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celebrating women in creativity: award-winning winemaker carla pauw
With one of South Africa's few female winemakers at the helm, Saltare in Stellenbosch has become synonymous with quality
q&a with plaisir de merle winemaker niel bester
From his favourite wine to wild experiences, winemaker Niel Bester tell us more about his journey
darkest hour
Sleek cocktails and simple yet sophisticated snacks set the scene for a noir soiree with a difference
celebrating small producers, big on quality at the publik wine fair
Discover exciting wines made by smaller, independent producers at the inaugural Publik Wine Fair
Choosing to endorse the increasingly favoured philosophy of natural winemaking – wines made with minimal cellar intervention by winemakers intent on honouring the fruit, the soil and the land – Publik Wine is offering oenophiles and enthusiasts yet another chance to experience these lesser known grapes in a relaxed setting.
q&a with the twankey bar mixologist melrick harrison
Art director and HL's 'concierge' Ian Martin learns about the new mixologist at Twanky bar.
black magic: house and leisure designs a botanical wallpaper inspired by hendrick’s gin
Sip this rose- and cucumber-infused winter cocktail against a bold backdrop in black
get to know alto winemaker bertho van der westhuizen
We caught up with Bertho van der Westhuizen bout his experiences and where his passion for wine comes from.
red delight: alto wines showcase their vintages
Master red wine makers, Alto Wines recently showcased a range of their vintages on offer.
order at the (Publik Wine) bar
A well-loved neighbourhood wine bar that honours natural wine – the fruit, the soil, the land and the winemakers
After walking into the ‘new’ Publik, the feeling is instant nostalgia. Cape Town’s Publik is back. ‘It never really went anywhere, we were always here. Our purpose was just different,’ says owner David Cope of the new Kloofnek Road locale, who between owning a wine bar, a distribution centre and his own wine label, Alphabetical, has a cult following of wine lovers intent on exploring the world of unusual wines. Choosing to endorse the increasingly favoured philosophy of natural winemaking – wines made with minimal cellar intervention by winemakers intent on honouring the fruit, the soil an
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