Friday 19th August saw the Cape Town leg of the global Jack Daniel's Barrel Hunt take place, the brand's first ever global scavenger hunt. 150 handcrafted barrels have been hidden at historic and cultural sites across the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
Poison City Brewing (PCB) launches its brand at the Bannister Hotel in Braamfontein last night, August 11
On Friday 29 July, the fourth annual Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge took place at the Belmond Mount Nelson.
[Ruth Cooper] 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.
[Leigh Andrews] Set against the edge of the V&A Waterfront's yacht-filled harbour, many know Mondiall Kitchen and Bar offers a classy global menu that delights the international palates that pass through its glass doors. It also offers a special evening menu that changes monthly throughout Winter...
[Anna-Bet Stemmet] 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.
On the 22 June 2016 Glenmorangie and Pierre Cronje hosted a unique whisky and wood three course dining experience at Pierre Cronje's studio in Wynberg.
The Rémy Martin Opulence Revealed event was held on Tuesday, 28 June at the Taj Hotel.
[Anna-Bet Stemmet] 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.
[Leigh Andrews] The legend of the 'curse of Bainskloof Pass', a lounge complete with board games and a piano just begging to have its ivories tinkled and the legendary Local Grill await you at Wellington's Val du Charron...
[Kim Lawrence] 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.
[Anna-Bet Stemmet] 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.