{product} KAPOW your sandwich with WOW Peanut Butters

Peanut butter is one of the things that get me up in the mornings. On hot buttered toast, in a banana smoothie, on my warm oats or simply by the spoonful, it’s just one of those things I simply can’t do without. I recently met a new peanut butter on the block and WOW! was…

{product} The Good Batch Taste Emporium

Imagine there was a magical place, filled to the rafters with the best luxury sweet treats the world could offer. Does that thought make you happy? Well then, open your eyes, stop daydreaming and listen: heaven exists. It’s called The Good Batch, and these guys and girls know just how to do indulgence right. Background…

{gin} Brooklyn Gin arrives on South African shores

I could happily submerge myself into a world of gin. Even though South Africa has several handfuls of incredibly unique and quality craft gins (you can read about my favourite craft gins here),  and I always try to support local where possible, I like to peek at what else is out there in the world….

{wine} Boxed in for all the right reasons: Ben Wren Wine

Why do we assume that quality wine comes in smooth glass bottles, adorned with cursive lettering and golden edges? And why do we continuously buy the pretty bottles, only to put it in the recycling bag? What if, and this is a real shocker, you could still get the same quality wine you crave (and…

{news} International Drink Chenin Day with Welgegund Heritage Wines

The sixth annual International #DrinkChenin Day is taking place on Saturday 15th June 2019 – a very special day to celebrate all there is to love about this popular and versatile white wine. To read my review on Welgegund Heritage wines, click here! Welgegund Heritage Wines invite you to explore the delights of their barrel-fermented,…

{news} Old Man’s Blend wines for Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 16th June 2019; the perfect day for Dad to enjoy The Old Man’s Blend wines from Groote Post: serious wines at seriously good prices! The Old Man’s Blend range came into being in 2001 at the behest of Groote Post’s ‘Old Man’, Peter Pentz, who asked the family to blend…

{eat} Putting seasonality at the reigns at Cavalli Estate

A visit to the Stellenbosch winelands always fills me with such joy. But recently, after years of Sunday afternoon drives through the vineyards and always ending up at the same places, I’ve been craving something new. Something different; something exciting. Something that will simply take my breath away. Recently, I found that on top of…

{gin} Top ten gins in my cupboard for World Gin Day!

And so our favourite day of the year has finally arrived: World Gin Day. Today, I’ll celebrate this juniper-infused tipple until the sun goes down (and long after!) – because we all know how childishly happy a pretty G&T makes me! I’ve rounded up my five most favourite South African craft gins from my cupboard…

{wine tasting} Steenberg Wine Estate

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the little place I call home, lies the centuries-old farm of Steenberg Wine Estate. Set in one of the most beautiful corners of Cape Town, Steenberg reaps the benefits of being surrounded by mountains, vineyards and the ocean. I recently visited the farm for a wine tasting…

{eat} Table-top magic at Mint Restaurant and Terrace

I’m completely obsessed with sidewalk dining. Sitting outside, having an al-fresco meal as I listen to the roll and hum of the city as people lazily stroll by has always filled me with a sense of sheer happiness. I found my newest sidewalk spot recently, very unexpectedly, in the heart of the city. Mint Restaurant…

{cider} Three cheers for Three Spades Cider!

When I lived abroad, I fully submerged myself in the sub-culture of craft cider. Cloudy or clear, sparkling or still, fruity or floral – in Europe you can find a cider for every whim and taste.  In South Africa, though, cider is synonymous with one or two commercial brands we grew up with. Can you…

{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…