Show up, stand up and speak up… There’s more to a presentation than meets the eye. Or is there? Today was the final presentation in a series of 4 and it always strikes me that the best presentations are not those with the flashiest PowerPoints. It’s those with a powerful message and some lightheartedness. Engaging… Read More ABC of Public Speaking
Sunrises happens. Every day there’s a new one. It arrives without ceremony. Witnessing this daily wonder fills me with new hope and makes me optimistic about what could be. This photo above was taken and shared by my amazing mom, Helena Kröhn, who took her Labrador Tabitha for an early morning walk along the Saldanha… Read More A New Day, A New Dawn
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the… Read More 2015 in review
The Delheim Vera Cruz Shiraz 2009 is a winner. One sip and there can be no argument that this is a five star wine. It is bold and beautiful. The tall, dark and handsome shiraz honours matriarch, Vera Sperling, and echoes the title of the property where the fruit is harvested – three kilometres from Delheim on Klapmutskop, between… Read More Vera Cruz – Mexico, Movie but foremost WINE
Hemel-en-Aarde wine producers got together at The Marine Hotel in Hermanus to celebrate the sunny weather after a week of rain. This get-together was also about bringing the wines to town and participating in the Hermanus FynArts festival. With many exhibitions and performances happening in the village centre it was a good break to have… Read More Hemel-en-Aarde serving sunshine
Originally posted on Exploring the Philosophy of Food and Wine:
All wine writers have a very solemn duty—when you find an affordable, quality, pinot noir from Burgundy, you must drop everything and report it to your readers. They are so rare you can spend months seeking one in the wild and come up with nothing.…
Originally posted on The Wine Wankers:
After the success of our previous collection posts like An inspiring collection of wine quotes and A collection of fun wine images I’ve decided to put together a compilation of wine related chalkboards that have come our way via Instagram and Twitter. Enjoy!
My first check in any coffee shop or restaurant is for a wifi connection. Seeing the four magic letters displayed makes me very happy and I forget the hunger pangs. I am ecstatic when my phone automatically finds the hot-spot and the internet opens my world. Some establishments argue that they want their patrons to live in the… Read More to wifi or not?
Originally posted on Emmanuel Dupuy d'Angeac:
When one arrives in Bordeaux to visit estates one is greeted with white glove service: men dressed in suits and ties serve elegant multi-course meals on fancy china. In this way it is the opposite of Burgundy. There, winemakers making even the most expensive Grand Cru are truly…
Hermanus diners can now taste the exotic flavours of Indonesia and enjoy the luxury of tasting everything that is on the menu. The “rice table” concept was introduced by the Dutch to showcase the unusual and interesting cuisine of their colony as well as to enjoy an abundance and not having to decide on one particular… Read More Dutchies lays on an Indische Rijstafel for Hermanus