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  • Cederberg Sunday Wineday at La Mouette

    It’s time to get ready for the Cederberg Sunday Wineday at La Mouette! You know what’s more fun a night out with a few drinks? Day drinking. The sun is shining, the clothes are relaxed, the wine is flowing and the food is perfect. It’s my ideal weekend activity. As if made specially for me, La Mouette […] More

  • Fleur du Cap wine and salt pairings at Die Bergkelder

    Chocolate pairings. Canape pairings. Dessert pairings. We’ve had it all. But Fleur de Cap Wine and Die Bergkelder have done something a little different. This unique experience pairs these high-end wines with artisanal, salted delicacies offered daily at Die Bergkelder – a range of locally sourced savoury treats, prepared using traditional methods such as curing […] More

  • La Mouette Summer Menu and News

    Look out the window! THE SUN IS SHINING BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND (well, it was when I wrote this). Summer is here and that means that La Mouette Summer Menu and News is out! The new menu will run into early January 2016 along with the a la carte menu. To take advantage of our stunning weather, […] More

  • Floreal at the Marianne Wine Estate

    I’m from Durban. Durbanites don’t like driving far. Driving from Atlantic Seaboard to the ‘burbs even freaks me out. So when I schlep (and I mean schlep) somewhere far, like Stellenbosch (gasp!), I want it to be an experience. Enter: Floreal at the Marianne Wine Estate This new bistro-chic style restaurant opened it’s doors in October. […] More

  • Lanzerac Chardonnay 2014 – perfect for summer

    The recently released Lanzerac Chardonnay 2014 is the perfect full-bodied white wine to enjoy during these hot summer days. A Gold medal winner at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards as well as a 4-star rated Platter wine, the grapes for this award-winning wine were sourced from seven different blocks from Lanzerac’s vineyards […] More

  • Grande Provence Wine and Dine Collab Dinner 25 September

    Spring is in the air! It’s that time of year where we all have the daily struggle of figuring out whether or not Cape Town is going to give us some sunshine, or if the day is going to turn miserable. But the miserable days are definitely getting fewer and fewer. To celebrate spring, Grande […] More

  • Fleur du Cap goes Platinum at 2015 SAWi Wine Awards

    Fleur du Cap’s star studded Noble Late Harvest has been rated Platinum by the South African Wine Index (SAWi), the highest rating that can be achieved by any wine in this annual barometer of wine excellence. The 2015 SAWi Wine Excellence Awards recognises wines that have stood the test of time, based on the combined […] More

  • Nederburg’s new Flagship Spanish-style Blend

    The latest addition to Nederburg’s flagship Ingenuity range, a blend of Spanish varietals Tempranillo and Graciano, once again showcases the winery’s originality. Big and bold, but at the same time fresh and lively, this racy red pairs perfectly with robustly-flavoured dishes prepared with a hint of spice such as paella or chorizo or Serrano ham […] More

  • Terra del Capo Pinot Grigio 2014

    For wine aficionados who prefer an Italian styled wine look no further than the Terra del Capo Pinot Grigio 2014 from Anthonij Rupert Wyne. The Italian-inspired range was originally developed by the late Anthonij Rupert who not only believed that South African soils were well-suited to growing Italian grape varietals, but also had a love […] More

  • Lanzerac Blanc de Blancs Brut, an MCC for any occasion

    The latest offering to emerge from Lanzerac Wine Estate will most certainly be music to the ears of bubbly aficionados. The maiden vintage Lanzerac Blanc de Blancs Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) is perfect for any occasion – be it a birthday, romantic dinner with a loved on or simply a social tipple, this MCC is […] More

  • Fleur du Cap Competition

    Fleur du Cap Competition

    It’s time for a ‘lil something something from our delicious friends at over at Fleur du Cap. They’ve been running wine, food and salt pairings for quite some time now it’s time that one lucky winner gets to recreate the experience at home. Chef Craig Cormack has just released a delicious mini-cookbook that put Fleur […] More

  • Fleur du Cap Natural Light Chenin Blanc 2014 vintage

    The Fleur du Cap Natural Light Chenin Blanc 2014 vintage has been released, with a nifty and convenient screw cap. Gone are the days of cork being the only way to go. With its lower alcohol content of just 9,7%, the screw cap will help preserve the tropical fruit character of this health-friendly wine. Crisp and refreshing […] More