Pongrácz chocolate pairings a luxurious indulgence at Val de Vie Market

Pongrácz chocolate pairings a luxurious indulgence at Val de Vie Market.

Pongrácz chocolate pairings a luxurious indulgence at Val de Vie Market.

Sunday 5 October 2014,The Market at Val de Vie Estate

Tastings at 11h0012h0014h00 and 15h00

Indulge in seductive moments of luxury with an exclusive Cap Classique pairing of Pongrácz and fine, handmade chocolates at The Market at Val de Vie Estate near Paarl on Sunday, 5 October.

Each Pongrácz Cap Classique is matched perfectly with a specially fashioned chocolate that brings out the unique flavour profile of its vibrant counterpart.

The signature prestige cuvée, Desiderius 2008, is pure tasting pleasure with a Hot Plum white chocolate, whilst the vivacious Pongrácz Rosé hits the right notes with an alluring Rose Geranium milk chocolate.

The crisp Pongrácz Brut is an absolutely superb fit for a smooth Roasted Almond and Lime white chocolate.

The Pongrácz and chocolate pairing costs R50 per person and tasting times are 11h0012h0014h00 and 15h00. The Market at Val de Vie Estate takes place from 10h00 to 15h00 on alternate weekends.

The next Sunday market dates are:

5 October 2014

9 November 2014

30 November 2014

7 December 2014

Visit www.valdevie.co.za. For more on Pongrácz, visit www.pongracz.co.za, Facebook or follow @Pongracz on Twitter.

CAMPHILL VILLAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL – WEDNESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Camphill Village Music festival – Wednesday 24 September.  Featuring Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ.

Camphill Village Music festival – Wednesday 24 September.
Featuring Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ.

Featuring Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ

Music, Picnic, Camphill Market, Fun!

To celebrate their 50th Birthday, Camphill Village, Westcoast will be hosting a music festival on Heritage Day, the 24th ofSeptember. The event will start at 13H00 and run until 18H30. The line-up includes popular SA artists: Freshlyground, Valiant Swart, No Pressure, Bootleggers, Ras Kerry`s Cheety and Greg Kentgens, as well as some talented artists that are part of an empowerment program facilitated by Vision Records in Atlantis: SillyBoi, Tasha, Che-V and CeeJ. Come and join uson the beautiful countryside festival grounds for a day of good vibes and fabulous music to enjoy that lovely midweek –public- holiday- feeling of no work – all play!Continue Reading …

Superb Strandveld Vineyards cool climate wines at Seductive Sauvignons Festival

Exceptional cool climate Strandveld Vineyards Sauvignon Blancs will be on show at the Wine Concepts Seductive Sauvignons Festival on Friday, 26 September at The Vineyard Hotel.

Exceptional cool climate Strandveld Vineyards Sauvignon Blancs will be on show at the Wine Concepts Seductive Sauvignons Festival on Friday, 26 September at The Vineyard Hotel.

Friday, 26 September, 17h00 – 20h00, The Vineyard Hotel, Newlands

Make a toast to the new season with exceptional cool climate Strandveld Vineyards Sauvignon Blancs when you visit the Wine Concepts Seductive Sauvignons Festival on Friday, 26 September at The Vineyard Hotel.

Visitors can taste both the 2013 vintages of the Strandveld as well as First Sighting Sauvignon Blancs from Africa’s southernmost winery. Made from four distinct vineyard blocks, the 2013 First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc expresses the typical Elim terroir fingerprint of minerality and buchu. The Strandveld “Pofadderbos” Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013 boasts big tropical fruit flavours on the nose and is creamy and full on the palate with an oyster shell minerality complemented by the wine’s natural acidity.Continue Reading …

Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 – First 75 restaurants registered!

It’s only 5 weeks left untill the international culinary event Restaurant Week will take place in South Africa!

It’s only 5 weeks left untill the international culinary event Restaurant Week will take place in South Africa!

 

The preparations for Restaurant Week South Africa 2014 are in full swing. In just under three weeks, 75 of SA’s best restaurants have enthusiastically registered for participation. Amongst the confirmed restaurants are last year’s winner of the “Best Dish of Restaurant Week Award”, Central One in Johannesburg and “Best Restaurant of Restaurant Week Award”, Planet in Cape Town. In total there will be 150 restaurants to choose from, before the online booking starts at 7 October, 10 AM sharp.Continue Reading …

David Meulen single “Remember Me?” on radio and television and upcoming shows Sept/Oct

David Meulen

David Meulen

DAVID MEULEN – single “Remember Me?” on radio and television and upcoming shows Sept/Oct.

Since the release of David Meulen`s debut album @davidmeulen, the single “Remember Me?” has enjoyed extensive day-time airplay on KFM and has recently been selected as the theme song on Home Channel`s freshest local property show “Show House.” (DSTV channel 176). Christopher Taljaard, Senior Producer at Home Channel says that they chose the track as it fitted the upbeat, local feel that they were looking for. “David’s music and vibe sets him apart from others as he is one of those songwriters, which no matter what time of day you hear his music, it makes you feel good.”

“Remember Me?” has also been playlisted on various other SA Radio stations and a video of the track is currently in the making.

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Bid on exclusive wines at 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2014 Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch:  Saturday, 4 October 2014, 09h00

The 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, the South African wine industry showcase of rare, collector’s wines with creative flair and great diversity, will take place at the Spier Conference Centre in the Stellenbosch Winelands from 09h00 on Saturday, 4 October 2014.

Featuring a record line-up of 61 singular wines, crafted exclusively for the auction by members of the Guild, this landmark event will be conducted by Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers for the 17th consecutive year.

Prospective buyers need to register by Friday, 26thSeptember. Bidders who are unable to attend on the day, can take advantage of the Guild’s telephonic and proxy bidding facilities.

For further details visit www.capewinemakersguild.com or contact the Guild Office on Tel: 021 852 0408 or info@capewinemakersguild.com

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