Author: greenlydia

Bein Wine Cellar – #SecretStellies

If you take the M12 between Kuilsriver and Stellenbosch, turn off onto the Old Polkadraai road. The one that runs past the Polkadraai Strawberry farm. Drive around the damn and pass the entrance to Beau Joubert and La Provence. Follow the road and you will find yourself in front of a tiny cream-coloured building the […]

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Secrets of Stellenbosch.

Working for a small farm has taught me many things. I can pretty much do ANYTHING on a shoe string budget and how many other marketing managers do you know that climbs into the cellar and labels by hand, packs boxes and even forces people to teach her things during harvest. I love asking our […]

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Tasted Vilafonte.

Vilafonté   Twitter tasting  22 October ’14   Wines tasted: Series M & Series C Vilafonté is a joint venture between the US and SA headed up by Mike Ratcliffe from Warwick Estate.  The tiny estate takes its name from the soil type on the property. This was my 5th twitter tasting with the Incogvino […]

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Kensington, London.

I did a quick trip to my beloved London for work recently. On previous trips to the UK I have never stayed in the city itself. Always on the outskirts. Although the outskirts are gorgeous and green and lush, there is something about staying in the city. The noise, the people, the vibe. I love […]

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Little bits of London

Hello honies. I haven’t published anything a while because typing and train hopping doesn’t work well together.  I have so many stories to share. From tales about the Zulu king to a surreal moment with boy named Luca from Italy, an attorney from Pretoria and lady named Charmain from Los Angeles.  Click the Instagram link […]

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Cheese Heaven.

Not too far from Bath in Summer Set England, is a strange little place called Wookey Hole. The hole is cave. Quite an intricate cave system actually. Dating back to Celts. They used it as a burial chamber. The rumour has it that a witch from the little town of Wookey used to lore young […]

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Ode to Wine ~ Pablo Neruda

  Day-colored wine, night-colored wine, wine with purple feet or wine with topaz blood, wine, starry child of earth, wine, smooth as a golden sword, soft as lascivious velvet, wine, spiral-seashelled and full of wonder, amorous, marine; never has one goblet contained you, one song, one man, you are choral, gregarious, at the least, you […]

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Jane Austen and why I liked her sister.

We visited the Jane Austen House in Bath. I figured, since we were there it would the sensible thing to do to visit her “house”. She was after all, Bath’s most famous resident. Before I get asked, yes. I have read most of Jane’s novels and I am not a fan. (Sorry) I understand she […]

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