favourite restaurants, our comfort food staples and very little inspiration in the kitchen. Not only does ReadyChef bring best-loved dishes to your dinner table, but it also supports the re-build of the hospitality industry. Introduction I used to dine out two to three times a week. Even though…

{wine} The craft of coffee and wine: Barista Wine’s Pinotage 2020

A devoted oenophile at my core, I enjoy all wines equally, for what they are. But, I do hold a special place for South Africa’s signature Pinotage in my indulgent heart. I recently sat down and had a virtual coffee with a bottle of Barista Wine Pinotage 2020, a celebration of the diversity and deep…

{wine} Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2020 calls for summer nostalgia

A bottle of Roodeberg wine is so much more than just something to sip. The Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2020 is an invitation to linger longer around the table, to create memories and to reminisce about those long gone. Introduction Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic for over 70 years, has released the 2020 vintage of…

{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…