Cape Town Series: As the 11 th Dar Wine Festival approaches it’s a perfect time to get an exclusive expert insight into how grapes are transformed into award-winning vino by acclaimed wine maker Niel Bester at Plaisir de Merle. (more…)
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Tagged Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Niel Bester, pinotage, Plaisir De Merle, Simonsburg Mountains, Winemaker, Winemaking
Cape Town Series: The striking contemporary architecture of the Durbanville Hills winery tasting room is an inviting destination to sample their wine range. (more…)
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Tagged Cape Town, chardonnay, Durbanville Hills, Kate Jackson, Merlot, pinotage, Rhinofields, sauvignon blanc, Scouts Range, South Africa
The Franschhoek Cellar has a selection of fabulous spaces to sample wine, dine and relax.
Cape Town Series: It was an absolute pleasure to join Cathy Van Niekerk from the DGB wine portfolio for a tasting in the wonderful setting of Franschhoek Cellar. (more…)
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Tagged Bellingham wine, Bernard series, Bernard wine, Boschendal, Brampton, Cathy Van Niekerk, Franschhoek, Franschhoek wine cellar, Franschhoek wine tram
Some friends of SCF from the South African wine trade were asked to suggest some great bottles for the festive season. Here they are*:
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Tagged Boschendal, Durbanville Hills, Neethlingshof, Plaisir De Merle, red wine, South African wine, sparkling wine, Spier, white wine
Akemi, located on the 21 st floor of Dar es Salaam’s Jubilee Towers, hosted its first
Whisk(e)y Tasting and Jazz evening at the centre of the revolving restaurant last week. (more…)
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Tagged Akemi Restaurant, Dalwhinnie, Dar es Salaam, Famous Grouse, food pairing, Golden Jubilee Towers, Jameson, Priya Kanabar, revolving restaurant, Serengeti Breweries, Stanley Samtu, Steve Gannon, whiskey, whiskey pairing, whisky, whisky pairing
Sweet treats abound at Dar es Salaam’s Southern Sun hotel in the central business district where pastry chef Restone devises a choice of desserts every week. (more…)
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Tagged Dar es Salaam, Denzil McAnda, desserts, pongracz, puddings, Southern Sun, sparkling wine, sweets, tanzania, the baraza
In March, Akemi ̶ Dar es Salaam’s only revolving restaurant ̶ staged the first of its increasingly popular wine tasting and jazz events for 2016. (more…)
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Tagged Akemi, Calvet, Dar es Salaam, Lindemands, MMI Tanzania, Mohans, Moments Photography, Njombe Milk Factory, Peacock Ridge, red n' white, Spier
Celebrating with Champagne is now even more enjoyable at the Baraza Grill, Café and Bar where bottles are sold at cost price.
It is refreshing and really appealing to find a spot in Dar es Salaam (or any place for that matter) offering a decent selection of wines by the glass. Southern Sun’s Baraza Grill, Café and Bar offer patrons the opportunity to enjoy every one of their wines by the glass or bottle.
A leading wine maker from South Africa’s West Coast flew in to Dar-es-Salaam to launch his vineyard’s popular range of single grape varieties. Jaco van Niekerk dedicated his first day in the commercial capital visiting leading food and beverage professionals from the hospitality sector.