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#hldiscovery: kitchen knives, pizza ovens and sauvignon blanc

Here's what's on the #HLDiscovery radar this week.


Food is all about experiences – whether you're making it or pairing it with a fine wine. This week's #HLDiscovery list looks at food and the accessories, accompaniments and experiences that take eating to the next level.

wüsthof epicure range


Food prep can be the most tedious part of cooking, and when you are working with blunt, mediocre or incorrect knives, it can be quite frustrating. That is why it is important to have a good-quality chef's knife in your arsenal. Wüsthof, one of the go-to brands for cutting-edge knives, has just released their Epicure range. Everything from the grip of the handle to the width and thickness of the blade has been carefully considered to give you an efficent, perfectly balanced knife that will make cooking a pleasure rather than a chore.

loxtonia cider

Craft ciders have become increasingly popular over the last couple of years, so much so that there are now numerous local brands that produce world-class cider. The latest to join the ranks is Loxtonia Cider, an all-natural premium apple cider range. The Ceres-based cider is made using naturally fermented hand-picked apples, and is free from any preservatives and artificial additives. Launching in October – just in time for the summer heat – you can expect four refreshing variants: Crispy Apple, Sparkling Apple, Stone-Fruit-Flavoured Apple and Pale Amber Apple Cider.

alfresco pizza ovens

It has become very trendy to have have pizza oven in your home, but building one can be a bit of a mission. Enter Al Fresco Pizza Ovens, who manufactures wood-fired pizza ovens that can easily be introduced into your outdoor entertainment area. There are three ovens on offer, which differ in size and price, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. All the ovens are placed on trays with wheels for easy mobility and have trays that you can use as a work surface. The Magnifique model bakes one large or two regular pizzas at a time, the Grande oven is for larger families or events and the Festivo oven is can bake three to four pizzas at a time, making it ideal for small restaurants, lodges and guest houses.

bouchard finlayson walker bay sauvignon blanc

It is officially white wine season! One of the best you can have in collection is the  Bouchard Finlayson Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc. They have released the 2018 vintage of this popular wine, and it's the perfect addition light summer dishes such as seafood, sushi and salads. It is also great to drink on its own. The ideal temperature of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, combined with the heavy shale clay soil that is perfect for growing Sauvignon Blanc, make for an excellent wine with a divine tropical notes.