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Introducing Isabella Niehaus of Langtafel op die Duin 2022 Top 10 Woman Chef


Isabella Niehaus of Langtafel op die Duin in Langebaan is one of our 2022 Top 10 Women Chefs, and has received this accolade for the third year in a row.

Congratulations Bella.

The Top 10 Women Chefs in Cape Town and the Winelands were announced on Women’s Day. Each winner receives a 1 litre tube of Rio Large Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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less wine brand launched, focuses on sustainability, less bottle, less paper …. and more!


Last week I met with Marlene Truter, owner of the new wine brand less, with Chardonnay 2021 and Pinotage 2020 cultivars. Its focus is more on sustainability, being sustainably grown, containing less alcohol, and uses the lightest glass bottles available.

The sustainability also pertains to the employee ethics, and so Marlene had a difficult task to find a wine producer who met her sustainability criteria, and would make the wine available in a smaller quantity, as she is starting off from scratch. Viljoensdrift in Robertson was chosen as a partnership that created an excellent fit, given her less brand values. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to The Green Goddess; Sour Service Award goes to Carne on Kloof!


The Sweet Service Award goes to The Green Goddess and its owner Rosy Krämer-Schrott, producers and distributors of quality herbs and vegetables, for delivering the most sumptuous box of organic vegetables, herbs, and eggs. The box included Happy Eggs, spinach, kale, carrots, baby beetroot, a pumpkin, a butternut, cucumber, green/black peppers, black potatoes, tomatoes, baby marrow, cherry tomatoes, chives, rocket, parsley, and thyme, a gift delivered to me to try. Continue reading →

Iconic Brands launches 100% natural, Organic, Vegan, preservative-free, additive-free hand-crafted range of Kalahari Desert Salt!


For most South African businesspersons the Corona Virus Lockdown has been a disaster. For Iconic Brands’ Mark McCarthy it was a catastrophe, being a sales representative for a number of leading alcoholic beverage brands. Yet it brought out the best in him and his partner Tanja, in that an overseas gift of salt created a spark of an idea to launch something similar, leading to the creation of a range of five Bespoke Kalahari desert salts, which are 100% natural, organic, handcrafted, preservative-free, additive-free, colourant-free, flow agent-free, and micro plastic particle-free. Continue reading →