Classic glitz at the TAJ

Glitzy wine folk were out in full force on Friday evening to attend the prestigious TAJ Classic Wine Trophy awards.

The results in this annual wine competition are determined by a panel of French judges who adjudicate our local produce in order to recognize, reward and promote the elegance, balance, finesse and ageability in South African 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

Changing the world. One bottle at a time.

“Organic is no longer a movement, it is an imperative.” These are the words of Greg Garden, Group Brand Executive of Nedbank. He was addressing guests at the annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards, held in partnership with Getaway magazine, last week. And although the focus here was on wine and sustainable wine farming, the importance of a holistic approach to the earth and its resources in totality couldn’t be overstated – also in light of the upcoming Cop 17 /United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban. Continue reading