{wine} A partnership for the planet: Hardy’s Nottage Hill flat wine bottles

When two international wine companies come together to commit to sustainability in the wine industry, I’m right there to cheers a glass of Hardy’s Wines to their efforts, because these wines fit my pocket, and our planet! Introduction Towards the end of last year I received a suspiciously flat, rectangular box. I didn’t remember ordering…

{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…

{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…

{news} Diemersfontein adds family-friendly deli to its fine wine experience

A new family and pet-friendly dining experience has opened at Diemersfontein, the celebrated wine and country estate in Wellington just 40kms from Cape Town’s northern suburbs. Called PROE, the deli-style offering provides visitors with the broadest choice of top-quality charcuterie, goat and cow’s milk cheeses, fresh bread, preserves and more to be enjoyed in a…

{lifestyle} Collars4Africa: crafted for canine luxury

My two pups are my world. They may not participate in my foodie indulgences, but I sure spoil them with other types of treats! Most recently, with two brand new luscious leather collars from local entrepreneur woof pack, Collars4Africa. Introduction If you know even just a little about me, you would know that my other…

{news} Celebrated Swartland farm’s products are now available online!

A proudly South African company founded almost two decades ago has been supplying its products to premier retailers including one in the US… until now! With the launch of goed – its new label – the company’s range of award-winning extra virgin olive oils and related foods have become available to purchase online and direct…

{wine} With love from Rascallion Wines – bottles with a cause

No jargon, no expansive tasting notes. Rascallion Wines is rather boldly redirecting the wine conversation to a much more important cause than terroir or temperature. Introduction Everyone that knows me, knows that I like to play with my food and wine. Yes, I try in earnest to learn how to swirl and sip and taste…