{wine} Draw inspiration from Flagstone Wines’ Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018

Flagstone Wines simply lets the creativity flow and awakens the wordsmiths within us with their Writer’s Block Pinotage 2018. Introduction As with any of Flagstone’s wines, I was endlessly fascinated by the ink-splattered label, and beautifully apt named bottle. The wordplay intrigued me, as it was clever and innovative. That, and I adore an aromatic…

{news} Are you ready to bid for your bespoke Franschhoek culinary experience?

An idea created by passionate individuals and chefs in an effort to support struggling restaurants as well as the Isabelo Charity, Franschhoek Culinaire is a group of chefs who are bringing dining and wining to your door. A fun concept, which involves simply bidding on your favourite chef combination and be entertained, at a venue of your…

{wine} Flagstone Treaty Tree Wines: bottles tangled in stories

Over the years, I’ve slowly been working my way through Flagstone Wines‘ expansive range of wines. And yet, every time I pick a new one up, I’m in awe of not only what’s inside the bottle. Also – of the story wrapped around it. Introduction Flagstone Wines has been one of my favourite labels for…

{news} Chenin Blanc: from workhorse to glamour grape

With #DrinkChenin day around the corner, on 20 June, the winemaking team at Nederburg in Paarl has shared some useful information about this supremely versatile grape, South Africa’s most planted wine grape variety. Here are some interesting facts: Chenin blanc has been the most popular choice of grape for South African brandy producers for much…

{news} Celebrate #Drink Chenin Day with Welgegund Wines

The seventh annual International #DrinkChenin Day is taking place on Saturday 20th June 2020 – a very special day to celebrate all there is to love about this popular and versatile white wine. Welgegund Heritage Wines invite you to explore the delights of their barrel-fermented, beautifully rounded Welgegund Heritage Wines Chenin Blanc 2017 produced from…

{news} Introducing Robertson Winery single serve

Robertson Winery launched their Single Serve 200ml wines in a can just before #Lockdown, becoming the first established wine brand in South Africa to produce wine in a can, and also the very first to release a 200ml can that offers the perfect one-glass serving. The perfect serve. The perfect glass of wine every time,…

{Giveaway} Restocking Your Cellar With Middelvlei’s Rooster Range

With the news from the Presidency that wine sales were allowed to resume from 1 June, this was great news for most of us whose supplies were looking a bit sad. Wines wanting pride of place in your collection is none other than Middelvlei’s Rooster range. Perfect for everyday enjoyment in a convenient screw cap…

{non-alco gin} Drinking consciously with John Ross

Non-alcoholic beverages have never really tickled my fancy before the national lock-down.  John Ross Virgin Distilled Botanicals have opened my mind (and palate) to a much needed addition to our social lives. Introduction The interest in and the move towards non-alcoholic beverages have become a pertinent part of how we choose to socialise recently. The…

{news} Celebrating International Chardonnay Day with Elgin Ridge’s 282

Whilst our normal is not entirely ‘normal’ let’s embrace the change with a glass of Chardonnay on Thursday, 21 May as we toast International Chardonnay Day. Although wine supplies are looking a bit sad at the moment we invite you to dream of Elgin Ridge Wines’ 282 Chardonnay (the name given to indicate the height above sea…