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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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 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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Wines unboxed

Disclaimer: These wines featured have been sent to me as media drops. This post is not paid for and reflects my own unbiased opinion. With another nationwide ban on alcohol, the industry as a whole has been shaken to its core yet again. Now more than ever the industry needs our support. If you do […]

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2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards Announced

The winners of the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 23rd November, with Daniel Keulder from Nitida Wines, and Herman du Preez from Stellenrust Wines claiming top honours respectively.  The Winemaker and Young Winemaker awards, […]

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Franschhoek Culinary Status Reaffirmed in South Africa

The list of nominees for the hotly contested 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards have been released, and six Franschhoek restaurants 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 […]

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