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 […]

Cape food and wine events, July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016|News, Wine tasting|

Winter may have its beastly claws out, but there’s always food and wine for comfort. Here are a few spoils for mid winter in the Cape. Eat, drink and be cosy at Maison estate, Franschhoek

A visit to Franschhoek is always a good idea, even more so when it involves a long lazy lunch in front of a fire. A spot in […]

feast of shiraz and charcuterie, 30 may

Monday, 25 May 2015|News, Wine tasting|

My down duvet has come out the kist. My ‘sexy’ fluffy bunny slippers have come out the closet. I’ve bought a snood… These are telling things indeed, but what really marks the beginning of winter for me, is my increasing preference for red over white.

How lucky then that it’s time for one of my favourite Cape winter wine events […]

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

Tuesday, 28 April 2015|News|

Looking for something fabulous to do this long weekend? Well, my giddy aunt, it’s time for the annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival!

I blush at the thought that I lived in Cape Town for 15 years before I finally woke up and caught on that the small hamlet of Riebeek Kasteel (a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town – if I […]

Cellarbake @ Nitida

Tuesday, 10 March 2015|News|

I don’t need much of an excuse to pop the cork on a bottle of something fine. I need even less of an excuse to pop delectable morsels into my mouth. Promise me both those things and you have my attention. And so it is with the annual Cellarbake festival at Nitida wine farm in the Durbanville […]

Riesling & Rarities Rock Festival, Hartenberg

Friday, 16 January 2015|News, Wine tasting|

Asking about my favourite wine is, I imagine, a bit like asking a mother to name her favourite kid. It’s tricky to comment, because I love them all. But if you got all insistent about it, I’d probably have to admit that Riesling is right up there. I love it dry. I love it off-dry. I just adore it in […]