Mensa delights with toffee & nougat treats
by Editor on 08 November 2019
Indulge in novel wines paired with decadent toffee and nougat in the all new Mensa Sweet Pairing Experience at the fresh look Overhex Tasting Room just outside Worcester. The Mensa range is closely aligned with storytelling and when combined with delectable sweet treats, makes for the perfect spoil while sharing anecdotes and creating memories with friends. Enjoy the crisp Mensa Sauvignon Blanc with a zesty l...
The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival
by Editor on 07 November 2019
Kickstart the festive season on a fashionable high note at the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ‘The Magic of Bubbles’, presented by Sanlam Private Wealth. One of SA’s premier social calendar highlights, this year’s event takes place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December at the iconic Huguenot Monument. For those preferring a laid-back stylish experience, Sunday’s offering...
Throw Back to the 90's
by Editor on 07 November 2019
Feel it, it is here #ThrowBackToThe90s with @iamdjman and @amonmokoenasa taking us back to the 90’s with Sexy New R&B and 90s classic. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks and mini market, 23 Nov is going to be EPIC @theview_sa Time : 3pm till late Venue : The View Plot 9011, Old Vereeniging Service Road, Kibler Park, Johannesburg, 2091 Price : R180 https://www.google.co.za/maps/dir//the+view+w...
Balance wines make gourmet popcorn pop
by Editor on 30 October 2019
For a wine tasting experience that pops, give Balance wines a try with moreish gourmet popcorn at the new look Overhex Tasting Room just outside Worcester. The all new Balance & Gourmet Popcorn tasting is a mashup of three easy drinking, everyday quality wines with artisanally flavoured popcorn. The vibrancy and juicy tropical fruit of Balance Classic Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect foil to cut through the crea...
Franschoek’s Culinary Status Reaffirmed
by Editor on 29 October 2019
The list of nominees for the hotly contested 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards has been released, and six Franschhoek establishments have been included in the list of 30 finalists. The Franschhoek restaurants to secure a spot are the following: Chefs Warehouse at Maison La Petite Colombe Le Coin Français Pierneef à La Motte Protégé The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal The Eat Out Awards are r...
Ugu South Coast Tourism welcomes refreshing new Bike Fest in 2020
by Editor on 23 October 2019
The annual Bike Fest, a flagship event of Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT), will be returning to the South Coast from 25 to 27 April 2020. And this time, all the engine-revving action will take place at the scenic, tourist-friendly coastal town of Port Edward. Commenting on behalf of Ray Nkonyeni Municipality, the main sponsor of the event, the Mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu said, “Since its inception the Bike Fest has...
KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trail Park KZN, a treat for nature lovers
by Editor on 23 October 2019
The long-awaited KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trail Park will be launched on Sunday, 3 November, giving nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts the chance to experience this unique Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT) route development project. Commenting on the initiative, CEO of USCT, Phelisa Mangcu, said: “Through the KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trail Park we are looking to create exposure of the area as a tourist attraction and increas...
TOKARA Chef wins Haute Performance Award
by Editor on 23 October 2019
TOKARA Restaurant Executive Chef, Carolize Coetzee, has won a Haute Performance Award as the most promising chef in the 2020 JHP Gourmet Guide. Chef Carolize won the Haute Promise award barely a year after taking over the kitchen brigade at TOKARA Restaurant outside Stellenbosch. The Haute Awards are given to chefs creating footprints in the restaurant industry. “This young, determined and dedicated chef is...
New reasons to escape to Grande Provence
by Editor on 08 October 2019
Make The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate your go-to destination when next you visit Franschhoek and take advantage of their new accommodation packages tailor-made with options for every taste. Discover cultural gems with the Heritage package or indulge in the Wine Enthusiast’s package created for those with a high interest in the art of winemaking, while the Adventure package offers un...
Survivor triumphs at Michelangelo International Wine Awards
by Editor on 07 October 2019
Survivor, the intrepid range of Swartland wines, has won a trio of medals, including Double Gold and Gold, at the prestigious 2019 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. Taking top honours with Double Gold is Survivor Pinotage 2018, with the Gold medal awarded to Survivor Sauvignon Blanc 2019. Chenin Blanc, another Survivor top performer was awarded a Silver medal. It has been an excellent year for...
Savour two national treasures with Survivor ABSA Top 10 Pinotage & Biltong
by Editor on 03 October 2019
Survivor, the unbridled Swartland wine range, is celebrating Pinotage Day on Saturday, 12 October with a special tasting of two national treasures, biltong and its ABSA Top 10 Pinotage. A proud benchmark of this South African grape variety, the Pinotage 2017 is the second Survivor vintage to be ranked Top 10 in this prestigious wine competition. The special Pinotage & Biltong tasting pairs the wine with beef ...
Enjoy a sensory summer sojourn at Constantia Glen
by Editor on 03 October 2019
Awaken your senses this summer at Constantia Glen, the picturesque boutique wine estate situated only 20 minutes from the Cape Town city centre. With delicious new taste partners added to their popular selection of platters and crispy Flammkuchen, summer at Constanta Glen is sure to be a feast. Try the generous all new vegan platter. It’s perfect for sharing. Other new summer additions include seared beef fillet...
Dr Victor and the Rasta rebels liv.
by Editor on 01 October 2019
Let's kick off a new month with Dr Victor and the Rasta rebels live at The View in Kibler Park on Friday the 4th October. Joined by Bilo and Dafunc who will keep you dancing all night long. Tickets are R180 per person, food and drinks will be availableTime :19:00 pm Venue : 9011 Wisani road , Kibler ParkContact : 082 567 6969
The South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series Wraps Up
by Editor on 30 September 2019
The South Coast Fever MTB & Trail Run Series, a four-part cycling race, came to an exciting end on Sunday, 22 September at Lake Eland Game Reserve. In the men’s division, the honours went to Andrew Hill and Brennan Anderson, co-champions for 2019; and it was Hayley Smith who took the ladies’ championship. This year also saw the crowning of new 25-kilometre champions, Tayne Rudling and Riley Smith. The winnin...
S.Pellegrino Young Chef: Mentors are the secret ingredient to success
by Editor on 29 September 2019
As the pressure builds for the ten young Chefs in the run-up to the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East Regional Final, taking place in Cape Town on 14th October 2019, their Mentors are the secret ingredient that helps them stay on track during their final preparations. A vital part of each young Chef’s story are the Chefs who have taught and inspired them. For The S.Pellegrino Young Chef Competition ...
Spring Fling holiday programme - Ugu South Coast Tourism
by Editor on 27 September 2019
Holidaymakers and the local KwaZulu-Natal South Coast communities can look forward to a number of exciting outdoor activities as the Spring Fling school holiday programme gets underway from Friday, 20 to Sunday, 29 September. Organised by Ugu South Coast Tourism (USCT), the programme will be a celebration of the region’s beautiful natural resources as well as a way to showcase the warm, community spirit of the KZN ...
Discover Steenberg’s lively Brut Chardonnay MCC this spring
by Editor on 18 September 2019
Celebrate spring with the vibrancy and freshness of Steenberg 1682 Brut Chardonnay MCC. This richly layered Blanc de Blancs is an elegant Méthode Cap Classique crafted in the time honoured French tradition of secondary bottle fermentation that gives rise to its fine mousse and finesse. “Blanc de Blancs is without a doubt the most exciting Cap Classique category right now. It has been such a pleasure to have...
How authentic does the future look for todays generation?
by Editor on 05 September 2019
The inaugural Illumi.Nation event proved that there is a real need for young people to participate in dialogues that affect their lives. On Thursday the 29th of August the long awaited Illumi.Nation event series powered by Strawberry Lips kicked off to a full house as attendees sat down and engaged in a two-hour open dialogue about being true, living authentically and empowering women (and men) to break down the b...
Tim Atkin bestows high praise for Anthonij Rupert Wyne
by Editor on 03 September 2019
September is met with great anticipation and excitement in the wine industry as it coincides with the release of Tim Atkin’s annual review of South African wines. In the results, announced on 3 September, 11 wines within the Anthonij Rupert Wyne portfolio scored an impressive 90+ out of a possible 100 points. The Cape of Good Hope Serruria Chardonnay 2017 scored the highest – 95 points. Tim Atkin is a British...
TOKARA Multi Varietal strikes gold at SA Olive Awards
by Editor on 29 August 2019
TOKARA Multi Varietal strikes gold at SA Olive Awards TOKARA, the highly acclaimed, family owned wine and olive oil farm on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, has netted a slew of medals across its range of cold pressed extra virgin olive oils at the 2019 SA Olive Awards. Top performer this year, is the 2019 TOKARA Multi Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a gold medallist in the ‘Medium’ category. A blend of Fran...