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JC Le Roux introduces new premium dry range
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
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
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 at the President Hotel.
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
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
#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
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

The Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge
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

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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
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

From left to right: Chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams (Executive Chef, Table Bay Hotel); Chef Pete Goffe-Wood (Celebrity Chef and Industry Consultant), Chef Carl van Rooyen (Executive Chef, Vineyard Hotel) and Chef Bertus Basson (Owner Overture Restaurant).
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

Time Square team: In front, Brett Hoppé (General Manager: Time Square). Second row (left to right): Mohamed Cassim (IT Manager: Time Square); Emma Mothibi (VIP Operations Manager: Time Square); Elroy van Blerk (Operations Manager: Time Square); Faniswa Mkosana (Human Resources Manager: Time Square) and Kevin Caswell (Tables Manager: Time Square). 

Back row from (left to right): Anneli Petrowski (Personal Assistant); Sandise Sibanda (Marketing Manager: Time Square); Shaun Rennie (Group Surveillance and Security Manager: Sun International); Bianco Marini (Slots Manager: Time Square) and Ruben Nadesan, (Financial Operations Manager: Time Square).
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
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

Elephant Cafe
Elephant Café enjoys bush gourmet cuisine success

The Elephant Café has been named The Luxury Travel Guide's Boutique Restaurant of the Year (Africa and Middle East) in the international 2017 awards, further establishing its reputation for bush gourmet cuisine...

17 Mar 2017

Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference
Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference

At the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference, Dr Yvonne Court, partner & head of international consultancy...

17 Mar 2017

Grenache masterclass with one of SA's top winemakers, David Sadie
Grenache masterclass with one of SA's top winemakers, David Sadie

David Sadie who is at the forefront of the Swartland winemaking revolution and the maker of some of South Africa's best Grenache is the special guest at Wine Menu's first wine tutorial for the year...

16 Mar 2017

Chef Janine
#FoodTrends: explore the world of herbs

Everyone needs to save water – from landscapers to food manufacturers, restaurant dishwashers to prep kitchens as well as Jane Citizen in her apartment. Starting a herb and veggie garden is one way of saving pennies and water...

By Janine Fourie 15 Mar 2017

Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley
Three reasons to discover the Robertson Wine Valley

I recently attended the Hands on Harvest festival in Robertson. Taking place over a weekend every year, the festival aims to promote the winemakers and farms of the area with multiple events, hands on activities and, of course, wine tastings.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: The brand pillars of historic Lanzerac
#BrandManagerMonth: The brand pillars of historic Lanzerac

Lanzerac's GM, Barend Barnard, tells the Lanzerac story - from the estate's offering to its award-winning wine...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Mar 2017

S.Pellegrino on the lookout for top young chefs
S.Pellegrino on the lookout for top young chefs

The global competition, S.Pellegrino Young Chef, will be accepting applications from young culinary talent from across the world until April 2017.

10 Mar 2017

The new light lunch options at Steenberg Estate's Catharina's.
Pocket-friendly midday meals at Catharina's at Steenberg

On a windy Cape March Thursday afternoon we chose to seat ourselves outside at a table for two instead of the sheltered inside, lifting the hefty wooden chairs in the hopes of finally spotting the owl family said to flit around the oak trees at Catharina's at Steenberg...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Mar 2017

La Mouette - Gerrit Bruwer, Henry and Mari Vigar
#EatOutHelpOut: StreetSmart SA restaurants helping their communities out

New signage is helping identify participating restaurants as members of the StreetSmart SA restaurant community, allowing restaurants to promote their support more visibly and helping philanthropically inclined diners to...

9 Mar 2017

Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant
Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant

For some people, careers are a conscious choice. For Scot Kirton, the award-winning chef behind La Colombe and Foxcroft, the love for what he does made it hard to consider anything else, writes Eugene Yiga...

By Eugene Yiga 9 Mar 2017

Lanzerac expands its premium range with new wines
Lanzerac expands its premium range with new wines

Both varietals are produced from vineyards in the Jonkershoek Valley, one of the oldest and smallest wards in the greater Stellenbosch appellation...

6 Mar 2017

Dexter Moren Associates
Tsogo Sun's new dual-brand hotel development entering its final stages

Tsogo Sun's new dual-brand 19-story hotel development in Cape Town is entering its final stages with construction expected to be completed by September 2017...

6 Mar 2017

Candice Philip and Luke Dale-Roberts
Luke Dale Roberts X the Saxon chefs collaborate on new gourmet experience

Chef Luke Dale-Roberts and head chef Candice Philip are taking their collaborative energy to new gourmet heights in the newly introduced

3 Mar 2017

Entries for 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards open
Entries for 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards open

The Lilizela Tourism Awards will once again celebrate the best of the best in accommodation establishments and other tourism-related products and services.

2 Mar 2017

#OnceUponaNederburg interactive campaign launches in March
#OnceUponaNederburg interactive campaign launches in March

Nederburg is launching a creative, interactive promotional campaign in participating restaurants in South Africa in early March...

1 Mar 2017

Scenes from the Groote Post market
Darling summer fun at the Groote Post country market

If you visit Groote Post in Darling Hills between 10am and 3pm on the last Sunday of the month during summer, you're in for a treat.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

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