Van Ryn’s 20 year-old Brandy awarded best in the world

South Africa is celebrating with the announcement that the locally produced Van Ryn’s 20-year-old potstill brandy has been awarded World’s Best Wine Brandy at the 2022 World Brandy Awards. The World Brandy Awards which see the finest brandies enter from around the world, is presented by TheDrinksReport.com, and rewards and promotes the world’s best spirits […]

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Durbanville Wine Valley unveils landmark Sauvignon Blanc

The inaugural vintage of a milestone Sauvignon Blanc wine has been released by the 13 wineries of the Durbanville Wine Valley that supplied the wine for its making. While collaborations of this scale are rare, it is the region’s reputation for pioneering and award-winning Sauvignon Blanc that makes this an outstanding contribution to the pantheon […]

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Groot Constantia and the Great Revolution of Grand Constance. 

“Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living”. – Napoleon Bonaparte  There are many notable figures that come to mind who have spread the word globally about Grand Constance that have put S.A wines on the map other than the great French military and political leader. Grand Constance was famously mentioned and […]

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Fall in love (again) with Delheim Cabernet Sauvignon

Renowned Stellenbosch wine estate releases its 2018 vintage  February is a time of first loves. For wine cognoscenti, that passion belongs to Delheim Estate and its Cabernet Sauvignon, whose 2018 vintage has just been released. The 2018 vintage was a recovery year for the vines, recalls winemaker Roelof Lotriet. They were emerging from years of […]

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A Homegrown Heritage Day – Giveaway

In celebration of Heritage day this month I am very excited to reveal that I am working with a homegrown business, Yummie Brands. Started by fellow foodie Samuel Gumbie with a passion for all things spicy. Samuel got to work on his passion project/side hustle before the pandemic hit. Experimenting whenever he could to perfect […]

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A Taste of Franschhoek

*Disclaimer: I have been hosted at both wineries. All views are my own and not paid for. All extra expenses were paid for by myself*  The valley of Franschhoek has many things to offer the avid foodie, wine aficionado and even the keen adventurer. Having lived most of my life in the beautiful Cape, I […]

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