Who claims popcorn does not fit with wine?

Date posted: February 22, 2020 | Author: Denis Stupan

Experience the contrary at Stellenbosch Hills estate. Polkadraai & Popcorn is a wine and popcorn pairing, designed to bring out the best flavours in each other. For R55 per person, you can taste four wines from the estate’s Polkadraai wine range, paired perfectly with flavoured gourmet popcorn.


Which do you think would pop for you? The Sauvignon blanc brut, which has notable fruit flavours, with coconut and chia seed popcorn, or the Chenin blanc with salted caramel popcorn? Maybe you’re more of a red wine person, in which case you’ll love the berry-inspired rose complemented by cinnamon and pretzel popcorn, or the pinotage and dark chocolate popcorn combination.

Tastings occur at the Stellenbosch Hills winery, which is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Bookings are highly recommended as sessions fill up quickly.

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Night markets in Cape Town

Date posted: January 15, 2020 | Author: Denis Stupan

Who doesn’t love a night market? Festive music, blazing fires, the sizzle of saucepans on open flames, delicious aromas wafting through the air, and crowds jostling for a seat at the communal table (okay, the last bit we can do without). Much to do and to explore.

Source: Inside Guide


In summer, when you’re looking for a low-key evening out – without a hefty bill and having to make a reservation beforehand – there’s hardly a better way to do so than at a night market.

No mess, no fuss, and no dishes to wash up after. Plus, nothing comes close to enjoying a meal under a starlit sky.

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Enjoying sunset at a rooftop bar

Date posted: December 19, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

When the golden hour descends, it can only mean one thing: it’s rooftop time in the Mother City!

source: Inside Guide

Perched high above the sweltering, traffic-infested streets, these sky-high watering holes provide vertical respite from the chaos below, offering fresh air, stellar views, a lively atmosphere, and a selection of crafty cocktails, to boot.

There are plenty of rooftop bars in Cape Town. Do you already have a favourite one? Do you know them at all?

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Cape Town Beer Festival 2019

Date posted: November 15, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

The largest festival of beer in the southern hemisphere, promising more ales, pilsners and lagers than ever at the Green Point stadium from 29 November – 1 December 2019.

Now in its 10th year, the Cape Town Festival of Beer (CTFOB) celebrates brewing heritage and craft, featuring over 200 beers and fermented beverages from a host of breweries, with limited-edition brews that have been specially brewed just for the festival! Whether you’re a beer newbie, connoisseur or just keen on sharing a few cold ones with your mates, this festival is for you.

Photo: Gerrie van der Walt

Aside from the bountiful supply of brew, here are other highlights to look forward to at the festival:

  • over 15 local and artisanal pop-up restaurants and food trucks
  • comedians, DJs and live music performances from a host of bands, including South Africa’s premier party band, Me & Mr Green
  • delicious brews from CBC, Old Potters Inn, Jack Black and Darling Breweries
  • refreshing Swedish-made Rekorderlig Cider (strawberry or lime flavour) and Loxtonia ciders (winners of the 2018 cider category) for those who prefer something besides beer
  • children’s play area

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