Mensa delights with toffee & nougat treats
by Editor on 08 November 2019
Indulge in novel wines paired with decadent toffee and nougat in the all new Mensa Sweet Pairing Experience at the fresh look Overhex Tasting Room just outside Worcester. The Mensa range is closely aligned with storytelling and when combined with delectable sweet treats, makes for the perfect spoil while sharing anecdotes and creating memories with friends. Enjoy the crisp Mensa Sauvignon Blanc with a zesty l...
The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival
by Editor on 07 November 2019
Kickstart the festive season on a fashionable high note at the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth. One of SA’s premier social calendar highlights, this year’s event takes place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument. For those preferring a laid-back stylish experience, Sunday’s offering...
Roodeberg launches new Reserve wine in a stylish wooden crate
by Editor on 30 October 2019
Roodeberg, the legendary South African classic, has launched a Reserve red blend in a stylish wooden wine crate just in time for the festive season. A newcomer to the South African wine scene, Roodeberg Reserve 2017 was previously only available in selected international markets. The decision to expand Roodeberg Reserve’s availability also to local wine lovers, is one of the highlights of Roodeberg’s 70th ann...
Balance wines make gourmet popcorn pop
by Editor on 30 October 2019
For a wine tasting experience that pops, give Balance wines a try with moreish gourmet popcorn at the new look Overhex Tasting Room just outside Worcester. The all new Balance & Gourmet Popcorn tasting is a mashup of three easy drinking, everyday quality wines with artisanally flavoured popcorn. The vibrancy and juicy tropical fruit of Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect foil to cut through the crea...
Franschoek’s Culinary Status Reaffirmed
by Editor on 29 October 2019
The list of nominees for the hotly contested 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards has been released, and six Franschhoek establishments have been included in the list of 30 finalists. The Franschhoek restaurants to secure a spot are the following: Chefs Warehouse at Maison La Petite Colombe Le Coin Français Pierneef à La Motte Protégé The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal The Eat Out Awards are r...
TOKARA Chef wins Haute Performance Award
by Editor on 23 October 2019
TOKARA Restaurant Executive Chef, Carolize Coetzee, has won a Haute Performance Award as the most promising chef in the 2020 JHP Gourmet Guide. Chef Carolize won the Haute Promise award barely a year after taking over the kitchen brigade at TOKARA Restaurant outside Stellenbosch. The Haute Awards are given to chefs creating footprints in the restaurant industry. “This young, determined and dedicated chef is...
Grande Provence finalist in Young Winemaker of the Year
by Editor on 16 October 2019
Grande Provence winemaker, Thys Smit, has been rewarded for his hard work in the cellar and the vineyards with a nomination as a finalist of the 19th Diner’s Club Young Winemaker of the Year Awards. Thys took on the leading role as winemaker and viticulturist at this Franschhoek heritage wine estate in 2018 after joining the Grande Provence team in 2015 as assistant winemaker. He earned his Young Winemaker of th...
New reasons to escape to Grande Provence
by Editor on 08 October 2019
Make The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate your go-to destination when next you visit Franschhoek and take advantage of their new accommodation packages tailor-made with options for every taste. Discover cultural gems with the Heritage package or indulge in the Wine Enthusiast’s package created for those with a high interest in the art of winemaking, while the Adventure package offers un...
Survivor triumphs at Michelangelo International Wine Awards
by Editor on 07 October 2019
Survivor, the intrepid range of Swartland wines, has won a trio of medals, including Double Gold and Gold, at the prestigious 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. Taking top honours with Double Gold is Survivor Pinotage 2018, with the Gold medal awarded to Survivor Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Chenin Blanc, another Survivor top performer was awarded a Silver medal. It has been an excellent year for...
Savour two national treasures with Survivor ABSA Top 10 Pinotage & Biltong
by Editor on 03 October 2019
Survivor, the unbridled Swartland wine range, is celebrating Pinotage Day on Saturday, 12 October with a special tasting of two national treasures, biltong and its ABSA Top 10 Pinotage. A proud benchmark of this South African grape variety, the Pinotage 2017 is the second Survivor vintage to be ranked Top 10 in this prestigious wine competition. The special Pinotage & Biltong tasting pairs the wine with beef ...
Enjoy a sensory summer sojourn at Constantia Glen
by Editor on 03 October 2019
Awaken your senses this summer at Constantia Glen, the picturesque boutique wine estate situated only 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre. With delicious new taste partners added to their popular selection of platters and crispy Flammkuchen, summer at Constanta Glen is sure to be a feast. Try the generous all new vegan platter. It’s perfect for sharing. Other new summer additions include seared beef fillet...
Dr Victor and the Rasta rebels liv.
by Editor on 01 October 2019
Let's kick off a new month with Dr Victor and the Rasta rebels live at The View in Kibler Park on Friday the 4th October. Joined by Bilo and Dafunc who will keep you dancing all night long. Tickets are R180 per person, food and drinks will be availableTime :19:00 pm Venue : 9011 Wisani road , Kibler ParkContact : 082 567 6969
S.Pellegrino Young Chef: Mentors are the secret ingredient to success
by Editor on 29 September 2019
As the pressure builds for the ten young Chefs in the run-up to the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East Regional Final, taking place in Cape Town on 14th October 2019, their Mentors are the secret ingredient that helps them stay on track during their final preparations. A vital part of each young Chef’s story are the Chefs who have taught and inspired them. For The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Competition ...
Roodeberg embraces summer with new Rosé vintage
by Editor on 26 September 2019
Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, has released the 2019 vintage of their vibrant Rosé just in time for balmy summer days. Stepping out with a new silver filigree trim, the vivacious Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2019 delights with subtle aromas of strawberry, candy floss and raspberry intertwined with hints of rose petals and Turkish delight. “Our beautiful...
Franschhoek plays host to Sommelier Cup finalists
by Editor on 18 September 2019
On 23 and 25 September the Franschhoek Wine Valley gets the opportunity to showcase its wide range of stellar wines to the semi-finalists competing in this year’s triennial Sommelier Cup competition, presented by Wines of South Africa (WoSA). Representing countries from across the globe the sommeliers will spend the day in the valley, meeting with the Vignerons, attending a series of tastings and experience our vil...
Discover Steenberg’s lively Brut Chardonnay MCC this spring
by Editor on 18 September 2019
Celebrate spring with the vibrancy and freshness of Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay MCC. This richly layered Blanc de Blancs is an elegant Méthode Cap Classique crafted in the time honoured French tradition of secondary bottle fermentation that gives rise to its fine mousse and finesse. “Blanc de Blancs is without a doubt the most exciting Cap Classique category right now. It has been such a pleasure to have...
Double Gold again for De Krans Pinotage Rosé at Rosé Rocks
by Editor on 16 September 2019
The De Krans Pinotage Rosé has done it again. For the 2nd year in a row it has been awarded the prestigious Double Gold medal at the recent Rosé Rocks competition. This year the award was bestowed on the 2019 vintage. This competition is the first of its kind in SA which is entirely dedicated to Rosé and seeks to not only acknowledge excellence in Rosé winemaking but also to in effect, promote the category in...
Steenberg Pinot Noir crowned as SA’s Best Rosé MCC
by Editor on 16 September 2019
Steenberg has triumphed at the 2019 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge as the victorious producer of South Africa’s Best Rosé MCC. The blushing Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir MCC, one of 134 Méthode Cap Classique contenders in the competition this year, was awarded Double Gold and the Trophy as the Rosé category winner. “This is great news for us and even though I am fairly new to Steenberg, everyone knows that C...
Gold rush for TOKARA’s flagship white at IWSC
by Editor on 16 September 2019
When it comes to global accolades TOKARA’s flagship white knows no bounds, after yet another Gold strike on the world stage and a score of 95/100 from the prestigious 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. This is the 4th time this year that the TOKARA Director’s Reserve White 2016 has been hailed by international wine commentators and judges as a benchmark for South African Bordeaux-style ...
Double Gold and Gold for De Krans!
by Editor on 13 September 2019
Awards season is in full swing and De Krans Wines is bringing home the awards, earning a Double Gold and Gold at the recent 2019 Vitis Vinifera Awards. The very popular De Krans Premium Moscato Natural Sweet Perlé Wine 2019 was the recipient of the Double Gold medal, and this semi-sweet wine with a fizz has quickly become one of the best-selling wines from De Krans since its launch a few years ago. It serves as ...