Forget wine wars. It is time for a paddle battle!

Anel Grobler of Spit or Swallow wasn't doing any spitting

Cape Town’s weather is so last season.

The only sign signalling the advent of spring is that invites to the annual Nederburg Auction have been issued.  This annual wine calendar highlight, set for 28 and 29 September this year, will again see some of South Africa’s top wines presented to the country’s most discerning buyers – and, if this year’s selection is anything to go by, buyers should be prepared for a serious battle of the bidding paddles.

If you are intending on doing some bidding on the day, be prepared to compete with this blonde ambition as Anthony Barne opens bidding for the following wines… Continue reading

Girls love having fun, and so much more…

The week before last I received a ‘girls only’ invite from a cute little place in town called I Love My Laundry.

With drinks supplied by Taittinger, the crowd was as rowdy as just a group of girls high on bubbles can be. There was gossip. And there was lingerie. There was the kind of small talk only we girls can find fascinating and there were the obligatory snide looks. We understand that this is how it is with girls. We laugh harder, we cry more, we shop to feel good and we shop to feel even better. And yes, we do love our laundry. And we love champagne. The person responsible for inviting the group of blogging girls clearly knows this.

We love this, and so, so much more… Continue reading

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show: Gold Medal & Trophy winners


Today the winners in the annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at an award ceremony at the Mount Nelson in Cape Town. This competition is touted as one of the most respected wine competitions in South Africa, and the results show why:  Continue reading