Opulent Taste Archive

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Celebrate decadent delights and local tourism at the Knysna Oyster Festival

Pour the bubbly and raise your crystal flute, the Oyster Festival is nearly here. Lovers of luxury can feel the inviting breeze of the seaside as the forthcoming Oyster Festival approaches. Set in beautiful Knysna, an alluring destination for holidaymakers, the festival is an epic 10 day event that rejoices in the finer things in…

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Opulent Living takes an indulgent coffee break

Last evening we had the pleasure of heading to one of our favourite locals on the Atlantic Seaboard, the V & A Waterfront.   Weaving in and out, of the always-busy corridors and walkways, we casually cruised onwards toward another adored location, Nespresso. It’s not just the gorgeous George Clooney that draws us into this fabulous…

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Cozy up with a glass (or 2) of fine wine

There are a plethora wonderful winter wine offerings going on throughout the country that it’s a crime not to take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy 1 or 2 bottles of a tantalizing rich and ripe vintage, in your home or in a timeless setting. The 2009 Family Reserve Shiraz uses grapes…


Not shaken, not stirred – 007 enjoys South African bubbly

It’s a line that’s almost as famous as the character himself; the famous dry martini, “shaken, not stirred”, served in a champagne goblet to the legendary Bond. James Bond – agent 007: whose dramatic evolution in his latest adventure, Carte Blanche, sees him supplant his famed martini with Cuvee Clive, the top shelf bubbly from…

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Burgeoning cooks aspire for culinary greatness

Last year, we watched, on the edge of our seats, to see MasterChef SA prove itself as South Africa’s top culinary series.  With partner Tsogo Sun Group, we knew the contestants had promise to visit top 5 star properties and have the opportunity to show off South Africa’s best as a leader in hospitality on…

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The world’s finest in wine and dine

Opulent Living Publisher Barbara Lenhard and Editorial Director Florian Gast arrived recently on the doorstep of Cellars-Hohenort to follow an exclusive invitation.  This occasion allowed the two to engage with the master of wine from world’s best, Dom Pérignon and highly acclaimed chef Peter Tempelhoff. Dom Pierre Pérignon, spiritual father of champagne, devoted his life…

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The Echo of G’s second wine

Over a century ago, in France, of course, winemakers thought cleverly to never waste the spoils of a beautiful year’s harvest, by making a second wine from the first picked grape.   These wines still came from the finest first growth estates, made by the same winemaker, yet produced and bottled separately. At 4G Wines, the…

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Excitement can’t be contained as we go to print

The joys of working in a publishing house have come to the forefront as Opulent Living pushes the extra mile to tie up our 8th edition of our coffee-table magazine. Buzzing throughout the office, Barbara has been on the phone non-stop speaking to partners of OL to ensure the edition meets its high marks that…

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Cook and eat at Leopard’s Leap

Leopard’s Leap is well known for some of the best grapes in the Cape and some of the best cuisine in South Africa, so an opportunity to learn with in-house chef Pieter de Jager is one any aspiring chef will not want to miss. Between April and June a programme will be offered, a few…

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The Gorgeous bubbly bar

Not that there should be any reason to enjoy a weekend full of leisure, but a long weekend is even more reason to celebrate all the wonderful luxuries South Africa is privy to.   And, after a few solid days with the family, it might be nice to take a simple break with some divine bubbly….

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