Make your Valentine’s Day Sparkle With Bubbly From Perdeberg Cellar

This Valentine’s Day, treat that special someone with a bottle of Cap Classique that is beautifully unique as the love you share. This is what you will discover when enjoying either The Vineyard Collection Cap Classique Chenin Blanc (old vine) 2020 or The Vineyard Collection Cap Classique Pinot Noir Rosé 2019. Part of Perdeberg Wines’ premium collection both wines will…

THE BISTRO AND TASTING ROOM AT BROOKDALE TO OPEN ON 1 FEBRUARY 2023

Brookdale Estate outside Paarl has announced the launch date of its new restaurant, The Bistro at Brookdale, which will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, the first of February 2023. It will be open for lunch from Tuesdays to Sundays, with dinner served on Friday and Saturday evenings. (Closed on Mondays) The Bistro at Brookdale…

Paserene – A Tranquil Sense Of Place

A sense of place is the best description as you step into Paserene’s migratory swallow nest inspired tasting lounge in the beautiful Franschhoek Wine Valley. Derived from the Latin word Passeriformes which refers to the largest order of birds classified by their perching habits, not only is Paserene home to an impressive portfolio of elegant…

WINE FARM REACTS TO ONGOING POWER CRISIS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Groote Post Wines, a producer of premium wines on the Cape West Coast, is one of several South African wine producers that are feeling the effects of the ongoing loadshedding struggles in the country. Power outages are having a significant impact on their production as well as the industry as a whole.“Load shedding has forced…

Paserene – Your Quintessential Summer Discovery

Authentic, creative and unique. Small words, but with so much meaning when you step into Paserene’s migratory swallow nest inspired tasting lounge. A hint of what is to come, but the guarantee that it will be absolutely unforgettable. Tucked away in the heart of the mesmerizing Franschhoek Wine Valley and surrounded by Mother Nature’s beauty,…

2022 DINERS CLUB WINEMAKER AND YOUNG WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the 2022 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at the Five Star Arabella Hotel & Spa in Kleinmond on Saturday 19th November, with Conrad Vlok (Strandveld Wines) and Jerome van Rooi (Cederberg) claiming top honours respectively. The Winemaker and Young Winemaker…

PLATTER’S ACCLAIM CROWNS A SPLENDID DEBUT YEAR FOR TRADE WINDS WINE

The recently launched 2023 edition of Platter’s SA Wine Guide has honoured Trade Winds Wine with one of the highest accolades bestowed by the popular wine annual, that of Platter’s 2023 Newcomer Winery of the Year. This prestigious title is awarded to a producer debuting in Platter’s and achieving the highest scores for their wines:…

Eat @ Perdeberg’s Summer Inspired Menu – A Feast For The Senses

Off the beaten track, but well worth the drive and less than 60 minutes from Cape Town you’ll find Perdeberg Cellar, situated d on the outskirts of Paarl. Home to a diverse range of wines, but this is also where you’re going to find Eat @ Perdeberg, serving up comfort food country style. Experience true…

De Krans Premium P&T ™ (Port-style & Tonic cocktail)

A story of love and innovation At De Krans Wines, port- style wines are part of our heritage. It was inevitable really, with our climate and our soil, that we would gravitate towards Portuguese grape varieties. It is how we came to be who we are today – one of the most awarded and respected port-style…

Announcing the latest edition to our reserves in the Haute Cabriére Range.

CHARDONNAY RÉSERVE 2021 Announcing the latest edition to our reserves in the Haute Cabriére Range. A pioneering Franschhoek wine estate, Haute Cabrière is renowned for its Cap Classique range and wines made from Burgundian grape varieties. Recently announced, the estate has extended its Chardonnay offering with the introduction of the Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Réserve with…

Meet Tyrow Power, the new chef at Cradle Boutique Hotel

Tyrow Power – the new Executive Chef at The Cradle Boutique Hotel in the Cradle of Humankind – has an impressive international culinary pedigree.  The Durban-born chef worked with food trendsetter Richard Carstens at KZN’s acclaimed Lynton Hall in Pennington and later took over the reigns as executive chef. His impressive résumé includes stints working  in the…

Parktown Boys’ High School melds STEM with the Arts

Thursday, April 7th saw the triumphant official launch of Studio ’91 at Parktown Boys’ High School, in front of members of the media, invited guests, Parktown Boys’ Alumni and learners. Brainchild of Nathan Waywell (Matric 1991), Studio ‘91 sees the establishing of a multimedia Creative Studio at the School. The facility and its equipment has…

Mushroom & Wild Rice Fritters with Dill Sour Cream

It’s International Fritter Day today! So we are sharing the South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association recipe for Mushroom and Wild Rice Fritters. Whether you prefer fluffy or crispy fritters, we can all agree fritters are yum. INGREDIENTS 1 shallot, minced 400 g portabellini mushrooms, sliced Salt and pepper to taste 2 cups cooked wild rice 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup flour…

A week of Beer & Mushrooms: Mushroom, Leek & Lager Beef Pie

Nothing like a homemade Beef Pie, well, not like this one! Take a look at the Mushroom, Leek & Lager Beef Pie by South African Mushroom Farmer’s Association, paired with Jack Black Brewer’s Lager. Kick back on a Tuesday and enjoy a beer with a hearty pie. Recipe and pairing by SAMFA, click here. Mushroom,…

INTRODUCING GUARDIAN AFRICAN GIN

A DOUBLE GOLD GUARDIAN OF NATURE (CUSTOS NATURAE) Guardian African Gin, a new distinctly African interpretation of craft gin, has been honoured with Double Gold at the 2021 SA Craft Gin Awards which celebrate and promote the finest craft gins distilled in South Africa. This prestigious accolade followed hot on the heels of a Highly…

Making a Meal with What’s on Hand

It’s Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! Struggling to make meals with what you have on hand? Are you wanting to make a favorite recipe, but missing some of the ingredients? Are you tired of buying ingredients that you only use once? Here are some examples to spark your imagination: Want to make sandwiches, but you’ve…

A week of Beer & Mushrooms: Braai Bruschetta

Kick the week off with Braai Bruchetta and Devil’s Peak Lager! What a way to start the week, join us for a #MeatFreeMonday and a beer. The Braai Mushroom Baguette pairs beautifully with the Devil’s Peak Lager. Support LOCAL brewers and producers for this match made in food-and-beer heaven. Taken from South African Mushroom Farmer’s…