Taste The Stars With Quoin Rock’s New Release Blanc de Blanc 2009

The Stellenbosch based wine estate, Quoin Rock has just released their maiden vintage, limited edition Blanc de Blanc 2009 Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) of which only 1 800 bottles have been produced. Sophistication in a bottle is the perfect description for this exclusive offering that happens only once every ten years from the estate.

Classics & Moments – new Fitch & Leedes sodas & mocktails

This summer Fitch & Leedes launches two brand new collections, Classics and Moments, a selection of timeless 300ml soft drinks and mocktails. Get a taste of old Hollywood glamour this summer with Classics and Moments, a brand new selection of timeless 300ml soft drinks and mocktails from Fitch & Leedes, the premium range of authentic mixers. Fitch…

Raise A Toast To Groote Post’s New Brut Cap Classique

Groote Post, the historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by the Pentz family has released a new Brut Méthode Cap Classique – in perfect time for the festive season. We are always very excited at Groote Post when we welcome a new wine to our portfolio,” says Nick Pentz, “especially when it is…

Zola’s Simple Roast Chicken

One of South Africa’s most beloved chefs, Zola Nene, recently put a spicy spin on this traditional dish and shared a detailed video on her Instagram, encouraging her followers to give her simple roast chicken recipe a try. Zola mentioned how roast chicken is a weekly staple in her house and using the LG NeoChef…

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…

A guaranteed refreshing summer with De Krans’ Premium Moscato Range

Never has there been a more anticipated summer than that of 2020. After the extremely challenging year, topped off by the coldest winter in a good number of years, we can already picture those long summer days with delicious food and wine. The seemingly endless hibernation will be something of the past and we will…

Middelvlei’s Cinsaut Rosé 2020 – A Rosé Like No Other

Summer’s in full swing, which brings with it long lazy days. Sunset gatherings, socialising with friends at a braai  or around the pool, or simply taking advantage of the glorious weather. Summer is also synonymous with chilled white or rosé wines, and this is where Middelvlei’s Cinsaut Rosé 2020 will help to make the most…

2020 DINERS CLUB WINEMAKER AND YOUNG WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The winners of the 2020 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 21st November, with Johan Malan (Simonsig Wines) and Philip Theron (Glen Carlou) claiming top honours respectively. The Winemaker and Young Winemaker awards, focusing on quality…

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…

Chateau Del Rei Sweet Red – the new bubbly in a can

Embrace the fabulous flair of Chateau Del Rei Sweet Red, the latest addition to the stylish collection of sparkling wines in a can. Delight in the vibrant fruity aromas of ripened plum, strawberry and blackcurrant and savour the elegant, lingering finish long after the last sip. This vivacious ruby red sparkler pairs well with pizza,…

Four Cousins Strawberry Fields Ice-Cream Lollies

The Beatles’ 1967 hit “Strawberry Fields Forever” has long been considered one of the greatest pop songs ever recorded. And your taste buds will be singing when you indulge in the Four Cousins Strawberry Fields cream liqueur. I’ve given it a grown-up twist for a summer dessert. “Let me take you down‘Cause I’m going to Strawberry…

Four Cousins Marula Dream Ice-Cream Cones

The Four Cousins Marula Dream is not just a creamy liqueur, which can be enjoyed chilled on a scorching day, but a versatile ingredient in the grown-up ice cream cone. Marula & Praline Ice Cream Cones INGREDIENTS: Marula Dreams Ice-Cream 600 ml Double Cream 1 teaspoon (5ml) Vanilla 3 tablespoons (45ml) Marula Dream liqueur 1…

Van Loveren’s nature-focused Rhino Run Wines go organic

Good news for environmentally conscious wine-lovers is that South Africa’s Rhino Run Wines are now 100% organic. The change applies across the full, nature-friendly range produced by Van Loveren Vineyards and comes into effect from this year’s vintage. Organic farming principles demand the reduced chemical usage on grapes and in the vineyards and lead to…

It’s World Champagne Day!

ITS WORLD CHAMPAGNE DAY ON FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2020 SO, POP OPEN THE BOLLINGER AND CELEBRATE! Today, Friday 23rd October 2020, is World Champagne Day, a special day when champagne lovers around the world raise a toast to the beloved gift that the region of Champagne in France has given to the world. So, celebrate…

De Grendel’s Heritage – Three Centuries and Four Generations

De Grendel celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, marking three centuries of a Cape landmark whose story – and that of its fourth-generation owners, the Graaff family – is deeply woven into South Africa’s history. Renowned for its award-winning wines and its restaurant rated among the best for fine dining in South Africa and Africa,…