House & Leisure – Blooming Beautiful: Samesyn Linen’s Spring Collection

2018-09-12T09:44:29+00:00 Blog, Colaborations, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

Beautiful contrasts set the tone for this new linen range. As published in Heath & Leisure on the 11th of September 2018 Large, cheerful blossoms explode against a dark background in one of the images in Samesyn’s latest collection – a brand that prints original styled food photography on luxury linen. To showcase their new [...]

House & Leisure – 3 Sweet Treats inspired by Spring

2018-09-10T20:15:26+00:00 Blog, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

Vanilla-Bean Macarons. Almond, Coffee and Thyme cake. Chardonnay cocktail. As published in Heath & Leisure on the 10th of September 2018 Foodies will adore creating these spring-inspired treats, and those with a sweet tooth will be just as happy to tuck into them. Try your hand at vanilla-bean macarons, almond, coffee and thyme cake, or [...]

House & Leisure – Perfect Pairings: Two Recipes that work with Beer and Wine

2018-08-28T08:43:28+00:00 Blog, Dinner, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

"Make Your Own Pairing at Home" As published in Heath & Leisure on the 27th of August 2018 This weekend the 8th annual Craft beer and Wine Festival will be taking place at Capegate Shopping Centre. The festival plays host to over 20 wineries and craft beer breweries based in the Western Cape – offering ticket holders the [...]

2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winners Announced

2018-08-19T20:38:41+00:00 Blog, Wine of the Month|

After much anticipation the presentation of the 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophies was held at Cavalli estate outside Somerset West on 15 August, commemorating 22 years of Absa’s involvement with the Pinotage Association, and setting the benchmark for South Africa’s most successful “indigenous” wine variety. The panel of judges for the 2018 competition [...]

Winelands Trip on a Totally Different Level

2018-08-16T12:49:23+00:00 Blog, Travel|

On Friday I had the pleasure of visiting Neethlingshof Wine Estate on a flight package by Heliwine.   Heliwine is a company that focuses on unique food and wine experiences on the Stellenbosch Wine Route and uses a helicopter to take you there. It was a picture-perfect day in the Cape. On our way to [...]

The Rise and Rise of Ferdinand October, Chef de Partie

2018-07-24T10:21:33+00:00 Blog|

... a story of hard work, true grit and an unflinching will to succeed ... Eighteen years ago, circumstances forced 34-year-old Ferdinand October to quit school and take up work collecting shopping trolleys at a large supermarket. This year he will be graduating from one of the country’s leading culinary schools and has a permanent [...]

Kayamandi Township Tour with Thembi Koli

2018-06-30T14:56:35+00:00 Blog, Travel|

The Kayamandi township tour in Stellenbosch is led by passionate and stylish Thembi Koli, Kayamandi’s own diva tour guide. Thembi is the third generation growing up in Kayamandi and in her own words “breathes” Kayamandi and is involved in various projects in the community. Kayamandi means “pleasant or sweet home” in Xhosa. On arrival, [...]

New Vintage Release of Delheim’s Vegan-Friendly Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc

2018-06-26T12:34:09+00:00 Blog, Wine Farms, Wine of the Month|

Cellar gems put the sparkle back into Meatless Mondays A pair of Delheim's latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That's because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to produce its 2018 Delheim Pinotage Rosé and [...]

Morgenster Releases Eight Wines

2018-05-29T11:21:45+00:00 Blog, Wine of the Month|

Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset West.  Late owner Giulio Bertrand releases these wines in batches only after they have had the benefit of ageing in pristine conditions.  Having started this practice in 2000, he can offer his markets volume and continuity in unique vertical collections.  (The passing of Giulio Bertrand on the 20th [...]

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