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First Impression: Rosebank Cask No. 2112


Ahhh, this is a fruit bomb, very jammy and absolutely gorgeous. Caramel and fruit bouquet intertwining together to present a clean landscape, the subtle oak influence elevates the nose with the hint of charred oak going really well with the vanilla and star fruits. 84 more words


Rondebosch, Mowbray and Rosebank

In 1657, free burghers settled in this area for the first time. The suburbs that occupy the original estate today are extremely popular. Upmarket homes line the wide avenues of Rondebosch and there are many well-planned malls and  numerous restaurants and coffee shops.

Cape Town

Tried and tested

This happens when you are on a sabbatical and think you have all the time you want on your hands – your friends think it is time to find new spots in town and you volunteer to do the research and the bookings.   579 more words

South Africa

New photographs and an update

It’s been some months since the last Johannesburg post. The reason is that I’ve been working on an exciting new project based on some of the work here (and a whole lot more). 297 more words


Shopping: The Zone @ Rosebank, Johannesburg

To start my recent Jo’burg tour, I needed to get to The Zone @ Rosebank.  I quickly brought it up on Google Maps and saw it was just one stop on the excellent Gautrain from Sandton, where I was staying. 242 more words

South Africa

Not quite New York: the cool kids on Jozi's newest culinary block

A cluster of new gastronomic offerings are shaking up Rosebank’s staid drinking and dining scene.

When a friend said a bunch of mates we were joining for dinner had chosen… 1,261 more words


More bang for your buck

You know how it goes, after a marathon of extreme couponing you immediately channel your inner frugal beast, planning to save money and get your hands on some free stuff. 496 more words