Nourishd – Follow the Rhythms of Nature

Living in harmony with Nature is the key by which most of the life charm is revealed. That is why it is so extremely important to understand this simple belief that the natural order of things is a group of repetitive rhythmic processes that affect our health, physical strength and spiritual balance.

The instruments functioning in Nature affects the human being, which is a part of the world… that’s why we try our hardest to supply you with as organic, locally sourced, environmentally friendly produce as possible. We source local and seasonal produce from South African farmers that we trust.

We follow the rhythms of nature to make sure you are healthy, happy and energetic as can be. Our sanctuary offers goodies carefully created for our neighborhood friends, using vegetables and fruits with the highest nutrient content sourced with intention to provide the very best with the utmost love which then effects the flavor.

We promise to fill this community not only with incredible nourishing goodies but also education and encouragement for everyone to become more aware of what they are putting into their beautiful bodies.
“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit” – BKS Lyengar

tedxcapetown2013 viewing party at fast & remarkable

Tickets for this year’s event have sold out, but luckily there’s something called a TEDxCapeTown Viewing Party. Fast & Remarkable are hosting one such party at their shop in Salt Circle Arcade in Woodstock. There will be the webcast of the year, of course, along with a discussion on F & R’s food and sustainability theme for World Design Capital 2014. Also, Origin coffee and craft beer tasting with Beeguevara. The Salt Circle Food Truck will be offering a special on their fresh juice and wraps.

The details:
TEDxCapeTown 2013 Viewing Party
Fast & Remarkable
021 835 4199
Unit 6, Salt Circle Arcade, 374 Albert Road, Woodstock
Saturday, 20th July 2013
8am-5pm
RSVPlas@fastandremarkable.com

See invite here or visit the & R Facebook page

If the great coffee, craft beer tasting and fresh and delicious wraps are not reason enough, here are another 20, from the TEDxCapeTown website why you don’t want to miss TEDxCapeTown 2013. Speakers include:

Leonie Joubert
Leonie writes passionately about urban food insecurity, why it is an invisible problem and ideas on how to tackle it.

Johnny Anderton
Johnny works to develop and disseminate simple, cost-effective ideas to improve the lives of those living in informal settlements.

John McInroy
John follows his dreams and brings an infectious energy packaged in a single word… ShoOops! Where ever you go, go with your heart.

Jasper Horrell
Jasper focuses on the science and engineering of the SKA telescope and has a vision for Africa as a leader in knowledge-based activity.

Shabashni Moodley
Shabashni wants to mobilise schools and community colleges through group dialogue, peer teaching and democratic learning.

Nic Haralambous
Nic believes in embracing incompetence and how it allows for situations of learning and discovery, and often the emergence of the greatest innovation and success.

Shannon Hope
Shannon shares her beliefs in having the courage to start over again as she did in following her dream to become a full-time musician at the age of 29.

Riaan Conradie
Riaan offers some of the practical changes needed to facilitate real and tangible advances in the digital health arena.

Davey du Plessis
Davey uses adventure as a source of experience to understand the nature of humanity and the unlimited potential of the human spirit.

Tony Elvin
As a ‘social enterprise’ practitioner and evangelist, Tony draws inspiration from his diverse background to address the many challenges faced by post apartheid South Africa.

Jillian Reilly
Jillian addresses the fundamental problem with international aid and how to work within this broken system for social change.

Gavin Bonner
Gavin spouts spontaneous poetry and shares improv storytelling in rhyme and flow inspired by themes and objects in everyday life.

Angela Horn
Angela expands on the upsides of downsizing and how living with less can positively affect your life.

Whispers of Wisdom
Whispers of Wisdom consist of three guys and two girls who combine poetry, song and spoken word to talk about things that matter.

Ivo Vegter
Ivo talks about how environmental exaggeration harms emerging economies. Using amusing examples, he explains why excessive risk avoidance is as dangerous as risk itself.

Craig Hinds
Craig crafts some of the most beautiful acoustic songs to come out of South Africa, songs that seep into your soul, get under your skin and stay with you.

Karen Dudley
Karen uses food and sharing thereof as a metaphor for embracing our diversity and creating spaces for people to find comfort and nourishment.

Adrian Saville
Adrian demonstrates how mobility on all levels can create win-win outcomes that produce economic inclusion and social upliftment.

Angel Campey
Angel feels at home on stage with her discuss-it-for-what-it-is comedy approach and shares fresh perspectives on topics we should be talking about.

Rapelang Rabana
Rapelang believes in using mobile technology to re-imagine learning by creating interactive, personalized and adaptive learning platforms that produce data and transparently show levels of knowledge retention.

a city soirée at woodstock cycleworks

City Soirée is a rather unique performing arts organisation that uses increasingly popular crowd funding to arrange unconventional events at some of the unlikeliest locations. One of these is Woodstock Cycleworks’ Launch Party, for their brand new store, on 16 October.

Make a pledge of just R80 and you receive R80 off you next bicycle service at Woodstock Cycleworks, so it is already worth the cost!

You also stand a chance of winning a Dahon fold-up bicycle worth R5 000, a set of 3 Bicycle Portraits books, a framed Bicycle Portraits poster and Kalahari Surfers – Tropical Barbie Hawaiian Surf Set (LP) from Roastin’ Records. Winners must be present at the draw, which will take place at 8pm on the evening of the party.

Also, if you arrive at the party by bicycle, skateboard, any non-motorised transport or show your MyCiti card, you will receive a free slushie or juice from Juicbox.

For every 20 pledges, a tree will be donated to Greenpop.

The party itself promises to be a blast, with food on sale from Didi’s Bitchin Burritos, Douw Steyn’s bicycle poitjie and boerie rolls Starling & Hero Bicycle Café, while the Beer Merchant and Juicebox will take care of your thirst. Roastin’ Records will provide the tunes.

Find out more at City Soirée and at the Woodstock Cycleworks Facebook page

fnb whisky live festival

Showcasing whiskies from all around the world, the FNB Whisky Live Festival has grown into the largest, liveliest whisky and lifestyle event of its kind, attracting more visitors and brands than any other whisky festival – globally. Whether you’re already a passionate connoisseur of the elixir that is whisky, a first-time taster, or an every-man enthusiast keen to learn, see, taste more, the FNB Whisky Live Festival has something for you. Every glass of every dram – new or old – holds some new mystery, some new discovery.

Our top stops on this journey of discovery?

THE TASTING HALL
Travel the whisky trails of the world in our Tasting Hall where over 180 whiskies are available for sampling. Click here to find out about the Whiskies at the 2011 Festival. The Tasting Hall is also home to a variety of wonderful first-come, first-serve educational and entertainment zones. For more on this year’s tasting hall treats and surprises, click here.

THE WHISKY WORKSHOPS
But why stop there when the journey could lead you into one of our world-renowned whisky workshops, where global master distillers reveal the secrets that go into every drop of every dram? Hosted by whisky experts in private rooms away from the crowd, these one-hour tutorials not only open up a world of discovery, they provide the opportunity to taste unique whiskies generally not available in the Tasting Hall or even in South Africa. For more on what workshops will be wowing visitors this year, click here.

THE VOLVO WHISKY LIFESTYLE LOUNGE & THE VOLVO CONNOISSEUR’S EXPERIENCE
This year, Volvo has created The Volvo Whisky Lifestyle Lounge, the perfect place to entertain and network with friends and clients in complete luxury, while tasting unique whiskies not available to the masses. For more about The Lounge, click here.

But if you’re really looking to impress, or just treat yourself – we recommend The Volvo Connoisseur’s Experience – The Ultimate Guided Whisky Tour. Arrive in chauffeur-driven Volvo luxury; take a personalised guided tour of the festival; marvel at ‘Connoisseurs-only tastings’; and finish with a deluxe dinner in the Volvo Whisky Lifestyle Lounge. With only two tours per night and extremely limited numbers, tickets do sell out. Book now. For more on this unforgettable experience, click here.

THE PICARDI REBEL ONSITE RETAIL STORE
Like what you’ve tasted? You’ll find it, onsite, at the Picardi Rebel store. Plus, be sure to look out for plenty of special promotions AND don’t forget to use your discount voucher (valid until 11th November). Just sharing the wonders of whisky – no thanks necessary!

TICKETS
R190 per person. Ticket includes entry into the Tasting Hall; 12 whisky tasting vouchers; a whisky tasting glass; a copy of the SA Whisky Handbook 2012; a bottle of Valpré water; a R15 discount voucher, redeemable at the Picardi Rebel onsite retail shop on any purchase of malt whisky to the value of R350 or more; and a R10 food voucher, redeemable at food delis within the Tasting Hall.

For more information visit the website or buy your ticket at Webtickets

real music wednesday at &union starts 7 march

Brewers & Union and PUMA present REAL MUSIC WEDNESDAY in Cape Town, which kicks off on Wednesday, 7 March 2012 with Andy Lund and The Mission Men.

Back by popular demand, the sport lifestyle brand has once again teamed up with uber-cool Cape Town beer salon &Union, as well as Rolling Stone magazine, to bring another round of great South African music to the public.

The Cape Town series runs for 40 weeks, with one live act every Wednesday night at &Union. The REAL MUSIC WEDNESDAY experience that PUMA, Rolling Stone magazine and & Union have created, serves to foster SA music and gives artists the opportunity to play for audiences in a relaxed, social space.

Gigs start at 8pm every Wednesday and the line up for the next few weeks is as follows:

  • 07 March 2012 – Andy Lund and The Mission Men
  • 14 March 2012 – Crossfire Collision
  • 21 March 2012 – Stoker
  • 28 March 2012 – Wolftown
  • 04 April 2012 – The Rescu
  • 11 April 2012 – Shotgun Tori
  • 18 April 2012 – Janie Bay
  • 25 April 2012 – Reburn

Up for a night of sampling great local music, tasting a variety of unique craft beer and being spotted at the coolest gig in town? Then this one’s for you! Drinks and food will be available to purchase, and entrance is free. Seating is limited so get there early to avoid disappointment.

Visit the &Union Facebook page for more information.

&UNION
021 422 2770
110 Bree Street, Cape Town
Website

beaumont wines port stomp

Join Beaumont Wines for a unique evening spent dancing in the grapes in our candlelit cellar with plenty of delicious wine and food to keep the spirits and energy levels high.

The dress code is seriously casual; make sure you take old clothes for the stomp, towels and something warm for later in the evening.

Cost per person is R150 and includes:
* Delicious Beaumont wines and supper in our barrel cellar
* Bottling of your own port to take home
* Deluxe grape seed foot exfoliation!

Tickets can be booked via the website.

BEAUMONT WINES
028 284 9194
Website

what’s the big deal at wine style?

Wine Style is a website and magazine devoted to wine, food and travel, and the lifestyles that revolve around all three. As the team at Wine Style loves wine and loves their community of readers, it stands to reason that they love recommending great wine at great prices, especially with their Big Deal. Every month they pull some strings and somehow manage to get a once-off deal with a great winemaker to sell delicious wine at big discounts for a limited time.

This month you have the chance to buy Ernie Els’ 2010 Merlot at 35percent less, saving over R580!

This is the wine for winter and here’s why you should buy it:

  • Merlot is soft and juicy and can be drunk now, or cellared for a year or two
  • Original price is R140 per bottle, but Wine Style is selling it exclusively for a limited time for R91
  • Succulent, with a creamy texture, the tannins are fine but mouth-coating and provide a good frame to the sultry flavours.
  • Chocolate and cedar spice linger on the close.
  • It tastes better than sinking a 100 meter putt in front of your future father-in-law to win the match (and his beautiful daughter)
  • We love Ernie and the best way to show our love is by drinking his wines
  • It’s from a posh award-winning winery; you can really brag to your friends

What’s more:

  • If you buy three cases, Wine Style will send you a bottle of the Ernie Els Proprietor’s Syrah worth R210 free of charge. This wine is on strict allocation from the winery and is impossible to get hold of.
  • If you buy two cases, they’ll send you an Ernie Els golf cap. Either way, you win – big time.

And it that’s not enough:

  • Delivery is free and Wine Style delivers a week after the deal has closed.

For more info and to order the Ernie Els Big Deal, click here.

Visit the Wine Style website where you can sign up for the free newsletter or subscribe to their stunning quarterly print magazine for just R140 per year.

domaine des dieux – place of the gods

Domaine des Dieux – Place of the Gods – began as a dream inspired by numerous visits to Burgundy that contributed to a love for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Champagne. Then, in 2002, Sharon Parnell and Peter Clarke found a small piece of land – 28ha to be exact – nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Babylonstoren in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, where, it is said, heaven and earth meet.

Sharon and Peter made sure that the farm lent itself to the growing of premium Pinot noir and Chardonnay, amongst other cultivars that were carefully chosen and matched to terroir. But what astonished them was that in a valley that produces such premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, no-one else had yet produced a méthode champenoisestyled bubbly and they now pride themselves on being the first.

In less than a decade what began as a dream has grown into a boutique cellar producing small volume, superior award-winning wine. Their portfolio consists of six wines, the flagships of which are two MCCs – Rose of Sharon and Claudia – as well as the Josephine Pinot Noir.

The 2010 Josephine Pinot Noir was recently award a 2012 Michelangelo Gold Award and already has a 4 star rating in John Platter. This warm 2010 vintage brings a concentrated and powerful Pinot noir. On the nose, perfumed dark red fruits combine with earthy, cinnamon tones and a delicate smokiness from maturation in small French oak barrels. In the mouth, the wine is generous and full, showing bright red fruits and sleek tannins.

Pair the Josephine Pinot Noir with seared salmon, potato anno, savoury lentils and tarragon pesto for true enjoyment.

The 2007 Claudia Brut MCC represents the celebration of life and is perfect for any occasion worth celebrating. Claudia is a traditional, bottle fermented, method cap classique made from Pinot noir (20%) and Chardonnay (80%.) Creamy lemon curd aromas mingle with perfumed red berries, while it is fresh and light in the mouth with a long finish of toasty brioche notes. Claudia Brut MCC received a silver at the 2012 Old Mutual Trophy awards as well as a 4 star rating in John Platter.

Pair the Claudia Brut MCC with any seafood dish, especially oysters, or with canapés such as prawn and sesame toast with a soya dipping sauce.

Tasting and sales at the vineyards are open from Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4:30pm, from November to February and off peak by appointment. Alternatively, the wines can be tasted at La Vierge Cellar.

Domaine des Dieux wines are available at a number of local stockists including Wine Concepts in Kloof Street and Newlands, and Vaughn Johnson at the V&A Waterfront, but a full list is available here

DOMAINE DES DIEUX | 028 313 2126
www.domainedesdieux.co.za | Facebook | Twitter

the wine kollective: wines from the swartland at cellar door prices

 

If Riebeek Kasteel is one of your go-to country destinations, chances are you’ve popped into Short Short on more than one occasion, including the blue building (third building from the right in the image above). If you have, you’ll know that the latter is home to one of the best boutique wine shops around.

At the Wine Kollective you won’t find mass-produced commercial wines or well known labels available everywhere. What you will find is a selection of wines from the Swartland region,low sulphur and made with minimal interference, that you won’t find anywhere else. Wines hail from Sequillo Cellars and Sadie Family Wines, Lemmershoek Private Wine Cellar, Mullineux, Annex Kloof, A. A. Badenhorst, Farm 1120, Babylon’s Peak, Dragonridge, Tres Estrellas and Santa Cecilia, to name just a few of the select estates.

If you think exclusive equates to overpriced, think again; not only are all wines offered at cellar door prices, Wine Kollective has free tastings every weekend.

Not all of us can head out to Riebeek Kasteel on a regular basis, though, no matter how much we’d like to. So the Wine Kollective delivers anywhere in South Africa.

I asked owner Anton Espost to recommend two wines (while wondering what impact it would have on my budget). His choices (descriptions taken from website):

SANTA CECILIA CHENIN BLANC 2011 – 75% Chenin Blanc, 10% Roussanne, 10% Grenache Blanc, 5% Viognier. Natural wild yeast, fermented in the barrel. The same blend as the Santa Cecilia 2, but using the driest barrels. Stunning apple and citrus with a crisp clean mouth feel. With food or without food, the best thing to a Santa Cecilia is another Santa Cecilia!

Price per bottle: R75

TRES ESTREL LAS EL PRESIDENTE 2010 – The El Presidente 2010 was the recipient of the President’s Cup (Gouda Book Club) as winner of the “Best Red…ever” category. The wine is a wild natural yeast fermentation of Riebeeksrivier grapes. Initially the wine was matured in (very) old barrels as a way of reducing costs (we started with prohibitively expensive grapes), but now that the wine turned out very dandy, we have a different spin on things and it goes like this:- “Intentional minimal wood transfer has resulted in a full bodied spicy red wine, where the Shiraz grape is the undominated star character. Indeed fit for a dictator”. Don’t let the price fool you.
Price per bottle: a ridiculous R45!

And if you find the descriptions above amusing, you’re going to want to read the Wine Kollective website from home page to last, from how the Wine Kollective came to be, to how Kasteelberg got its name, and everything in between. I’m sure A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines is the only wine estate that owes its existence to Hunter S. Thompson, Elvis and a wedding in Vegas.

All content on the website is written by Anton, so I blame him for the time it took to complete this article; I was reading and laughing far more often than I was taking notes and writing.

Forget about 42, the combination of laughter and excellent wine is the meaning of life.

THE WINE KOLLECTIVE
Short Street, Riebeek Kasteel
022 448 1008
anton@thewinekollective.co.za
http://www.thewinekollective.co.za

win tickets to summer wine party #2 at simon’s at groot constantia

You heard right, it’s not just another average wine show; it’s a party. This time you get to taste the ‘Best of the Best’, while rubbing shoulders with the wine makers who create your favourite wines. Enjoy a day of fantastic wine, great food and live music, under the trees surrounding Simon’s Restaurant on the beautiful Groot Constantia Estate. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to see summer off in style.

WineStyle Magazine is a beautiful quarterly wine, food and travel publication with an up to date website hosting the best of the best in South African food, wine and travel! This year WineStyle is hosting a wine show like none other!

It’s not a wine trade show; it’s a celebration of food and wine. It’s for people who appreciate good wine, and who like to have fun. Guests are encouraged to engage, taste, drink, eat and pick up a few wine tips in the process. A menu of tapas, gourmet picnic snacks and charcuterie boards will be available to purchase, along with bottles of wine – and should be enjoyed with friends and family, whilst relaxing and listening to some tunes.

  • Venue: Simon’s restaurant – Groot Constantia Cape Town
  • Date: this Friday and Saturday, 15 & 16 March (Friday 4-10pm & Saturday 12-10 pm)
  • Capacity: 500 people per day
  • Tickets: R100.00 per person attending (includes a glass & free tasting)
  • Come dressed in Summer whites – and you may win some prizes!

Tickets available at Webtickets but three lucky B-guided readers can win double tickets to the event by either:

  • Emailing your contact details to info@b-guided.co.za with Summer Wine Party as the subject line.
  • Tweeting @bguidedSA and including the hashtag #summerwineparty in your tweet.
  • Leave a comment on the Summer Wine Party update on the B-guided Facebook page

You have until 8am tomorrow (Friday, 15 March) to enter. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

For any further information please contact: Kalinka@wine-style.co.za, call 083 227 1167, or visit the WineStyle website