{wine} PROE – the perfect way to experience Diemersfontein Wines

Little morsels and bite-sized treats. That is my favourite way of eating. Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate has embraced and renewed the deli-concept wholeheartedly with the recent opening of PROE, an indulgent smorgasbord of local produce. Introduction I tire easily from eating a lot of the same thing. I crave texture, variety, different flavours and…

{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…

{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} Picnic with Piekenierskloof’s Six Hats De-Alcoholised wines

Contrary to popular belief, I simply love the taste of wine, with or without the alcohol. With a seductive duo of Piekenierskloof Wines‘ Six Hats de-alcoholised wines chilling in my fridge this summer, I can delight in ample glasses without the worry, but with all the flavour. Introduction I used to be a serious sceptic…

{wine} De Krans’ Moscato: a festive tribute to the muscadel grape

As the mornings draw lighter, so does my taste for wine. With just a little bit of a sparkle, De Krans Wines‘ range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Premium Moscato Perlé wines make for a great, refreshing summer sipper, especially when paired with great company. This year has been a tough one, and I’ll be taking…

{wine} Certainly no buzzkill – Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink

There’s something very special about celebrating an occasion with a bottle of bubbles. Make your every day indulgence guilt-free this festive season with Robertson Winery‘s non-alcoholic dry sparkling pink. Introduction At the start of November, I quietly celebrated a lock-down version of my birthday. Choosing the tranquil reprieve of McGregor, I only invited along a…

{news} Nederburg’s #BlackFriday deals!

Stock up this festive season with Nederburg’s awesome #BlackFriday Week specials! Running from 20 to 29 November, this year’s special deals include some of the Paarl winery’s crème de la crème wines, offered at unbeatable prices, with free nationwide delivery applicable to all orders.    Some awesome deals Nederburg’s ‘Best of 2015’ deal features some top wines from the 2015 vintage, considered by…

{wine} Back to the classics with Roodeberg’s Classic Red 2019

When in doubt, always pull the bottle of Roodeberg from your wine rack. Timelessly classic and a sure-fire conversation starter, reserve a seat for Roodeberg at your festive table this summer. Introduction It’s no secret that I always have a handful of Roodeberg wines in my racks. It’s also no secret that I’m a classic…

{wine} About cake and wine: Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019

For my birthday this year, I chose the solitude and unspoilt beauty of tiny-town, McGregor. That,  a birthday cake and an icy bottle of Garden Route Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Introduction Most of us had lock-down birthdays. I was just lucky to have one during level 1, when we were allowed to travel outside our newly…