Category Archive: Food & Wine

April 4, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

While I’m on the subject of picnics, I wanted to tell you about the great winter picnic offering at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch . The farm recently re-launched, with some really stunning experiences and upgrades added to the historic property. There are coffee, tea, wine and olive oil-blending experiences, delicious picnics,  and the adorable […]

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April 4, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Hotel Room Picnic with Krone

Hotel Room Picnic with Krone

Have you ever gone on a picnic, where you’ve packed a bunch of delicious snacks, carefully carted around real glass wine glasses and laid it all out on a beautiful blanket… only to find that you’d forgotten a bottle opener? Of course you have, and so have I. Many times. That’s why I think that Krone’s […]

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March 9, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

A Weekend In Franschhoek

A Weekend In Franschhoek

When it comes to great wine, delicious food and jaw-dropping views, Franschhoek must be in like, the top 5 regions of the world. Even the drive out that way from Cape Town is beautiful. It’s just a great place to be if you’d like to spend the weekend eating, drinking and being surrounded by beautiful […]

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March 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Constantia Fresh 2016

Constantia Fresh 2016

One of the things I love most about living in Cape Town is the very easy access we have to very good wine. Add to that the summer wine festival schedule and Cape Town is pretty much the place where dreams live. I’ve been to most of the big Western Cape wine festivals and I […]

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February 12, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Delicious Melbourne: Eating & Drinking A City

Delicious Melbourne: Eating & Drinking A City

If you’re planning a trip to Melbourne at any stage during your lifetime, my advice would be: Go hungry. There are just too many delicious choices to worry about being “full” at any time. I recently spent a couple of weeks eating and drinking my way through the city and despite my very best efforts (I’m […]

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December 22, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

I’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Melbourne this year, which is great because eight hours after Australia counts down to 2016, I’ll be able to celebrate again as South Africa heads into the new year. One year I was at a bar in Austria and we must have celebrated New Year’s about 6 times with […]

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December 20, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

WIN Two Cases of Wine from Klein Dasbosch

WIN Two Cases of Wine from Klein Dasbosch

You might have read about Klein DasBosch on my blog a little while ago. They are making some pretty great Chardonnay and Rosé wines and today, I’m giving away a case of each! I know, I know, just in time for the holidays! The Maude’s Selection Rosé makes for a particularly great Christmas present for […]

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December 17, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

It’s Looking A Lot Like Christmas

It’s Looking A Lot Like Christmas

There’s nothing like the sound of corks popping to get me into a festive mood. I’ve heard that it’s been scientifically proven that the sound of a popping champagne cork releases endorphins into your brain and if this is the case, I strongly feel that the “festive season” should be renamed the “endorphin season”. This […]

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December 7, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

It’s summertime and the winelands living is very easy. Think long days spent lounging in the sun, Cape Dutch heritage buildings as your backdrop, cold white wine flowing, a gorgeous picnic laid out in front of you. There’s almost nothing better I can think of. If you’ve been to winelands and had the whole “wine […]

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December 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Klein DasBosch Wines

Klein DasBosch Wines

KleinDasBosch is a small (only 5 hectares) wine farm in Stellenbosch that is producing some really great wines. I recently tried their Maude’s Rose and Unwooded Chardonnay and I can’t wait to tell you about them.  You might not have heard about the Klein DasBosch brand before and that’s because they’ve mostly been exporting their small, […]

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