Acclaim For First Vegan & Plant Powered Show

South Africa’s much anticipated inaugural Festive Vegan & Plant Powered Show (FVPPS) took place online at the weekend and proved to be hugely successful. More than 1000 people took part in the six-hour event which featured cooking demonstrations from top local and international chefs, expert health and wellness speakers and a virtual shopping mall. Six…

Montgolfier Day – 21 November

236 Years since the first balloon flight! The 21st November marks the 236th Anniversary for the first untethered hot air balloon flight. This most certainly is a celebrated date on the ballooning calendar. The hot air ballooning community is rather small in South Africa; considered a speciality flying skill (different to the requirements of being a “fixed…

Unveiling the Barista 2020 Pinotage on International Pinotage Day 2020

“Think of chocolate coated espresso coffee beans with candied cherries and butterscotch. Does this sound delicious? It is indeed. There’s so much to love about the Barista Pinotage. Have a taste and see for yourself.” These are the words of winemaker legend, Bertus Fourie, who earned himself a place in SA’s wine hall of fame…

Preparing for International Pinotage Day on 12 October – Barista 2020 Pinotage

In the unique world of creating distinctive wines, winemaker Bertus Fourie is a legend. He earned the nickname ‘Starbucks’ for his exceptional skill in producing the coffee-flavoured Barista Pinotage. With a string of degrees in microbiology, chemistry and oenology, as well as various business qualifications, Bertus was Cellar Master and Viticulturist at Diemersfontein and later…

Win an exclusive chance to spend a day with the Cape Leopard Trust

… just one of five fabulous prizes in the Nitida Winery competition. Following a hugely successful competition, which was held in early June, Nitida Wine Estate has launched a second competition with bigger and better prizes than ever. Simply put, anyone who places an order for 12 bottles or more of Nitida wine, via the…

Celebrate the resumption of wine sales and WIN with Nitida!

Following its hugely successful competition, which was held in early June, Nitida Wine Estate, is launching a second competition with bigger and better prizes than ever. And it comes just in time as the country moves to level 2 of lockdown and the resumption of wine sales comes into effect. Says Nitida’s Bernhard Veller: “We…

It’s a family affair at this wine business

The Wine-of-the-Month Club is the oldest wine club in South Africa. It started with an idea by Colin Collard – who hailed from a background in direct advertising that had nothing to do with wine – back in 1986. For him, wine was a passion, not a career, but his marketing savvy helped him to…

World Chaîne Day 2020

April 25, 2020 ” Be active and be creative, raising the spirits at this time is especially important “ Nobody would have believed in February that in April we are in the middle of the biggest tragedy of modern history. Everything has changed in few weeks! However World Chaîne Day can offer us a channel…

Talking Wine with Charlie Stein

Charlie Stein, youngest son of acclaimed British chef and restaurateur Rick Stein admits he probably has one of the best jobs in the world – tasting and selecting the wines that will feature on the wine lists of his fathers’ eight England-based restaurants. Charlie also gets to travel extensively, as the guest of winemakers the…

Wine-tasting 101 with Tops at Spar Wine Show

Always wondered how to tell a Sauvignon from a Chenin, and a Pinotage from a Pinot Noir? If upping your wine game has been on your bucket list since the first time you found out that a bouquet is more than a bunch of flowers, what better time than lockdown to make your cup overfloweth…

Are you ready for Middelvlei’s Braaibroodjie Challenge?

Although travelling seems impossible at this stage we invite you to transport your imagination to Middelvlei Wines, which is situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. A small yet dynamic farm, which has been owned and run by the Momberg family since 1919. As you enter the gates leading to the farm you are…

Wine, Dine & Stein to Screen on People°s Weather Channel

The 13-part food and wine series, Wine, Dine & Stein, that was filmed in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has been snapped up by the People°s Weather channel (DStv 180) and will start broadcasting on Sunday, April 19, at 18:00.

Local retiree helps community one stitch at a time.

Retiree at Groenkloof Retirement Village (George), Amanda Barnard, stitches face masks to hand over to the local medical professionals taking care of the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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BEV Harvest Festival Cancelled

Due to ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus pandemic, and in light of the government’s announcement on the prohibition of gatherings of 100 people or more, Black Elephant Vintners has made the difficult decision to cancel their planned Harvest Music and Wine Celebration which was to have taken place at the farm on Saturday, March 28….

The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival cancelled for 2020

Due to ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival that was due to have taken place on  May 5 and 6 at Summer Place. We look forward to announcing the dates for 2021 soon. In the meantime we wish…

Capsicum Campus Head to speak at Creative Industries Career

Nadia Barnard, Principal at Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Rosebank campus in Johannesburg, is one of the speakers taking part in the Career Guidance Workshops at the Creative Industries Career Expo, taking place at Museum Africa, Newtown from March 11 to 13.