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Backsberg Picnic Concerts 2011/2012

Backsberg Picnic Concerts 2011/2012

I’ve posted the schedule for this season’s Kirstenbosch concerts and Paul Cluver concerts, now here’s the Backsberg concerts. Some great acts in a very chilled, intimate environment. You can see a review of a...

Phantom of the Opera review

Phantom of the Opera review

Review Summary: You must go and see this show! I saw Phantom of the Opera for the first time at the Artscape in 2004 and I remember thinking it was the most amazing show...

Top 100 Wine List Awards 2012

Top 100 Wine List Awards 2012

I recently judged the value component of the Top 100 SA Wine Lists competition. You may have seen my previous post with my thoughts on the competition in general. I’m not going to repeat...

Cape Town Festival of Beer 2011 review

Cape Town Festival of Beer 2011 review

This is the second year for the Cape Town Festival of Beer and it’s definitely bigger and better than last year. For those who love craft beer, this is the festival for you. With...

Eco Logic Awards 2011

Eco Logic Awards 2011

On Saturday evening I attended the first Eco-Logic awards. It was held at the ICC and overall it was a top notch event which was well attended. However, there was one fundamental problem with...

Green Wine Awards 2011

Green Wine Awards 2011

There’s a bit of a debate going on at the moment whether organic wines are better or worse than their chemical counterparts, in terms of taste. I think that misses the point. Christian Eedes...

Eat Out Awards 2012

Eat Out Awards 2012

It’s safe to say that the Eat Out Awards is the highlight of the event calendar in Cape Town. Tickets are R1000 each but sell out well before the event and it is attended...

Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2011

Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2011

With Wine Magazine no longer in print and all sorts of things happening in the wine industry, Christian Eedes has stepped forward and decided to try something new in compiling his list of top...

Platter’s 2012 Launch

Platter’s 2012 Launch

As you would expect, this year’s Platter’s Wine Guide is bigger than ever with over 900 producers and over 7000 wines listed. There is no other guide that is this comprehensive. I attended the...

Sake House review

Sake House review

Sake House is hidden away down a dead end road in Claremont. It’s the Old Stanhope Road, just before the big intersection which connects to Landsdowne Road as you head toward Kenilworth along Main...