Thirst quenching Spring drinks you have to try

I was lucky enough to receive newest and prettiest alcoholic beverage from Four Cousins aptly called Fiver Frizzanté as well as the Skyline Late Harvest wine, which is the perfect sip in a glass for those late Spring nights with friends and family.

Over the past week or two I have been drinking nothing but these two options, and it has made life and celebrating the new season nothing short of amazing.

The all-new Fiver Frizzanté is being marketed as the must-have fashion accessory-in-a-bottle, and I couldn't agree more. It's pink, its small and it fits in your hand, your handbag and it makes sipping on an alcoholic beverage look stylish.

The drink itself brings together the delights of grape and strawberries in a glass with a touch of sparkle. It's the perfect refreshment when the temperatures soar - the drink at the poolside or picnic. It's a sophisticated sipper for sun-seeking fun-lovers and ideal whether you're by yourself or ripping up the town with your besties. Whenever, wherever!

It's a natural sweet rosé crafted from the pick of sun-kissed red muscadel grapes from the home of Four Cousins in the Robertson Valley. Packaged in 275ml bottles, this hot little number is easy to handle, but just as beautiful to pour. Serve straight up, on the rocks or get funky with your own personal serve by adding some fresh-cut fruit and a side of chocolate. Why not?

Exclusively available from October 1 at selected Checkers and Shoprite Liquor stores countrywide. Available at just R79.99 for six! Fiver Frizzante contains 5% alcohol so, it's not available to under 18s. Consume responsibly.

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Next up the New Skyline Late Harvest

Attention, wine-lovers. There's a new kid on the block and it's going to be big. Skyline Late Harvest is a sleek, delicious and full-bodied wine coming to you, wherever you are in the country. Imagine a wine resplendent with tones of rich honey and fruit, in a magnificent dusk-coloured pack that sets it apart. That's Skyline Late Harvest.

But it's more, much more.

  • If you like what you like, because you've worked it all out – the new Skyline is for you.

  • If you've earned your stripes, now it's payback time – the new Skyline is for you.

  • If you recognise quality and don't care for the crowd, then… Skyline is very definitely for you.

Inspired by a vibrant new generation with an uncompromising taste for the good things in life, Skyline Late Harvest is named for South Africa's great cityscapes. And it was made in this image too.

This is a single cultivar wine, best of its kind, made from only top-notch Chenin Blanc grapes. The fruit was harvested later in season, when natural sugars are concentrated in the fruit. So, no sugar is added. It is bottled at 11,2% alcohol.

Skyline – its name is its bond. And, as its label declares: this is indeed the finest gold reserve quality, a semi-sweet white wine to savour and enjoy.

Chill it and pour or mix with soda and serve on ice. It goes great with food and close company too. Or not - maybe just for you, feet up. A little reward. Whatever? Whenever!

Skyline Late Harvest is a fine balance of sweetness and acidity, so a classic match with rich liver pate or parfait. It's great with desserts too. Try serving it with cheesecake, crème caramel or baked custard; fruit-based desserts such as apricot and peach tarts and glazed fruit tartlets or pavlova.

Get Skyline Late Harvest now, available at your favourite wine retailer at around R49,99 for the 750ml bottle and only R134.99 for the convenient three-litre bag-in-a-box.

For more information, visit or send an email to Connect with them on Facebook (Skyline Wine) or Instagram (@skyline_wine).