{gin} OPIHR Gin – be seduced by the spices of the Orient

With an eye for pretty things, OPIHR Oriental Spiced Gin was a pure aesthetical journey of the senses as it lay between my hands. To enhance this experience even further, it promised to lead me down the ancient Spice Route as I opened the bottle for my next adventure. Introduction Ever curious about gin, I…

{news} Are you ready for Middelvlei’s Braaibroodjie Challenge?

Although travelling seems impossible at this stage we invite you to transport your imagination to Middelvlei Wines, which is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. A small yet dynamic farm, which has been owned and run by the Momberg family since 1919. As you enter the gates leading to the farm you are…

{gin} Cruxland Gin: turning every day into an adventure

The beach, the jungle, the mountains. Cities or rivers or grasslands. Wherever your next journey might take you, let KWV Cruxland Gin frame your adventure with a glass filled with memories. Introduction It’s no secret that I have crowned myself somewhat of a gin-connoisseur over the last few years. I’ll often swap my glass of…

{eat} Patiala Brew & Q: communal feasting and sharing steaks

Patiala Brew & Q adds a touch of class and finesse to the average South African’s Saturday staple: the humble beer and braai. This is where the brew and barbeque masters come to play, and you’re invited to the feast. Introduction At my most indulgent core, I’m in love with simple food. I sometimes find…

{recipe box} Leopard’s Leap: old flames and a new vintage Chenin Blanc

With a chilled bottle of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards’ Chenin Blanc 2019 hanging out in your fridge, you’re always ready to rumba and ignite some flames with sexy, sizzling sun downers, no matter the circumstances. Introduction There’s just something synonymous about cocktails and summertime. Pretty, fruity drinks in tall glasses, coupled with a stunning sunset…

{wine} The charm of Carménère: A Rosé for South Africa

My first love will always be my vibrant country and all that it holds. So, with some help from Lozärn Wines, let’s proudly celebrate everything South Africans love! Introduction During this past Valentine’s month, we celebrated those we love and adore and cherish. We showed our appreciation and made them feel super special. On the…

{wine} Kunjani, summer! About a Chenin Blanc and a chicken

As we head into the deepest core of summer, I like my wine to change like the sun: bolder, more intense and filled with sun-ripened juiciness. I recently discovered Kunjani Wines‘ Chenin Blanc 2018, sparking joy for true South African al-fresco summer feasting. Introduction Kunjani Wines has been on my radar for the longest time,…

{news} The latest liquor shake-ups for 2020

When it comes to alcoholic beverages, consumers are spoilt for choice. Walk into any notable cocktail bar or liquor outlet and you’ll find yourself in a wonderland of distilled spirits, bottled tipples and canned crafts. Throw in a line of psychedelic shooters and exotic aperitifs and things soon get a little overwhelming. “Finding a beverage…

{eat} Food is king at Kong: a reprieve from the concrete jungle

Want to escape the concrete jungle of the city for a bit? Swing into Kong  for a tropical breather, and a lush dinner between the greenery. Introduction Situated on the bustling strip of Cape Town’s stunning De Waterkant, Kong offers an upmarket haven to those who want to break away from the grey monotony of…

{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} Middelvlei Family Day: Save the date!

Save the date for this year’s Middelvlei Family Day, Saturday, 7 March, which promises to be a fun day out for the whole family. Not only the perfect opportunity for a family outing but also to celebrate the end of the harvest season. Adding to the day’s fun and festivities are the line-up of boeresport games, guaranteed to…