{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: The American Dream Car Tour

As the first day of our #MagicOfWinter media stay in the Langeberg Valley started to draw to a close, we were treated to one more surprise before we settled ourselves down for the night at the Montagu Country Hotel – a quick sunset rendezvous in a couple of sparkling classic American Dream Cars. Hold onto…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Mont Blois Wine Estate

Tucked up on a hill, surrounded by acres of vines and orchards, you’ll find the breathtaking boutique wine estate of Mont Blois. This was the first stop on our #MagicOfWinter visit to the Langeberg Valley, and a whimsical start to this enchanting journey. Introduction As the Cape Town skyline faded away in our rear-view mirrors,…

{news} Celebrate Chardonnay with Bouchard Finlayson

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its associated terroir has consistently proven itself as one of the Cape’s most treasured Chardonnay locations. It is therefore fitting that Bouchard Finlayson takes the lead in showcasing its delicious vintages as part of International Chardonnay Day on 23 May 2019. The Chardonnay grape variety originated in Burgundy (France), but today…

{news} JAN comes home!

Born and raised on a farm, first South African Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen always knew he would one day return to the bush; to the campfires and the open skies of his beloved South Africa. A global partnership with the Oppenheimer family, which was born of a shared passion and vision for…

{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…

{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…

{eat} Restaurant Seven is my new number one!

A friend in food is one to be cherished. Keep her close to your heart, and even closer in a hug. Spending time with a childhood friend over plates of fine food is one of the best experiences this world can offer. I was recently surprised with a three-course lunch at George Jardine’s new Restaurant…

{news} “Triple” gold at Veritas for Neil Ellis Cabernets

Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon producers was re-affirmed at the 2018 Veritas Awards when the Neil Ellis 2015 terrain-specific Jonkershoek Cabernet and the 2015 regional Stellenbosch Cabernet were honoured with Double Gold and Gold Medals respectively for the third consecutive year. These accolades follow a long line of praise…

{news} The 2018 Diners Club Winelist Awards

Diners Club has celebrated its annual Winelist Awards with events in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Gauteng, Southern/Eastern Cape and Western Cape this past week. Feature Image Above: ICON Award presented to The Saxon Hotel Villas & Spa: Left to right: Junior Mkwaira, Asya Styodana (Diners Club), Brian Nyamara The Diners Club Winelist Awards have rewarded great wine lists for the…

{product} Top five picks from SA Cheese Festival 2018

As you might have picked up from my previous blogs, I am probably the annual South African Cheese Festival’s biggest fan. Every year of my adult life, I save until my piggy bank overflows only to spend it all on my most favourite delectable food items and delicious wines on the big day. This year…