Whisky to buy right now: Kilkerran Eight-Year-Old Cask Strength

This limited-edition single malt is a perfectly balanced mix of smokiness, perfume, zestiness and sweetness

Hennessy is anything but old-fashioned

The classic cognac brand is mixing things up

Cape Town’s coolest tea store

If you’re looking for an alternative to Cape Town’s many, many cortado and flat-white spots, may we suggest Ka Pa Tée?

The R2,522 red wine you need in your life

De Toren’s The Black Lion is velvety and rich, and pretty much exactly what you want from a shiraz

Where the food critics dine: all the best spots to eat in Cape Town

These are the places where you’ll find senior copy editor at Taste magazine Lynda Ingham-Brown tucking in when she’s not eating on the job

Whisky to buy right now: The Macallan

New single malt has been matured in a combo of both sherry-seasoned American and European oak casks, and the result is warm, fruity and spicy

A great spot for a lazy weekend lunch

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more quintessentially winter-perfect lunch venue than Terroir

Whisky to buy right now: The Glenlivet Code

A staggeringly excellent tasting whisky, one we’d strongly advise you to try

Haute Cabrière: A Cape classic to enjoy wherever you are

The estate’s eponymous pinot noir or chardonnay, or Pierre Jourdan bubbly, are reason enough to visit this bacchanalian eyrie

What to drink now: Prize-winning varietals from Neethlingshof

The brand just took five top awards across a range of categories at the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Restaurants: Where the food critics dine

Stuffy airs and put-on graces have been vanquished and in their place are restaurants where your taste buds get spoilt, writes Sylvia McKeown

Delicious frozen meals for Durbanites

We are Food sells an entire Banting range, kids’ meals and the newly introduced soul bowls, which are gluten-and dairy-free one-bowl meals

The history of Italian food in SA

The South African Italian community heaves with history, heart and heavenly meals

Put this on your foodie must-do list

A new iteration of chef Liam Tomlin’s award-winning Chefs Warehouse restaurant has opened at Maison in the Franschhoek valley

Whisky you need to buy right now: Kamiki

It is a Japanese whisky with a unique cedar-wood touch

The future of food looks bright

A Joburg family is changing the way we think about restaurants, eating — and farming too