Whisky to buy right now: Ardbeg An Oa

If you consider whisky not to be a summer drink, think again

A food spot to try in the Mother City

As summer approaches, here’s a little gem we suggest especially for those visiting Cape Town

SA restaurant scoops top wine award

The Orient Boutique Hotel’s highly acclaimed Restaurant Mosaic has done it again — winning this year’s award for best hotel wine list in the world

Cape Town’s new Swan Café sports cracking interiors

When next you’re swanning around Cape Town, there is an aptly named new crêperie you might like to try: the Swan Café

Boozy popsicles to break the ice

Who wouldn’t want a boozy passion fruit and peach margarita or a blood orange screwdriver popsicle to break the heat when summer finally arrives?

Whisky to buy right now: Hudson Manhattan Rye

This variation of the classic liquor has cherries, prunes and spice on the nose, and is made from a mash of more than 51% rye and it is delicious

Explore your city, through your stomach

The Street Food Festival has nibbled its way into the hearts and calendars of SA’s foodies, becoming one of the most fun culinary events of the year

This is Joburg’s next ‘must be seen eating at’ breakfast spot

Hemelhuijs has teamed up with Hyde Park Corner’s popular Asian restaurant, So Yum, to create a collaborative shared restaurant space

Old vs new: A tale of two pizzas in Joburg

The FM sussed out the extremes of Joburg pizza joints; one blisteringly new, the other a real classic

Fancy espresso pods that are green, good and work in all machines

Whatever your java — and holiday — proclivities, you should try out the coffee capsules made by Cape Town outfit Coco Safar

In search of the perfect sherry

Sylvia McKeown recently tried road-tripping across the south of Spain in search of the ultimate fortified wine. Well, sort of

Grab a drink at Durban’s new cocktail hotspot

The Charlatan Neighbourhood Cocktail Bar is just what you want from a dedicated cocktail venue

Cocktail classic: The Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary is a bloody good cocktail but even so, curtail your morning-after drinking

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?