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Roodeberg Classic Red Blend – A Lifetime Of Stories In Every Bottle

Be part of Roodeberg’s remarkable legacy by creating your own stories around this Classic Red Blend that has stood the test of time for over 70 years. In celebration of Roodeberg’s legendary standing, the new 2020 vintage has been released in a limited edition storytelling gift pack that takes you down memory lane spanning seven decades with a lifetime of stories in every bottle. Roodeberg’s epic story began in 1949 and evolved over time to an accessible contemporary classic in [...]

Masterly crafted Tokara XO Potstill Brandy wins London Gold

Tokara, the family owned Stellenbosch wine estate, has won international acclaim with its luxurious, hand-crafted XO Potstill Brandy bringing home a Brandy Masters 2021 Gold Medal. This annual competition presented by The Spirits Business, the leading international spirits trade publication based in the UK, is part of the Global Spirits Masters Series. The Brandy Masters rewards the finest brandies on the world stage with around 150 entries judged by a panel of spirits specialists. The ultimate choice of aficionados, Tokara [...]

SEASONED WINEMAKER SAMUEL VILJOEN TAKES OVER THE REINS AT NEDERBURG

Nederburg’s new cellar-master is Samuel Viljoen (40). He has been part of the award-winning winery team since 2007, first as an assistant, and from 2014 as its fully-fledged winemaker of Nederburg’s reds.  He succeeds Lizelle Gerber, who has left to pursue other interests. In his new role, Viljoen oversees the production of the Paarl cellar’s multi-tiered range, distributed across more than 80 countries worldwide. Before joining Nederburg 14 years ago, the Stellenbosch University viticulture and oenology graduate worked in both [...]

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CHAMPAGNE BOLLINGER ROSÉ – ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday 9th May will be Mom's special day and she deserves an absolutely fabulous treat. So why not spoil her with a bottle of Champagne Bollinger Rosé, a highly polished, delicately fruited, perfectly balanced Rosé of great complexity and sophistication. The Bollinger Roséis a blend of 62% pinot noir, 24% chardonnay and 14% pinotmeunier from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. Champagne Bollinger Roséentices with a beautiful salmon pink colour, a velvet mousse and fresh, pure redcurrant, [...]

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INTRODUCING CARMIEN TEA

Situated on the mountain as you drive through the Piekenierskloof Pass, Carmién Tea is your first stop on the rooibos route and the gateway to the Cedarberg.   Although Carmién Tea is well- established as an international export brand, it is particularly well-known in local retail for its innovative and extensive range of herbal blends and flavoured rooibos products. Their most recent introduction is a range of cold brew teas. A convenient, delicious, on-the-go tea that perfectly suits their motto of [...]

TOKARA HARVEST 2021 IS RIPE FOR THE PICKING

It’s thumbs up at TOKARA as the 2021 harvest kicks off in all earnest with the first Chardonnay headed for the cellar at this esteemed family owned Stellenbosch wine estate. All indications point to an exceptional harvest which is good news for wine producers who have had to endure their share of hardship since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic at the apex of the 2020 harvest. “The preceding months delivered near perfect conditions for a spectacular season and we [...]

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NEDERBURG LETS YOU TASTE, LEARN AND DISCOVER MORE

Planning to buy fine wine? If you’re going to the store, when you pick up a bottle of your favourite Nederburg, you’ll immediately see a difference. First up, the label’s been given a makeover.  Fresher, cleaner and clearer, it whispers quiet, confident sophistication. You’ll find that the new look mirrors what’s in the bottle too, with livelier, fresher-styled wines. While these changes are only evident from the 2020 vintage whites and rosés, and the 2019 reds, the brand is [...]

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CONSTANTIA GLEN’S FLAGSHIP RED MARKS A DECADE OF WINE EVOLUTION

Constantia Glen, the magnificently appointed boutique wine estate known for exceptional cool climate Bordeaux-style wines, will soon be releasing the 11th edition of its flagship red, the much-anticipated Constantia Glen FIVE from the standout 2017 vintage. Crafted from all five Bordeaux red grape varieties thriving in Constantia Glen’s unique micro-climate and undulating vineyards, the 2017 vintage is a consummate blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (32%), Merlot (24%), Cabernet Franc (17%), Petit Verdot (17%) and Malbec (10%). With the 2017 vintage hailed by [...]

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NANDO’S CLOUT PROGRAMMES VERY FIRST WINNER OF THE HOT YOUNG DESIGNER COMPETITION

A South African First! Thabisa Mjo is the first local designer to have her work form part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, France The renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD, Paris) has acquired two landmark pieces by South African designer Thabisa Mjo of Mash T. Design Studio for its permanent collection. Mjo is the first local designer to have work included in this prominent international museum. The notable Parisian institute was founded in [...]

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SETTING THE BENCH MARK

Bench Mark | Emerging designer Khosi Leteba launches his Bodulo Bench in collaboration with Wiid Design and Nando’s Clout A vibrant interpretation of Sotho culture has found physical expression in a newly launched bench, which is ready to make its mark on the world stage. The new piece was designed by the up-and-coming Khosi Leteba and brought to life in collaboration with one of South Africa’s leading design studios, Wiid Design, and with Creative Direction by Tracy Lynch of the [...]

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CELEBRATE #CapClassiqueDay WITH STEENBERG

Raise a glass of Steenberg’s finest to the start of spring and celebrate the glory of South African bubbly on #CapClassiqueDay, Tuesday, 1 September. Joining fellow producers of fine bottle fermented sparkling wine in this annual celebration of the diversity and splendour of Cap Classique wines, Steenberg gives you a reason to celebrate with an inviting 20% spring special for the entire month of September. Perfected by time in the tradition of French Champagne, it takes a minimum of twelve [...]

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MORE NEW RELEASES AS TOKARA’S TASTING ROOM RE-OPENS

Visit the TOKARA tasting room and be the first to get your hands on the lauded Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, one of three Reserve reds from the stand out 2017 vintage all rated Top 10 in consecutive South African wine reports. With the easing of restrictions on wine sales during Covid-19 Level 2, the TOKARA cellar doors are open for business for wine tasting and sales. The just released TOKARA Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, rated Top 10 in the [...]

EMBRACING OUR HERITAGE WITH A SOUTH AFRICAN FAVOURITE

With heritage month around the corner, Anthonij Rupert Wyne invites South Africans to take one of our country’s best-loved pastimes to a new level. As close friends and family gather around the fire, open a bottle of Cape of Good Hope’s Riebeeksrivier Syrah 2015, and make your braai outstanding with the perfect pairing of steak and Syrah. Whether it’s grilled over the coals or prepared in the comfort of your kitchen, it is a well-known fact that meat dishes pair perfectly with [...]

STEENBERG’S BISTRO SIXTEEN82 RETURNS WITH A FEAST OF FAVOURITES

Constantia’s darling for relaxed bistro-style fare and tapas has come home with the re-opening of Steenberg’s popular Bistro Sixteen82. As of Wednesday, 26 August, it’s all systems go for breakfast, lunch and supper. Chomping at the bit to dish up all their cherished seasonal creations, Chef Kerry Kilpin and her team are ready to welcome back guests deprived of their familiar favourites since the start of the lockdown five months ago. Re-discover Chef Kerry’s famous three takes on eggs Benedict [...]

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UNVEILING CHAMPAGNE NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT ROSÉ NV INSPIRED BY THE FAMOUS SAKURA (CHERRY BLOSSOM) SEASON IN JAPAN

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world,have unveiled their latest Spring Edition of the Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan, when life is renewed, flowers are in bud and the senses are awakened... This Rosé Champagne, bursting with red summer fruits, is made in a Brut style and is composed of 45% pinot noir for roundness and structure, 45% meunier [...]

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UNLOCK SPICE ROUTE DESTINATION’S SMALL TREASURES

Amidst a world pandemic, we believe in finding good and positive treasures around us to keep us inspired, motivated and ready for any challenge that may cross our route. Spice Route Destination has always been our small treasure on the slopes of Paarl mountain. Over the years we have evolved, innovated and grew. With only a small percentage of our staff that are currently able to work on the farm, we look forward to the days, and we hope it [...]

LADIES OF THE GRAPE CULTIVATE THE RISE OF SOUTH AFRICAN PINOT NOIR

The last decade has seen a considerable shift in the planting and production of Pinot Noir in South Africa and international wine critics are taking note, heralding SA Pinot Noir as some of the finest and most evocative in the world. South Africa has much to celebrate on International Pinot Noir Day on 18 August. According to British Master of Wine Tim Atkin, “the high quality of the best Cape Pinots is the single biggest achievement of the modern South [...]

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WORLD’S BEST TITLE FOR DURBANVILLE HILLS SPARKLING WINE

In a show-stopping moment for the locally produced Méthod Cap Classique (MCC), the Durbanville Hills Blanc de Blancs vintage 2015 was crowned as the World’s Best Bottle Fermented Sparkling Wine at the 2020 World Sparkling Wine Awards announced in London. Beating fierce competition from eight countries around the globe, including France, New Zealand and Italy, the Durbanvillle Hills Blanc de Blancs triumphed over the 45 entries received. The international panel of judges praised the locally produced MCC as “Pleasantly aromatic, [...]

NEW MULDERBOSCH HEAD WINEMAKER IS DEFINED BY STELLENBOSCH

A highly awarded winemaker with Stellenbosch in his virtual DNA has been appointed to lead the winemaking team of Mulderbosch Vineyards. Henry Kotzé is set to move to the iconic winery in the Stellenboschkloof basin in June. He is leaving from Morgenster, where he spent almost 11 years and was previously at Eikendal and Neil Ellis Wines, all Stellenbosch wineries. The new appointment was announced by Mulderbosch Vineyards CEO Chrianto Oosthuizen. “I first worked with Henry about 15 years ago [...]

RESTAURANT DINING AT YOUR DINNER TABLE WITH STEENBERG @ HOME

As the country eases into Level 4 lockdown, Chef Kerry Kilpin and her team invite you to rediscover the culinary pleasures from her Tryn kitchen at your dinner table with Steenberg @ Home.  Delivered straight to your door in the Southern Suburbs, Steenberg @ Home, brings you a choice of Chef Kerry’s signature dishes, ready-made restaurant-style or semi-prepared allowing you to do some of the cooking. Feast on the likes of Chef Kerry’s famous Asian inspired beef tataki, roasted pork [...]

ONLINE WINE RETAILER Port2Port LAUNCHES LOCKDOWN INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT SA WINERIES

The nation-wide lockdown and subsequent identification of wine as a non-essential item, has rocked the South African wine industry. Virtually rendering wine retailers powerless during this time of isolation. However, testament to the wine industry’s resilience, one online wine retailer has responded with a campaign to support wine producers during this challenging time. Port2Port, South Africa’s largest fine wine marketplace, with over 2000 wines, from 400 producers and 11 countries has launched a lockdown initiative allowing consumers to purchase key [...]

PINK BUBBLIES FOR MOTHER’S DAY

Sunday 10thMay will be Mom's special day and she deserves a show of appreciation. So why not add an enchanting pink sparkle to her day. Here’s a selection of awesome pink bubblies to choose from, depending on your preference and budget: from Champagne to Cap Classique and Sparkling Wine. Champagne Bollinger Brut Rosé Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut Rosé, inspired by the famous Sakura (cherry blossom) season in Japan Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvée Brut or Night Nectar Demi-Sec Rosé [...]

TINTSWALO BACKS ‘CANS WITH PURPOSE’ AS COVID-19 RELIEF INITIATIVE #TintswaloCares

The world is reeling from the startling effects of the global pandemic COVID-19, and here in South Africa poverty-stricken children are amongst the most vulnerable in the community. Since schools have been forced to close, children are already experiencing the devastating impact of the temporary termination of the National Schools feeding scheme, as the majority of these children rely on this one meal a day as their sole source of nutrition. Tintswalo Lodges has launched its #TintswaloCares campaign and taken on [...]

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DE KRANS UNVEILS NEW RELEASE MUSCAT NECTAR ALCOHOL-FREE SPARKLING

De Krans Wines has expanded its Moscato range with the release of the Muscat Nectar Alcohol-Free Sparkling. This refreshing alcohol-free Muscat Nectar consists of 100% muscat grapes with a slight fizz added when bottled. The Muscat Nectar has lovely tropical fruit flavours with muscat tones and a balanced acidity. Similar to the De Krans White and Red Moscato Perlé, the Muscat Nectar Alcohol- Free Sparkling will no doubt appeal to those preferring a slightly sweeter, fizzy option either on a [...]

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WORLD TITLES FOR PRODUCERS OF BAIN’S CAPE MOUNTAIN WHISKY

The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, home of proudly South African Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, and its Founder Distiller, Andy Watts, both took the world titles as Sustainable Distillery of the Year and World Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year at the 2020 Icons of Whisky Awards held annually by Whisky Magazine in London. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the awards were released live on social media. Beating competition from all producers across the globe ranging from Scotland, America and [...]

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