Category Archives: Spirits

Kfm 30 Best of the Cape Awards 2023 announced

Today Kfm, the Cape’s largest radio station, announced its 30 Best of the Cape businesses in the Western Cape, having narrowed down its Top 5 Finalists in each category after its 1,2 million listeners voted, and revealing the 30 category winners.

The 30 winners are the following:

Eat & Drink :

*. Best Breakfast Spot : Bo-Kaap Deli

*. Best Date Night Restaurant : Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

*. Best Takeaway Spot: Butler’s Pizza

*. Best Coffee: Bootlegger Coffee Company

*. Best Pet-friendly Eatery : The Grill Shack

*. Best Local Craft Beer: Darling Brew in Woodstock

*. Best Family Restaurant: Ashley’s Family Restaurant in Goodwood

*. Best Farm Stall: Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw

‘. Best Biltong: J&M

*. Best Bakery : Ou Meul Bakery & Café

*. Best Local Craft Spirit Brand: Hout Bay Harbour Distillery in Hout Bay

Fan Favorites

*. Best Professional Sports Team or Person : DHL Stormers

*. Best Amateur Sports Club : Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point

*. Best Local Musician : YoungstaCPT


*. Best Hairdresser: The Mom Salon in Kuilsriver

*. Best Barber: Moustache Barber Shop in Camps Bay

*. Best Place to Sweat: Parkrun

*. Best Neighbourhood Shop: The Roots Earth Friendly Pantry

*. Best Internet Service Provider : Afrihost

*. Best Online Store :

*. Best Professional Service Provider : Dogs Day Out in Strand


*. Best Wedding Venue: Joubertsdal Country Estate in Swellendam

*. Best Weekend Stay: Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in Cederberg

*. Best Dorpie: Knysna

*. Best Hotel: Old MacDaddy Trailer Park

*. Best Market: Elgin Railway Market


*. Best Farm Stall: Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw

*. Best Adventure Experience: Ceres Rail Company in Cape Town

*. Best Tourism Attraction: Table Mountain Cableway

*. Best Wine Farm Experience: Babylonstoren

*. Best Kids Party Spot : Bugs Playpark

A special new Kfm Station Choice Award 2033 went to Bertie, the smallest coffee service in Cape Town.

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Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen opens in Camps Bay for the summer season, creative cocktails, good food presentation!


World class Cause Effect Cocktail Kitchen  has opened in Camps Bay as a summer pop-up, in the space previously known as Sunset Sessions, below the Bay Hotel on Victoria Road. It is the second branch of this Cocktail Kitchen,  its larger Waterfront Branch being the home to many Award-winning mixologists and used for bartending competitions.

Visiting Cause Effect on a busy Camps Bay Sunday, my friend Ian and I experienced a vibrant, fun, and friendly space, and were impressed with the presentation of the food and cocktail offering. It meets its electronic mantra : kinda classy, kinda hood  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level1, 18 October 2021


Monday 18 October 2021, Day 18 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely 18C sunny day, despite it being a windy evening; for an amazing close to 9 hour sleep last night, with no interruption; for having Henry back at work again, after he took last week off for exam and study leave, the cats being happy to see him too; for a day of EbbTide victory, getting approval for a balustrade extension on my side of the building after a 2 year battle, getting three Yes votes 🙏; for a midday walk to Bakoven and a late afternoon one to the Tidal Pool; for a Camps Bay Continue reading →

Musgrave Copper infused pot-still brandy wins Michelangelo Most Innovative Product Award!


Musgrave Spirits has done very well at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, winning a Trophy as well as a Gold Award for its two Musgrave Copper infused pot-still brandies.

I attended a relaunch of Musgrave Copper two years ago, and loved its taste, both neat as well as in the cocktails we were given to try at the relaunch event. Continue reading →