Whether you celebrate it or not, Valentines a thing. We were silly enough to get married on Valentine’s day and now have to have that cliche follow us around for eternity. If you complain about the concept of Valentine’s day or if you go all out to show someone how much you love and care, Valentines is rolling around soon and I have the PERFECT non-date date idea for you and your partner.
GO WALK A DOG (and stay for a picnic)
The days are heating up and the holidays are almost here. It’s BUBBLY season and I want to fill your glass by sending you to enjoy the finest MCCs (& Champagnes) Franschhoek Cap Classique festival has to offer.
UP FOR GRABS
1 set of 4 tickets for Saturday, 3 December
1 set of 4 tickets for Sunday, 4 December
A hidden gin bar in the middle of an Orange Orchard. YES PLEASE.
This spectacular find is the newest addition on the same property as one of my favourite restaurants in Harties, Silver Orange Bistro. I saw a mention of the new Tapas and Gin Bar on their Facebook Page and had to go investigate. I mean, good gin in the Westrand? ABOUT TIME. (Technically not Westrand, but it is west of Joburg so it counts)
Wine Menu, one of Johannesburg’s leading boutique wine outlets has created a hunger for exploring different varieties following their successful wine tasting festivals this year which included a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir event held earlier this year and The Unusuals Festival which was held in August.
For the month of November, Wine Menu’s Corlien Morris has chosen to focus on Cinsaut, in order to give interested customers the opportunity to not only taste this varietal, but also to meet three of South Africa’s esteemed winemakers to discuss, explore and answer questions and we all know how much I love asking ALL the questions.
The Sommeliers Selection is inviting Pretoria and Johannesburg wine lovers – both casual and serious – to taste the selection of wines that made it into the winning list of The Sommeliers Selection Competition 2016. I am very excited to attend the second annual Johannesburg tasting.
Most Sundays we go for a late afternoon drive in search of a bite to eat. This really ends up being a “you choose, no you choose” So we settled on Black Horse Breweries since its a nice drive and not far from where we live.
Driving up their road it became apparent we weren’t the only ones who wanted a late lunch in the warm winter sun. Cars parked up and down the road. We figured by the time we had we stopped, found a spot to park, walked there and wait to be seated we might die from hunger.
No matter where you travel to and what you drink, nothing makes you feel quite as happy as a good cup of coffee and a great view.
After much debate (with friends and family all over the world) I have decided that the following method is the best one to create that perfect cuppa.
Beer. Barley, hops, water. Those “3 ingredient ice cream” videos come to mind. Let’s be honest, those ice creams taste like frozen cardboard. But beer, beer is the real 3 ingredient miracle recipe. It sounds so simple yet it’s incredibly complicated.
Craft breweries have grown significantly in popularity. That creepy guy brewing things in his back room has now become the popular guy. They guy everyone wants to be friends with. And rightfully so.
Brewing is a science and an art. Visiting a craft brewery is like visiting an art gallery but instead of looking at works of art you get to consume it. My mission is to visit and list every craft brewer I can find. I will share my best finds, learn about how and why they make the beers they do and post badly written articles about all of it.