{wine} Excelsior’s Reserve Range: about horses, seasons and courage

The stories behind Excelsior Wine Estate‘s Reserve Range reminded me that no matter the season – a long, cold winter will always be followed by the new beginnings of spring. Introduction As we head into the new and warmer beginnings of spring, a figurative awakening starts to happen in our wintery core. We sweep our…

{news} Steenberg’s Bistro Sixteen82 returns with a feast of favourites

Constantia’s darling for relaxed bistro-style fare and tapas has come home with the re-opening of Steenberg’s popular Bistro Sixteen82. As of Wednesday, 26 August, it’s all systems go for breakfast, lunch and supper. Chomping at the bit to dish up all their cherished seasonal creations, Chef Kerry Kilpin and her team are ready to welcome…

{wine} De Blaauwe Klip 2017: a bottle that celebrates its roots

De Blaauwe Klip 2017 is a classic Bordeaux-style red blend, packaged and wrapped in the heritage and history of Blaauwklippen. Introduction I am woven of stories and tales. I live and breathe the history and heritage of everything around me, for it allows me insight into the roots of stories. In the same way, the…

{wine} Celebrating Pinot Noir day with Elgin Ridge Wines’ CRUNCH!

Not only do we celebrate International Pinot Noir Day today,  but we also raise a glass to wine sales resuming. The Elgin Ridge Wines CRUNCH! Pinot Noir 2019 is the perfect toast to what we hope will be a successful remainder of the year. Introduction I draw immense pleasure from the simplest things in life….

{wine} Once, twice with FAT bastard’s Chardonnay: 2019 vintage

The FAT bastard Chardonnay 2019 is a bright bottle of happiness in a year that otherwise started pretty dark. Introduction It’s no secret that I have written thousands of words about Chardonnay. Constantly trying to lure loved ones over to the Chardonnay side, I’ve become quite the ambassador for the varietal.  Having never spared it…

{wine} Robertson Winery’s single serve wines in a can

When a wine heavyweight like Robertson Winery decides to pack their wines into cans, it’s not just a passing craze. On the contrary – they are responding to the world’s growing need for convenience. Introduction “Wine in a can” is not a new concept, but it did sweep across our social media anew a few…