Wine, market and festival news December 2017

Wednesday, 29 November 2017|Markets, News, Wine tasting|

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The Magic of Bubbles’ presented by Mastercard, 2 & 3 December 2017

Nothing but nothing says Time To Celebrate! quite like Champagne. Which is why it’s so nice to kick off the festive season celebrations with the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. With the iconic Huguenot Monument providing a spectacular backdrop, you’ll have […]

Windmeul Cellar, Paarl

Tuesday, 14 November 2017|Markets, Wine tasting|

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again – the Paarl wine region is a favourite of mine. But it’s the modest wineries of the Agter-Paarl that are the real gem, the open secret you really should know about because in this area it’s not about the 300-year-old manor houses and perfectly manicured landscapes, it’s all about the wine. […]

groote post country market

Thursday, 24 March 2016|Markets|

With wine estates coming out our ears in Cape Town, it’s kind of hard to pick a favourite. That’s rather like asking someone which one of their kids they like most. But if you were to be cheekily insistent, I’d have to admit that Groote Post is up there. Why? Well they make fine wine. But then, so do hundreds […]

Oranjezicht city farm and market (ozcf)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014|Markets|

Anybody with cats or kids knows: Saturday mornings are not for lazy lie-ins. Nor are Sundays for that matter. Being quite a scheming little feline, Merlot varies her strategy for getting me up and getting herself fed, but basically it boils down to a combination of flirting, yowling and biting. I don’t mind this (too much) as it means I […]