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JC Le Roux introduces new premium dry range

Ah good ol' JC Le Roux, a sparkling wine synonymous with NYE parties from my student days. Its customary sweet flavour perfect for youthful undeveloped palates.

By Ruth Cooper 19 Apr 2017

Five of the best vineyards in the Western Cape

The Western Cape has always been a big crowd-puller in South Africa. Apart from its abundance of beautiful mountains and beaches, the Western Cape is also home to over 100,000 hectares of vineyards.

By Jarred Manasse 17 Apr 2017

How the world celebrates Easter

Hot cross buns and Easter eggs are synonymous with Easter - a significant religious festival for many and also an opportunity for reflection and spending time with friends and family.

By Janine Fourie 13 Apr 2017

Poolside perfection at the President Hotel

Officially opened by former president Nelson Mandela in 1998, a stay at the President Hotel in Bantry Bay on the Sea Point side of town is just what we needed last weekend after the previous emotionally draining, politics-driven week...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

Fresh flavours at Avondales's new Faber

Is there anything more delightful than enjoying a variety of top quality dishes in a beautiful setting? In my opinion, there are not many activities that top this...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Apr 2017

#Shotleft: an experience of the Bacchian kind at Tokara

Boasting magnificent views over vineyards and olive trees, award-winning wines, and delicious food, Tokara will enchant you stay a little longer than anticipated...

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2017

Best in wine tourism crowned at Klink Awards after record-breaking votes

After a record 19,879 votes cast by wine loving consumers and wine farm visitors, the best of wine tourism were announced at the fifth annual Klink Awards...

4 Apr 2017

Inter-hotel challenge intrigue at the Vineyard Hotel

Standing on the grass outside the Vineyard's conference centre, we sipped Pongrácz brut and early cups of cappuccino to ward off the autumnal chill, while an excited buzz grew on the night of the finale regional launch of the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge 2017...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Apr 2017

The Sommeliers Selection, BLACC reaching out to emerging wine enthusiasts

The Sommeliers Selection has joined forces with BLACC which is powered by Vula Afrika, an organisation that reaches out to emerging African wine enthusiasts...

27 Mar 2017

The mother of all beer

Motherland Brewers is serving up a selection of unique craft beers for the Cape Town crowd. Eugene Yiga spoke to owner Alitsair Kernick to find out more.

By Eugene Yiga 27 Mar 2017

Renowned chefs debate restaurant industry challenges

An interactive sitting at the Vineyard Hotel led by FEDHASA Cape's restaurant chairperson, Carl van Rooyen saw chefs Jocelyn Meyer-Adams, Bertus Basson and Pete Goffe-Wood debate issues facing the restaurant industry.

23 Mar 2017

Counting down to the opening of SA's most technologically sophisticated casino floor

Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, South Africa's most technologically advanced casino floor, is nearing completion and will open to the public on 1 April 2017...

23 Mar 2017

Entries open for 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards

The 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards is now open for entries from South African restaurateurs who can now submit their menus and wine lists.

22 Mar 2017

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International

Qantas curates top Australian artwork for its business class amenity kits

Qantas will be featuring the work of Australia's leading artists, photographers and digital influencers on its international business class amenity kits. Called Qantas Curates, the initiative saw the airline work with professional Australian contemporary art curators to select artworks from 16 Australians specialising in a variety of different styles including pop culture, photography, fine art, abstract landscape, Indigenous art and textile design.

20 Apr 2017

Lufthansa launches cricket-themed campaign

Lufthansa has launched a marketing campaign celebrating more flights to India, pitching its shoot at the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

11 Apr 2017

Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London.

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

Eco-friendly digs for the modern nomad

Portuguese startup Ecocubo's 96ft2 prefab is intended to host nomads who find themselves roughing it in the wild. It's an environmentally friendly alternative living space designed by architect António Fernandes in collaboration with the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC).

By Bo Bushwinkel 16 Mar 2017

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