If you have ever wondered about the journey one takes to become a top sommelier then you should know it ain’t easy. Plenty of hard work ahead.
Constantia, with its rolling green hills, is known for its Cape Dutch houses and epic wine estates – but there’s something else it can offer you, too.
Damn, putting together a wine list takes a lot of thought and consideration, and people always struggle to get it right. Here are some tips, you know, for next time.
I’m getting more and more into wine as I get “older” – which means headlines like this make me quite jumpy. What’s next – a global cigar shortage?
Arrive in style with a splash of pink and indulge in the beauty, simplicity and elegance at the inception of the very first Paul Rene’ Bubbly Festival.
Reading about how to pair wine with a food can sometimes go over your head, but this simple guide from a local expert should do the trick.
You’re never too old to enjoy a good popsicle, especially if they happen to be made from mighty fine wine. Looks like Cape Town is in store for a real treat.
If a glass of wine on a hot summer’s day tickles your fancy then this might be right up your alley. Just in time for those festivals, me thinks.
There’s nothing like a menu put together to showcase the subtle flavours and aromas of some fine wine. We like what we see here then.
Capturing the essence of someone being naturally badass takes a little effort than directing a model on a photo shoot – so here are out tips.
There’s nothing like relaxing with a couple of friends over a bottle or two of wine. Just how do our expressions change as we sip on the good stuff though?
Every so often there’s a wine and steak pairing that happens in Cape Town and it’s the perfect setting to get cosy in.
Like most humans you probably enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning, and like most people it’s probably crafted for you by the barista rocking the machine. You know the type, the kind of person we like to call a Badass Barista. Now listen to this
Fancy a day out at one of the Cape’s most revered wine properties? Our Aimee was lucky enough to enjoy just that with Peter Goffe-Wood alongside her.
We’ve long heard tales of riches discovered at the bottom of the ocean but here’s one haul we would be happy to get our hands on. Bottoms up guys.
How does having an epic wine-tasting experience without leaving the sanctuary of Cape Town sound? Pretty darn good, if we don’t say so ourselves…
Get out of town for a mini break. Roll down the top, let your hair down and prepare for a few days of relaxation and indulgence. What’s not to love about that?
I spend most Sunday afternoons religiously drinking ice cold white wine spritzers. It prepares me for Monday by vanishing any important things I should be remembering and enables me to lay in the garden and day dream.
Don’t be that person, shivering on the couch after a bad night out. There are ways to make sure you have classy, care-free fun, without paying the price.
Apparently we are not as happy as we think we are. South Africa comes in at number two on this list, which is and isn’t a surprise. Have a look at who is slightly more happier than us.
You, your body and your soul need to take this moment to relax in some spring warmth this weekend. Soak up the sunshine and live music, and relax.
Pictures are all over the internet showing the damage caused by the San Francisco earthquake yesterday. The Napa Valley region suffered a great deal, with thousands of dollars worth of wine being lost. Have a look at some of the pics…
All that wine-tasting and training is about to come in handy, as it’s been revealed that wine buyers are not getting exactly what they’ve paid for, with Italian police uncovering a massive wine fraud scandal, with cheap imitations in circulation that look and appear just like the real thing.
How many of us have thrown a fabulous soirée only to end up with way too much booze left over? Ok, admittedly that doesn’t happen very often in the realm of practicing hedonists, but the other frightening occurrence comes in the form of those situations when we don’t buy ENOUGH booze. And that’s terrifying. Non […]
Pinot Noir – two words you’ve been hearing a lot, lately. The delicate grape has enjoyed some serious attention recently, and with the likes of Ard Matthews spouting these sorts of statements wherever he goes, we’re hardly surprised: “I’m convinced that Pinot Noir is one part heat-sensitive grape and 99 parts angel blood. It is the perfect blend between rosé and red, which means it can and must be drunk as often as possible, where possible, if possible.”