Harnessing a history true to the Cape, a stay at the Portswood Hotel is truly something special. After arriving at the hotel in the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the first thing we noticed as we walked into the reception hall was the well situated in the centre...
Angie White 22 Aug 2016
I always look forward to meals and quite often they are the highlights of my day; planning them, preparing them and most importantly eating them is just so enjoyable and quite frankly the words "Shall we get a snack?" can immeasurably brighten my day.
Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2016
Located within the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the Commodore Hotel welcomed us with warm hospitality and spectacular panoramic views of the city on a beautiful sunshiny day in Cape Town...
Angie White 11 Aug 2016
Strawberry basil, white nectarine, jasmine blossom, hot cross bun, pistachio, and Catawba grape are not your average ice cream flavours and when 'garden mint' in a sugar cone tastes like exactly that, it must be true that The Creamery is the cream of the crop in the ice cream business...
Jessica Tennant 2 Aug 2016
MasterChef Australia co-judge, chef and restaurateur George Calombaris is back in South Africa for the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show...
Jessica Tennant 28 Jul 2016
This week we find out why a Chilean winemaker has been toying with dynamite in the subsoil of his vineyards, marvel at the gutsy architecture of a futuristic winery and cellar in Bordeaux and see what the fuss is about cloned wine...
Anna-Bet Stemmet 18 Jul 2016
With so many top dining options in Cape Town and with new spots seemingly popping up on the hour, it's easy to forget that there are also top restaurants situated in hotels. I paid a visit to Stella Café and Bar at Southern Sun The Cullinan in the foreshore on Friday night and was truly impressed with this chic restaurant.
Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2016
This week we take a look at the machine that makes wine non-stop; happily note that the fine wine market soared in June; check in with VinPro on their scholarship programme; and look forward to the fabulous wine-related events that will take place at the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival in Hyde Park this week.
Anna-Bet Stemmet 11 Jul 2016
When I first caught a glimpse of the latest #coffeeinacone trend making a huge splash all over social media I knew I had to try it, so when I found myself in Joburg's Melrose Arch it was a no-brainer - visiting The Grind Coffee Company was a must...
Angie White 6 Jul 2016
One of the things that makes the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands truly special is the grounds it is situated on. Expansive gardens that include a babbling river with jungly walk ways along it plus spectacular views of Table Mountain make this charming hotel a favourite for weddings, lengthy lunches and little staycations.
Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2016
This week we discuss the potential of the IGWS's robotic vineyard prototype, rejoice at the inclusion of an online wine appreciation course on the Cape Wine Academy log, look forward to the 2016 Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival that takes place in Sandton next week, and give KWV a pat on the back for some well-deserved SAWi accolades.
Anna-Bet Stemmet 4 Jul 2016
The DStv Delicious Festival launched at an event at Multichoice City in Randburg on Wednesday with the announcement that it is bringing out the Jacksons to perform at the festival.
Danette Breitenbach 1 Jul 2016
Offering lip-smacking goodness on a plate, SMAK is located at 22 Bree Street, Cape Town and is a charming little corner café. Its menu offers scrumptious breakfasts, light lunches, sandwiches and delicious salads as well as the finest deli selection of cheeses and meats.
Kim Lawrence 28 Jun 2016
This week we take a look at how the Brexit decision could influence the UK wine trade, get some good news regarding South African job creation, learn more about China's millennial connoisseurs and congratulate Stellenrust on its inclusion in the SAWi Grand Wines Collection.
Anna-Bet Stemmet 27 Jun 2016
This week we gear up for the 2016 Juliet Cullinan Wine Festival that is set to rock Joburg's socks in less than a month, find out what the deal is with blue and orange wine...
Anna-Bet Stemmet 20 Jun 2016
This week's Wine Wrap takes us to the Czech town Becov nad Teplou, the International Volcanic Wine Forum in Italy...
Anna-Bet Stemmet 13 Jun 2016
Last week was quite an eventful one in the world of wine and we are happy to bring you some good news from around the globe.
Anna-Bet Stemmet 6 Jun 2016