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Eat and win a world of food at Canal Walk
2008-07-10
Let Canal Walk cook for you this July and you could win a scrumptious prize of a whole world of food valued at R4000.A meal voucher for each of Canal Walk’s fantastic 50 restaurants, coffee shops, cafés, delis, fast-food, whole-food and fun-food outlets is up for grabs if you purchase from any of these venues during the month of July.Now there is even more to whet your appetite at Canal Walk. It’s effortless eating with extra rewards! Enjoy the wonderful flavours and fare on offer...

Oesfees - A Cape musical first
2008-03-06
Oesfees - A Cape musical firstSeven hand-picked ensembles performing the vernacular music of the rural Cape will come together for the first ever Franschhoek Oesfees (harvest festival) at the Solms-Delta wine estate, in the historic Franschhoek valley, on Saturday 5 April.Exploring early South African history through the Cape’s musical heritage, the Oesfees strikes a significant note in the Boland’s cultural calendar as the region’s first full-scale harvest festival.The exciting...

Eikendal Oesfees 'n bielie van 'n buitelug makietie
2008-03-06
EIKENDAL OESFEES ‘n BIELIE VAN ‘n BUITELUG MAKIETIESondag, 13 April 2008 Trek jou feesvere reg en kies koers na die Helderberg-wynlandstreek wanneer Eikendal se Weintaufe Oesfees sorg vir lui-lekker vermaak vir families en vriende op Sondag, 13 April 2008. Dis ‘n bielie van ‘n buitelug makietie met heerlike kosstalletjies, musiek deur Delta Blue, wingerd trekkerritte en hope jongspanvermaak wat wag op die spyskaart. Eikendal se eerste wyn vir 2008 sal met ‘n gepaste...

Ollie's Boere Deli
2008-03-06
Ollie's Boere DeliWie sou kon dink, Ollie Viljoen, die bekende Musikant en TV regisseur, is ook 'n kos puris?Ollie Viljoen is bekend onder familie en vriende as die groot Boerewors kenner en saam met sy seun Willem is hulle al jare lank besig om die perfekte boerewors resep te vervolmaak, asook nuwe variasies op die ou gunsteling.Daarom het die tyd aangebreek vir Kapenaars en binnekort die res van die land om uiteindelik die boerewors eerstehands by Ollie se Boere Deli in Somerset Wes te kom beproef....

Distell takes steps to lighten carbon footprint
2008-02-04
Distell is actively engaged with suppliers, wine industry bodies and academic institutions to reduce its own carbon footprint and help establish parameters for other producers to follow suit. The company, which is the leading producer of wines, spirits and ciders, is currently piloting the capture and re-use of the carbon dioxide (CO2 ) released during the production of its apple ciders at its manufacturing plant in Paarl, where the country’s top-selling Savanna and Hunter’s Dry are produced....

Sparkling summer pleasures at The House of JC Le Roux
2007-12-13
Come and enjoy a sparkling visit this festive summer season at South Africa’s leading house of sparkling wines, The House of J.C. Le Roux. Situated in the heart of the picturesque Devon Valley in the Stellenbosch Winelands, The House of J.C. Le Roux is sizzling with a fresh new look. Insightful cellar tours and tastings in the ultra-modern cellar, fun-filled picnics in the sun and mouth-watering meals at the deli-style restaurant are just some of the features visitors can enjoy at The House...

Our very own food and wine columnist, Michael Olivier, wins Best Wine Guide in South Africa award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
2007-12-13
In 2007 over 6 000 books were received from 107 countries to compete in the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. All books competed within their own country, sometimes separated by languages, to correspond to the book trade established markets.In the South African category: Best Wine Guide - Best Wine Photography Book, Michael Olivier took the honours with Crush! 100 South African Wines to Drink Now. At a Gala Dinner in May 2008 the Best in the World results will be announced.Congratulations Michael,...

Great news for food fanatics! The Pick 'n Pay | LitNet Virtual Shopping Basket deadline extended
2007-12-10
Due to the usual end of year hustle and bustle, and the manic start to the silly season, Pick ‘n Pay have agreed to extend the deadline of the Pick ‘n Pay | LitNet Virtual Shopping Basket until the 18th of January! So take a look at the great new ingredients in your shopping basket: Pick 'n Pay Beef Mince Turkey steak, fillet or portions Large Brown MushroomsPick ‘n Pay Choice Greek Yoghurt Sun Dried TomatoesIna Paarman’s Beef Stock Powder Kiwi Fruit Blue Cheese –...

Stellenzicht stel vierde Top Tien Pinotage-wenner bekend
2007-12-05
Stellenzicht het pas sy vierde ABSA Top Tien Pinotage-wenner, die Stellenzicht Golden Triangle Pinotage 2006, vrygestel. Dit is Stellenzicht se derde agtereenvolgende ABSA Top Tien Pinotage-wenner. Dit is egter nie die eerste prys wat Guy Webber vanjaar vir ’n pinotage gewen het nie. Hy het vroeër die Grand D’Or-medalje op die 2007 Michelangelo Internasionale Wyntoekennings vir Stellenzicht se Cellarmaster’s Selection Pinotage 2005 ingepalm. Die pinotage van die 2006-oesjaar,...

KWV brings Piper-Heidsieck Champagnes to SA
2007-11-28
Champagne lovers have reason to celebrate with the arrival of the ultimate extravaganza in a bottle, Piper-Heidsieck Champagnes, in South Africa. KWV SA (Pty) Ltd has acquired the exclusive rights to distribute and market Piper-Heidsieck’s award-wining Champagnes in Southern Africa. From September 2007, Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut and Cuvée Rosé Sauvage, will be available on shelf at select South African retailers.The House’s best, the Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée...

The Glenrothes: It’s not about age – it’s about maturity
2007-11-28
As a whisky that prides itself in simplicity and exclusivity, it’s no wonder The Glenrothes is the fastest growing Single Malt Whisky in the world.Ronnie Cox, whisky master for The Glenrothes and recent recipient of the 2008 Ambassador of the Year – Scotland award by Whisky Magazine, explains, “It’s not about age, it’s about maturity.” At The Glenrothes, a vintage is only bottled if it is of a special enough quality with a diversity of flavours, such as juicy citrus,...

Opwindende Nederlandse kultuursentrum bied ete en wynveiling aan
2007-11-19
'n Besonderse wynveiling vind einde vandeesmaand in die Huis der Nederlanden in Pinelands, Kaapstad plaas om onder meer dié kultuursentrum se 10-jarige bestaan te vier.Die doel van die gesellige aand is om geld in te samel sodat sy Infoteek van naslaanwerke oor Vlaandere en Nederland en sy uitgebreide en moderne Nederlandse Bibliotheek 'n selfs beter inligtings- en literêre avontuur aan Suid-Afrikaners kan bied. 'n Kort en interessante praatjie deur die bekende Baarsma-wynhandelgroep...

La Motte invites you to sample wine sorbets in the Franschhoek Valley this festive season
Franschhoek Valley, La Motte; Monday to Saturday - 2007-11-13
Well known Franschhoek Valley wine estate, La Motte, invites you to visit the estate and taste their hand-crafted La Motte wine sorbets this festive season. These refreshing sorbets are prepared from three premium La Motte wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Millennium. Visitors to the farm who enjoy white wines can indulge in the delicate Sauvignon Blanc sorbet with finely balanced tropical flavours such as litchi, granadilla, pineapple and green aromas. For red wine fans, experience the intense...

KWV unveils The Glenrothes secret to South Africa
2007-11-05
For over 100 years The Glenrothes remained as good as a secret. But from November 2007, South African whisky lovers can share in this exceptional Speyside Single Malt, with the unveiling of The Glenrothes at the 5th Annual FNB Whisky Live Festival 2007.KWV SA (Pty) Ltd has acquired the exclusive rights to distribute and market The Glenrothes through its network in Southern Africa. 3 unique Vintages will be launched to the SA market namely The Glenrothes 1975, The Glenrothes 1987 and The Glenrothes...

Western Cape comes out tops in South African Wine List Awards
2007-09-14
Cape Town - 14 September 2007: The 2007 Diners Club International Winelist of the Year Award winners were announced at awards ceremonies held in Johannesburg and Durban this week, with Cape Town’s ceremony taking place this morning at Vineyard Hotel and Spa in Newlands.27 restaurants came out tops in the Western Cape, and were awarded “Awards of Excellence”, by far the most in the country, with Gauteng restaurants’ being awarded six “Awards of Excellence” and Kwazulu...

Soweto Wine Festival will host La Motte
University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus - 7 to 8 September 2007 - 2007-09-06
La Motte will be presenting a selection of vintages at the 3rd annual Standard Bank Soweto Wine Festival in September 2007.The festival is a Soweto-based initiative, the main objectives are to create, identify, enhance and manage investment opportunities in the field of tourism and hospitality in the township of Soweto. In 2007, The Soweto Wine Festival, organized by the Cape Wine Academy, will be held from Friday 7 – Saturday, 8 September between 18h30 and 22h00. Michael Langenhoven, Assistant...

Durbanville wine valley celebrates the 'Season of Sauvignon'
2007-08-17
The Durbanville Wine Valley Association (DWVA) charms the country and visitors of the Cape between 14 and 16 September with an annual festival celebrating exceptional wines produced in this region. Ten wine cellars from the valley will take part in the Season of Sauvignon – a weekend-long celebration of festivities showcasing the very best of country life, arts, food, live entertainment and outdoor activities in honour of the award-winning and world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc wines produced...

National Braai Day - 24 September
Nationwide - 24 September 2007 - 2007-07-26
On 24 September all South Africans will sit around the same fire. Join us in National Braai Day - a celebration of our great country and its unique national pastime. National Braai Day will allow us to get together, burn the past and cook up a succulent future. Braaing unites us all in a common purpose and transcends racial, social, cultural and language barriers. There's really no excuse not to gather your family and friends and whip up feast - it's the start of summer and a public holiday. Our...

Eikendal bied pruttende smulgenot met Kaas Fondue
27 Julie 2007 - 2007-07-16
Sus die smullus met ‘n smelt-in-die-mond ervaring by Eikendal wanneer hierdie gewilde wynlandgoed die potte laat prut met hul immergewilde Switserse Kaas Fondue in hul nuut-getooide restaurant, Harald’s, op Vrydagaand, 27 Julie 2007. Pretensieloos vernuwe met ontspanne dekor en ‘n huislike atmosfeer, bied hierdie gewilde restaurant in die Helderberg jou die perfekte geleentheid om letterlik ‘n stokkie voor neerslagtige wintersaande te steek. Die uitgebreide restaurantarea...

WINE magazine hosts red wine public tasting
7 August & 16 August 2007 - 2007-06-29
Join us for a tasting of South Africa's top rated red blends. Tickets are R100 per person. Bookings can be made by emailing smart@rsp.co.za or telephoning 0860 100 203.Miles Mossop, winemaker at Tokara in Stellenbosch will present the tasting.Wines included in the line up are as follows: FOUR STARSBuitenverwachting Christine 2003Ernie Els 2004Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2004Jordan Cobblers Hill 2003Morgenster Estate 2003Eikendal Classique 2003Hartenberg The MacKenzie 2003 THREE AND A HALF STARSRustenberg...

WINE magazine Pinotage Public Tasting
Cape Town & Johannesburg - 6 June & 14 June 2007 - 2007-05-21
WINE magazine brings you a prestigious public tasting, this time featuring 10 of the country's leading examples of Pinotage. Johann Krige, owner of Kanonkop, will lead the tastings. Tickets are R100 a head. Bookings can be made by emailing smart@rsp.co.za or telephoning 0860 100 203. WINES ON OFFER ARE AS FOLLOWS: FOUR AND A HALF STARS Kanonkop 2004 ...

Spitbraai on Vaal
2007-04-24


La Motte invites to taste hand-crafted wine sorbets
2007-04-23
La Motte, the prestigious family-owned wine farm and boutique cellar in the Franschhoek winelands, now offers its guests the unique opportunity of tasting hand-crafted La Motte wine sorbets throughout the year. These refreshing sorbets are prepared from three premium La Motte wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Millenium. Indulge in the delicate Sauvignon Blanc sorbet with finely balanced tropical flavours such as litchi, granadilla, pineapple and green aromas. Experience the intense blackberry fruit,...

Splashy Fen 2007 – more comfy than ever before!
Easter Weekend - 2007-03-20
Press Release 5 March 2007 Splashy Fen 2007 – more comfy than ever before! If you’ve not yet made plans for the Easter long weekend, then why not head off to the Southern Drakensberg for the annual Splashy Fen Music Festival from 5 to 9 April. Aside from the great music, with performances by over 70 of the country’s hottest established and up-and-coming artists, there’s also a host of other fun activities to keep you entertained while enjoying the beautiful natural...

NONONO!!! A dance party unlike any other
Friday 30 March - 2007-03-20


The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre
28 March - 8 April - 2007-03-20
S P B T The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Returns With two full-length ballets: Giselle 28 March – 1 April 2007 and Swan-Lake 3 – 8 April 2007 accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vadim Nikitin from Russia Artscape Opera House Media Kit Media Release Quotes from Media Reviews Brief History of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre Profile of Director Konstantin Tachkin History of Giselle History of Swan Lake Synopsis of Giselle...

Chenin Blanc Public Tasting
Jo'burg & Cape Town - 15 March & 19 March 2007 - 2007-03-05
WINE magazine in association with MIELE PROFESSIONAL brings you a prestigious public tasting, this time featuring 10 of the country's leading examples of Chenin Blanc. Mulderbosch winemaker, Mike Dobrovic, will lead the tastings. Tickets are R100 a head. Bookings can be made by emailing smart@rsp.co.za or telephoning 0860 100 203. Wines on offer are as follows: FIVE STARS KWV Val du Chêne Chenin Blanc 2004 The FMC Forrester Meinert Chenin 2004 (Ken Forrester) FOUR AND A HALF STARS Kleine...

Two Waterfront restaurants win international Wild Bull Trophy
2007-02-27
Not unlike the pride experienced by those running with the bulls in Pamplona, grown men have been known to shed tears of joy when awarded the Spanish Wild Bull Trophy in Madrid. The Greek Fisherman Restaurant and City Grill Steakhouse were honoured recently when they won the 2007 International Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering. They beat thousands of other restaurants in the selection process to each win this coveted international trophy. They were selected through a nomination process...

Eikendal bied familie makietie met buitelug oesfees
25 Maart 2007 - 2007-02-26
Verruil jou Sondag braaiboud vir ‘n lui-lekker kuier in die Helderberg Wynlanddistrik wanneer Eikendal eerbied toon aan sy gesogte druiwe met ‘n loslit Weintaufe Oesfees wat sorg vir ligte-luim familievermaak op 25 Maart 2007. Hierdié makietie, eens slegs beskore vir die eienaars en ‘n handjievol vriende ter viering van nog ‘n suksesvolle oesseisoen, het volrond ontlont in ‘n gewilde hoogtepunt op die wynland-feeskalender, met hope ontspanning en plesier...

David Helfgott vier 60ste met konserte in S.A.
2007-02-07
David Helfgott, die legendariese konsertpianis wie se lewe op meesterlike wyse in die Oscar-bekroonde rolprent SHINE uitgebeeld is, sal sy 60ste verjaardag met ‘n reeks konserte in Suid-Afrika vier, insluitend een op die dag van sy verjaardag, 19 Mei. Kaapse gehore sal op 9 en 13 Mei die geleentheid hê om na Helfgott te gaan luister en Gautengse gehore op 19 en 20 Mei. Helfgott, wat bekend is vir sy unieke en hoogs persoonlike vertolkings tydens sy klavieruitvoerings, het in 1998, 2001...

Cookbook of the Year goes to ...
2006-12-08
Cookbook of the Year was awarded to Marlene van der Westhuizen and Stephen Inggs’s Delectable (Pan Macmillan) at the Jenny Crwys-Williams annual Big Brunch on Saturday, 9 December 2006. "If you haven't heard people speaking about Delectable, you will, very soon. It's an exquisitely photographed cookbook so redolent of France you can almost taste the olive oil, smell the garlic, swallow the fragrant raspberries. Marlene van der Westhuizen spends much of the year in her French kitchen,...

Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge 2006
30 October & 3 November 2006 - 2006-10-19
Taste the best wines from the WINE magazine Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge 2006 WINE magazine in association with TOPS at SPAR brings you another prestigious public tasting, this time featuring 10 of the country's leading examples of Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines. Graham Beck winemaker, Pieter Ferreira, will lead the tastings. Tickets are R100 a head. Bookings can be made by emailing smart@rsp.co.za or telephoning 0860 100 205. For further information, please contact Inke...

A Celebration of Horse and Wine
20 - 21 October 2006 - 2006-10-12
A family-fun day in the countryside! Horse activities and vaultingHigh jump competitionOld time carriages Gymkhana 20 horse breeds in action, including miniature horses Stunt artist Pony rides in the vinesDonkey carts Farm activities Real gold treasure hunt Picnics beside the pool Art exhibition by 16 well known artists Loads of entertainment for the children Cultural and heritage activities Live music   Bring clothes and toys for the needy and get 20% off all wine purchased on the...

Kosher winner dispels a myth
2006-10-02
Tempel Kosher Pinotage was the first of its kind to be made in the world and the 2003 inaugural vintage won a Silver Medal in the Michelangelo International Wine Awards in both 2004 and 2006. Now the 2004 vintage has just won a Gold Medal at this year’s Michelangelo International Awards. Tempel Pinotage is not only scoring unrivalled success but is also raising eyebrows everywhere as it dispels the myth that the Kosher process interferes with a good wine. Kosher means ritually pure but, until...


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