NEW SUMMER MENU AT SWIRL…

Stellenbosch Vineyards boasting their new summer menu, in celebration of their first birthday. Here’s what Chef Livinia Plaaitjie will entice you with at Swirl.

Getting Festive with PEPPADEW®

The end of the year has arrived, and with it comes the highly anticipated season of family, fun and – of course – food! PEPPADEW®, the brand known for its universally-loved Sweet Piquanté Peppers, has developed 12 festive recipes, each a suitably bright and delicious addition to your Christmas table.

2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

Hold on to your (chef) hats!  The legendary Test Kitchen (Woodstock) was knocked off the Eat Out Awards throne; after 6 consecutive years of taking the prestigious place as the country’s top eatery, making way for the enigmatic  Chef Gregory Czarnecki and his brigade.  Here’s the list of winners and special awards for the 2018…

Fitch & Leedes Blue Tonic

Fitch & Leedes Blue Tonic, the new blue blooded mixer, transforms every G&T or vodka into a sensory indulgence.

Q&A with Vilafonte’s Mike Ratcliffe

Yes, I’ve subscribed to his newsletters.  Yes, I’ve drank his amazing wines.  Yes, I’ve had ample opportunity to meet him.  Yet, I have never managed to come face to face with this marketing and brand idol.  Here’s what he had to say about the new Vilafonté 2011 Series C Magnum and his luxury wine brand…

Warwick Wine Estate does it again!

Awarded three 5-star ratings by The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2019 The Blue Lady 2015, a classic Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate, aged in 225-litre tight grain, medium and light toast French oak barrels. The wine is redolent of blackberries, crème de cassis with hints of graphite and tobacco leaf. Only…

Iain Banner appointed to Cape Wine Auction Trust Board

Iain Banner has been appointed to the board of the Cape Wine Auction Trust and joins the trust’s five other members – Wendy Appelbaum, Paul Cluver, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Raymond Ndlovu and Mike Ratcliffe. Banner is the co-founder of a number of successful companies, events and charities, including Sports International, the Gary Player Design Company, the…

In the hot seat with Letoya Makhene on Tropika Smoooth Fan

This week, Letoya Makhene was in the hot seat on SABC 1’s exciting new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smoooth Fan as she set out to find her smooothest fan.  During the show, viewers at home uncovered some interesting facts about the star during the exciting live quiz show. In Tropika Smoooth Fan, four die-hard celebrity fans…

Are there Carbs in wine? Read this!

Are There Really Carbs in Wine? by Reagan If you’re the type of person that likes to have a glass of wine with dinner, or when you’re hanging out with friends, or any time at all, you want to know what it’s all about, right? You want to know if it’s good for you, bad for…

Dolci Café – a slice of Italy in Craighall Park

… and two generations of restaurateurs. Dolci Café – one of Johannesburg’s destination restaurants when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine – has an impressive pedigree. It’s owned and run by Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and her husband, actor Clayton Boyd (Generations: The Legacy is just one of his impressive list of credits) as well as…

De Grendel Triumphs at Michelangelo Awards 2018

… picking up a trophy and three double gold medals In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, De Grendel – one of the 12 estates located in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has walked away with the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir…

Meerendal Launches Farmers’ Market

Meerendal, one of the Durbanville Wine Valley’s most prestigious and popular wine estates, has announced the launch of a Farmers’ Market that will be held on the grounds of the estate on a number of Saturdays of every month, starting this weekend on Saturday, September 1, from 07:30 to 17:00. The next one will take…