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First limited edition SA whisky added to Checkers exclusive Private Barrel Co. range
First limited edition SA whisky added to Checkers exclusive Private Barrel Co. range

Checkers LiquorShop has revealed a new addition to its Private Barrel Co. collection of whiskies sourced from the finest distillers. The newly unveiled 6-year-old James Sedgwick single malt...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier
Art, artisan food, and loads more at Spier

Although easily accessed via Baden Powel Drive off the N2, the Spier Estate feels like a world away.

By Brian Berkman 2 days ago

Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape Town
Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape Town

The 2018 Sneaker Exchange (SXC) will be held at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 11am to 7pm.

3 days ago

SA's The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic scoops two awards at Global Soft Drinks Congress
SA's The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic scoops two awards at Global Soft Drinks Congress

South African non-alcoholic beverage brand, The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic, has been awarded Best Adult Drink as well as Best New Drink Concept at the 2018 Zenith Innobev Awards in Prague...

20 Apr 2018

Truman & Orange launches Mionetto prosecco in SA
Truman & Orange launches Mionetto prosecco in SA

One of the world's top-selling prosecco brands, Mionetto, is now available in South Africa....

17 Apr 2018

Chef Luke Dale Roberts' launches The Test Kitchen pop-up restaurant in Mauritius
Chef Luke Dale Roberts' launches The Test Kitchen pop-up restaurant in Mauritius

JHP Gourmet Guide curator, Jenny Handley, followed Luke and his team to attend the opening night of The Test Kitchen Mauritius pop-up restaurant at the Republik Beach Club & Grill at the Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa in Mauritius.

By Jenny Handley 13 Apr 2018

Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T
Meet the Maker: Nicole Warden from CopperFox G&T

The ready-to-drink CopperFox is distilled at the at Time Anchor Distillery, 100% natural and contains 13 African botanicals including Rose geranium, Sour Sea figs, Citrus, Fynbos and Honeybush...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Apr 2018

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A new era for the Quarter Kitchen

The Quarter Kitchen restaurant at the Portswood Hotel has undergone a name change, from The Quarterdeck, is introducing an intriguing new menu and a special cookbook packed with traditional Cape Malay recipes...

11 Apr 2018

WAFF to offer wine, art, and food in Pretoria
WAFF to offer wine, art, and food in Pretoria

The Wine Art Food Festival (WAFF) will be held at the Freedom Park in Pretoria on 5 May 2018. For a second year in a row, WAFF will gather South African wine farms, up-and-coming artists, and a handful of Gauteng's pop-up food stalls.

11 Apr 2018

Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

If you live in Cape Town and you haven't paid the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay a visit, you really should get going. If you're visiting the Mother City, I highly recommend you make the market one of your stops. This happy hubbub of food, craft and music makes for a great day out...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Apr 2018

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WSA names KWV a World Class Distillery

KWV was recently named a World Class Distillery and received a Double Gold as well as six Gold awards at the 15th World Spirits Awards (WSA) in Germany...

10 Apr 2018

Rooftop chilling at Chinchilla rooftop café and bar
Rooftop chilling at Chinchilla rooftop café and bar

Arriving at the latest trendy spot to debut on the Camps Bay strip and the Kove Collection, we were taken aback by the perfectly-timed gorgeous sunset view, tropical themed décor, scrumptious menu and attentive service...

By Angie White 10 Apr 2018

Relish rich risotto at 95 Keerom this Autumn!
Relish rich risotto at 95 Keerom this Autumn!

The word 'risotto' conjures up steaming, savoury bowls of comfort food, just right to ward off the chilly weather. Make it risotto from the #risottopopup at 95 Keerom this April, and I just can't resist! Here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2018

#GreenMondaySA: Spinach and potato hotpot
#GreenMondaySA: Spinach and potato hotpot

As we head for winter, hearty and hot dishes become the order of the day. Here's how to make this one-pot hotpot...

9 Apr 2018

The master distiller herself
Meet the Maker: Shanna-Rae Wilby

Gin blogger Samantha Snedorf from SamSamButDifferent recently launched a new feature called Meet the Maker. Her first maker is the prominent Johannesburg-based distiller, Shanna-Rae Wilby, who is the chief alchemist and co-owner of Time Anchor Distillery in Maboneng...

By Samantha Snedorf 4 Apr 2018

#GreenMondaySA: Bean bunny chow
#GreenMondaySA: Bean bunny chow

An SA favourite, the famous bunny chow originated in the Durban Indian community and was made for saucy curry. Here's how to make it...

3 Apr 2018

Lots on offer at Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival
Lots on offer at Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

The popular Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival returns to Knysna between 29 June and 8 July 2018 and will feature more than 100 activities arranged over its 10-day period.

30 Mar 2018

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Big global wins for SA whisky brand Bain's

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky has been awarded the title of World's Best Grain Whisky and founder distiller, Andy Watts, awarded the title as the global Icon of Whisky Master Distiller/Master Blender...

27 Mar 2018

#GreenMondaySA: Lemony linguine
#GreenMondaySA: Lemony linguine

A simple pasta is always a firm favourite for the hungry but busy. These "little tongues" have the ability to soak up any flavour you throw at them. Here's how to make it...

26 Mar 2018

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AKA, Sketchy Bongo to headline at this year's Lusito Land Festival

Catch this year's Lusito Land Festival in Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South between 15 April to 6 May 2018...

26 Mar 2018

Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa has long been revered as one of the most beautiful venues in Cape Town, aptly situated along the rocky Twelve Apostle-lined Atlantic coastline, and not lacking a dozen reasons to fall in love with everything about it...

By Angie White 23 Mar 2018

Kyoto Garden Sushi introduces magical six-course tasting menu
Kyoto Garden Sushi introduces magical six-course tasting menu

Shallow Seas, Into the Cold, Rising Sun, Deep Ika, Ocean Blue, and Kori Cream; the course titles for Kyoto Garden Sushi's current six-course tasting menu reads like an enchanting poem or titles of captivating artworks.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Mar 2018

From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery
From Hook to Cook: Bistro Sixteen82, Abalobi partners on first restaurant-supported fishery

The partnership between traditional fishers Abalobi, WWF-Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Bistro Sixteen82, provide fishing communities on the western and southern Cape coast with a better price for their fish and livelihood for their families...

20 Mar 2018

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Irresistible food offerings at this year's Decorex Durban

Samples of some of KwaZulu Natal's most irresistible food offerings will be available at the many gourmet food stations at Decorex Durban...

19 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H
Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

Wine Cellar tasters determine top luxury white wines
Wine Cellar tasters determine top luxury white wines

Wine Cellar - with expert palates Roland Peens and James Pietersen - recently hosted its second luxury white taste-off, which saw 74 tasters assemble in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

15 Mar 2018

Somerset West welcomes new eatery Nom Nom
Somerset West welcomes new eatery Nom Nom

Offering coffee, brunches, light lunches and Benguela Cove wine tastings the new Somerset West eatery Nom Nom, which replaces fine-dining restaurant Benguela on Main offers residents of the area a more relaxed, less formal, yet no less delicious spot to get their daily calories.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Mar 2018

Wine show returns to Khayelitsha
Wine show returns to Khayelitsha

The second edition of the Khayelitsha Wine Show will be held at the Khayelitsha Cricket Oval, Khayelitsha in Cape Town from 11-12 May 2018. More than 25 lifestyle brands are expected to exhibit at the wine show; offering a wide range of styles and cultivars.

13 Mar 2018

#GreenMondaySA: Cheesy quesadillas with eggplant and mushroom filling
#GreenMondaySA: Cheesy quesadillas with eggplant and mushroom filling

From tostadas to tacos, Mexico has given us many great, made-for-messy-eating dishes and the quesadilla is one of them...

12 Mar 2018

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