• Food and Drinks

    Getting Ready for a Perfect Wine Tasting Experience

    *Disclaimer: This post was written during Level-2 lockdown restrictions (yes, many moons ago). As the country slowly eases up lock-down restrictions and industries continue to open up under strict precautions, wine farms remain under heavy restriction just weeks after the ban on selling and buying alcohol was lifted. After President Ramaphosa’s shocking reveal on Sunday announcing the immediate nationwide suspension of buying, selling and distribution of alcohol, I could not help but think of the ways in which I could improve my wine tasting experience in anticipation of the day we are allowed to not only consume alcohol, but also return to restaurants and the varying tourism and hospitality establishments.…

  • Food,  Africa,  Travel

    Steak and wine pairing The Hussar Grill way.

    Juicy, bold and spicy is how I love my wine but sometimes you just want a steak to go with it especially given that tis’ the season for red wine. The Hussar Grill invited me to their steak and wine pairing hosted by the beautiful and Veritas Wine Writer of the Year- Gosia Podgorska and The Hussar Grill Mouille Point General  Manager- Tracey Huxley. Upon my arrival I was greeted by Gosia vibrant personality along with a glass of champagne to start us off. Then the tasting started: The pairing: Tracey first introduced us to how meat is cut and what makes every cut special. Did you know that marrow…