It’s World Malbec Day

Today Argentina is synonymous with Malbec, having achieved a direct association with the varietal. Renowned by its diversity, high quality and elegance, it marks a constant innovation in the wine scene worldwide.

THE REBELS ARE BURNING THE FLOOR

The world’s most prolific ballroom and dance theatre production, Burn the Floor, returns to South Africa for a much-anticipated tour across the country later this year. The show is set to dazzle local audiences with its spectacular dance moves and sizzling ballroom displays on stage and you shouldn’t miss it for the world!

FRANSCHHOEK RETURNS TO THE WINTER SCULPTURE FAIR

The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a unique sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 11 and 12 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, have once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest culinary and…

PAUL CLUVER WINES AT ELGIN COOL WINE & COUNTRY FESTIVAL

Looking for something to do when in the Western Cape?  The Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival is back, and it’s guaranteed to be one of this year’s social calendar highlights. Taking place over the weekend of 27 and 28 April participating Elgin Wine Producers will be pulling out the stops to showcase their range of fine wines paired with amazing food offerings.

SA BUBBLY – MORE REASON TO CELEBRATE!

L’Ormarins’ Zanie Viljoen is the MCC Specialist Winemaker at Anthonij Rupert Wines, which will be showcasing some of its bubblies in the L’Ormarins range in Johanesburg.

THE 2019 CAPE WINE AUCTION RAISES NEARLY R15-MILLION

The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has now amassed nearly R88 million since the first auction was held in 2014. At a glamorous event held at Buitenverwachting in Constantia, it was announced that Raymond Ndlovu has been appointed chairperson to the Cape Wine Auction Trust, replacing Wendy Appelbaum who remains a…

THE ORIENT HOTEL BOASTS BIGGEST GLOBAL COLLECTION OF ADRIAAN BOSHOFF ART

A stunning, new art museum dedicated to the life and works of the pre-eminent South African impressionist Adriaan Boshoff, is set to open on Friday, March 15, 2019, in the grounds of the Francolin Conservancy, home of the luxurious Orient Hotel and the multi award-winning Restaurant Mosaic.

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON CALLS FOR ENTRIES IN THE TOLLMAN ART COMPETITION HERMANUS FYNARTS FESTIVAL (7 – 17 JUNE 2019)

Bouchard Finlayson is inviting entries for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award as part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, has long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and is sponsoring the competition for the sixth consecutive year. This unique national art competition awards a first prize of R20…

FLAVOUR ACADEMY WITH CAFE DEL SOL AND DISARONNO

Café del Sol, together with Disaronno, is cooking up a feast at the Flavour Academy with a special “Flambé Cooking” series.  This is a must-attend for all foodies in love; or treat your special person to a culinary adventure. The Salute Series or Flambé cooking for 2019 where they add a dram of the good…

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA WITH CAFE DEL SOL

Indulge in the best cuisine we have to offer, Morgenster Wine Estate’s Opera Collection and the best Italian Opera performed by the Gauteng School of Opera. This is an event not too be missed. Includes a three course Italian dinner paired with Morgenster Wine Estate Opera Collection, Icelandic water, Illy Coffee and the Opera Experience….

INDULGE IN A SECRET FEBRUARY AFFAIR

After an elegant Secret Spring Dinner return to South Africa last year, SecretEATS has a host of fabulous dining experiences lined up for 2019! The first will be an unforgettable evening with a rising star in the South African and international culinary scene. So best you mark your calendars for 16 and 23 February. Mentored…

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…

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…

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…