Category: Drinks

Drinks

A golden rum pairing for when the weather chills

Jul 17, 2019, Author: Candice May

While it’s usually associated with summery, tropical cocktails, rum’s molasses-like sweetness also makes a warming addition to the sort of drinks we turn to as the temperatures plummet. The trick is to swap out white and silver rums (the ones typically used in daiquiris and mojitos) […]

Drinks, Shopping

Spier launches the Seaward wine range

Jul 10, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Spier has launched Seaward, a wine range inspired by the Cape’s coastal terroir.  READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE.   Spier has spent the last two years developing a unique duo of wines that pay homage to the benefits of growing grapes along the coast. The aptly titled Seaward […]

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Cognac and chocolate? Yes please!

Jul 5, 2019, Author: Candice May

Cognac just feels right on a cold evening, don’t you think? Rich, spicy, woodsy, flowery and utterly luxuriant, there’s something ineffably wintry about it. Sipping cognac as a digestif with dessert is an indulgent way to keep a great meal going in winter. If a cheese board is more […]

Drinks, Night life

Tequila to wake the living … mezcal to wake the dead!

Jul 5, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Artisanally-produced Montelobos is an unaged mezcal Joven crafted from carefully cultivated, organic agave espadín (the most common agave type for mezcal) that are slow-roasted and small batch-distilled to achieve a perfect balance of sweetness, wood and subtle smoke.   READ MORE ON NIGHTLIFE HERE. Where tequila is light, sweet and delicate, mezcal is […]

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Try our new favourite vodka pairing this winter

Jul 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

Come winter, many drinkers switch to brown spirits. That’s a mistake though – vodka is a great liquor to drink in the winter. Grab a 250g steak, sear it and serve it rare with ice-cold vodka for a meal that all your man friends will […]

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‘Tis the season for a rugged wine pairing

Jun 28, 2019, Author: Candice May

Vrede en Lust Lady J Syrah 2012 is one of our favourite winter wines. Best described as showing clean fruit, ripe cherries, plums and white pepper on the nose, this appealing shiraz is a wine that’s the perfect example of how fruit from two different terroirs can harmonise to […]

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The wine pairing we’re hot for when the temperature drops 

Jun 26, 2019, Author: Candice May

It’s time to break out your yoga pants, digital Yule log, toasted marshmallows and low-hanging Game of Thrones references – winter is coming! The forecast is looking bright with multitasking whites, enveloping reds and deliciously optimistic bottles. Cancel your plans and hunker down with our […]

Drinks, Night life

Poison of the Month: Limited Edition Mirari Celebration Gin

Jun 6, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Mirari Celebration Gin is a perfectly balanced gin that’s been handcrafted from a stellar selection of natural herbs, spices and fruits. Think a mixture of succulent Macedonian juniper berries, tart grapefruit, blood orange, sweet chamomile, liquorice root and floral saffron along with other fine botanicals. […]

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An unusual Viognier food and wine pairing for winter

Jun 3, 2019, Author: Candice May

You’re probably wondering why on earth we’d recommend a classically flowery white wine in winter. READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE. While Fairview Viognier (pronounced ‘vee-own-yay’) is known for its honey and stone fruit flavours and typical spring blossom floral aromas, it’s also surprisingly versatile. And, let’s be honest: by […]

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A Game of Thrones treat from Johnny Walker

May 28, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

This might just be our favourite collaboration of the year – HBO® and Game of Thrones have teamed up to create the White Walker by Johnnie Walker. READ MORE ON DINING OUT HERE. This limited edition Scotch whiskey is inspired by the most enigmatic and feared characters on the show – the white […]