Festivals

Grande Provence Celebrates the Franschhoek Literary Festival

Literary Festival

  Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, will present two exhibitions during the Franschhoek Literary Festival on Saturday, 12 May 2012. At 11h00 on 12 May 2012, Riette Hugo will present “Double Vision: Reading poems and reading paintings” in The Gallery.  Practical applications with contemporary artworks will provide an educational and entertaining hour.   Guests will receive a complimentary glass of wine. In the evening at 19h00, the poet Jennifer Lean will present a poetry reading at no charge.  Jennifer Ann Lean lives, writes and works in Cape Town as a teacher of languages and drama.  Guests may join afterwards for dinner at the Chef’s Table in The                  

Wine & Wineries

Cape Town innovates in the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism awards.

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    WhatsUpCapeTown was privileged to join the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism tour over the weekend, and experience, literally, the best of the winelands, while also being part of an innovative new approach to raising awareness of the initiative by blogging and tweeting about it. The tour is the brainchild of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) and the Great Wine Capitals Global Network (GWCGN) which is a network of nine major cities around the world which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions. Cape Town joins Bilbao-Rioja, Bordeaux, Christchurch - South Island, Florence, Mainz, Mendoza, Porto, and San Francisco - Napa Valley. Wines of South Africa represents the                  

Eating Out

Taste of Cape Town

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For those who autopilot to the golden arches after work, or can't remember when last they consumed a microwave-free meal, it's time to up the steaks ;) In a city that's home to award-winning chefs and internationally acclaimed restaurants, there's no good reason for "just add milk"- eating. This year's Taste of Cape Town festival promises to be a walk-through wonder-lust of tastes,textures and smells. The food festival version of Broadway - boasting big-name chefs, the best restaurants and some wildly good wines. Taste's menu features delicious dishes from Le Quartier Francaise, Bread and Wine, The Cape Colony, Nobu, Bistro1682, Wang Thai, Grande Provence, Societi Bistro, Myoga,