New Fitch & Leedes Moments – the 0% alcohol answer to #DryJanuary

Whether you have welcomed #DryJanuary of your own accord or are left with no choice by the extended ban on alcohol sales, Fitch & Leedes have the answer with Moments, their new non-alcoholic vintage cocktail collection. Zero % alcohol and 100% delicious, Fitch & Leedes Moments sparkling mocktails are a sure foil for the lockdown…

Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2021 Hardcover is Here!

The eagerly awaited 2021 hardcover edition of South Africa’s original and still favourite wine adviser, Platter’s Guide, is here, in an upbeat, vibrant colour that’s certain to lift the spirit and brighten the outlook of wine-lovers everywhere. The 41st edition of this best-selling guide features well over 900 producers, merchants and brands, including 49 new…

Journey’s End Vineyards Honoured With A Pinnacle 5-Star Rating

In The 2021 Platter’s South African Wine Guide Journey’s End, the boutique winery and vineyard, owned by the Gabb family, and situated on the mountain slopes above Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin, are overjoyed that their Cape Doctor 2015 Bordeaux-style blend has been honoured with a pinnacle 5-star rating in the 2021…

Retro Prawn & Avo Ritz Cocktail Recipe – by Groote Post

Chef Debbie Mclaughlin, from Hilda’s Kitchen, has created this appetising starter, Retro Prawn & Avo Ritz Cocktail, to serve to your guests this festive season with a glass of Groote Post’s new Brut Cap Classique. RETRO PRAWN & AVO RITZ COCKTAIL RECIPE Ingredients 600gr. Cooked Prawns (Tails and Head Intact) – Deveined 2 Tbs. Sweet…

Groote Post welcomes prestigious wine awards amidst a very challenging year

Groote Post, the beautiful and historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by the Pentz family, has had an excellent yield from the 2020 wine competitions and ratings. A standout feature has been that the accolades were spread fairly evenly across all the Groote Post wines. “We welcome these much-appreciated wine awards with open…

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes For The Festive Season

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have a fine selection of limited edition exquisitely showcased Champagnes on offer: NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT This Champagne is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir for roundness and structure, 40% Pinot Meunier for fruitiness and…

Just released Krone’s collection of 2019 Vintage-Only Cap Classiques

Rooted. In time, in history, in the very soils we call home. Rooted in our belief of sharing the story of every growing season, harvest and vinification in our underground cellar. From our farm to your table. The making of vintage-only Krone MCC, a commitment to the vintage and the character of each harvest, celebrates…

Champagne Bollinger….Absolutely Fabulous

Champagne Bollinger is one of the world’s most revered Houses producing outstanding Champagnes with character, distinguished by elegance and complexity since 1829. CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVÉE There is a lot that’s ‘Special’ about Champagne Bollinger’s Special Cuvée, an icon among non-vintage Champagnes. The signature bottling of the House of Bollinger, it is a blend of…

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…

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…

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…