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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...

Hope Distillery Brings Summer Into Your Kitchen!

    Your summery cocktail is served! Summer is all about cocktails ā€“ and our spirit of choice is gin, the one to rule ā€™em all! Hope Distillery, renowned for its flavoursome boutique gins, has come up with a 100% fresh beverage for the season. Combining any of Hopeā€™s gins with an easy-to-make...

Wixworth Gin for the Win

Although 'International Gin and Tonic Day' officially fell on 19th of October, I am not going to stand in you way if you want to extend celebrations to another week or so. Friends - friends who love gin - don't do that to each other. In any case, you...

Bringing Sexy Back with Rooibos Tea

If you stabbed me at any given time of the day or night, I'd probably bleed tea. My favourite beverage by far, there is simply no such thing as 'too much tea' in my book. Over the years, I've happily experimented with infusions, tisanes, green teas, white teas, black teas,...

Umami Tasting at Grande Provence Bistro

Exciting new developments at Grand Provence Bistro! Experience a savoury twist to exploring wine in the Franschhoek Valley, with the new Umami Tasting to awaken the senses at The Bistro at Grande Provence.Ā  UmamiĀ  (click on highlighted link) is the pleasant savoury taste considered the 5th basic taste after sweet,...

Spier Gets With The Programme: Vegetarian Winter Tastings

Spierā€™s Warm Winter Vegetarian Tasting warms the parts other wine tastings don't reach. I was astonished to read this press release, and gladdened! From Scout PR came the news: 'When the mercury drops and the rain clouds gather, the soup ladle and the wine glass are the best of friends....