I'm a Marketing / PR honours graduate with an interest in all things digital and writing. Just landed an awesome opportunity to intern with Wine Magazine and pretty much learning about wine and the industry on a daily basis! It helps tons to be mentored by an editor who's on par, thanks Sash.
I knew I was a writer since I learnt to write, always fascinated by letters and words, words within letters and letters within words. Working in the restaurant industry for 8 years led me to appreciate all different aspects of food and alcohol, most notably wine. I now create my meals with gusto and flare and wind down with a glass or three. I am also an avid hula hooper (yes there is such a thing) and continually strive to learn new tricks, have fun and generally spread the happiness that is hooping. I count myself one of the lucky few to have these passions to enjoy in my work and personal life.
Editor of Getaway magazine, writer, photographer, traveller, conservationist and lover of good food and wine that doesn't cost the earth.
While studying for my Bachelor of Arts degree in Stellenbosch (wine capital of South Africa) I simultaneously fell in love with wine and a winemaker. Having always wanted to be a journalist I decided that a career that involved both writing and drinking didn’t sound like a bad idea. After working in various marketing related sectors of the wine industry, I became the editor for wine.co.za in 2011. During my time at wine.co.za I passed my WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits with merit. Having since left wine.co.za, I now work as a freelance wine and copywriter.
As a global entrepreneur and speaker and author on business success, governance and leadership - particularly in SMEs, I am always traveling. Food and wine form a big part of this journey. So while my 'day job' is Group Chief Executive of Sirdar South Africa (www.sirdargroup.com), I enjoy a good glass of wine and bite to eat, at every opportunity!
When I am not blogging, writing, photographing, travelling or marketing awesome travel destinations to Getaway readers, you’ll find me hanging out somewhere between a row of vineyards and a mountain range. I live in Cape Town after all and nosing the latest Viognier or Merlot is a prerequisite in my opinion.
Previously deputy editor of Wine magazine, now part of the Getaway team and editor of the Best Value Wine Guide and Green Wine Awards, I’m still on the hunt for quaffable wines, delicious meals and exotic treats. This sometimes takes me to far-flung destinations, but mostly to my kitchen. I hope you’ll follow my recipes, reviews and thoughts on the world of travel, food and wine, and that they’ll inspire you to try something scrumptious.
By trade, a sports journalist I cover cricket and football for ESPN's Cricinfo.com and FC. The job requires a lot of travel and a lot of after-hours work. By implication then, a lot of filing from cafes, dining at the best locals and seeking out a place for post-work socialising. Eating out is about experiencing culture and that's what I hope to write about.
I am a wine lover and a writer, and this blog is my way of combining the two. As far as writing goes, I have been doing it since I learned how, and I'm currently freelancing as a journalist, editor and technical writer. I write a monthly column for winemag.co.za. My wine knowledge comes from tasting wines more or less non-stop for 20 years, as well as studying at the Cape Wine Academy, where I'm currently studying for a diploma. I live in Cape Town, South Africa, in a flat at the foot of Lion's Head, surrounded by books and wine.
My name is Ineke Coetzee and I'm studying for a degree in film and media while also doing a radio production course. I am a born and bred Capetonian and love this place, the people and the sights with all my heart. I am a lover of all sorts: burgers, white wine, hiking, animals, family, friends, sports, summer holidays and media related things. I haven't been overseas YET, but would love to go to Madagascar, Greece, Switzerland, California, New York, Ibiza and and and....For now, I'm staying in the best place in the world but waiting in anticipation for my overseas trip to make its arrival...
I'm a Luxury Travel Writer covering everything from hotels to wine tours.
Kim Maxwell has been writing about wine, restaurants and chefs for a long time. She's travelled through a lot of the world's wine areas but reckons the Cape Winelands offers some of the most delicious plates, distinctive wines and best scenery to be found.
After spending the majority of the last ten years living, working and travelling in London I’ve become extremely passionate about food, wine and travel. Now that I’m back in Cape Town, that passion is being fuelled by all the amazing restaurants, wine farms, farm stalls and festivals in and around the Western Cape that I have yet to explore. Join me on my adventures.
Matthew Bougas is the resident marketing guru at Abuzz Community - a network marketing company specialising in helping the little guy create and capitalise on their own loyalty programs. Although having spent most of his career involved in retail management, marketing (and specifically alternative forms of marketing) has always been his first interest.
Journalist at Getaway Magazine. Currently drinking my way through the Cape composing Getaway's Guide to the Winelands. WineMag correspondent. Ancient explorer in a past life. Future writer/photographer for National Geographic. Animal lover. Book nerd. Megalohydrothalassophobic. Also, I really love cheese.
Living in Andalucia and dreaming of Cape Town. I visit often to eat and drink some of the best food and wine in the world. I sold my restaurant after 9 years in 2009 and now I create my own seasonal vegetarian recipes with an ethnic flavour. Cook Eat Live Vegetarian is where I share my reviews and recipes with the world. Join me on my vegetarian culinary journey.
I own a small grape farm in the Swartland and write about wine occasionally.
My first forays into the world of wine involved me going to the store and finding the cheapest bottle. To be honest, not much has changed. Today my wine knowledge still remains limited, but I like to think that my tastes have definitely become a little more refined! However, my greatest joy comes from not what is in the bottle, but where I am drinking it. From beautiful wine estates to wine festivals with friends, nothing brings me greater joy than finding a great place to enjoy a glass or two. Which in turn, I will share with you.
Working at Getaway as a photojournalist and web editor has taken me on some incredible adventures, from driving on the wrong side of the road in Reunion, overlanding from Joburg to Malawi in a Mini, sleeping under the stars in the Namib Desert, gorilla tracking in Rwanda and riding elephants in India. Along the way I've tried all the local tipples I can find, from home-brewed beer to witblits. I'm a wine amateur – I know my Sauvignon Blanc from my Chardonnay but I'm still learning to smell slightly burned toast with Nutella – but what I lack in knowledge I make up in hours of practice.
I love wine - simple as that! I must be one of the luckiest people on earth as my job (web editor of this website) allows me to submerge myself in the world of South African wine each and every day. I hope you enjoy discovering our country's best wines and wineland experiences with me.
Second year student at the University of Cape Town, studying English, International Relations, Media and Writing and Mandarin. Very much a beginner in terms of wine blogging, but that’s all part of the fun. Interested in a variety of topics when it comes to writing, from travel and politics to beer and food. Love the development of a story on a page, and the emotion that can be drawn out of a person through the power of words. Join me on my exploration of all things wine.
I recently took to the challenge of relocating from the UK to pursue a career in wine within the Cape. Presently partaking in a rewarding internship with WineMag. I have a predominantly sales background which funded travel to wine regions around the world and regular road tripping into Europe. The ambience of the Western Cape and variety of outdoor activities are truly unique and I look forward to covering all it has to offer.
Getaway journalist by day, amateur speed wine taster by night. Whether it's in a box or a bottle I'm likely to be at the bottom of it faster than you can swirl Merl in a Chateau in Vesoul … because that's the point, isn't it?