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The Cape Town Festival of Beer returns for eighth year
The Cape Town Festival of Beer returns for eighth year

The Cape Town Festival of Beer will be returning for its eighth year at the Hamilton's Rugby Club, from 1 to 3 December 2017, and will feature a number of new breweries.

2 days ago

Elke van Vledder (Philips), Meanda Mills (Overall winner, and Easter category winner), Tessa Purden (Food24), Lucy Jones (Philips).
Meanda Mills crowned as Food24's hottest new super chef

Meanda Mills from the Institute of Culinary Arts was announced as the winner of Food24's NextGen competition, an online culinary competition that set out to find a new generation of super-talented young chefs...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend
Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

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Tim Atkin releases 2017 South Africa Special Report on Cape wine

Award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin has released his 2017 South Africa Special Report and notes that the Cape is making the best wines in its 358-year history...

13 Sep 2017

SA Cocktail Week 2017 introduces first ever awards show
SA Cocktail Week 2017 introduces first ever awards show

SA Cocktail Week (SACW) takes place at ten handpicked cocktail venues in Cape Town from the 4 - 11 November 2017. The week will start with a grand opening on the 4 November and end with it's first ever awards show on the 11 November.

12 Sep 2017

Joburg's largest wine show returns
Joburg's largest wine show returns

The RMB WineX show, featuring the greatest selection of wines under one roof, will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 October 2017.

11 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: South Africa first with new Feastfox app
#InnovationMonth: South Africa first with new Feastfox app

Feastfox, a spontaneous dining-out app, which recently launched in South Africa aims to take the hassle out of last minute restaurant hunting and booking. We got in touch with co-founder Stuart Murless for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Sep 2017

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Home-style hospitality, the historic Tulbagh Hotel way

Here's why olive oil shots at Oakhurst Olives, relaxed dining at the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel and ziplining through the scenic Ceres Valley are three musts for a Cape weekend away...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2017

Marble's Wikus Human named the 2017 Best Young Sommelier
Marble's Wikus Human named the 2017 Best Young Sommelier

The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) has named 26-year-old Wikus Human as the winner of the 2017 Moët & Chandon Best Young Sommelier competition.

6 Sep 2017

2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards introduces new three-part format
2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards introduces new three-part format

The winners of the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will be announced at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 9 November, in an exciting new three-part format.

6 Sep 2017

Seasoned Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gets gavel ready for 20th auction
Seasoned Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gets gavel ready for 20th auction

For the 20th time, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for this year's Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction...

1 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook
#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook

Why Cook is a Gauteng-based catering company that focuses on delivering modern home-style cooking made from fresh ingredients directly to one's door...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef
#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef

This Women's Month, I take a look at how female chefs cope in today's hospitality industry. The days of male dominated kitchens are definitely a thing of the past as women increasingly make their presence felt.

By Janine Fourie 29 Aug 2017

Best of local fare at fourth annual Visa Street Food Festival
Best of local fare at fourth annual Visa Street Food Festival

Cape Town and Johannesburg will play host to a celebration of street food prepared by some of the country's best chefs and food makers at the fourth annual Visa Street Food Festival taking place on the 2 and 3 September in Cape Town and 10 September in Joburg.

29 Aug 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: South Africa joins Godet Cognac lovers
#FreshOnTheShelf: South Africa joins Godet Cognac lovers

Truman & Orange has announced the launch of six Godet House cognacs in South Africa. This family-owned Cognac house dates back to 1550...

29 Aug 2017

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Loving the lazy luxury of Franschhoek's Leeu Estates

Warmth, comfort and elegance are top of mind when I think back to our recent winter stay at Franschhoek's luxury gem of the Leeu Collection, Leeu Estates. It's the very definition of refined five-star relaxation where every whim is catered for, and more...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Female family heritage Cooked into contemporary cuisine
#WomensMonth: Female family heritage Cooked into contemporary cuisine

Cooked is a quaint eatery serving up traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare infused with a contemporary twist...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Aug 2017

Waterblommetjie Festival features local Paarl wineries
Waterblommetjie Festival features local Paarl wineries

Expect a jam-packed day filled with wine and live entertainment at the annual Waterblommetjie Festival taking place on Saturday, 2 September in Paarl.

24 Aug 2017

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Far beyond the vanilla veil at the Velvet Cake Co

There are quite a few new cakes in town, featuring everything from creamy pastel ripples to velvet drip and silver-rimmed chocolate dreams. These completely out of the cake-box cakey creations can all be found at the Velvet Cake Co...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Aug 2017

Exploring the marvelous melting pot that is Bo-Kaap
Exploring the marvelous melting pot that is Bo-Kaap

The latest addition to Cape Town Tourism's Love Cape Town's Neighbourhoods series has been released and focuses on the rich and colorful history and heritage of the Bo-Kaap...

24 Aug 2017

Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced
Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced

This year's Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge attracted 136 entries. The five-member judging panel, tasting all submissions blind, short-listed 33 wines for consideration before deciding on the ten eventual winners.

23 Aug 2017

South Africa's first craft gin club launches
South Africa's first craft gin club launches

The Gin Box, founded by Jean Buckham, is a gin club that aims to introduce South Africans to the multitude of local craft gin brands...

23 Aug 2017

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The Table Bay wine list inspires exploration

For the second year in a row, The Table Bay has received a Diamond Award in Diners Club Winelist Awards - the highest possible achievement and a testament to the hotel's focus...

21 Aug 2017

The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers
The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers

In celebration of Women's Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival, in conjunction with Wine Menu, features some of the country's best craft wine and gin made by female wine and spirit makers...

17 Aug 2017

Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters
Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky was awarded gold by the panel of judges at the 2017 World Whisky Masters, held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK...

17 Aug 2017

Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town
Sweet treats and creative eats - Tessa's Bakery opens in Cape Town

On an ordinary Tuesday afternoon, the very extraordinary Tessa's Bakery opened the doors of its brand new store. The ‘Made like Mom's' bakery chose a unique location in Milnerton, Cape Town, opting to stay near to the loyal client base they've built up...

By Angie White 17 Aug 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Gin-based popsicles launch in spring
#FreshOnTheShelf: Gin-based popsicles launch in spring

JML Consulting, which created Pierre Jourdan Wine Popsicles (PJ Pops) in 2016, will launch two gin & tonic popsicles in September...

16 Aug 2017

South Africa's favourite eateries acknowledged at 2017 Coca-Cola Food Festival
South Africa's favourite eateries acknowledged at 2017 Coca-Cola Food Festival

The 2017 Coca-Cola Food Festival saw over 40,000 public votes cast to select the regional semi-finalists representing South Africa's favourite eateries...

16 Aug 2017

Lorna Scott adds female fynbos flair to SA's gin segment
Lorna Scott adds female fynbos flair to SA's gin segment

Lorna Scott, a driving force behind South Africa's craft gin revolution, never had any experience in the liquor industry when she launched Inverroche Gin...

14 Aug 2017

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