Tag Archive: Food and wine

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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February 1, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

My Melbourne Guide

My Melbourne Guide

I am fascinated by cities. Visiting a new city excites and inspires me and gets all my senses firing. Of course a tropical holiday is *dreamy*, but a holiday spent in a new city has the capacity to get under your skin, to give you new ideas and to get your creativity flowing. I love […]

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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 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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November 25, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Cocktails, Sunset and a Staycation at the Radisson Blu Waterfront

Cocktails, Sunset and a Staycation at the Radisson Blu Waterfront

I remember coming to visit Cape Town as a teenager (I grew up in Joburg) and wanting nothing more than to watch the sunset over cocktails at the Radisson Bu Waterfront. There’s just nothing quite like it. There’s something about it that’s just so quintessentially Cape Town. The deck is right on the water and […]

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October 30, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Exploring the Stellenbosch Valley: Day 2

Exploring the Stellenbosch Valley: Day 2

In case you missed it, I shared Day 1 of our amazing visit to the Stellenbosch Valley here. If you’re looking for an awesome itinerary for the Stellenbosch Wine Route, look no further. Between Day 1 and Day 2 of our #seeStellenboshValley itinerary, you’re basically sorted. It combines wine tasting, beer tasting, unique wine pairings, […]

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September 8, 2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

Nederburg Auction 2015 with Checkers

Nederburg Auction 2015 with Checkers

I’m really excited to be able to attend the prestigious Nederburg Auction this year! It’s one of the biggest wine events of the year and it’s where SA’s top top wines which aren’t normally for sale to the general public are auctioned off. I’ll be there for Checkers, sharing which exclusive wines they’re buying so […]

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July 31, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

A guide to my favourite South African Chardonnays

A guide to my favourite South African Chardonnays

I LOVE CHARDONNAY Ok, I love all wine. I love the smells and the flavours and the stories. I love visiting wine farms and learning about how the earth and the wind and the proximity to eucalyptus influence what we eventually pour into shiny wine glasses. I love meeting wine makers and hearing all about their […]

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