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Brookdale’s Chenin Blanc 2020 Celebrates #DrinkChenin Day

Brookdale Chenin Blanc Single Vineyard 2020 is the perfect choice to celebrate #DrinkChenin Day on Friday 17 June, having just made history scoring gold in the 2022 Decanter Awards, the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Brookdale’s old-vine Chenin Blanc was one of four South African Chenin Blancs to qualify for gold by scoring 95 in the prestigious international […]

Journey’s End Vineyards Precision Series Wines Reaffirm Their Stature Year After Year

The Journey’s End Vineyards Precision Series represents the pinnacle of winemaking at the cellar, situatedabove Sir Lowry’s Pass Village in the Helderberg basin. Purchased by the Gabb family in 1996, this picturesque farm, nestled among the slopes of the famous Schapenberg Hills overlooking False Bay, has a unique microclimate and exceptional terroir. The highly acclaimed Precision Series wines are barrel-selected […]

T.A.S.T.E is for Olives

Picking out the best local table olives is what makes this perfect, but how do you go about choosing the right ingredients? We chatted to olive expert Linda Costa who gave us a few tips on picking the best olives, and we came up with the T.A.S.T.E. acronym to help you remember this valuable advice. T for Taste Olives are […]

Top 5 Tips For Cooking on a Self-Catering Holiday!

Summer is almost gone and it is almost time for the next school holidays. If you’ve planned a self-catering holiday, you may be a bit worried about how to prepare or what to pack when it comes to food. And while the idea of cooking in an unfamiliar kitchen may be a bit daunting, it’s also a fun opportunity to […]

6 Stone Fruit Preserve Recipes for a Nutritious Winter Enjoyment

Plums, peaches and nectarines are best enjoyed at the peak of freshness but by preserving their bounty you can enjoy summer goodness throughout the winter months. Known collectively as stone fruit as they all have a pit or stone in the centre, each of the three fruits comprises several varieties of varying colours, tastes and textures, that ripen at different times […]

Introducing Guardian African Gin: A Double Gold Guardian Of Nature

Guardian African Gin, a new distinctly African interpretation of craft gin, has been honoured with Double Gold at the 2021 SA Craft Gin Awards which celebrate and promote the finest craft gins distilled in South Africa. This prestigious accolade followed hot on the heels of a Highly Commended award at The Gin Guide Awards, the world’s largest dedicated gin competition. […]

How To Cure Olives

Now that you have started growing your very own olive tree, and know how to identify a good quality table olive, you could also look at starting your very own home ‘curing process.’ Olives must be cured before they can be eaten, due to the bitterness of oleuropein, (a polyphenol) which makes the raw olive fruit totally unpalatable. If you have […]

SA Olive: What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)?

EVOO (pronounced ee-voo) stands for Extra Virgin Olive Oil – is the highest grade and most expensive of virgin olive oil, derived by mechanical cold extraction at below 30°C, (which means it is not altered by temperature) without the use of solvents or refining methods. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is free of any defects and rich in positive attributes, such […]

Durbanville Wine Valley: Your Fine Wine, Food And Adventure Awaits

Break away to drink, dine and discover one of the Cape’s most exciting destinations – Cape Town’s northern vineyard at Durbanville, just 20 minutes from the CBD. This is the invitation of the revitalised Durbanville Wine Valley (DWV). “Durbanville has always been popular with visitors, from day-trippers to travellers eager to experience a little more of the Cape. With spacious […]

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