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 ...
Find your #rhythmoflife at Decorex 2018
by Editor on 15 December 2017
Now in its 25th year, Decorex SA - South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition – is bringing together all the right colours, designs, fabrics and inspiration to open up a path of harmonious creativity suited to each individual’s rhythm. By channelling the demands of everyday life into a productive, embracing space, visitors will get the chance to discover their own unique style, their #rhythm...
‘BANKEX’ brings fintech opportunities to South Africa
by Editor on 14 December 2017
Business leaders and financial institutions were invited to the South African launch of ‘BANKEX’, a decentralised Bank-as-a-Service model of enterprise (BaaS) which has garnered significant attention from private and institutional investors globally. This BANKEX model is held by BKX company. The introduction of this cryptocurrency was hosted by the BANKEX international team members at various venues across the c...
Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member
by Editor on 13 December 2017
Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member Boela Gerber, acclaimed cellarmaster at Groot Constantia, has become the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild with one additional member joining the ranks of this respected league of winemakers. Taking over the reins from Miles Mossop, Gerber shares the vision mapped out by his predecessors for the Guild to step up its role in furthering transformati...
The Yard! New Silo District concept store and eatery
by Editor on 23 November 2017
Named for the surrounding dockyards and located within view of the picturesque tugboat moorings and the waters of Cape Town harbour, The Yard is an exciting new hybrid concept store-cum-bistro-bar that is set to become the go-to retail and dining experience of the recently launched Silo District at the V & A Waterfront. The Yard shines with carefully selected options that cater with style to both local and interna...
Cape Town Festival of Beer
by Editor on 21 November 2017
The Cape Town Festival of Beer, which takes place from December 1-3 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, is fast approaching! There are only 14 days left to get your tickets to the biggest festival of beer in not only South Africa, but the entire southern hemisphere with more than 60 brewers and over 200 beers on offer. Festivalgoers will be able to sample a variety of brews at the festival and all attending can apprecia...
Mulberry and Prince Opens for Brunch!
by Editor on 20 November 2017
From September 2017, Mulberry & Prince Kitchen and Bar, situated at 12 Pepper Street in Cape Town just off the trendy Bree Street strip, will now be open every Sunday from 10h00 to 14h00 for brunch. The “lazy Sunday” menu pays homage to comfort food and the restaurant’s American influences. Since opening in April 2016, Mulberry & Prince has become celebrated as Cape Town’s favourite New York-style eatery. Co...
Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summer
by Editor on 17 November 2017
Summer brings with it so many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course deliciously sweet seasonal fruit. Look no further than De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for two of these summer sensations. During the months of November through to March De Krans invites visitors to partake in a farm favourite of picking seasonal fruit. From 22 November to ...
Celebration of Angels at Grande Provence in December
by Editor on 16 November 2017
Celebration of Angels at Grande Provence in December 10 – 27 December 2017, The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek A celebration of angels in the form of a group exhibition by contemporary artists and a heavenly wine and nougat tasting, takes centre stage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate this December. Hosted by The Gallery at Grande Provence, the Angels Tears Exhibition, will take you into the r...
A smooth blend of wine, movies and mountain magic
by Editor on 15 November 2017
Move over Pinotage - there’s another reason to visit the Winelands this summer. Serving up its popular blend of movies, delicious food and star-struck entertainment, The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back. Gather your friends, family or new beau and catch them on select Saturdays at handpicked wine estates in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek and Somerset West. Catering for all tastes and occasions, with movies fro...
The stars shine bright for Hartenberg’s Gravel Hill Shiraz 2013
by Editor on 07 November 2017
The wait is finally over and the 5-star Platter wines have been announced. Hartenberg Wine Estate’s Gravel Hill Shiraz 2013 was one of only nine, in the Shiraz/Syrah category, to earn a prestigious 5-star rating in the latest edition of the authoritative and internationally recognized Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018, due for release mid-November. The results were announced on 3 November at ...
Platter 5-star grand slam for Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc
by Editor on 06 November 2017
Platter 5-star grand slam for Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc Constantia Glen Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has stepped into the limelight yet again with a 5-star rating in the 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide added to its string of accolades. The 2017 Constantia Glen vintage has already excelled on the world stage as one of only two South African Sauvignon Blancs to take home gold medals at the 2017 Internatio...
Platter 5-stars for Steenberg Lady R grande cuvée
by Editor on 06 November 2017
Platter 5-stars for Steenberg Lady R grande cuvée Steenberg’s flagship cuvée, Lady R Méthode Cap Classique 2012, strikes a statuesque pose with a 5-star rating in the 2018 Platter’s South African Wine Guide. One of just three Cap Classiques to be awarded 5 stars by Platter’s 2018, the country’s definitive wine guide, Lady R MCC 2012 is an accomplished masterpiece of celebrated Constantia wine prod...
The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
by Editor on 24 October 2017
Dust off your most striking outfit and get ready for the social calendar event of 2017. Stand out in the crowd as you sip on some of SA’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) at this year’s Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Mastercard, which takes place on 2 and 3 December. Dress to impress in your Black and White with a Splash of Summer themed outfit. ...
Heavenly pairing of Angels Tears and nougat at Grande Provence
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Spread your wings and savour ‘A Taste of Heaven’ with a bouquet of enchanting pairings of Angels Tears wines and handmade nougat at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Offered daily at the Grande Provence tasting room, the Angles Tears ‘A Taste of Heaven’ pairs specially crafted nougat delights with each of the four wines in the range. Smooth and bursting with fruit, Angels Tears wines a...