Carne SA champions a multitude of masterly prepared cuts
by Editor on 17 October 2017
Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava who pioneered a new approach to meat with the opening of Carne SA in Cape Town in 2008, has taken the enjoyment of prime cuts to another level at his city eateries. A champion of letting the meat do the talking, Nava is a master chef of specialist steaks, offering a wide variety of familiar and more unusual cuts at the original Carne SA in Keerom Street, and Carne on Kloof in the vibra...
Double Gold and two Golds for De Krans at Veritas
by Editor on 11 October 2017
Hot on the heels of its last achievement, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2014 will be adding another accolade to its list of awards for 2017, securing a Double Gold at the 2017 Veritas Awards. De Krans also took home two Gold medals for its Cape Tawny Limited Release NV and Cape Vintage Reserve 2015, respectively. The prestigious awards ceremony, which took place on Friday, 6 October in Cape Town, was attended by...
Delheim’s legendary Spatz Sperling passes away
by Editor on 08 October 2017
The Sperling family are sad to announce the passing of Michael Hans ‘Spatz’ Sperling, their much-loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather and patriarch of Delheim. Since his arrival in South Africa as a 20-year-old from Germany in 1951 to join his uncle Hans Hoheisen and aunt Del, Spatz became a pioneering icon of the South African wine industry. Over the next 60 years, Spatz grew this farm on the...
New Grande Provence Chef takes food evolution to the next level
by Editor on 04 October 2017
New Grande Provence Chef takes food evolution to the next level Grande Provence has appointed Guy Bennett as new Executive Chef to lead the kitchen brigade at The Restaurant of this historic Franschhoek Heritage Wine Estate. A seasoned chef, Guy has worked his way up the ranks alongside some of Cape Town’s most celebrated culinary masters the likes of Michael Deg, Bertus Basson, Reuben Riffel and top pastry che...
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations
by Editor on 04 October 2017
33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine. Total sales of R13 223 200, just under last year’s record breaking auction, coupled with an increased s...
Anthonij Rupert Wyne excels in Tim Atkins report
by Editor on 21 September 2017
The highly anticipated 2017 South Africa Special Report by leading UK Master of Wine Tim Atkin was published on 13 September, and Anthonij Rupert Wyne received an impressive rating of 90+ for eleven of its wines. The Cape of Good Hope Van Lill & Visser Chenin Blanc 2016, with the highest rating of 95/100, was also listed as one of Atkins’ Wines of the Year in the Chenin Blanc category. Seven of the 11 wines to ...
Shared value project celebrates 16 000 trees this Arbor Month
by Editor on 12 September 2017
01 September 2017: South African Abor Week, which celebrates the beauty and importance of trees between 1-7 September every year, also promotes the need to plant and maintain trees across South Africa; it has done so since the 1970s. In South Africa, trees are a crucial part of the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities which are usually characterized by desiccated and bare areas. This year, durin...
Val de Vie Market
by Editor on 12 September 2017
The popular Val de Vie Market returns on Sunday 1 October, in association with Aperol Spritz. On the Polo Pavilion terrace, guests can sit back in the sun and enjoy the region’s finest local produce in a spectacular country setting. A riveting polo match at 10:00 will keep guests entertained, followed by the blues-rock sounds of award winning musician Albert Frost. Delicacies and drinks will be supplied by a ra...
Beautiful News’ short-films flighting to audiences in transition
by Editor on 11 September 2017
From September to December 2017, Beautiful News South Africa, in conjunction with its proud sponsor Mercedes-Benz South Africa, will be screening short-films of ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things, putting a positive spin on what it means to be South African. The film viewing experience offers short videos to passengers, travellers and tourists as well as shoppers on-board Africa People Mover and M...
Dullstroom to host the highest beer festival in Southern Africa
by Editor on 11 September 2017
‘Raise your beers high’ takes on a new meaning at the inaugural Ducktober Beer Fest to be held in Dullstroom this September, as it boasts the proud honour of being the highest beer festival in Southern Africa at a cool 2100m above sea level. Dullstroom is a well-known weekend-getaway and fly-fishing mecca in Mpumalanga and just a quick trip from either Johannesburg or Pretoria. An expected 1250 people will de...
Revamped and revisited – a new table is set at Leopard's Leap
by Editor on 11 September 2017
Known for an innovative and passionate approach to relaxed dining and the enthusiastic encouragement of home cooking, Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards is proud to present a fresh interpretation of its cooking programme. Setting the scene in a refurbished, trendy kitchen, is a centre-piece table that is warm and welcoming despite its sleek and modern look. It is around this table that the new cooking demonstrations ...
Cintron Pink Polo 2017 at Val de Vie Estate
by Editor on 06 September 2017
Acclaimed as one of South Africa’s most reputable events on the Western Cape’s social- and polo calendar, the prestigious Cintron Pink Polo returns for its 8th consecutive celebration that brings special emphasis to Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday 4 November 2017. Unmatched by any other, this highly commended Polo with a Purpose pursuit will be hosted on South Africa’s leading wine- and polo domain; the imm...
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gears up for his 20th auction Seasoned auctioneer, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for the 20th time at this year’s Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 30 September 2017. This annual South African wine industry showcase now in its 33rd year, presents a treasure trove of rare, indi...
Easy summer terrace lunch at Catharina’s at Steenberg
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Easy summer terrace lunch at Catharina’s at Steenberg Bask in the dappled shade of majestic oaks and soak up idyllic Cape Dutch surroundings over an easy, laid back lunch on the terrace of Catharina’s Restaurant at Steenberg. Keeping things light and uncomplicated, Executive Chef Archie Maclean, has compiled a new one-course lunch menu with plenty of choice for a relaxed, no-fuss summer sojourn. Options...
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards
by Editor on 05 September 2017
Grande Provence chef nominated for The Best Chef Awards Darren Badenhorst, Grande Provence Executive Chef, is one of just four South Africans to be nominated for The Best Chef Awards 2017. Launched in Poland in 2016, this international social media driven competition seeks out the world’s top chefs in terms of culinary artistry and visual presentation. The winning chefs are selected in six categories by 300...
Anew Hotels reveals newest acquisition
by Editor on 30 August 2017
Established in July 2017, ANEW Hotels recently launched the latest addition to its growing portfolio of properties, with ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris. The ANEW Hotel Group that also includes ANEW Hotel Ingeli Forest & Spa on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast was established by two KwaZulu-Natal businessmen, Clinton Armour and Patrick Eliot, and forms part of a locally owned family business, the Ingeli Group. Both hotels...
New Executive Chef for Bushmans Kloof
by Editor on 28 August 2017
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, a Relais & Châteaux property in the Cederberg, takes great pleasure in welcoming new Executive Chef, Charles Hayward. Hayward has nearly 20 years’ experience working in hospitality at several high-profile hotels and restaurants in South Africa, Dubai and England. No stranger to the high standards of service synonymous with the Red Carnation Hotels collectio...
Grit is Gold at Africa Property Investment Summit
by Editor on 24 August 2017
SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG - JSE-and Mauritius-listed company,SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG - JSE-and Mauritius-listed company, GRIT Real Estate Income Group, will be attending the noteworthy platform for real estate investment in Africa this week at the Sandton Convention Centre to discuss current trends, share industry experiences, and hopefully emerge having made positive connections in the various African countries. As ...
Franschhoek Uncorked
by Editor on 14 August 2017
The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 16 and 17 September, is the perfect excuse to bid Winter farewell and embrace the splendor of Spring, as your taste buds are treated to a plethora of superb wines from one of SA’s premier wine destinations. Sample new releases wines as well as a handful of gems as you travel from farm to farm throughout the weekend. The Franschhoek Vignero...
Mara Delta Invests in Rhino Conservation
by Editor on 04 July 2017
Mara Delta Bats with Maasai Warriors to save last three Northern White Rhino SOUTH AFRICA, GAUTENG, SANDTON, 4 JULY 2017 - There is a unique thread linking Maasai Warriors, Grease Lightening, White Rhino, Cricket, hornï Underwear and Mara Delta Property Holdings, Africa’s largest and only SEM and JSE-listed real estate income group, and it’s driven by the courage to take on new seemingly-impossible challenge...