{wine} Ben Wren Wine Co – because everybody CAN!

We’ve all seen wine-in-a-can advertised all over social media. But Ben Wren Wine is so much more than just a portable version of your favourite tipple. It’s a lifestyle, it’s a philosophy, it’s a statement – and it’s great for the environment, too! Why? Read on to find out… Introduction I was first introduced to…

{news} Van Loveren’s Almost Zero range is the answer to Dry January

Almost Zero by Van Loveren Family Vineyards has taken South Africa by storm. The wine-like drink with almost no alcohol is made up of the popular Wonderful White, Ravishing Rosé and Radiant Red. What makes this trio stand out even more is that they are the perfect tipple to enjoy during what has become known…

{wine} Soak up the sun with FAT bastard’s Chenin Blanc 2018

Ah. The summer holidays are finally upon us! This season, you can bottle your sunshine and share the festive spirit with FAT bastard’s Chenin Blanc 2018. Introduction The chubby golden hippo gets me time and time again. He leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside! I’ll never say no when Mr. b sends me…

{wine} My favourite favourite: Groot Phesantekraal wines

Whatever the occasion, I know that when I pull a bottle of Groot Phesantekraal wine from my wine rack, something magical is about to happen. Filled with history, heritage and just a touch of whimsy, these wines will always be the tricks up my sleeve. Introduction We all have our favourites, and these days we…

{wine} Recipe books and Robertson Winery: a match made in the kitchen

I am very often inspired by wine to cook, to create, to feast. I was recently gifted with three of Robertson Winery’s best bottles, which left me reaching for my recipe books. Introduction I’m one of those people who read recipe books for fun. I can sit for endless hours, absolutely mesmerised by colours and…

{wine} The appeal of Pinot Noir: Lourensford the Dome

Every time I lift a bottle of Lourensford Estate wine from its box, my breath catches a little. Maybe it’s the exquisite artwork on the label, maybe the heavy smoothness of the glass as I cradle it in my hands. Maybe it’s just knowing that I’m holding something pretty spectacular. Introduction Growing up, Lourensford has…

{wine} My sultry summer companion: De Krans Moscato

Mos-katto. Mos-kaahtou. Mous-katoe. As I fumbled my way over the name of this unfamiliar (to me) wine style, I was at least sure of one thing. De Krans Wines seems to have bottled my anthems for summer, and they were perfectly intended for sunny holidays! Introduction I enthusiastically typed “moscato” into Google, unable to quite…

{news} Vriesenhof Vineyards release new wines for a new decade

Time for a change? Vriesenhof Vineyards is getting in the mood for the new decade by releasing a full line-up of new vintages across their award-winning range. The Stellenbosch farm, owned by rugby legend Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, produces a range of red and white wines which are “something to behold”, according to Coetzee, who made…

{eat} At the end of the road: the abundance of Louisvale Wines

They say that home is not a place; it’s a feeling. For me, home is embodied by people, food and wine and love, all four at the same time and in abundance. Recently, I spent a home-coming afternoon at Louisvale Wines, which left me feeling familiarly comfortable and content, like when I pull my favourite…