{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…

{wine} Groote Post’s Seasalter: summer in a bottle

In the same way red wine, fluffy fleece blankets and hearty minestrone soup nostalgically remind me of cold winter’s days, so does the smell of sunscreen, the salty sea breeze and the taste of an ice-cold glass of white wine remind me of endless summer’s days. Now you can have sunshine and summer all year…

{wine} Leopard’s Leap Very Berry Merrytinis

We are well on our way through March already, and I’m still stuck on luxurious December holidays and reminiscing about Christmas lunch. I’m sitting at my desk daydreaming about sun-downers and socials. But who says it has to be Christmas to have a merry celebration? Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has given me a reason to…

{experience} A visit to “Salt of the Earth” Groote Post Vineyards

At my hedonistic core, I’m one for the simplest things in life. Honest experiences, frill-free people, authentic food, quality wines, unpretentious pleasures. The Pentz family at Groote Post Vineyards have perfected the art of true hospitality and have mastered their “salt of the earth” philosophy. We spent a day with them exploring their beautiful homestead,…

{eat} A true hidden gem in Constantia: Phantom at Purple Rayn

We are quick to say we’ve found “a hidden gem” when we come across an experience we’ve enjoyed and that might not be known to many people. Today I believe, fully and completely, that I’ve found the Cape’s best hidden gem. Situated like the sparkling crown jewel in the Queen’s tiara in the green belt…

{experience} On-board Cunard’s QE Ocean Liner

Spending any significant amount of time on a floating hotel has never really taken my fancy. I’ve always been searching for adventures on terra firma. But, little did I know, this would all change after I got an exclusive opportunity to spend an afternoon meandering onboard the Cunard Queen Elizabeth Luxury Ocean Liner as she…

{news} Counting down: Cape Town G&T Festival ’19!

We all have certain social commitments on our calendars that we simply refuse to negotiate on. Come hell or high water, we will attend. My most favourite day of the whole entire year is not Christmas or my birthday, but, wait for it…the annual Gin & Tonic Festival! I’m not even joking, you guys. If…

{news} Valdo Rosé Brut Floral Edition

Mmmm, Prosecco, the fresh, fruity, aromatic Italian fizz, could not be trendier, earning fame in nearly every country in the world. Much of its success is owed to its excellent value, versatility and informality. Prosecco is about family, life, love and celebrations – it’s a drink for “Life Lovers.” ENTER: VALDO ROSÉ BRUT FLORAL EDITION…

{news} Spoil your beloved on V-Day: Bollinger Rosé Champagne

Fresh as a Rose, Balanced as a Bollinger, a True Alchemy! The Bollinger Rosé is a blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. This is a highly polished Champagne, an aromatic, perfectly balanced Rosé of great complexity and sophistication. The Bollinger…

{news} Celebrate V-Day with Robertson Winery Brut Rosé

Robertson Winery, true to its reputation for pioneering and innovation, has launched a Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, the first in South Africa, just in time for Valentine’s celebrations. Delightfully pink and dry with a vivacious sparkle, elegantly refreshing, charmingly drinkable and vibrantly packaged, the Robertson Winery Brut Rosé is a perfect addition to the Winery’s…

{eat} My latest OBZsession: OBZ Café

When you ask a young(ish) Capetownian about Observatory, (or Obs, as it’s fondly called) most will recollect a handful of great memories that involves some watering hole in Lower Main Road. I’d like to think Obs is now a bit more grown up and caters for students and tourists alike. And with the gradual re-shift…

{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…