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Vergelegen: Great Wine & Beautiful Nguni Cattle

An email from Vergelegen with photos of their Nguni cattle herd yesterday made me happier than I have felt for a long time. Country girl, me. Smooth-drinking wine and hardy indigenous Nguni cattle might seem an unlikely pairing – yet 320-year old Vergelegen Estate in Somerset West is home to one...

Win Wine with Stellenbosch Hills!

Stellenbosch Hills celebrates its 75 years in the biz with a bountiful Birthday Wine Bonanza! Get 10% off your online order and stand a chance to win a FREE case, delivered PL* of course...then you, too, can celebrate us having reached level 3! *post lockdown 😑 Stellenbosch Hills might be ramping up...

Vriesenhof Celebrates International Chardonnay Day

As if you needed a reason to say yay for Chardonnay, May 21 marks International Chardonnay Day! So, if you still have some good ole Chard stashed somewhere, fill up your glass and take a celebratory sip to understand why this classic grape variety is one of the world’s most...

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 lockdown. Shaken...

SA Cocktail Festival Street Party!

It's a party! In the streets! With drinks! Book sommer now. SA Cocktail Festival 2020 – bigger and better! Do you prefer a negroni? Or a Mai Tai? Do you enjoy a Cosmopolitan or do you love a classic martini – 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 Genevieve’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, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’ 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...