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What we’re wishing for this November

Life’s a cabaret!

We’re so excited for the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show at Emnotweni Arena in Mbombela. A glorious pourformance awaits wine lovers with some of South Africa’s best cellars taking centre stage from November 28 to 30. Tickets cost R185 (general access) or R280 (weekend pass – Friday and Saturday). They can be bought via Quicket. The show is from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday and Friday, and 3pm to 9pm on Saturday. Cheers!


Everything tastes better when braaied!

Jan Braai’s friends have been badgering him to write a vegetarian braai book for years, and he has finally done it! Once he sat down to tackle the task, he realised that his books have loads of great vegetarian recipes, but it isn’t fair to make the vegetarians buy all the books to find them. So Jan collected all his best vegetarian recipes together, and then added a whole lot more in Jan Braai: The Vegetarian Option. If you’re looking for a meat-free Monday option, have to cater for your son’s new vegetarian girlfriend or the grandchildren, or have even decided to take the vegetarian plunge yourself, there’s no reason to neglect your braai – Jan has you covered. Find delicious burgers, braaibroodjies, potjies, curries, breads and side dishes to keep you in vegetarian options for months. Even the meat-eaters might be surprised to find how delicious a mushroom burger is! Also available in Afrikaans as Jan Braai: Vegetaries. Retails at around R370, available at all good bookstores.

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We have three copies to give away! Please send your entries to [email protected] with “Jan Braai” in the subject line, to reach us by noon November 27th. Good Luck!


Best for patios

Imagine having deliciously fragrant and pickable sweet basil at your fingertips. Basil “Dolce Fresca” is a patio basil that grows perfectly in a pot, keeps its compact bushy shape and doesn’t get leggy, like garden varieties tend to do. Plants grow 30 – 36cm high, with a high leaf yield. This basil has won horticultural awards, including the All-American Selections vegetable category, for its sweet tender leaves and ornamental shape. Use the leaves for pesto, with pasta and in any Mediterranean-inspired dish. A great patio edible. Info: www.ballstraathof.co.za


Shades of cool

The ultra-exclusive Ray-Ban Scuderia Ferrari Collection is the perfect accessory for those long summer days. Bringing to life the iconic legends of the 1970s, the collection commands attention, and each piece is lightweight and on point with up-to-the-minute stylish elegance. Available from Classic Eyewear, the only stockists of the Ferrari Range in Mpumalanga. Price R3 750.


Roodeberg embraces summer with new Rosé vintage

Roodeberg, the cherished South African classic celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, has released the 2019 vintage of their vibrant Rosé just in time for balmy summer days. Stepping out with a new silver filigree trim, the vivacious Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2019 delights with subtle aromas of strawberry, candy floss and raspberry intertwined with hints of rose petals and Turkish delight. “Our beautiful 2019 rosé is a meticulously crafted blend made predominantly of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This wine is fresh and crisp with good acidity and a fruity long finish,” says winemaker, Louwritz Louw. The alluring salmon-pink rosé is ideal for relaxed get-togethers and the perfect patio wine when friends pop over. Best enjoyed in good company, the Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2019 captures attention on its own or with dishes meant for sharing such as tapas, salads and sushi. The Roodeberg Classic Rosé 2019 is available at leading stores countrywide, selling at R89 to R95 a bottle. Catch all the action by joining the Roodeberg community on Facebook or follow @Roodeberg_Wine on Instagram and Twitter.

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