Survivor gold rush at International Wine competition
by Editor on 18 March 2019
Survivor gold rush at International Wine competition Survivor, the free spirited Swartland wine range, has triumphed at the 2019 MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting in Germany with gold medals for two of its red wines. The gold medallists are Survivor Pinotage 2017 and Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 2017, the brand new addition to the trusty Survivor fold. Both wines were among the award winners showcased this week at ProW...
Gratitude Jazz Sunday
by Editor on 14 March 2019
Celebrate your love for jazz by joining us for another Gratitude Jazz Sunday experience which promises to be quite a treat. Sunday, 31 March, 13:30 till 17:30 Flamigo shopping centre, Modderfontein Space is limited so book today by calling 010 786 1691
Roodeberg goes the distance at 10 Year Old Wine Awards
by Editor on 06 March 2019
Roodeberg goes the distance at 10 Year Old Wine Awards Roodeberg, the legendary South African red blend celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, has stood out in fine company as a brand with staying power in the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2019. Achieving the second highest score of 92/100, the 2009 Roodeberg was ranked third in an impressive line-up of nine wines that broke the venerable 90 point barrier in the ...
Tokara excels at 10 Year Old Wine Awards
by Editor on 05 March 2019
TOKARA excels for 3rd consecutive year at 10 Year Old Wine Awards TOKARA, the acclaimed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has excelled as a top preforming cellar at the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2019 for the third consecutive year. Showing its prowess as a world class producer of red and white wines of remarkable ageability and consistency, TOKARA was ranked second highest performer overall with 90 points or ...
Cape Wine Auction raises nearly R15m
by Editor on 02 March 2019
Saturday, March 2: 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 trustee. Says Ndlovu: “I stand on the shoulders of a gia...
Constantia Glen - A timeless vision
by Editor on 28 February 2019
Constantia Glen - A timeless vision The evocative journey spanning over 140 years of Constantia Glen, a jewel in the crown of South Africa’s oldest wine region, has been chronicled in a beautiful coffee table book. Constantia Glen – A timeless vision captures the life and times of this boutique wine estate through its turbulent early history and eventual transformation from forest land into one of the Cape’...
5 reasons Decorex Durban is a massive boost for trade
by Editor on 13 February 2019
Setting the benchmark in décor, design and lifestyle exhibitions, Decorex Durban – running at Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 24 March 2019 – will once again provide the trade industry with inspirational products and design offerings that speak to the local market - with a trade-focused day on Friday, 22 March 2019. “The exhibitors at Decorex Durban have really embraced this year’s theme, ‘Design...
Seventy reasons to enjoy Roodeberg in 2019
by Editor on 23 January 2019
Seventy reasons to enjoy Roodeberg in 2019 Roodeberg, the legendary red blend that has been bringing friends together the world over since 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. A true South African original that has stood the test of time, Roodeberg is the heart and soul of memorable get-togethers in the company of good friends. There are big plans afoot for 2019 so keep your eyes peeled and hop on bo...
Gratitude Jazz Sunday
by Editor on 21 January 2019
Gratitude Jazz Sunday Join us for live music and a beautiful view overlooking the lake. Sunday 27 January 2019 Bring your friends and family and come and have a good time. Shop 12 Flamingo Shopping Centre, Queen Street Modderfontein, Gauteng, South Africa 1609 Contact the restaurant 011 786 1691 #jazz #gratitude #EasySunday #FineDinning #jazzsunday
Franschhoek Summer Wines
by Editor on 15 January 2019
Celebrate the height of Summer in style in your elegantly white attire at the ultimate garden party. Sip on seasonal inspired wines showcased by the Franschhoek Vignerons, at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines, which takes place at the spectacular Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 2 February (12pm to 5pm). Some of the Vigneron’s choices for Summer include white, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique ...
Grande Provence wins Michelangelo Double Gold and Gold medals
by Editor on 02 October 2018
Grande Provence, the landmark heritage wine estate in Franschhoek, has excelled at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards securing a Double Gold and Gold medal for two of its wines. The Double Gold medal, which is only awarded to 10% of the entrants, was garnered by the flagship blend, The Grande Provence White 2016. British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin also lauded this wine in his highly regarded ...
New wine record at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
by Editor on 01 October 2018
New wine record at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million and a new record price for red wine. Total sales amounted to R10 593 760 this year with the average price per case at R5 265 a...
Stellar praise for Hartenberg Estate by leading industry commentators
by Editor on 20 September 2018
Last week the buzz in the wine industry was electric, with the start of Cape Wine 2018, as well as the release of Tim Atkin MW’s highly anticipated annual review of South African wine. Included in the lineup of producers reviewed, Hartenberg Wine Estate, situated in the iconic Stellenbosch Winelands, not only received Cape First Growth status, but 11 of their wines were scored 90+ points. The Stork Shiraz 2014 ...
Soak up Summer with De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Regarded as one of SA’s leading port producers De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has also built a reputation for producing a range of unique and superb wines from classical varieties. With the emphasis on unique yet traditional, consumers will enjoy the new vintage unwooded De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018 – perfect enjoyment for the long Summer days! What makes De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc s...
Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Sit down to an intimate High Tea with some of South Africa’s most dynamic, impressive and influential women at this year’s Woman’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018). Guests will be treated to a sumptuous tea while hearing how these phenomenal women managed to achieve their success; balancing demanding careers and motherhood and still managing to embrace their femininity. This sumptuous networking opportunity – brough...
Carne SA champions rare vintage wines
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Carne SA champions rare vintage wines A well-aged steak is at its best when enjoyed with a well-matured red wine and at Carne SA, Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava takes great pride in serving his guests some of the finest South African and Italian wines. Offering wine lovers even more value at his dedicated Cape Town eatery in Keerom Street, Nava has introduced a special Vintage Collection of well-known flagship w...
95 At Morgenster brings an Italian summer revival to the Winelands
by Editor on 17 September 2018
95 At Morgenster brings an Italian summer revival to the Winelands Savour modern Italian dishes at their best in the Cape Winelands this summer at Chef Giorgio Nava’s 95 At Morgenster, reopening for the season from 4 October 2018. 95 At Morgenster, established in 2015 as an Italian collaboration of authentic Italian food, top class wines and olive oil, brings a contemporary twist to the magnificent surroundi...
New Constantia Glen flagship vintage is already shooting out the lights
by Editor on 13 September 2018
New Constantia Glen flagship vintage is already shooting out the lights The much anticipated 2014 Constantia Glen FIVE has triumphed on the world stage with rave reviews from leading international wine commentators scoring the wine with a slew of 90+ points. Just released, the 2014 vintage of Constantia Glen’s flagship red has cracked the nod with 92/100 from Neal Martin and Tim Atkin MW, both highly respect...
Serve up a pink salt feast - Himalayan Salt Cooking book
by Editor on 12 September 2018
On Wednesday, 1 August 2018 the Salty Sistas served up a fiesta of pink recipes at the luxurious five-star urban resort Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, courtesy of their new Himalayan Salt Cooking book. Paired with exquisite beverages such as Pierre Jourdan MCC, Haute Cabrière wines and S. Pellegrino mineral water the feast came together seamlessly, showcasing the versatility of Himalayan crystal salt gastrono...
Spier Chenin Blanc crowned best in the WORLD!
by Editor on 12 September 2018
The Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016 has received the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition’s 2018 Chenin Blanc Trophy – beating all other Chenin Blanc wines entered into this competition to be crowned the world’s best. “We are thrilled that our flagship Chenin has received such a prestigious award,” says Spier’s cellar master Frans Smit. “This trophy – along with the wine’s othe...