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Hope Distillery’s Quarantini

If you're lucky enough to have some gin left during these last dread days of lockdown Level 5 (come on, we know you've been making gin in your bathtub), then this recipe will gladden your heart! PS: it's good anytime of the year, inside or outside of...

SA Cocktail Festival Street Party!

It's a party! In the streets! With drinks! Book sommer now. SA Cocktail Festival 2020 ā€“ bigger and better! Do you prefer a negroni? Or a Mai Tai? Do you enjoy a Cosmopolitan or do you love a classic martini ā€“ shaken not stirred? SA Cocktail Festival has it all, and...

Hot Cross Bun and Wine Pairing at Stellenbosch Hills

Now this is a pairing I can really erm...sink my teeth into. Hot Cross buns and wine! Stellenbosch Hills spreads April cheer with Hot Cross Bun & Wine Pairing with variations of a seasonal favourite, to be served with winery stars. Yes, it's only in April, but we like to...

Bubbly Galore with Genevieve MCC Proe Party

Bubbly-maker Genevieveā€™s Harvest Lunch puts an array of classy Cap Classiques on show on Saturday, 7 March 2020! 2020 certainly started with a bang, and not necessarily in a nice way either. Put some fizz and pop back into your life with a sparkling wine post-harvest party! Specialist bubbly-maker Genevieve MCC...

Poppin’ Good Fun: Polkadraai Popcorn and Wine

As if drinking wine wasn't fun enough on its own, you can now pair it with popcorn. Yes, really. I can handle that, no sweat, how 'bout you? The ultimate anti-serious wine experience, this Polkadraai and Popcorn wine pairing is the fun must-do of the season! Available until 30 April,...

Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

It's been quite the year, so it had better end with some bubbles in it, right? Book your tickets now for the wildly popular and wildly wonderful Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ā€˜The Magic of Bubblesā€™ on 30 November & 1 December 2019. Kickstart the festive season on a...

Hope Distillery’s Esperanza Agave Spirit

HOPE Distillery was established by Lucy Beard and Leigh Lisk five years ago as a small-batch gin distillery, the first licence of its kind in Cape Town. Since then, HOPE has grown into a force to be reckoned with on the artisanal liquor scene, having mastered the craft of...

Blend Your Own Wine and Boerebraai at Middelvlei

'Lekker mense, lekker kos, lekker wyn'.Ā  In brief, what you can expect at 3rd generation family-run farm Middelvlei, just outside Stellenbosch. These are folks who've mastered the art of hospitality, with their daily Boerebraai being just the best idea ever. Now you get to blend your own wine...

Spier Vegan Wine A World First!

Great news for vegan drinkers is that you can now get your wine on with a clear conscience: Spier Wines have just received the first vegan wine accreditation in the world! Spier is theĀ first winery in the WORLDĀ to receiveĀ Control Union Vegan Standard certificationĀ by the accredited certifying body Control Union. Cheers to...

Fitch and Leeds Launches New Grapefuit Tonic

Fitch & Leedes goes coral with new Grapefruit Tonic Be bang-on trend with the 2019 Pantone colour of the year, and make coral your go to shade this summer with new Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit Tonic. This Grapefruit tonic hits the spot with some zesty grapefruit, combined with just a hint...