{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…

{wine} Self-care with Robertson’s Pink Sparkling Brut Rosé

These days there is (thank goodness) a massive movement towards #selfcare and #selflove. This doesn’t always mean large, elaborate or expensive treatments or indulgences, but rather doing small things daily that soothe your soul. My latest #selfcare regime includes Robertson Winery’s latest bubbling edition to their range, a Sparkling Brut Rosé Wine. Because a “girl’s…

{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…

{news} Chateau Del Rei debuts at Cheese Festival 19

Discover new Chateau Del Rei sparkling wine in a can and turn the 18th annual South African Cheese Festival at Sandringham Estate near Stellenbosch into an instant celebration over the weekend of 26 – 28 April 2019.  Fruity, vibrant and delicately sweet, Chateau Del Rei is a truly indulgent combination with soft cheeses such as Brie,…

{product} Boozy eggs for adults with Sugarbird Gin

When I love a brand, I love the living daylights out of it. Sugarbird Fynbos Gin is one of those brands I’m loving hard and completely for the longest time. But, as we all know, love is reciprocal. So in the spirit of mutual love, Sugarbird Gin has released an egg-box of adult boozy treats…just…

{wine} Groote Post’s Seasalter: summer in a bottle

In the same way red wine, fluffy fleece blankets and hearty minestrone soup nostalgically remind me of cold winter’s days, so does the smell of sunscreen, the salty sea breeze and the taste of an ice-cold glass of white wine remind me of endless summer’s days. Now you can have sunshine and summer all year…

{news} Spoil your beloved on V-Day: Bollinger Rosé Champagne

Fresh as a Rose, Balanced as a Bollinger, a True Alchemy! The Bollinger Rosé is a blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. This is a highly polished Champagne, an aromatic, perfectly balanced Rosé of great complexity and sophistication. The Bollinger…

{experience} Pesto & play at Neil Ellis

Chocolate and wine, cupcakes and wine, cheese and wine, nougat and wine, biltong and wine, even pizza and wine. We’ve heard it all and tasted it all. So…to blow it all out of the water, this past summer Neil Ellis Wines introduced a brand new kid to the food and wine pairing block: pesto and…

{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…

{product} Liquid Smoke – the ultimate food infusion

I fondly remember, as a little girl, sitting with my dad around his Cadac smoker cooker whilst he smoked fresh fish and meat, carefully adding handfuls of fragrant wood chips to the box. It would take most of the day to slowly infuse the fish with the smokey aromas of oak, and when you opened…

{wine} Hippo, hippo hooray for FAT bastard Rosé!

Sometimes life is simply too hard to make difficult decisions. One of the most frequent adulting decisions I have to make, goes something like this: do I feel like red wine or white wine tonight? This may seem like a simple decision (because one could argue it depends on what you’re serving for dinner) but…