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...
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...
Constantia Glen winemaker releases new range under his own label
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Winemaker Justin van Wyk, responsible for creating the signature cool climate Constantia Glen wines since 2011, has launched his own Van Wyk Family Wines range at the picturesque award winning wine estate. For his Van Wyk Family wines, Justin, who joined the Constantia Glen wine team as assistant winemaker in 2008, is focusing on grape varieties and wine styles that are quite different from the Bordeaux-styles th...
Need a moisture resistant label?
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Many of our clients need more from their product labels than standard labelling solutions can offer them. Some clients require labels that can accommodate extra content due to all the mandatory information that must be included on-pack, often in multiple languages, to comply with the laws that govern their industries.
Double Gold and two Golds for De Krans at Veritas
by Editor on 11 October 2017
Hot on the heels of its last achievement, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2014 will be adding another accolade to its list of awards for 2017, securing a Double Gold at the 2017 Veritas Awards. De Krans also took home two Gold medals for its Cape Tawny Limited Release NV and Cape Vintage Reserve 2015, respectively. The prestigious awards ceremony, which took place on Friday, 6 October in Cape Town, was attended by...
Delheim’s legendary Spatz Sperling passes away
by Editor on 08 October 2017
The Sperling family are sad to announce the passing of Michael Hans ‘Spatz’ Sperling, their much-loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and patriarch of Delheim. Since his arrival in South Africa as a 20-year-old from Germany in 1951 to join his uncle Hans Hoheisen and aunt Del, Spatz became a pioneering icon of the South African wine industry. Over the next 60 years, Spatz grew this farm on the...
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme
by Editor on 04 October 2017
Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction boosts Protégé Programme The 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction pushed the envelope by raising almost R430 000 in aid of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme during this past weekend. Auction buyers showed great generosity again this year, supporting the charity auction in aid of the Guild’s Protégé Programme for the development of talented young winema...
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations
by Editor on 04 October 2017
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine. Total sales of R13 223 200, just under last year’s record breaking auction, coupled with an increased s...
Anthonij Rupert Wyne excels in Tim Atkins report
by Editor on 21 September 2017
The highly anticipated 2017 South Africa Special Report by leading UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin was published on 13 September, and Anthonij Rupert Wyne received an impressive rating of 90+ for eleven of its wines. The Cape of Good Hope Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc 2016, with the highest rating of 95/100, was also listed as one of Atkins’ Wines of the Year in the Chenin Blanc category. Seven of the 11 wines to ...
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Three Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés head for harvests in France and the USA The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a trailblazer for transformation in the wine industry, is paying it forward empowering three protégés to gain valuable international experience in some of the world’s most renowned wine growing regions this year. Second year oenology protégés Banele Vakele of Khayelitsha and Sydney M...
Revamped and revisited – a new table is set at Leopard's Leap
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Known for an innovative and passionate approach to relaxed dining and the enthusiastic encouragement of home cooking, Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards is proud to present a fresh interpretation of its cooking programme. Setting the scene in a refurbished, trendy kitchen, is a centre-piece table that is warm and welcoming despite its sleek and modern look. It is around this table that the new cooking demonstrations ...
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction Seasoned auctioneer, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for the 20th time at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017. This annual South African wine industry showcase now in its 33rd year, presents a treasure trove of rare, indi...