Jodi Jantjies – One night only in Pretoria

Next week Friday, on 18 June 2021, Gauteng will be able to experience Jodi Jantjies’ singing talent first hand when she performs at the Pierneef Theater in Pretoria. For Jodi, this is the ideal opportunity to come and tell how ATKV-Crescendo has radically changed her life.‘Dit Is … Jodi Jantjies’ is the end product of a five-year…

Winemaker Kiara Scott of Brookdale Estate honoured by WineLand magazine

Kiara Scott, the talented young winemaker of Brookdale Estate in the Cape Winelands, has received recognition from WineLand magazine as one of 2021’s most promising young wine ambassadors in the South African wine industry. WineLand Media, in collaboration with ROTOCON, honoured 30 young professionals who are making their mark in the South African wine industry. The June 2021 issue of WineLand…

Reset and rejuvenate with Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends

In these turbulent times we find ourselves in why not treat yourself to an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a dream, but this can be your reality. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends hold the promise of surprise,…

New Sommelier appointment: Greenhouse at The Cellars Hohenort

APPOINTMENTS: GREENHOUSE AT THE CELLARS-HOHENORT Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town has appointed Marlvin Gwese as Sommelier of the team which is headed by Executive Chef Farrel Hirsch. Gwese has joined Greenhouse after ten years as Head Sommelier at the Cape Grace Hotel. Zimbabwean-born Gwese first started his career as wine steward at The Table Bay Hotel and graduated with a Cape…

Let’s Taste The Stars With Glen Carlou’s Blanc de Blancs Brut 2018

Gone are the days when it was only appropriate to sip a glass of bubbly at a special occasion. These days the trend is to savour it at any occasion and throughout the year – rain or shine, it’s perfect throughout the year. Adding Glen Carlou’s Blanc de Blancs Brut 2018 to your Cap Classique collection is…

A feather in the cap for Brookdale Estate Chenin Blanc 2019

Esteemed wine critic Jancis Robinson recently published ‘A South African miscellany‘, awarding a 17.5 out of 20 score to the Brookdale Chenin Blanc 2019 – effectively placing it amongst the highest rated Chenin Blancs in South Africa. ‘Powdery, fragrant honeysuckle and jasmine with sweetness of ripe white peach. Creamy, tingling, richly textured spreading all over the palate. Apricots and…

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.

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…

Delaire Graff Restaurant introduces Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn

Overlooking the Banghoek Valley and its picturesque vineyards, Delaire Graff Restaurant specialises in French-style bistro chic cuisine in an airy, double-volume space that leads outdoors onto a terrace with scenic mountain views. At the helm of this beautiful restaurant in Stellenbosch is Kayla-Ann Osborn, the new Head Chef. While Osborn was first welcomed in March,…

Middelvlei Wines’ Burgers and Beats are back!

Summer’s here and what better way to make the most of the warmer weather than with great wine, delicious food and awesome company. Look no further than Middelvlei Wines, situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, with the return of their popular Burgers and Beats evenings. The first two in the series of evenings…

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…

the. giveaway you don’t want to miss

Although wine sales and distribution are currently prohibited we can still work wonders with your imagination. Imagine winning a bottle of the limited release the. Cabernet Franc, which currently sells for R5 000 per bottle. That dream can become a reality for one lucky wine enthusiast.

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,…

Cupcakes from a box

Yeah, the novelty of baking and cooking from scratch is losing its appeal by now.  I’ve resorted to box-baking. I am a huge fan of the classical “peppermint crisp tart” (cliche, I know).  But I was looking for a way to incorporate this into some “lock-down baking”.  I have a box of choc-mint cake mix,…