{news} Introducing Pangolin Gin: a zesty gin for a very deserving cause

Conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa has partnered with New Harbour Distillery in Cape Town to launch Pangolin Gin – a limited-edition craft gin sold in support of the organisation’s pangolin awareness, protection and conservation efforts across Africa. Master Distiller Nic Janeke – one of the most sought-after distillers in the country – has created a unique recipe…

{wine} A new dawn breaks with Skyline Late Harvest

December holidays is synonymous with sunsets, sunshine, sand and sea. This year I’ve found my perfect holiday companion for all my summer expeditions: Skyline Late Harvest – a new dawn has broken. Introduction Like our favourite pair of flip-flops, we all have summer staples. Things that make our hot summer holidays even more festive. We…

{news} Welgegund honoured in Tim Atkin’s 2019 SA Special Report

Welgegund Heritage Wines has broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report with two 2017 special releases from low-yielding dryland bush vines: Welgegund Heritage Wines Grenache Noir and Cinsault with 93 and 91 points respectively. Tim Atkin, a British Master of Wine and accomplished wine commentator with over 30 years’…

{experience} Releasing the Kraken on South African shores

Dark, mysterious and full of spice, the rise of craft rum is on the horizon. I was recently swept out to sea with the launch of Kraken Rum in South Africa, that time that The Jagger Lounge was transformed into the Kraken’s ink den of indulgence… Introduction A few weeks ago, I got a seductively…

{wine} Through rosé-tinted glasses: Weltevrede’s Turkish Delight

Sometimes wine is taken way too seriously. Between the undertones and aromas and mid-palate experiences, we lose the sheer joy of sharing a bottle of good wine with a loved one. This summer, Weltevrede is ditching the drama, and presents the world through rosé-tinted glasses with their Turkish Delight. Introduction We all know how I…

{eat} Enter the fine-dining house of magic: Homespun by Matt

In a world that demands so much of our energy, life often simply lacks a sprinkle of magic.  Something to engage the senses and make you believe in the pure whimsy of the world again. We recently spent an evening in the magic-house that is Homespun by Matt. Here, the only boundaries are those of…

{wine} An ode to wine: Flagstone Poetry Chenin Blanc and Pinotage 2019

Like great poetry, Flagstone Wines are timeless, honest, romantic and full of passion. It captures the senses and grabs hold of your heartstrings. It’s no wonder that the Flagstone Poetry Pinotage and Chenin Blanc left me without words. Introduction Over the last year or so, I’ve been privileged to experience a range of Flagstone Wines….

{news} Keeping it light this summer with Robertson Winery

Robertson Winery, true to its reputation for pioneering, innovation and keeping abreast with the times, launched the first collection of light cultivar wines in 2008, featuring a: Sauvignon Blanc Extra Light, Chenin Blanc Light and Pinotage Rosé Light. This popular range was extended when an Extra Light Merlot was added to the collection in 2011….

{experience} A citrussy summer with Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit Tonic

This summer season, Fitch & Leedes is bringing the spirit of African sunsets to your gin glass with the release of their brand-new gorgeously coral-hued premium mixer, Grapefruit Tonic! Spoiler alert: it’s simply delicious, best served chilled with a generous side of Cape Town summer vibes! Introduction A few months ago, I received a “Save…

{news} ‘Tis (almost) the season: give Richland Rum this Christmas

What’s Christmas without rum? Forget the punch or rum in the pudding, those in the know will be lifting a glass of aged, single barrel, sipping rum. Richland Rum, rated by Forbes as America’s best rum, is the ideal Christmas gift for someone who loves quality aged rum, or whisky drinkers keen to try something…

{wine} Sparkle every day with Anthonij Rupert Wyne: L’Ormarins MCC

There’s something romantically celebratory captured in every bottle of Anthonij Rupert Wyne MCC. When life calls for the honouring of an occasion, I’ll always reach for that extra special bottle of Cap Classique to add a certain sparkle to the affair. Introduction Despite being associated almost exclusively with celebrations, I feel there is a place…

{wine} Feast this summer with Fiver Frizzanté

Summer holidays are supposed to be easy like Sunday morning. With so many social soirees to plan during the festive season, let Fiver Frizzanté take the think-work out of your sips with a six-pack filled with sunshine, strawberries and spritzers! Introduction As we lounge outside in the sun during those balmy summer days, the last…