{event} Darling Brew Master Class in Woodstock

What you might not know about me, is that I’m a very keen beer-drinker. Not the “four-pints-a-night” kinda girl, but more the “I-really-love-a-good-craft-beer” girl. Entice me with the promises of a dark stout or a moody ale; a hoppy lager or a fruity IPA, and I’m like a kid in a candy-store. That is why…

{news} Da Luca Prosecco launches 200ml mini’s!

One size doesn’t fit all and so we ‘re pleased to welcome Da Luca Minis to the Prosecco family.   Ideal for occasions where you only want one glass of bubbles, mini Da Luca Prosecco bottles can’t be beaten for convenience and quality with that same crisp, lively fizz that makes the original bottle so…

{news} Journey’s End rebrands its range of wines

Journey’s End Vineyards (situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village near Somerset West), one of South Africa’s most sustainable and experimental wineries, is revamping its range of wines to give clear differentiation between its three series – Tales, V and Precision – while maintaining a consistent theme across the family of wines….

{wine} Borne from passion, crafted in strength: Strydom Wines

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And if wine flows in your veins, then there is only one way to go – into the vines! Strydom Wines is the result of Rianie Strydom’s lifelong commitment to and passion for the local wine industry – and we got to taste two of her wines! Introduction…

{event} A night of stories with Windfall Wines at Lapo’s Kitchen

How much do you know about  the wine you drink or the chef who plated your food? Do you know where your wine comes from, or what inspires the chef? Social dining experiences are growing in popularity at the moment. I recently joined Windfall Wine and Lapo’s Kitchen for a stellar night of food, drink and…

{news} JAN comes home!

Born and raised on a farm, first South African Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen always knew he would one day return to the bush; to the campfires and the open skies of his beloved South Africa. A global partnership with the Oppenheimer family, which was born of a shared passion and vision for…

{beer} The art of L7 craft beer

I know I very often only write about wine and gin, in that order. But, believe it or not, I’m a very avid craft beer drinker! Yes, I have many hidden talents, and appreciating a good beer is one of them! Introducing L7 craft beer. What a pleasure it has been to do this review…

{event} Richland Rum launches in SA

When you play the association game with the word “rum,” these unions spring to mind for me: Captain Morgan, Bacardi, dark and moody, coconut, student days, 2-for-1 specials, Malibu, Piña Colada. Now, take all of those associations and throw it out the window with your millennial mindset and make way for Richland Rum to enter…

{eat} A true hidden gem in Constantia: Phantom at Purple Rayn

We are quick to say we’ve found “a hidden gem” when we come across an experience we’ve enjoyed and that might not be known to many people. Today I believe, fully and completely, that I’ve found the Cape’s best hidden gem. Situated like the sparkling crown jewel in the Queen’s tiara in the green belt…

{event} Like a Chef officially launches in Cape Town

Okay, let’s not even kid ourselves here. We all know I am Like a Chef‘s self-appointed ambassador! So, when the lovely Jolin Judd and her team invited me to an intimate afternoon cooking soirée, I was (all together now…) childishly excited at the opportunity to cook and chat with a bunch of the best foodies…

{eat} FYN dining at Tempelhoff’s stunning new look-out

When a dining experience leaves a seasoned food writer (like myself) wordless and gasping for adjectives to describe it’s sheer beauty, you must know they’re onto something. I was incredibly lucky to be one of only a tiny handful of guests to attend the soft opening of Peter Tempelhoff’s stunning new venture, FYN – perched…