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Three Potters and a Painter serves top restaurants, leaves its legacy in clay!

Last week I visited the home and studio of Three Potters and a Painter outside Stellenbosch, on my way to Franschhoek. I had first come across their ceramic work at Gåte restaurant, especially loving a black and white plate used in one of their dishes. They create works that bridge the gap between traditional design and contemporary innovation, with the aim of leaving their legacy in clay! Continue reading →

Triple Three gin trio top three best seller in SA, ‘spiritual’ side of Blaauwklippen, new Distillers Cut to be launched!

In just over twelve months of its launch, Triple Three hand-crafted premium gin made at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch has become one of the top three best-selling local gins in our country, and is regarded as a world-class gin. I attended a tasting of the three Triple Three gins at OpenWine on Monday evening, and of their brand new but not yet launched Triple Three Distillers Cut gin last week, at a Blaauwklippen Zinfandel tasting. Continue reading →

Blaauwklippen vertical tasting of Noble Late Harvest wines, with good lunch at Cape Grace hotel!

Once a year Blaauwklippen invites writers to attend a Zinfandel tasting, followed by a lunch. Last Thursday the focus for the tasting was Blaauwklippen Zinfandel Noble Late Harvest, held at the Cape Grace hotel. The launch of Triple Three Distillers Cut gin towards the end of the lunch will be covered in a stand-alone Blogpost, linked to a Triple Three gin tasting held at OpenWine on Monday.
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A salute and toast to 2016: the best year ever!

imageI have rarely written about personal matters on my Blog. I am also long past formulating New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of a year. Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that the universe would present me with a year of years in 2016, to top any I have ever experienced!  Continue reading →

Blaauwklippen Sweet Service Award and Pick ‘n Pay Sour Service Award!

blaauwklippen-manor-houseThe Sweet Service Award goes to Blaauwklippen, and is nominated by Marilyn Levin: ‘I hope you are well. I would like to nominate the staff of Blaauwklippen Manor House/Bistro for a Sweet Award. We visited the farm today and I accidentally left my cell phone in the toilet.  I discovered that I had left it there about twenty minutes after it happened. I raced back to the Manor House/Bistro and asked told the manageress that I had lost my phone. She asked me the colour and I told her. One of the staff had found it and handed it in. Such honestly one does not always find. I was so grateful. Thank you to the staff of Blaauwklippen’. Continue reading →

SA’s first Michelin-style Gourmet Guide to be launched!

imageI had heard from restaurants that a new ‘Gourmet Guide‘ is to published, with a listing and evaluation of our country’s Top 100 restaurants. The evaluation of the restaurants is to be done on the basis of the Michelin-system, with unidentified ‘inspectors’ visiting restaurants Continue reading →