Radisson Red launches new botanical gin blending bar
Radisson Red launches new botanical gin blending bar

Radisson Red's has launched its own botanical gin blending bar which offers those wanting to formulate their own distinct flavour of gin a step-by-step blending guide...

5 hours ago

What's on at the V&A Waterfront over Heritage Day weekend
What's on at the V&A Waterfront over Heritage Day weekend

The Silo District at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town will celebrate #myheritagemyway from 5pm to 9pm on 23 September 2018...

6 hours ago

Finalists revealed for Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards
Finalists revealed for Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards

The eight finalists for the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards have been announced, whittled down by the judging panel from 74 local and international entries...

8 hours ago

Juan Neethling crowned 2018 Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year
Juan Neethling crowned 2018 Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year

Juan Neethling, executive chef at Southern Sun Waterfront has been named Unilever Food Solutions Senior Chef of the Year 2018...

1 day ago

The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant
The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant

There's been a lot of debate lately about whether or not the hospitality industry should ban tipping. One restaurant in Cape Town that's taken a stand is CHEFS, where there are no gratuities because there are no waiters at all...

By Eugene Yiga 1 day ago

What's on offer at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
What's on offer at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

The ninth Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (SHMC) will be held at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg from 12-14 October 2018...

1 day ago

Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor
Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor

Samantha Snedorf chats to Martin Pienaar, co-owner of Dry Dock Liquor - a boutique liquor store on 4th Ave Parkhurst in Johannesburg...

By Samantha Snedorf 14 Sep 2018

The evolution of rooibos tea, and why we love it
The evolution of rooibos tea, and why we love it

Rooibos tea has become an integral part of South Africans' way of life and is considered by many as our national beverage...

14 Sep 2018

What wine experts should know when insuring their collections
What wine experts should know when insuring their collections

"No matter which option you choose, damage from fire, theft, earthquake, flood, breakage and accidental damage should be standard."

13 Sep 2018

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Ruby chocolate makes its striking debut in South Africa

Belgian-Swiss cocoa company Barry Callebaut officially unveiled ruby chocolate in September last year, much to the delight of confectioners, chefs and average chocolate-loving consumers around the globe...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Sep 2018

What's cookin' good lookin'? Masterclass at the Radisson Red
What's cookin' good lookin'? Masterclass at the Radisson Red

It's not often that you get a chance to tap into secrets of the cheffy arts in a fun way, but in keeping with its ever so off-the-wall vibe, the Radisson Red hotel has launched culinary masterclasses with Zola Nene and Morné Botha...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2018

All the opulent, old-world charm of the Oyster Box Hotel
All the opulent, old-world charm of the Oyster Box Hotel

If you've ever been to the five-star Oyster Box Hotel you'll know all about the high ceilings, palm-leaf fans, and pops of lighthouse red-and-white stripes everywhere you look, with high tea a daily occurrence. Here's why you shouldn't miss this revamped KwaZulu-Natal classic...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Sep 2018

Old vines take centre stage at CapeWine2018
Old vines take centre stage at CapeWine2018

"An increased focus on South Africa's old vines has accelerated an unprecedented interest from wine thought leaders around the world."

12 Sep 2018

SA's Orient Boutique Hotel wins World's Best Hotel Wine List award
SA's Orient Boutique Hotel wins World's Best Hotel Wine List award

The Orient Boutique Hotel in Pretoria was honoured for having the Best Hotel Wine List in the World for 2018...

12 Sep 2018

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm
Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Drinking a glass of bubbly is not what I particularly felt like when I arrived at Benguela Cove on a cold and rainy winter's morning...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2018

SA beverage brand Superlatte recognised at global packaging awards
SA beverage brand Superlatte recognised at global packaging awards

Cape Town-based beverage company, Superlatte, scooped a Bronze award in the Food Trends Category at the prestigious Pentawards 2018, held in New York City on 6 September...

11 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin
Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin

In this week's #MeetTheMakers, Samantha Snedorf visits the Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin producers and chats to Brendan Witherspoon, Sugarbird's brand ambassador and trade marketing manager...

By Samantha Snedorf 7 Sep 2018

New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe
New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe

The multi award-winning and internationally recognised La Colombe in Constantia recently underwent a significant design revamp and now with young Chef James Gaag at the helm and a refreshed menu, a visit would be very well timed...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Sep 2018

Secretary's Day Bubbles and Brunch
Secretary's Day Bubbles and Brunch

Raise a glass to the unsung heroes of the corporate world at Shimmy Beach Club this Secretary's Day, with a celebratory morning to afternoon of Bubbles and Brunch!..

Issued by Shimmy Beach Club 4 Sep 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Craft beer, beverages and bubbly
#FreshOnTheShelf: Craft beer, beverages and bubbly

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the retail shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Sep 2018

#GreenMondaySA: South African butternut soup
#GreenMondaySA: South African butternut soup

Here's how to make a delicious butternut soup the South African way...

3 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery
Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery

Inverroche can only be found after a long drive out from the Mother City. Situated in Stillbaai or Stillbay, it's not called still for nothing...

By Samantha Snedorf 31 Aug 2018

American Express gives Cardmembers a host of benefits when eating out with the arrival of Taste
American Express gives Cardmembers a host of benefits when eating out with the arrival of Taste

Introducing Taste, an opportunity to enjoy exclusive benefits at handpicked local favourites and international culinary destinations when paying with any American Express Card...

Issued by OnPoint PR 31 Aug 2018

Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend
Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend

2018 Perold / Absa Cape Blend awards celebrated South African winemakers' unique combinations using Pinotage as their key component...

31 Aug 2018

40 wine estates to showcase Stellenbosch at LIVEin Joburg
40 wine estates to showcase Stellenbosch at LIVEin Joburg

At least 40 Stellenbosch wine estates will present their wine at the inaugural Stellenbosch Wine LIVEin Joburg, which will be held at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg from 5-7 October 2018...

31 Aug 2018

SA's best beers revealed at SANBT 2018
SA's best beers revealed at SANBT 2018

The country's best beers were awarded at this year's South African National Beer Trophy competition. It's the largest beer tasting competition in Africa to date with 212 entries and more than 20 judges...

30 Aug 2018

What's on at the 2018 Whisky & Spirits Live Fest
What's on at the 2018 Whisky & Spirits Live Fest

The 16th Whisky & Spirits Live Festival will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 31 October-2 November 2018...

29 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire
#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire

Jandri Van Zyl's sweet dreams of building a crowd-pleasing cake-haven have steadily been realised since her business The Velvet Cake Co. launched in 2012 to public acclaim.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Aug 2018

Why you should do your winter weekend lunching at the Majeka House M Lounge
Why you should do your winter weekend lunching at the Majeka House M Lounge

On a chilly winter's day, we felt our winter stresses instantly slip away when we were offered an herbal infusion from Majeka House's own garden, served in charming floral cups with crisp, custardy-rum caneles at the reception desk. And from that first sip, we were well on our way to a spot of much needed mid-winter relaxation...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Aug 2018

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