Boschendal Wine Estate to host The 2020 Cape Wine Auction…

Boschendal Manor House against the Groot Drakenstein Mountain One of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, Boschendal, will play host to the 2020 Cape Wine Auction, regarded as the most significant wine charity auction ever conceived in this country, uniting the industry around a single goal of raising money for education. The auction is set for

Simonsig The Grapesmith Die Kluisenaar 2016, a ZA Confidential podcast….         

Tasting the Simonsig The Grapesmith Die Kluisenaar 2016 with the ZA Confidential team of tasters, and talking about visiting the Cape Winelands...

Advent Calendar 2019, Jordan Cobbler’s Hill 2015, a podcast about a truly great wine…

Jordan Cobbler's Hill 2015, celebrating the 21st vintage of this sublime wine. Sjaak Nelson the Winemaker celebrates 20 years as winemaker and the restuarant 10 years of top awards. You should go celebrate there too...

Advent Calendar 2019, Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut Entheos MCC, a podcast…

From the Jonker Family Estate near Bonnievale comes the sublime Weltevrede Philip Jonker Brut Entheos MCC, made by 4th generation winemaker Philip Jonker, a classical Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend...

The Laughing Cow & Kiri now made in South Africa…

Laughing Cow and Kiri Media Pack This week I received a more than welcome media package of Laughing Cow and Kiri Cream Cheeses from Errieda du Toit PR. Laughing Cow Cream Cheese is a big favourite in our house where my 2 year old granddaughter calls it ‘COW’.  Good news for locals is that both

Festive feasting at Spier: four mouthwatering ways to celebrate the season…

Festive Feasting at Spier in Stellenbosch is going to be huge fun, make your bookings now for Christmas and the New Year festivities, a couple of choices for you...

The Fledge & Co, a collection of truly sublime wines from Leon Coetzee & Margaux Nel Coetzee…

The Fledge & Co Jikken Bareru Elgin Riesling 2017 Andre Simon, a French Wine Merchant in Britain who died in 1970, was a prolific writer on wine and food and a founder of The International Wine and Food Society, was often asked what is his favourite wine. “The wine in my glass,” was the reply.

Bon Courage Wine Estate – the star of the show at the 2019 Novare SA Terroir Awards…

Bon Courage Wine shines at the 2019 Novare Terroir Awards announced this week in Cape Town. The Bruwers now moving onto generation four...

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, a Liz McGrath Collection Jewel in the Constantia Crown…

The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, with its vineyard Constantia, South Africa’s oldest winelands, is home to the breathtakingly beautiful 51 roomed The Cellars-Hohenort, a family owned and managed hotel, set in over 4 hectares of the most magical gardens imaginable, on the slopes of Table Mountain.  One of three in The Collection by Liz McGrath, The Plettenberg

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2019 calls on South Africa’s Best & Brightest to Enter…

The Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge 2019 is hotting up again with a call for entries from July 8th, South Africa's most planted wine grape...

Eat, drink and be merry: Three ways to spoil Dad on Father’s Day at Spier…

Spier Manor House, with a display of Agapanthus Your old man deserves more than a cheesy card and a pair of socks so this Father’s Day — Sunday 16th June — it’s time to do something a little different. Show him your appreciation by treating him to a day at Spier. Kick off with sampling