{wine} Winter warmers: butter chicken bunny chow and Skyline Wine

With the winter months drawing closer, so does my craving for rib-sticking comfort food. Add a bottle of Skyline Late Harvest Wine to a warming winter meal, and you won’t be talking about the weather anymore. Introduction Not a particular fan of categorising wine varietals into seasons, I believe that a good white is just…

{accommodation} In pursuit of repose: Plum Tree Cottage, McGregor

Sometimes you just need to take a break and give your soul what it needs. My soul recently longed for beautiful vistas, fresh air, and a reprieve from our COVID-blotched reality. I found all of that, and so much more, at Plum Tree Cottage in McGregor. Introduction Most of us had to celebrate birthdays, milestones…

{wine} Excelsior’s Reserve Range: about horses, seasons and courage

The stories behind Excelsior Wine Estate‘s Reserve Range reminded me that no matter the season – a long, cold winter will always be followed by the new beginnings of spring. Introduction As we head into the new and warmer beginnings of spring, a figurative awakening starts to happen in our wintery core. We sweep our…

{wine} Robertson Winery’s single serve wines in a can

When a wine heavyweight like Robertson Winery decides to pack their wines into cans, it’s not just a passing craze. On the contrary – they are responding to the world’s growing need for convenience. Introduction “Wine in a can” is not a new concept, but it did sweep across our social media anew a few…

{news} Raise a glass of Van Loveren in toast of International Chardonnay Day

International Chardonnay Day 2020 puts all eyes on a heartland of quality South African chardonnay again this year when the noble cultivar is celebrated on May 21. The Robertson Wine Valley is not only the famous home of some of the finest Chardonnays, but one of the variety’s proudest ambassadors – Van Loveren Family Vineyards….

{wine} The charm of Carménère: A Rosé for South Africa

My first love will always be my vibrant country and all that it holds. So, with some help from Lozärn Wines, let’s proudly celebrate everything South Africans love! Introduction During this past Valentine’s month, we celebrated those we love and adore and cherish. We showed our appreciation and made them feel super special. On the…

{wine} Brunch with Robertson Winery’s non-alcoholic bubbles

With most of the end-of-year celebrations behind us, it’s time to celebrate the remainders of summer responsibly, with compliments of Robertson Winery‘s Dry Non-Aloholic Sparkling White. Introduction We are all guilty of continuously overindulging over the festive season. We forget about all our good intentions and healthy fitness regimes when there’s just a whiff of…