I like to attend these events even though I could probably just publish the results from the press release that gets sent to me. The reason I like to attend them is that we get to taste the winning wines. It’s not often you find yourself in a room with 10 of the best chardonnays in South Africa. It’s a rare opportunity to compare them and find a favourite. Which is exactly what I did.
I recently published the list of 20 restaurants which have been nominated for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. The Eat Out judges will evaluate them and select the best 10. I was curious about what the actual criteria for selecting the winners. I emailed Eat Out to ask them if they could share the criteria with me and they were happy to so I thought I should share it with you!
This weekend is Wine On The River in Robertson. This is a great wine festival because it’s not as crazy as the Wacky Wine Weekend and everything happens in one place so you don’t have to move around from estate to estate. I went yesterday to check it out and here are some top reasons to get out there this weekend.
The Galileo Outdoor Cinema has become a popular activity. This year they have expanded the offering to cover more nights of the week and more areas. There will be a Galileo Cinema showing Tuesday to Friday every week (with a few exceptions) and they have added a rotation of city venues to take the Friday night slot.
This is the schedule for the 2015/2016 season of concerts at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Tickets can be booked online at Webtickets. Book your favourites now because the good ones sell out long in advance.
2015 has given us the first rosé wine competition in South Africa, Rosé Rocks. Pink wine is no longer the sweet or semi-sweet wine with which it as for a long time been associated. It is now a sophisticated style of dry wine made from various varieties of grapes. These are the winning wines.
The 20 nominees for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards have been announced. These restaurants will be evaluated by the judges and the top 10 restaurants in the country will be announced at the Restaurant Awards ceremony on 15 November at Mistico Equestrian Centre, near Paarl.
At the beginning of August 22seven asked me to join do a money saving exercise and report back on the results. They gave me a selection of money saving ideas to try. I had to select 7 of them and do them for roughly a month.