March 2016 Cape wine events

Tuesday, 8 March 2016|Wine tasting|

Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza and Wine Festival, 12-13 March 2016 Pizza and wine… Positively two of my favourite words. Which is why I am so chuffed about the inaugural Stellenbosch Vineyards Pizza & Wine Festival taking place this weekend, 12 and 13 March. Break the ice with a cocktail at The Bus Stop – a 1980 Ford Bedford bus which has [...]

Rosé Rocks – Top South African Rosé Wines 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015|Wine tasting|

The cool thing about living in Cape Town is that, every so often, one gets to stop what one’s doing, pour a glass of vino and stare at the (take your pick) mountain or sea. People from other cities find this vexing. I’ve long concluded they’re just jealous. It was the waves’ turn to be stared at last night. The [...]

Western Cape wine events, Heritage day weekend 2015

Wednesday, 16 September 2015|Wine tasting|

If you're in the Cape over the Heritage Day long weekend (yes, I know Friday is a work day, but really, who'll be working?) there is plenty to do eats and drinks wise. Webersburg Wine Estate: Art and Dine Experience 23 & 24 September 2015 Indulge in a journey through fine art, food and wine at Webersburg Wine Estate’s [...]

Jason’s Hill wine estate, Western Cape

Tuesday, 28 July 2015|Wine tasting|

"You really must intend to come here." These are the words of Ivy du Toit, winemaker at Jason's Hill. Why? Because tucked away as it is in the Slanghoek Valley close to Rawsonville in the Boland, Jason's Hill is not exactly a place you happen upon by chance on your way somewhere else. No, you have to mean to go [...]

Graciales, peddlars & co, constantia

Thursday, 28 May 2015|Restaurants|

I have a slightly disturbing habit. When I’m eating out I need to – no, absolutely have to – taste what’s on everyone’s plate. I rather suspect this is a condition common to women. Check out any girlie get together, and chances are you’ll see piled forks being passed around the table. Men don’t get this. But clever men tolerate [...]

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 [...]