Celebrate the joys of Spring with Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut

Today is the First Day of Spring according to the Astronomical Calendar While most of us consider September 1 to be the first day of Spring, the Spring Equinox marks the first day of Astronomical Spring, when the Sun is exactly above the Equator, which makes day and night approximately equal in length. In the…

Momberg Pinotage 2018 – Heritage In A Bottle

The Momberg family of Middelvlei Wines are not only synonymous with heritage, but they have also paved the way as one of the leading South African Pinotage producers. As a tribute to 100 years of winemaking at Middelvlei the family has launched the limited release Momberg Pinotage 2018, which not only honours this varietal, but…

Revitalised Roodeberg Classic Rosé in full bloom for spring

Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic for over 70 years, has released the 2020 vintage of its vibrant Rosé just in time for springtime sipping. As the weather warms and our taste buds start to crave wines that are fresh and appealing, Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2020 ticks all the boxes with subtle aromas of strawberry,…

Exciting New Appearance For Four Cousins Cream Liqueurs

Four Cousins has added a fresh touch of magic to its cream liqueurs with a slick new look. Four Cousins launched its creams a decade ago. Now, Four Cousins Strawberry Fields and Four Cousins Marula Dream are set for the next 10 having literally acquired their stripes. The latest packaging tweaks see the return of the brand’s signature candy-stripes and…

Our heritage should be celebrated year-round says Chef Ukhonaye

I have the pleasure of knowing this talented, incredible human – living his truth and, celebrating his heritage and embracing his future. Take a look at his take on a “cheffy” Umngqusho Arancini. Chef Ukhonaye Mconi believes that it’s time South Africans started embracing and promoting their own cuisine. “It’s all very well talking about…

Women Power in Hospitality

The hospitality environment is a demanding industry that not only requires passion and motivation at each level of the organisation but also leaders that support, guide and nurture its employees. Support, guide and nurture – three words that are more commonly associated with women and their style of management than their male counterparts. So, why…

Embracing Our Heritage with a South African Favourite

With heritage month around the corner, Anthonij Rupert Wyne invites South Africans to take one of our country’s best-loved pastimes to a new level. As close friends and family gather around the fire, open a bottle of Cape of Good Hope’s Riebeeksrivier Syrah 2015, and make your braai outstanding with the perfect pairing of steak…

Epicurean Treats Await at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar

Make your way to the Terra del Capo Antipasti bar at Anthonij Rupert Estate, situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley for the mini winelands escape you have been craving. From 1 September, visitors can once again enjoy bespoke wine tastings and freshly prepared Italian-inspired fare in this magnificent setting. Al fresco dining in the…

Zola Nene’s 5-minute mug cake is about to make your day

Let’s face it, few things in life beat the taste of a freshly baked chocolate cake. Unfortunately, baking an entire cake takes time and by the time you’re done baking, icing and decorating your latest creation, the craving might be long gone and you probably need a nap. Not to mention all the dishes you…

Elgin Wine Producers Join Forces To Rescue Restaurants

An independent initiative spearheaded by Alex Dale of Radford Dale, The Restaurant Rescue Project (#RestaurantRescueProject) to preserve and save the restaurant industry of Cape Town, which has been crippled by the pandemic in recent months. A number of wine producers have joined forces with this amazing project, and Elgin Ridge Wines and Luddite Wines have…

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…

Wine, Women and Waterkloof  

Winemaker Nadia Barnard-Langenegger is the talent and touch behind the range of Waterkloof wines which include Astraeus MCC, Circle of Life, Circumstance, Seriously Cool and False Bay & Peacock Wild Ferment. These award-winning wines are celebrated by wine enthusiasts globally with the Peacock Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc recently chosen by Wine of-the-Month Club (WotMC), South Africa’s…

Wine in a Time of Lockdown

With the re-imposition of the ban on the sale and delivery of alcohol announced recently, there is no doubt the beer, wine and spirits industry is going to be heavily and – perhaps irreversibly – affected. Indeed, in her blog The Brewmistress, Lucy Corne writes that results released by the Craft Brewers Association Of South Africa,…

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…

Introducing Robertson Winery Single Serve

The Perfect Glass of Wine Every Time Robertson Winery launched their Single Serve 200ml wines in a can just before #Lockdown. The perfect serve. The perfect glass of wine every time, anytime and anywhere. Perfect for picnics, parties and everything in between. Robertson Winery, well known as a producer of excellent wines at affordable prices,…

Roodeberg celebrates World Chocolate Day with decadent truffles

Roodeberg, the cherished wine that has stood the test of time for over 70 years, is celebrating World Chocolate Day on 7 July with easy-to-make truffles that accentuate its masterly crafted blends. From the Classic Red, the formidable Reserve and commemorative Roodeberg 1949, to the enchanting Rosé, you will find your perfect match with melt-in-your-mouth…