{wine} Flagstone Wines’ Word of Mouth Viognier 2018 – have you heard?

Once again, as with all their other wines, Flagstone Wines added their magic touch in the cellar and released an alluringly delicious interpretation of Viognier, a delicate varietal with a history to match. Have you heard? It’s called Word of Mouth Viognier 2018. Introduction Sometimes I feel as if every bottle of wine and every…

{news} Welgegund Heritage Wines reflect on a good year

Welgegund Heritage Wines, nestled at the foot of the magnificent Hawequa mountains in Wellington, are reflecting on a good year which saw their wines honoured with impressive ratings in both Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report as well as Platter’s 2020 Wine Guide. Welgegund, meaning “well-bestowed”, is undoubtedly graced with abundant blessings. A hidden…

{news} Steenberg pairs 10 top movies on Netflix with wine

Streaming has become the go-to pastime during the lockdown to contain the spread of the Coronavirus. To help you browse your way through the never ending lists on your search of ‘what to watch’, Steenberg Vineyards have come up with 10 Netflix movie and wine pairing suggestions to enhance your couch watching experience: To read…

{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…

{product} Bee gone, cling wrap! A story wrapped in beeswax

Keen to contribute towards saving our planet, but not sure how to get involved?  Bee Blessed beeswax wraps have revolutionised my kitchen, and joins the quest to ban single-use plastics from our homes. Introduction I love trying out new food products and kitchen gadgets. Especially if they are environmentally friendly or somehow curb the spread…

{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…

{news} Feast on food and wine pairing dinners at Taj Cape Town

Taj Cape Town, known for its prime location in the epicentre of Cape Town, is also renowned for creating sophisticated culinary experiences for both overnight guests and visitors alike. From March until October 2020, guests can indulge in unique food and wine pairing dinners that are held in the recently renovated Mint Restaurant and Terrace, which spills…