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Time 4 Wine @ DK Burger Bar - Welgemeend Wine Estate

Time 4 Wine was hosted by DK Burger Bar with Welgemeend Wine Estate

Welgemeend has been producing classic French-style red blends since 1979, with emphasis on elegance and a fine balance between fruit and alcohol. Junel Vermeulen, representative of the farm, took us through five very different wines produced by this estate. 

 

DK Burger Bar offers craft beer, gourmet burgers and a view of the Waterkoof golf estate. What else do you need? 

Whether you are looking for a relaxing spot for drinks after work or an intimate private function venue, DK Burger Bar will suffice. 

 

 

Traditional Portuguese Seafood Feast

The festive season is almost upon us and the restaurants are stocking up.

To get into the spirit of the "silly season" we decided to go hunting for some decadent seafood.

We visited o'Galito Woodlands, Friday 16 October 2015 for lunch and selected the freshest products available for our seafood platter, recommended by the manager.

Make sure to always ask the staff or managers what they suggest you order as they have inside information and can guide you to make the correct decision.

For starters we ordered, traditional Portuguese chicken & prawn rissoles, which left us wanting more. They are very tasty and some of the best rissoles I have had.

This dish is not on the menu but only available when in stock. Remember to ask for them.

Time 4 Wine @ Brooklyn Mall - SA vs Germany

Time 4 Wine was hosted by Con Amore Home Brooklyn Mall. 

Our theme for the evening was SA vs Germany, where we mostly discussed the aromatic white variety, Riesling. 

 

Riesling is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region of Germany. Riesling is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling white wines. 

Because of Riesling’s sweetness and acidity, it makes the perfect accompaniment to spicy food. Strong Indian and Asian spices are a perfect match with Riesling. 

 

 

 

 

 

Time 4 Wine @ Brooklyn Mall - Summertime Wines

Time 4 Wine was hosted by Con Amore Home Brooklyn Mall. 

Our theme for the evening was Summertime wines - MCC (bubbly), white wines, cocktails and summer reds. 

 

Cape wine master Junel Vermeulen had us mesmerized as usual by her passion for wine. 

 

Some of the things we learned was how to easily make a few colourful cocktails for the next “pool party”. 

 

1. Red cocktail - bubbly & cassis

2. Breakfast cocktail - bubbly & orange juice

 

3. Blue cocktail - bubbly & blue curaçao, add a cherry to make it look even more attractive. 

 

 

He who plants a tree plants hope

These are the words of Lucy Larmon of the Arbour Day Foundation, and partly what inspired the team at Adventures with Elephants to join hands with the learners from Hoërskool Warmbad and plant indigenous trees at their facility last week.

Adventures with Elephants is home to Messina, Shan, Nuanedi, Chova and Chisuru, five incredible elephants, that contribute in educational interactions. These tusked creatures thoroughly enjoy a good snack… trees in particular!

In the five years that these elephants have enjoyed their life there, they have, as elephants do, left their mark on the tree life on the property. Thanks to the generous team at Malan Seuns, who donated the 30 Marula trees, Adventures with Elephants was able to start a process of planting new trees to compensate for those that have been, ummm, dinner!

When invited to participate in this Arbour Week Project, Hoërskool Warmbad jumped at the opportunity. They sent their Top 5 students from every grade to participate in the initiative where they not only planted trees, but also enjoyed an educational presentation from Melissa Schmitt from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal about elephant feeding patterns. She also gave the eager learners a demonstration of how elephants forage using their powerful scenting ability.

There is an African proverb that says "He who plants trees loves others beside himself" and we agree! The team at Adventures with Elephants would like to commend both Malan Seuns and the Hoërskool Warmbad learners for showing such love for elephants, knowing that these trees will make a positive impact on them and their environment for many years to come.

Adventures with Elephants is located on a beautiful wildlife reserve just an hour's drive north of Pretoria, adjacent to Zebula Country Club in the Waterberg. Adventures with Elephants offers wonderful hands-on elephant interactions, elephant back rides, swims and tailor made activities with five rescued elephants. Here people can learn about elephants in a unique way, in a natural setting. The friendly, experienced and qualified elephant handlers will share their in-depth knowledge and passion for wildlife with guests, in this unrivalled and extraordinary experience. It is also home to the Rory Hensman Elephant Research Unit that facilitates research in elephant bio-detecttion, communication, human elephant conflict, anatomy and elephant welfare.

www.adventureswithelephants.co.za