Invitation to Cape Wine 2018
by Editor on 17 August 2018
The Klein Karoo wine region in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions, forming part of the Succulent Karoo Biome, internationally recognized as one of the top 26 biological diverse areas in the world. In many places several biomes such as fynbos, succulents and renosterveldt come together and occur intertwined, mostly as a mosaic throughout the region. This natural mosaic mak...
Gold for De Krans at Gold Wine Awards
by Editor on 16 August 2018
De Krans Wine Cellar was recently awarded seven Gold medals at the 2018 Gold Wine Awards. The medals were awarded to their De Krans Premium Moscato Red 2017, De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018, De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017, De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2018, De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, De Krans Touriga Nacional 2017 and De Krans Cape Vintage 2016. The Free-Run Chenin Blanc and Wild Ferment ...
Van Loveren introduces SA’s first Pinot Grigio Rosé, Perlé de Jean
by Editor on 03 August 2018
Rosé has been described as “romance in a bottle”. Versatile and elegant, this popular wine style has been gaining ground all over the world among both male and female oenophiles, and this has led to a whole plethora of varieties being used to produce it. The latest variety to join this wine style in South Africa is Pinot Grigio, and Van Loveren Wine Family Vineyards in the Robertson Wine Valley decided to ded...
Constantia Glen taps into big bottle culture this winter
by Editor on 18 July 2018
Constantia Glen taps into big bottle culture this winter Discover the great longevity of Bordeaux-style wines locked up in magnum bottles at Constantia Glen, the picturesque boutique wine estate perfectly appointed on the cool slopes below Constantia Nek. During the month of July, Constantia Glen is opening their vault of collector’s wine in 1,5 litre magnums. Visitors to the tasting room can enjoy 20% off wh...
What would Winter be without a Paul Cluver Gewürz or a Riesling?
by Editor on 04 July 2018
Traditionally Winter brings with it fireplaces, comfort food and robust red wines. However, contrary to belief most white wines are also better suited to be enjoyed during the colder months, and the Gewürztraminer 2016 and Riesling Dry Encounter 2016 from Paul Cluver Wines are perfect to keep the Winter chills at bay. Cellar Master, Andries Burger, describes the nose of the Gewürztraminer being reminiscent of p...
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase offers wine treasure trove
by Editor on 03 July 2018
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase offers wine treasure trove Cape Town: Thursday, 16 August 2018 / Johannesburg: Wednesday, 22 August 2018 Embark on a journey of discovery into rare, exceptionally crafted wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase to be held in Cape Town on Thursday, 16 August and Johannesburg on Wednesday, 22 August 2018. This public tasting gives wine enthusiast...
Nedbank renews longstanding Cape Winemakers Guild partnership
by Editor on 03 July 2018
Nedbank renews longstanding Cape Winemakers Guild partnership Nedbank, established partner of the Cape Winemakers Guild for over two decades, has extended its sponsorship of the Guild until 2020. As a proud supporter of the Cape Winemakers Guild since 1995, Nedbank has played an integral part in the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, as well as various skills development programmes through the Nedban...
Winter wine experience with Klein Constantia at 95 at Parks
by Editor on 03 July 2018
Winter wine experience with Klein Constantia at 95 at Parks 95 at Parks, Chef Giorgio Nava’s acclaimed Italian restaurant serving his signature Milanese dishes in the Southern Suburbs, has teamed up with Klein Constantia for a singular winter wine experience. During the entire month of July, 95 at Parks guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of either Klein Constantia Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2016, or their Li...
Roodeberg rewards consumers with Reunion on Réunion necktag competition
by Editor on 03 July 2018
Roodeberg rewards consumers with Reunion on Réunion necktag competition Roodeberg, South Africa’s trusted red blend that has been bringing friends together since 1949, is rewarding consumers with the opportunity to win an island adventure of a lifetime and a multitude of instant prizes of quality wine accessories. The Reunion on Réunion – a 7-day reunion of friends on the spectacular Indian Ocean island of ...
Karoo lamb takes centre stage at Carne eateries in July
by Editor on 03 July 2018
Karoo lamb takes centre stage at Carne eateries in July Discover the rich diversity of specialist Karoo lamb cuts prepared by expert hands at Chef Giorgio Nava’s two dedicated Cape Town meat restaurants – Carne SA and Carne on Kloof during the entire month of July. His special lamb menu comprises a choice of six prime cuts and a hearty lamb ragu pasta alongside his regular à la carte menu. In addition t...
Franschhoek Bastille Festival
by Editor on 12 June 2018
Save the date for SA’s French inspired 25th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 14 and 15 July. A social calendar highlight, the weekend long event is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you. The captivating village is a hive of activities, dressed to the nines in the French colours of red, blue and white for the weekend, embracing its Fre...
Best Braai tips from Fire & Feast Meat Festival experts
by Editor on 06 June 2018
To give you a taster of what to expect from this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival, heating up Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June, we’ve chatted to some of the experts featuring at the meaty exhibition. Here are the top 10 braai tips from the masters of meat, braai, sauce and spice. 1. Crown National A leading supplier of spices, herbs, seasonings, sauces and condiments, Crown National – the ev...
“Perfecto” pairing of two Italian classics at Anthonij Rupert Wyne
by Editor on 01 June 2018
The Italians call it “la dolce vita” - the sweet life. More than just a saying, it’s a lifestyle which revolves around good food, good wine and great company. Speaking of savouring the sweet life, few things are more Italian than Sangiovese and lasagne. With this in mind, the culinary team at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar - situated at Anthonij Rupert Wyne near Franschhoek - have decided to pair these two...
Douse the flames with Craftology at Fire & Feast Meat Festival
by Editor on 30 May 2018
All the meaty flavour at this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National will be matched in taste and quality at Craftology, the fine-drinking designation located at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. “Visitors will be taken on a journey of taste at this year’s Craftology, a fully-stocked drinking zone which forms part of the Fire & Feast programme,” said Sandra Jardim, Genera...
Decorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show
by Editor on 18 May 2018
Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, is celebrating 25 years of décor excellence with an incredible designer line-up for its 2018 edition. Presented by Plascon, this milestone exhibition will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. “It has been an incredible year for décor and design and we are so excited to be celebrating these beautiful trends – while looking fo...
Smoking hot features line-up at this year's Fire & Feast Meat Festival
by Editor on 18 May 2018
SMOKING HOT FEATURES LINE-UP AT THIS YEAR'S FIRE & FEAST MEAT FESTIVAL The hottest meat-lover’s gettogether, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, has a mouth-watering line-up of new features that will be showcasing at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. A proudly South African affair, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival is a celebration of all things fired, grilled and braai’d with...
Port-style wine is food’s best friend
by Editor on 10 May 2018
With the first Portuguese grapes planted in the 70’s in Calitzdorp, De Krans organically gravitated towards producing exceptional quality port-style wines. Backed up by several top awards for these wines, De Krans has managed to carve a name for itself through the years as being one of the leading port-style wine producers in the country. Their flagship, the Cape Vintage Reserve boasts eleven vintages, being awarde...
Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back!
by Editor on 09 May 2018
Winter is here which means cozy fire places, comfort food and great wines, but best of all is that Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends are back. A weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence – and if you haven’t booked you’re definitely missing out on this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Ideally suited to couples, the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are packaged to absolute perfection, and h...
Franschhoek Winter Wines
by Editor on 26 April 2018
Winter is here, and the best part is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter. Brave the cold weather and head to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate for an old favourite, Franschhoek Winter Wines. Inspired by the colder weather this winter warmer festival will take place on Saturday, 16 June (11am to 4pm). The intimate setting of the museum is the ideal location to mingle with the Franschhoek Vignerons wh...
Van Loveren joins fight against poaching with its Rhino Run wines
by Editor on 25 April 2018
Van Loveren Family Vineyards has continued its contribution to nature conservation in South Africa with the release of the latest vintage Rhino Run wines. The range of superb quality wines celebrates this magnificent animal of the African plains and the efforts being made to save it. “The plight of the rhino has been well-publicised and continues to grow direr every passing day,” says Van Loveren Wines CEO Ph...