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,…

Stirring things up with Nini Jerman

STIR! it UP is the brainchild of Stellenbosch-based Nini Jerman who two years ago embarked on a journey to develop a healthy alternative to those ready-made sauces that were loaded with ingredients which, she says, “read more like a science lab experiment than something I wanted to put into my children’s tummies.” After much experimenting…

Tangled Tree raises eco-awareness with Earth Day creativity campaign

The Tangled Tree wine bottle has a carbon footprint that is 60% less than standard glass equivalents. This fact will be highlighted this April – the month in which Earth Day takes place – when Tangled Tree reduces its impact on the environment even more by highlighting creative ways the bottles can be re-used. The…

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…

Cheesy, eggy Shakshuka

Go on! Treat yourself!  Build a brunch-brêkkie to start the week off on a great start. Originating in the Middle East, this popular brunch dish combines perfectly cooked eggs nested into an aromatically spiced stew of tomatoes and capsicum. For an extra-special spin, this version includes slices of oozing mozzarella. MISE EN PLACE (preparation) Serves:…

Mis famosos churros *

MY FAMOUS CHURROS I’ve pretty much “nailed” the first chouw pastry I’ve ever made (back in the day at chefs’ school) and have this basic recipe below which churns out amazing fried sticks of goodness over and over again. I’ve changed the accompaniments and sauces, but the crispy fried stick is perfect for thick rich…

A Twist Of Fate: A Lighter Style Red Perfect For All Year Round

A Twist of Fate, a blend between Portuguese grape varieties Tinta Barocca and Tinta Amarela, forms part of the De Krans Terroir Range. A Twist of Fate is a lighter style red wine, which is arguably comparable to a Pinot Noir in terms of style and use. The concept behind this wine was to produce a…

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…

Wining and dining with Jack Stein in South Africa

When your father is acclaimed British chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, food is sure to play a large part in family life.

It’s little wonder, then, that sons Jack and Charlie are following in his footsteps in Wine, Dine & Stein, a lifestyle series exploring the wine and food of Cape Town’s Durbanville Valley.

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.


Like the 1985 novel by Gabriel García Márquez – Love in the Time of Cholera – our industry is “sick in his heart and in his stomach” similar as the main character Florentino Ariza longs for his lover, Fermina.  The hospitality industry is longing for their patrons and regulars. 

Having Her Cake and Eating It!

Twenty nine year old chef Tamzyn Ehlers – who has heads up Durbanville Hills Winery’s Tangram Restaurant – is fast making a name for herself as one of the country’s top chefs, with her unpretentious yet sophisticated cooking.


Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs at the V&A Waterfront have been announced as the Guinness World Records official title holder for ‘Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available’. With 207 decadently divine Shakes on offer, Gibson’s no doubt have a Shake to satisfy everyone’s taste buds – a Milkshake Paradise indeed!


The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has now amassed nearly R88 million since the first auction was held in 2014. At a glamorous event held at Buitenverwachting in Constantia, it was announced that Raymond Ndlovu has been appointed chairperson to the Cape Wine Auction Trust, replacing Wendy Appelbaum who remains a…

Getting Festive with PEPPADEW®

The end of the year has arrived, and with it comes the highly anticipated season of family, fun and – of course – food! PEPPADEW®, the brand known for its universally-loved Sweet Piquanté Peppers, has developed 12 festive recipes, each a suitably bright and delicious addition to your Christmas table.