The most expensive Champagne bottles on the planet


Nothing says celebration quite like popping bottles of Champagne.

 

Franschhoek’s Foliage Restaurant voted one of Trip Advisors’ Top 10 Restaurants


The award-winning Foliage Restaurant has reaffirmed its position as one of South Africa’s top restaurants. The list of Top 10 Best Fine Dining Establishments, as voted for by TripAdvisor travelers, placed the restaurant in 5th position in the top restaurants in South Africa. In the Africa listing Foliage was placed in 6th position.

 

No Glass of Champagne Is as Satisfying as the First, Study Says


Nothing is as satisfying as popping a new bottle of Champagne to celebrate New Year’s Eve, a romantic night out, or a promotion at work.

 

The Best Rated Chardonnays in South Africa for 2017


In conjunction with Prescient, a multinational financial services provider, Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the seventh annual Chardonnay Report.

 

The Bakery at Jordan Introduces New Summer Menu Filled With Treats


The Bakery at Jordan has introduced many new light, fresh dishes to the Summer 2017/18 menu, including an elegant confit duck terrine, with cauliflower and vanilla puree and beetroot, as well as a flavourful potato gnocchi with roasted butternut, gorgonzola cream and sage.

 

Rietvallei Wines Shines at Veritas and Michelangelo Awards


Rietvallei excelled in the two biggest wine competitions recently held in South Africa, the Veritas which is the longest running and most prestigious wine competition in South Africa and is synonymous with excellence wine and the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards.

 

Creation Proudly Presents: Pinot Noir 2017


Earlier this year we reported on the Pinot Noir harvest saying that the smiles on the harvest and cellar teams’ faces certainly tell a story!

 

Celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day with these 3 Gin trends of the year


19 October marks International Gin & Tonic Day, so those of you who thirst for the piney, fizzy taste of a G&T topped with a generous squeeze of a juicy lime, today is yours!

 

Vodka Competitors Skyy and Absolut Join Forces to Support Marriage Equality


Skyy Vodka and Absolut are competitors on the bartender’s shelf, but today, the brands have come together to support same-sex marriage, in a new Australian social campaign from TBWA/Sydney and TBWA network agency Eleven.

 

Simonsig Ends Year with a Triple Victory for Cap Classique


Top image: The Simonsig Winemaking Team: From left Hannes Meyer, Debbie Thompson, Johan Malan and Charl Schoeman.

Heading into the final months of 2017, Simonsig Estate is ending the wine calendar as the undisputed champion of Méthode Cap Classique, the bottle-fermented sparkling wine category it pioneered in 1971.

 
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