This is probably the best thing an uneducated wine drinker could ask for. You know that moment when your waiter asks you what wine you’d like to drink with your food, and you panic, and end up going with old faithful? Well this little infographic could save you from tragic pairings in the future.
I have just settled down next to the heated pool. This after a game of tennis, some brekkie and a 10 minute steam followed by a shower. Things could be worse. How other hotels can claim to be 5-stars, I don’t know.
Need a little help? Hosting a wine tasting club isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with the theme. Wine Tasting is becoming a little bit of thing lately, so we thought we’d equip you with the knowledge that you’ll need to pull off hosting a wine tasting club succesfully. [...]
We LIKE this. A new Facebook online store has been developed encouraging their US users to buy and send gifts with just a click of a button. Remembering birthdays used to be a daunting experience until these guys came along, and now they making something like purchasing wine just as easy.
Forget about starting the weekend by schlepping home and collapsing on the couch. Rather enjoy spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean at one of Cape Town’s hidden gems! Zero parking hassles and pure chilled vibes.
The joy of being a 2oceansviber is you have embraced the 2oceansvibe brands and you understand your life is better because of it. Because we refuse to compromise – and neither should you! That is why we support our partners at all costs. And so we ask you, the 2oceansvibers, to get behind our wine [...]
2oceansvibe Radio recently launched our Melrose Arch Studio to much fanfare in Johannesburg. The launch of the studio was our way of answering the desperate cries of our many thousands of Johannesburg listeners who, since being liberated from Morkels ads, “hump days” and “no repeat workday” radio were craving a stronger taste of the Vibe. [...]
It’s that time of year again when the De Grendel estate takes part in the fourth annual Soup, Sip and Bread Festival in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Winemakers and chefs from the valley will pair soups, stews and wines that will introduce some wonderful winter combinations. It’s all happening over the weekend of 2 and [...]
Do you wonder if you won one of the 10 X R500 Sunglass Hut Vouchers? Or one of the 5 X cases of Boschendal bubbly? Or one of the 5 X cases of De Grendel rosé? Or, better yet, maybe it was YOU who won the iPad 2, from Digicape? Winners were picked by a [...]
I didn’t know what to expect, to be honest. I spend quite a bit of time at the Planet Bar (Thursday nights a must), which is sophisticated and cool, with a relaxed vibe. It certainly is more ‘mod’ when compared to, say, the world-famous Mount Nelson tea room – just next door. So when it came to [...]
L’Heure bleue – the hour of blue. That’s the french description of the period when the sun has set, so named for the wonderful quality of the light. Now imagine celebrating this special time of day on a Friday evening between 17h00 and 20h00 at De Grendel estate, as the sun sets over the Atlantic [...]
While our Facebook photos from the event can give you an idea of the awesomeness of the vibe that day, it can never do it justice. That is why I invented the ‘moving picture’ and, subsequently, this video. Jump in and re-live that day with us. Feel the vibe throughout your body, not just through [...]
Imagine that? Well it’s a very real thing, my friends. Goldfish are performing a DANGEROUSLY intimate gig on the roof of the Cape Royale hotel tomorrow (Friday) from 15h30 and all the 2oceansvibe brands are taking care of drinks. That’s right – we’re talking Jack Daniel’s, Corona, Jack Black, BOS iced tea, Boschendal bubby, De [...]
We’re pretty blown away by the response to the “Seth Song” we’ve been playing fairly regularly, over at 2oceansvibe Radio. It’s not only a damn funny tune, but I tell you what – it’s got the heads bopping too! Apparently The Assembly lost their minds to it last Saturday! The guys behind the tune are [...]
All protocol was relaxed as we granted one photographer and virtual-tour expert (Panascape) unprecedented access to my suite at the Cape Royale hotel. As it is my primary residence, you can imagine what intimate never-seen-before details were caught on camera. The virtual tour itself let’s you cruise around the Cape Royale hotel (spinning 360 degrees [...]
The Montrose Foundation does not require much introduction, given its affiliation to Montrose Place, the Cape Town rehabilitation facility at which Tiger Woods was rumoured to be receiving treatment. Whether Tiger Woods will be there or not, the ‘Midsummer Melodies’ in the Gardens on De Grendel is not to be missed! The evening promises a [...]
I put “on it’s head” in inverted commas to indicate a quote, presumably by someone with authority. Given the topic of wine pairing, one would hope, at the very least, that the quote came from someone within the food or wine industry. In truth… it didn’t – I made it up. Yup, that’s right. Much [...]
I received the following invite from Puma, essentially giving me carte blanche to do whatever I want in their V&A Waterfront store from 19h00 to 21h00 tomorrow (Tuesday) night. They’re giving me a 45% discount, which I am able to extend to you. And that’s not for sale items – that’s includes NEW STOCK! Not [...]
You never find anything useful on 2oceansvibe. Naah……nothing! Like this… I mean why would you ever want to learn how to open a bottle of wine with your shoe? Admit it, that is probably the best thing you have learnt this year. SAY IT!!!!! Luckily for me, most of De Grendel’s wines are screw-top and [...]
I wrote an article over a year ago about my experience at Mombasa Cafe , Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape Town. I was moaning about the convenient joys of them being constantly empty, as well as the fact tat they did not serve Tabasco sauce (a big “no-no” as we know). Mombasa Cafe – Cavendish Square [...]
Killer Combination Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Co-Host 2010 Oscars Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Co-Host 2010 Oscars – Producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman stated, “We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars. Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show [...]
Well I tell you what, the prize couldn’t have gone to a better guy! Arthur Jones, the winner of the Seth Rotherham Experience, moved into my Cape Royale Suite on Friday night for a weekend of top brands and luxury. I popped in to visit him and the gorgeous Jess (turns out Arthur is playing [...]
Courtesy of Olmeca Tequila, Pussy Natural Energy Drink, Cape Royale Hotel and 2oceansvibe. What’s more, the only beer being served was Jack Black beer and the only wine was De Grendel Rose. Just because. All the professional behind-the-scenes pics are right here. The boys…the boys! You’ve seen that face somewhere before? The venue – shame.. [...]
My boy Travis gave me the heads up on this one as we downed another glass of De Grendel in Bakoven the other night. It’s too damn funny and I must caution those of you with weak bladders to perhaps relieve yourselves before pressing play. Will Ferrel is in it. That’s all I’m saying. [...]
This looks good, oh lovers of wine and song.. 2 – 4 October 2009 Durbanville Wine Valley Escape from your winter-cocoon Join us for sushi and Sauvignon …sway to the sounds of Abba and a zesty white …. Blanc and Blues … Jazz and Prawns. Sip diamond award-winning beauties and sing-along to Neil [...]
You have spoken, and we have responded. Finally you are able to order De Grendel wine, Jack Black beer and Pussy Natural Energy drink online AND have it delivered to your door! I swear it. Our boys at Diletto have done the right thing and added the drinks to their online gourmet food and beverage [...]
I popped into Cafe Roux in Noordhoek the other day. I just love the place (even though they don’t yet stock De Grendel wine) because you never quite know what you’re going to get – be it the patronage and/or the surroundings. Last Sunday, for example, featured what could only be described as “Aladdin’s Grandmother” [...]
If your name is Arthur Jones, then you have just won the “Seth Rotherham Experience .” Welcome to the most wonderful Monday celebration! Given that he is the victor, he has just won: Good evening, Mr. JonesWelcome home Two nights in Seth Rotherham’s suite at the Cape Royale hotel from a Friday [...]
What I’ve done here is fairly magical. I’m giving you the chance to win $101 million in the Euro Millions Lottery, and, if you don’t win that, you will have a fairly good chance of winning one of the biggest prizes we have ever featured on 2oceansvibe. It’s called THE SETH ROTHERHAM EXPERIENCE . Anyone [...]
I trust you caught the article the other day about how Obama unwittingly helped promote the new Rugby World Cup movie, after Nelson Mandela SUDDENLY received an ESPY award for his connection to sport some 15 years ago? Oh you missed it? No problem – here it is right here. Morgan Freeman and Matt [...]