{wine} Come play with Vriesenhof’s unwooded Chardonnay!

You’re part of the ABC club or you’re not. Oh, and that’s the “Anything but Chardonnay” movement, if you didn’t know. I was TODAY years old when I learnt about the ABC club, by the way. Luckily for Vriesenhof Vineyards, though, I’m a die-hard fan of Chardonnay and theirs is particularly poetic. Introduction I want…

{wine} Along the path of tradition with Constitution Road wines

Quality is tangible. It’s something you can see; something you can feel; something you can taste; something you can hold. Quality is something that is very much at the forefront with the introduction of the new vintage Chardonnay 2016 and Shiraz 2015 of Robertson Winery’s flagship range, Constitution Road. Introduction Continuing a proud tradition, the…

{wine} Borne from passion, crafted in strength: Strydom Wines

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And if wine flows in your veins, then there is only one way to go – into the vines! Strydom Wines is the result of Rianie Strydom’s lifelong commitment to and passion for the local wine industry – and we got to taste two of her wines! Introduction…

{wine} A (non) question of compromise: Groot Phesantekraal wines

In this world where everything begs for our attention and our hard-earned money, we all have to sometimes compromise to make things work. We give a little here and take a little there to try and reach an equilibrium somehow between soul and pocket. I do that, too. Having said that, some things I’m simply…

{event} Charango Barbacoa’s Wine Society

Peruvian cuisine paired with wine, you say? Um, yes please! I recently feasted on Charango Barbacoa‘s Wine Society food and wine pairing menu on behalf of InstaEats, and what a mouthful experience it was! One of the more recent additions to the Bree Street collection, Charango is now right up there with my top favourite…

{experience} Pull up a chair at Chef Santi’s table

We always gasp aloud and snap away with cameras at the gorgeous dishes placed in-front of us when we choose to dine out. But do we ever spare the chefs in the kitchen a thought of thanks? How often do we appreciate the time, love and labour that goes into their fantastic creations? I was…

{wine} Groote Post’s Salt of the Earth 2015

Every once in a while, if the universe smiles down on you favourably, you’ll cross paths with a wine that simply blows your taste-buds right out of their comfort zone. As the cork pops from the neck of the bottle and you get that first smell of something special, you know your life will never…

{event} Celebrations with FAT Bastard

Admit it. We all let out a smug little giggle and an awkward happy dance when we receive an invitation to a 21st birthday party. Maybe it’s just me? Anyways, purely because of the nature of this type of celebration, it fills us with excitement at the prospect of good food, good wine and awesome…

{news} “Pesto & wine play” at Neil Ellis this summer

Neil Ellis Wines, the family owned winery on the slopes of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, is a must-visit this summer. In addition to a wide range of highly-acclaimed wines, food and wine lovers can embark on an epicurean journey with a unique food and wine adventure, aptly called “Pesto & Wine Play”. The Neil…

About friendship & fine dining: Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort

To dine at one of the top-ten restaurants in South Africa has always been a phantasmagorical daydream of mine. Little did I know that I’d soon spend a luxuriously dreamy afternoon indulging at Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenhort with one of my very best friends. It was everything I could ever have wished for, but above…