There are places that you just fall in love with the minute that you arrive and, for me, Babylonstoren was one of those places. After a few days of flu and rain, I was fed up with being stuck indoors in Cape Town and needed a change of scenery. Cue being whisked off to Babylonstoren, an amazing organic farm in Paarl, just an hour outside the city. It was raining…

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Another day, another wine festival. I’ve recently written about the South African Wine Festival that I went to, but this one popped into my inbox just after I got back from Sicily and I thought that a Sicilian Wine Festival was the perfect excuse for a girls night out and to learn more about the wines that I had enjoyed on holiday. The evening didn’t start out well. Due to…

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Back in May just before I went to Italy, I spotted a South African Wine Festival at Vivat Bacchus, a great wine bar in London. I love wine. And I love South Africa (ok not quite yet as I’ve never been, but my boyfriend is from there and I love him… so that’s the same right?!). Anyway, I really wanted to go to the wine festival, so we did. It…

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Some time back in November, while I was still embracing the cold months approaching in a romantic-holiday-movie kind of way, I went for yet another Book Club turned Wine Club with my friends Molly and Sophie. It was Sophie’s last book club in London before she went gallivanting off around the world, so a glass of wine turned into an explosive combination of cocktails invented by the barman (due to…

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