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Coco Safar introduces dinner menu
Coco Safar introduces dinner menu

Luxury patisserie, coffee emporium, and glamorous brunch spot, the flagship Coco Safar in Sea Point has been delighting palettes with indulgent treats and sumptuous coffee concoctions for breakfast and lunch since the beginning of the year, however, since early August the eatery now offers a dinner menu...

By Ruth Cooper 10 hours ago

Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft
Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft

In this week's Meet the Maker, Samantha Snedorf makes her own bathtub gin with BrewCraft's botanical kit and chats to owner, Ryan Phillips to find out a little more about what makes him tick...

By Samantha Snedorf 17 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Meet the woman behind Signal Gun's craft brews
#WomensMonth: Meet the woman behind Signal Gun's craft brews

Jéanri Nel was well on her way to becoming a winemaker, until she decided to indulge her love for beer and become a brewer instead...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Gather the girls
#WomensMonth: Gather the girls

Mlisska Hubert, life coach and founder of She Gathers is building a suspension bridge between women, hosting gatherings to hold communion about what it means to be a woman today...

By Mlisska Hubert 14 Aug 2018

Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2018

Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year
Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year

As managing director of Kleine Zalze over the last 15 years, Kobus Basson and his family have evolved the wine estate into the most awarded in Stellenbosch; marrying agricultural knowledge and business acumen to produce successful results...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler
Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler

Meet Jacqueline Grobler, owner of Angel Heart Liqueur, Ginifer gin, Westcliff gin, Luvoa Vodka and Venom Moonshine as well as a set of all natural bitters; quite the repertoire for just one lady. Here, Samantha Snedorf sits down and experiences a day in the life of this master distiller...

By Samantha Snedorf 10 Aug 2018

Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine
Hemelhuijs x So Yum = a taste of Cape Town's most divine

It was pure joy to my ears when I heard that Hemelhuijs had come to Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Aug 2018

Lady Bonin's Tea Bar
Lady Bonin's Tea Bar

Bree Street may be the cool kid on the block, but Cape Town's Long Street is home to the country's first dedicated tea bar...

By Eugene Yiga 6 Aug 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Designer chocolate, gourmet pizza, summery rosé and healthy crisps
#FreshOnTheShelf: Designer chocolate, gourmet pizza, summery rosé and healthy crisps

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Triple Three Distillery
Meet the Maker: Triple Three Distillery

Tucked away in Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, is a lovely little distillery that produces a top quality gin. Most people visit the estate for the grape-based alcohol but Samantha Snedorf's sole purpose was juniper based - as usual...

By Samantha Snedorf 3 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: De Vry Distillery
Meet the Maker: De Vry Distillery

Samantha Snedorf explores Johannesburg-based distilleries and visits De Vry Distillery, where she chats to Gerrit Du Plooy, one of three brothers who founded the company...

By Samantha Snedorf 27 Jul 2018

A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market
A conscious conversation with Roberta Thatcher of La Mano and The Pantry Market

The Pantry Market, offering ethically produced, sustainable products in a plastic-free zone, is the newest neighbour on the Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank's art and design district...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Jul 2018

Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia
Good things happen in 3s - just ask Groot Constantia

Friday the 13th is a bit of an urban legend, eerie day for many. I remember my great-grandmother refused to set a foot out of bed on Friday the 13th. Perhaps she had a good reason...

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2018

Meet the Maker: Pienaar and Son Distillery
Meet the Maker: Pienaar and Son Distillery

What do the erstwhile indie band- Ashtray Electric and my favourite juniper spirit have in common? Andre Pienaar of course!

By Samantha Snedorf 20 Jul 2018

Joy in Bread and Wine on Happy Valley Road
Joy in Bread and Wine on Happy Valley Road

A drive down Happy Valley Road in South Africa's wine town Franschhoek is bound to leave you smiling, writes Eugene Yiga.

By Eugene Yiga 17 Jul 2018

Meet the Maker: Love-Gin
Meet the Maker: Love-Gin

Sam Snedorf introduces mother and son duo, Sandra and Heinrich Swanepoel, who owns Love-Gin - a product that gets you to create your very own juniper spirits...

By Samantha Snedorf 13 Jul 2018

How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day
How I became a "Nederburg Wooded Wine Expert" in just one day

A glass of heartwarming sweet wine, a couple of smiling faces, and mouth-watering canapes welcomed us upon arrival at Nederburg in Paarl...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Jul 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Malfy gin, Checkers convenience, Nespresso coffee origins and Cadbury slabs
#FreshOnTheShelf: Malfy gin, Checkers convenience, Nespresso coffee origins and Cadbury slabs

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2018

Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu
Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu

Winter in Cape Town may be a gloomy and rainy affair yet cosy fireplaces, red wine quaffing, and hearty plates make the idea of heading out to dine super appealing...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2018

The best of Durbanville Hills Winery
The best of Durbanville Hills Winery

With Table Mountain at its back, rolling hills at its front, and an exceptional view of Robben Island in between, the Durbanville Hills Winery has become a firm favourite for wine and food lovers living in or visiting the Cape region...

By Cari Coetzee 4 Jul 2018

Meet the maker: Still 33
Meet the maker: Still 33

Still 33 is a craft distillery owned by Curtis and Brownyn Van Biljon who are honestly two of the nicest people I have met in a long time. A family-owned business based in Kyalami; I got to meet every single member of their clan as I sipped on a gin at 11am on a Sunday morning while discovering their story...

By Samantha Snedorf 29 Jun 2018

Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous
Bonnievale Wines' The River Collection: fresh, fun and fabulous

We recently headed out of town to attend Bonnievale Wines' new premium wine range launch, dubbed The River Collection. A fitting name, seeing that the Breede River is the main, life-giving artery of this region...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jun 2018

New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes
New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes

As a self-admitted foodie snob, it's not often that I whole-heartedly adore every dish placed in front of me when I eat out, let alone if there happens to be TEN dishes placed in front of me. However, this unicorn of a culinary experience happened last Saturday night at Upper Bloem Restaurant...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2018

Ushering in a new era for brandy at the Cause | Effect Cocktail Kitchen
Ushering in a new era for brandy at the Cause | Effect Cocktail Kitchen

Inspired by Cape Town's fynbos, oceans, vineyards and mountain, Cause | Effect is an experiential cocktail kitchen and brandy bar that celebrates locally produced brandies...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jun 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Whistling microwave meals, artisanal rubs, Noble Nectar and flavoured green tea
#FreshOnTheShelf: Whistling microwave meals, artisanal rubs, Noble Nectar and flavoured green tea

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

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Jun 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain
RIP Anthony Bourdain

CNN has confirmed the death of American chef, author, and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, who was 61 years of age...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2018

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Beat the winter blues with Jazz on the Bay at The41

The41 in Camps Bay has launched it's once a month Jazz on the Bay offering to help Capetonians battle the winter blues with a fantastic beachfront view, a blazing fireplace, the soulful sounds of live jazz and delicious food paired with some fantastic wines...

By Cari Coetzee 8 Jun 2018

Constantia Valley celebrates 333 years
Constantia Valley celebrates 333 years

Did you know that the Constantia Valley is celebrating 333 years of winemaking in the region this year? I'd say it's a pretty good reason to celebrate when so many businesses close their doors after two years...

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Jun 2018

Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery
Meet the maker: Mark Taverner of Silver Creek Distillery

Silver Creek Distillery has been around since 2014. Mark Taverner started his journey with Shanna-Rae of Time Anchor Distillery as one of his mentors, as well as Lucy Beard from Hope on Hopkins. Even with these local influences, his alcohol has a unique twist to it...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jun 2018

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