{news} Sweet Victory For De Krans In 2020 Prescient Report

The Prescient Report of the Top 10 Sweet Wines & Fortifieds as convened by Winemag.co.za has been released, with De Krans Wines securing no less than three of these spots. The deserving recipients were the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 and 2017 respectively as well as the De Krans Muscat De Frontignan 2019. The wines submitted…

{eat} Kunjani Wines: because that’s where good food and wine meet

A celebration of love recently beckoned us into the open arms of the Stellenbosch winelands for a weekend of festivities. Included in those merriments, was a visit (or two!) to the home of Kunjani Wines. Introduction Pia is having a super birthday sale, extended to Sunday,  3 May! Click here for unbelievable offers! When two…

{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…

{collab} Stunning views in the Cape Winelands

While the idea of travelling seems impossible at the moment, this season of our lives will pass, too. Heading out to the winelands for carefree days of al-fresco dining and wining is one of life’s simple pleasures and we are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to wine estates and picturesque backdrops. Add these…

{gin} OPIHR Gin – be seduced by the spices of the Orient

With an eye for pretty things, OPIHR Oriental Spiced Gin was a pure aesthetical journey of the senses as it lay between my hands. To enhance this experience even further, it promised to lead me down the ancient Spice Route as I opened the bottle for my next adventure. Introduction Ever curious about gin, I…

{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…

{collab} Tips for 21 days of lockdown living

And just like that, all our childhood punishments became a grown-up reality. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to stay indoors, avoid social gatherings, keep off the roads and either work from home, or stop working indefinitely. In these uncertain times, we’ve all needed to become more intuitive, creative and connected than ever before. Three…