New wine record at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
by Editor on 01 October 2018
New wine record at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million and a new record price for red wine. Total sales amounted to R10 593 760 this year with the average price per case at R5 265 a...
Heritage and Tech converge to boost tourism
by Editor on 26 September 2018
Just in time for National Heritage Day on 24 September, Drakenstein Local Tourism Association has introduced a mobile application that combines the proud heritage of the region with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The Visit Paarl and Visit Wellington apps are easy to navigate and visitors can download it onto their mobiles to get a quick and accessible way of finding the best places to see and things to do...
Women’s Lifestyle Expo announces dynamic partnership with ChangeMakersHub
by Editor on 26 September 2018
Collaboration and support for women has seen the creation of a truly worthwhile partnership as the Women’s Lifestyle Expo – brought to you by FMI – joins forces with the innovative online empowerment platform, ChangeMakersHub (CMH). The multisensory, multi-faceted Women’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018) is taking over Joburg’s Montecasino Piazza from Saturday, 29 September to Sunday, 30 September. Founded by ...
Stellar praise for Hartenberg Estate by leading industry commentators
by Editor on 20 September 2018
Last week the buzz in the wine industry was electric, with the start of Cape Wine 2018, as well as the release of Tim Atkin MW’s highly anticipated annual review of South African wine. Included in the lineup of producers reviewed, Hartenberg Wine Estate, situated in the iconic Stellenbosch Winelands, not only received Cape First Growth status, but 11 of their wines were scored 90+ points. The Stork Shiraz 2014 ...
Soak up Summer with De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Regarded as one of SA’s leading port producers De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has also built a reputation for producing a range of unique and superb wines from classical varieties. With the emphasis on unique yet traditional, consumers will enjoy the new vintage unwooded De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018 – perfect enjoyment for the long Summer days! What makes De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc s...
Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Sit down to an intimate High Tea with some of South Africa’s most dynamic, impressive and influential women at this year’s Woman’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018). Guests will be treated to a sumptuous tea while hearing how these phenomenal women managed to achieve their success; balancing demanding careers and motherhood and still managing to embrace their femininity. This sumptuous networking opportunity – brough...
Helen Johns the Powerhouse Behind Women's Lifestyle Expo
by Editor on 19 September 2018
After a few years on the catwalks of South Africa and Europe, Helen Johns (Atlantic Seaboard/ City Bowl) found herself in the Mother City to complete a university degree. In between lectures and socialising in the city, she and a friend started a small clothing company on Greenmarket Square. Once her entrepreneurial spirit got a taste of the opportunities out there, there was no looking back - she co-founded The Sour...
Invitation to Cape Wine 2018
by Editor on 17 August 2018
The Klein Karoo wine region in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions, forming part of the Succulent Karoo Biome, internationally recognized as one of the top 26 biological diverse areas in the world. In many places several biomes such as fynbos, succulents and renosterveldt come together and occur intertwined, mostly as a mosaic throughout the region. This natural mosaic mak...
Gold for De Krans at Gold Wine Awards
by Editor on 16 August 2018
De Krans Wine Cellar was recently awarded seven Gold medals at the 2018 Gold Wine Awards. The medals were awarded to their De Krans Premium Moscato Red 2017, De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018, De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017, De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2018, De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, De Krans Touriga Nacional 2017 and De Krans Cape Vintage 2016. The Free-Run Chenin Blanc and Wild Ferment ...
New Xcite Energy Cider with guarana lets your X-factor shine
by Editor on 18 July 2018
New Xcite Energy Cider with guarana lets your X-factor shine Go for gold and release the X-factor within you with new Xcite, the guarana energy cider with attitude. The new gold standard for ciders, Xcite Energy Cider is made with 100% locally grown and pressed golden delicious apples and guarana fruit extract for a crisp, refreshing taste and a sassy burst of energy. Strutting her stuff with two juicy flavour...
Constantia Glen taps into big bottle culture this winter
by Editor on 18 July 2018
Constantia Glen taps into big bottle culture this winter Discover the great longevity of Bordeaux-style wines locked up in magnum bottles at Constantia Glen, the picturesque boutique wine estate perfectly appointed on the cool slopes below Constantia Nek. During the month of July, Constantia Glen is opening their vault of collector’s wine in 1,5 litre magnums. Visitors to the tasting room can enjoy 20% off wh...
East Coast Radio to broadcast live from Renishaw Hills
by Editor on 10 July 2018
Those looking for a quality investment on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast should tune into East Coast Radio (ECR) on Friday, 13 July between 9am and 12pm for an exciting live broadcast. Damon Beard and his team will be broadcasting their popular show live from Renishaw Hills, a mature lifestyle village located just outside of Scottburgh. Anyone wanting to be part of the fun is welcome to visit the Renishaw Hills’...
What would Winter be without a Paul Cluver Gewürz or a Riesling?
by Editor on 04 July 2018
Traditionally Winter brings with it fireplaces, comfort food and robust red wines. However, contrary to belief most white wines are also better suited to be enjoyed during the colder months, and the Gewürztraminer 2016 and Riesling Dry Encounter 2016 from Paul Cluver Wines are perfect to keep the Winter chills at bay. Cellar Master, Andries Burger, describes the nose of the Gewürztraminer being reminiscent of p...
Nedbank renews longstanding Cape Winemakers Guild partnership
by Editor on 03 July 2018
Nedbank renews longstanding Cape Winemakers Guild partnership Nedbank, established partner of the Cape Winemakers Guild for over two decades, has extended its sponsorship of the Guild until 2020. As a proud supporter of the Cape Winemakers Guild since 1995, Nedbank has played an integral part in the annual Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, as well as various skills development programmes through the Nedban...
Roodeberg rewards consumers with Reunion on Réunion necktag competition
by Editor on 03 July 2018
Roodeberg rewards consumers with Reunion on Réunion necktag competition Roodeberg, South Africa’s trusted red blend that has been bringing friends together since 1949, is rewarding consumers with the opportunity to win an island adventure of a lifetime and a multitude of instant prizes of quality wine accessories. The Reunion on Réunion – a 7-day reunion of friends on the spectacular Indian Ocean island of ...
Franschhoek Bastille Festival
by Editor on 12 June 2018
Save the date for SA’s French inspired 25th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 14 and 15 July. A social calendar highlight, the weekend long event is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you. The captivating village is a hive of activities, dressed to the nines in the French colours of red, blue and white for the weekend, embracing its Fre...
Falke South Africa expands its global footprint
by Editor on 06 June 2018
Legwear specialists FALKE South Africa will this month be expanding its global footprint, when they establish a retail presence in Australia. According to Group Marketing Executive Keaton Quarmby, they have just returned from an extremely successful visit to Australia. “There are definitively great similarities between the target markets here in South Africa and in Australia. Our audiences share comparable lif...
Best Braai tips from Fire & Feast Meat Festival experts
by Editor on 06 June 2018
To give you a taster of what to expect from this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival, heating up Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June, we’ve chatted to some of the experts featuring at the meaty exhibition. Here are the top 10 braai tips from the masters of meat, braai, sauce and spice. 1. Crown National A leading supplier of spices, herbs, seasonings, sauces and condiments, Crown National – the ev...
“Perfecto” pairing of two Italian classics at Anthonij Rupert Wyne
by Editor on 01 June 2018
The Italians call it “la dolce vita” - the sweet life. More than just a saying, it’s a lifestyle which revolves around good food, good wine and great company. Speaking of savouring the sweet life, few things are more Italian than Sangiovese and lasagne. With this in mind, the culinary team at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar - situated at Anthonij Rupert Wyne near Franschhoek - have decided to pair these two...
Decorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show
by Editor on 18 May 2018
Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, is celebrating 25 years of décor excellence with an incredible designer line-up for its 2018 edition. Presented by Plascon, this milestone exhibition will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. “It has been an incredible year for décor and design and we are so excited to be celebrating these beautiful trends – while looking fo...