Sip along Franschhoek – Wine of Olifants hoek

by Anlé Britz Autumn in the Franschhoek vineyards is the most beautiful time. The colours come out to play just before slipping off for a peaceful break after a busy harvesting season. The yellows, oranges, reds, browns and sprinkles of purple warm the heart with the knowledge that time is moving and that letting go …

Wine hopping along the R60

By Anlé Britz As a child I grew up where family vacations was planned bi-annually to visit our grandparents in East London. We did not fly because we loved spending the time catching up on deep conversations, playing road trip games, pitstops and blasting the music through the speakers for car karaoke. It is because …

Spring has SPRUNG

By Anlé Britz Spring has arrived at the red carpet and she is wearing all the colours of the rainbow in style. This edition is filled with the celebrations of nature, natural beauty and a celebration of the new. The City of Cape Town opened up the “Grow, don’t Mow’ debate and the response was …

Kinda classy | Kinda hood – the artisan cocktail experience

By Anlé Britz Let me take you to my favourite cocktail kitchen in Cape Town – probably SA. Nestled in the middle of the heartbeat of the V&A Waterfront, Cause | Effect Cocktail Kitchen & Cape Brandy Bar is waiting to completely change how you look at the art of mixology. This 60-seater gem has …

A Spiced-up winter adventure

By Anlé Britz Situated in the foot hills of Paarl mountain, the Spice Route is a farm with 13 artisans all producing what they love to bring you a destination of dreams. I heard a rumor that you can get a Spice Route Passport and had to see it for myself. Seeing that this is not yet …

Peacefully eager

By Anlé Britz I am almost ashamed to admit to it, but this month I finally visited my bucket-list vineyard for the first time… drumroll please – Vrede en Lust. I have been wanting to visit this beautiful vineyard and drink their authentic wine since the Afrikaans film, Semi Soet (Semi Sweet) hit the screens …

Wine me up

II will, in good time, share with you the beauty of all the vineyards in and around out city, but until then, I would like to share some of my favourite wine experiences in the city center…. Culture Wine Bar As the Culture slogan states, wine is a culture. One that we could not agree …