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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Night life

Haig Club Clubman invites you to make your own rules!

May 21, 2019, Author: Danita Pilley

A single grain scotch whiskey produced in partnership with David Beckham, Haig Club Clubman is designed to be different and fashionable with a modern twist, while at the same time incorporating the bold and progressive spirit of 400 years of heritage from the legendary House of Haig.    The rules […]


These pink bubbles and sweet treats is our favourite combo ever!

May 20, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Nothing beats the feeling of getting home after a long day of hard work, changing into sweatpants and pouring yourself a glass of sparkling wine. READ MORE ON NIGHTLIFE HERE.  Graham Beck Brut Rosé a go-to choice for anyone seeking a little pick-me-up in the form of […]