{gin} Conserving a classic: Wixworth Gin saves rhinos

If there are two things that lie close to my heart, it’s endangered animal conservation and…well, gin. Wixworth Gin is keeping things cool and classic by saving rhinos with every sip! Introduction Very few of you will know that The Tall Hedonist and I are actually very keen gin aficionados. We humbly boast with an…

{wine} Celebrating the craft of Krone Méthode Cap Classique

For decades, wine enthusiasts have celebrated the bubbles in a bottle. The Krone Méthode Cap Classique range have recently re-sparkled my absolute love for local MCC’s, and reminded me again that life is truly a special occasion. Introduction A glass of bubbles is such a dainty token of celebration. For me, every day is in…

{wine} The next chapter of Journey’s End wines: the “V Series”

Like a good book, I’m eagerly turning the page to lose myself in the next chapter of Journey’s End Vineyards‘ wine stories. This specific tale is one about the newly released “V Series”. Introduction I was first introduced to Journey’s End Vineyards‘ wine portfolio through a gifted set of their “Tales Series” wines, which includes…

{product} Kickstart 2020 with smoothie boosters – naturally!

I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my health and well-being, without throwing my life around completely. A great way to bolster your new year’s resolutions, is Natural Herbs & Spices‘ new range of smoothie boosters, naturally! Introduction I drink my fizzy vitamins in the morning, I aim for at least 2 liters of water…

{wine} Ben Wren Wine Co – because everybody CAN!

We’ve all seen wine-in-a-can advertised all over social media. But Ben Wren Wine is so much more than just a portable version of your favourite tipple. It’s a lifestyle, it’s a philosophy, it’s a statement – and it’s great for the environment, too! Why? Read on to find out… Introduction I was first introduced to…

{wine} Soak up the sun with FAT bastard’s Chenin Blanc 2018

Ah. The summer holidays are finally upon us! This season, you can bottle your sunshine and share the festive spirit with FAT bastard’s Chenin Blanc 2018. Introduction The chubby golden hippo gets me time and time again. He leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside! I’ll never say no when Mr. b sends me…

{wine} My favourite favourite: Groot Phesantekraal wines

Whatever the occasion, I know that when I pull a bottle of Groot Phesantekraal wine from my wine rack, something magical is about to happen. Filled with history, heritage and just a touch of whimsy, these wines will always be the tricks up my sleeve. Introduction We all have our favourites, and these days we…

{wine} Recipe books and Robertson Winery: a match made in the kitchen

I am very often inspired by wine to cook, to create, to feast. I was recently gifted with three of Robertson Winery’s best bottles, which left me reaching for my recipe books. Introduction I’m one of those people who read recipe books for fun. I can sit for endless hours, absolutely mesmerised by colours and…

{wine} The appeal of Pinot Noir: Lourensford the Dome

Every time I lift a bottle of Lourensford Estate wine from its box, my breath catches a little. Maybe it’s the exquisite artwork on the label, maybe the heavy smoothness of the glass as I cradle it in my hands. Maybe it’s just knowing that I’m holding something pretty spectacular. Introduction Growing up, Lourensford has…

{wine} My sultry summer companion: De Krans Moscato

Mos-katto. Mos-kaahtou. Mous-katoe. As I fumbled my way over the name of this unfamiliar (to me) wine style, I was at least sure of one thing. De Krans Wines seems to have bottled my anthems for summer, and they were perfectly intended for sunny holidays! Introduction I enthusiastically typed “moscato” into Google, unable to quite…