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...
Live Music at Bellevue Wine Estate - 20 April 2018
by Editor on 17 April 2018
There is no better way to enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, than with live entertainment! End off your week with a sunset performance on the lawns outside the restaurant and tasting room at Bellevue Wine Estate, situated along the Bottelary Road. The laid back music afternoon, which takes place on Friday, 20 April, is the perfect ending to a busy week. This is the 2nd in a series of regular Friday fe...
Reawaken your senses with GlenWood’s Fine Wine and Food Experience
by Editor on 11 April 2018
Tucked away in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley with the majestic mountains as their backdrop is where you’ll find GlenWood. Home to a range of superb award-winning wines, visitors will now have the opportunity to samples these in a unique Fine Wine and Food Experience. Presented in the comfort of the estate’s Tasting Room, guests are served with what can best be described as a Tasting Palette of dele...
Usana Farm Feast
by Editor on 10 April 2018
Warmer weather, long lazy days and the perfect excuse to venture to the Usana Farm Feast over the weekend of 12 and 13 May. Situated on the Klein Welmoed, along Baden Powell Drive just outside Stellenbosch, visitors of all ages can look forward to a fun filled authentic farm experience. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day of farm fun. Relax and unwind on the sprawling lawn whilst sipping on a glass...
De Krans Bistro and Deli picks up another award
by Editor on 22 March 2018
The De Krans Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2017 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The awards took place on 16 March at the Village Trading Post in De Rust. The criteria for this award is consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to r...
Live Music at Bellevue Wine Estate
by Editor on 16 March 2018
There is no better way to enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, than with live entertainment! End off your week with a sunset performance on the lawns outside the restaurant and tasting room at Bellevue Wine Estate, situated along the Bottelary Road. The laid back music afternoon, which takes place on Friday, 6 April, is the perfect ending to a busy week. This is the first of what promises to become a re...
@home Trend Home presented by Decorex set to be a showstopper
by Editor on 15 March 2018
Choice pieces of designer furniture from @home homeware store and @homelivingspace will be carefully positioned in the beautifully curated @home Trend Home presented by Decorex. This stunning home space installation forms part of a full feature programme at Decorex Durban, sponsored by Plascon, taking place from 21 to 25 March at the Durban Exhibition Centre. “There is such a rich selection of @home furniture...
Garden Route Wines from the Outeniqua Mountains
by Editor on 14 March 2018
Nestled in between Oudtshoorn and George lies the Outeniqua Mountains, an area known for its cool climate, good rainfall and high altitude. While the area boasts with production of the best quality hops in South Africa (the flavouring and stability agent in beer), this area also allows for the ideal growing conditions of cool-climate grapes. The Garden Route label - the brainchild of Boets Nel, MD of De Krans Win...
Pizza & Wine Festival
by Editor on 02 March 2018
Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine - the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will be in evidence at this year's Pizza & Wine Festival, which takes place at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, over the weekend of 21 and 22 April (11am to 4pm). The perfect excuse to enjoy a selection of superb wines paired with mouth-watering pizzas and live music. With its ...
Making Valentine’s Day memories with Drostdy-Hof
by Editor on 13 February 2018
14 February, is a day when we can openly express our love and gratitude for the special people in our lives. As wonderful as the occasion is, there’s always the pressure of finding the right gift or booking that perfect dinner to create a memorable occasion. At Drostdy-Hof, we are inspired by life’s everyday special moments, from discovering new experiences and destinations, to socialising with friends and ...
Three De Krans Ports in Top Wine SA Classification
by Editor on 31 January 2018
De Krans is no stranger to winning big with their ports (thanks to the Douro-like terroir and climate). With the annual release of the Top Wine SA Classification, no less than three of De Krans' award winning Cape ports were placed in this year's Top 10 Cape Ports list. In essence, the 2018 Top Wine SA Classification is a compilation of all wine and fortified style wines that have achieved very good or excellent scor...
Valentine's Day and De Krans Cape Pink: Love at first sight
by Editor on 30 January 2018
Time seems to whizz past so quickly these days and as soon as the one holiday is over we move onto the next. The Christmas decorations have been packed away and the next celebration we have to look forward to is Valentine's Day. A day not only filled with pink, red and anything chocolate, but also a day filled with love and happiness. What better way to celebrate than to sip, sample and savour the delicious De Kra...
Franschhoek Summer Wines
by Editor on 25 January 2018
It's a new year, Summer is in full swing and it's the perfect opportunity to sample seasonal inspired wines at the annual Franschhoek Summer Wines on Saturday, 3 February, at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards. An intimate and exclusive social calendar highlight where the Franschhoek Vigneron's choices for Summer will be showcased. These include a superb selection of white, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light r...
4th Street climbs the ladder at IWSR Top 100 Wines
by Editor on 20 December 2017
4th Street Wines is proud to announce that they have been named Fastest Growing Wine brand globally for the second year in a row by the International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR) Top 100 Wine Brands for 2017. The IWSR releases an independent report yearly analyzing over 4 600 still wines and over 5 000 brand lines. With over 40 years of experience the company understands the industry and monitors 157 markets t...
A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Saving Water
by Editor on 20 December 2017
It’s no secret that the Western Cape will continue its water shortage with little rain predicted until March 2018. Considering the Cape’s daily water-usage allowance of 87 litres per person, it’s important for consumers and businesses alike to actively trial innovative ways to save water. Recognised by locals as Stellenbosch’s ‘newest bird in town’, Blue Crane Coffee Company (BCCC), isn’t only taking ...