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Ooh la la!

In the words of Damon Albarn, I ‘know my claret from my Beaujolais’ but frankly any excuse for a wine festival will do me even if it is one involving barely fermented grape juice with dodgy Gothic text labels. So Friday night saw me,...

Ooh la la!

In the words of Damon Albarn, I ‘know my claret from my Beaujolais’ but frankly any excuse for a wine festival will do me even if it is one involving barely fermented grape juice with dodgy Gothic text labels. So Friday night saw me,...

Summer Time = Picnic Time

To my great regret, we missed the Robertson Wine on the River Festival. So, faced with the awful prospect of losing our non-refundable deposit on the cottage, this weekend saw us heading out to just outside Bonnievale to try and recreate the festival for...

Summer Time = Picnic Time

To my great regret, we missed the Robertson Wine on the River Festival. So, faced with the awful prospect of losing our non-refundable deposit on the cottage, this weekend saw us heading out to just outside Bonnievale to try and recreate the festival for...

The wine’s a calling …

Wednesday was a busy day in the wine world with different events happening all over town – lots of white wine, lots of green wine and lots of new wine on offer. I went for the ‘new wine’ lunch which was with Peter Finlayson...

The wine’s a calling …

Wednesday was a busy day in the wine world with different events happening all over town – lots of white wine, lots of green wine and lots of new wine on offer. I went for the ‘new wine’ lunch which was with Peter Finlayson...

Fizz, Fizz and more Fizz … hic!

If I’m not careful, this blog is going to turn into nothing but a fanzine for fizz! Two events in the last 10 days have involved that wondrous concoction of yeast, sugar and a strong cap – at slightly different ends of the market...

Fizz, Fizz and more Fizz … hic!

If I’m not careful, this blog is going to turn into nothing but a fanzine for fizz! Two events in the last 10 days have involved that wondrous concoction of yeast, sugar and a strong cap – at slightly different ends of the market...

Corkscrew not to hand ?

Two 'alternative' ways to open a bottle of wine ... Method 1. - with a shoe (http://bit.ly/F5R7F) Method 2. - with a hammer (http://bit.ly/1WZl8Z) Enjoy!

Corkscrew not to hand ?

Two 'alternative' ways to open a bottle of wine ... Method 1. - with a shoe (http://bit.ly/F5R7F) Method 2. - with a hammer (http://bit.ly/1WZl8Z) Enjoy!

Glugs in Gugs

Winetasting with a hangover is not fun. Following a very enjoyable time at the launch of Vanilla restaurant in the Cape Quarter on Friday night, I was feeling a tad delicate on Saturday afternoon. So the temptation to give the iTownship Wine Festival in...

Glugs in Gugs

Winetasting with a hangover is not fun. Following a very enjoyable time at the launch of Vanilla restaurant in the Cape Quarter on Friday night, I was feeling a tad delicate on Saturday afternoon. So the temptation to give the iTownship Wine Festival in...

Gourmet fly anyone?

For those looking to save money on their next restaurant visit - check out winegoggle.co.za (http://www.winegoggle.co.za/?p=680)

Gourmet fly anyone?

For those looking to save money on their next restaurant visit - check out winegoggle.co.za (http://www.winegoggle.co.za/?p=680)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Me and Meloncino restaurant are not getting on. I love the place, I have had completely delish food and wonderful service on the two occasions I have eaten there, but it is just costing me too much money to go again because every time...

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

Me and Meloncino restaurant are not getting on. I love the place, I have had completely delish food and wonderful service on the two occasions I have eaten there, but it is just costing me too much money to go again because every time...

Another Country

Eating at Marlene van der Westhuizen’s Food Studio is rather like being part of the Russell Crowe movie, ‘A Good Year’. He plays an arrogant English banking type who suddenly inherits a rundown French chateau and vineyard from an eccentric uncle, fights against his...

Another Country

Eating at Marlene van der Westhuizen’s Food Studio is rather like being part of the Russell Crowe movie, ‘A Good Year’. He plays an arrogant English banking type who suddenly inherits a rundown French chateau and vineyard from an eccentric uncle, fights against his...