{eat} Retreat into elegance at Incognito

We all need to hide away from the humdrum of the world every now and again. Recently I’ve found my new retreat, camouflaged into the green belt of the Constantia Valley. This place of rejuvenation is aptly called Incognito. Background Part of the prestigious The Kove Collection, Incognito is a recently renovated space tucked at…

{experience} The Great White – Cape Town rum with a bite!

With murmurs of a rum-revolution tickling my ears for the last year or so,  I was delighted to have a look-see at how our Capetownian crafters are interpreting this stigmatised drink.  I recently visited Cape of Storms Distilling Company and let’s just say this – I’ve befriended a Great White that I’ll welcome with open…

{news} It’s Summer in Italy: Da Luca Prosecco

Winter has arrived but that doesn’t mean celebrations cease. Birthdays, weddings, events and weekends are perennial occasions and Prosecco is a synonym for a celebration of any kind, even the more subtle ones. Prosecco’s unpretentious elegance lends it to easy drinking, where life’s myriad of wonderful moments can be met with fine bubbles and commemorated…

{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…

{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…

{news} Celebrate V-Day with Krone Rosé Cu Vée Brut 17

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the magic of Krone Vintage Rosé Cap Classique created on the 300-year-old farm Twee Jonge Gezellen in the Tulbagh Valley. KRONE VINTAGE ROSÉ CUVÉE BRUT 2017 Blend: 85% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay Tasting Notes: A tribute to Pinot Noir, the Krone Rosé Cuvée Brut is a paradox of rich, berry fruit…

{news} Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have a fine selection of limited edition exquisitely showcased Champagnes for the festive season. NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT – IN BRAND NEW PACKAGING This Champagne is a blend of 20% Chardonnay for elegance and finesse,…

{news} Bollinger Champagne, fabulous for the festive season!

One of the world’s most revered Champagne Houses, Bollinger has consistently created outstanding Champagne with character,distinguished by elegance and complexity since 1829. BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVÉE NV There is a lot that’s ‘Special’ about Bollinger’s Special Cuvée, an icon among non-vintage Champagnes. The signature bottling of the House of Bollinger, it is a blend of 60%…