Tasting Notes

Online Cooking Classes from our Favorite Chefs

With some extra time on our hands, many of us are starting to cook more than usual, and so FOUR has rounded up some of the best online cooking classes offered by our favorite chefs. From José Andrés to Dominique Ansel, there are masters of all cuisines teaching home cooks how to up their culinary game in both sweet and savory cooking. Let’s dig in…

Massimo Bottura – Bring Indispensable Italian Flair to Your Cooking The world's most loved Italian chef gives his tips for simple yet utterly divine Italian cooking. The 3-Michelin-starred chef teaches the basics behind Emilia-Romagna cooking on his  14-lesson Masterclass, allowing aspiring home cooks to learn how to make authentic dishes such as tortellini en brodo, parchment-baked sole and tagliatelle with ragu. Sign up to the class here Massimo has also launched a casual cooking series on his Instagram account called #KitchenQuarantine, in which he spotlights...

May 05, 2020

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Purity on Tap

Sustainability and healthy living have never been so important, and with the new Franke Clear Water Capsule System, you can have access to the highest quality water straight from your own home.

Water is an essential part of our health and our daily lives, and so, having access to the highest quality water is imperative. Kitchen solution experts Franke know this, and have created an easy-to-use, exceptionally effective and aesthetically superior water filter with patented filter technology that is able to clean larger quantities of water faster and more reliably than ever before. Developed in Switzerland and based on nature’s most efficient principles, the advanced Franke Clear Water Capsule System is not only the world’s best filter system of its kind, but...

April 29, 2020

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A Treasure Trove of Rare Art and Valuables to Go on Virtual Auction

Strauss & Co’s much-anticipated annual autumn auction is taking place this May and features an exclusive collection of the most precious art, furniture, silver, ceramics and jewellery.

South African specialist fine art auctioneers and consultants Strauss & Co. will be hosting their annual autumn auction virtually in a two-day event taking place on 10 and 11 May 2020. On Sunday, the first day of the auction will kick off with a Bordeaux-themed sale of rare wines from South Africa and France, followed on Monday by the auction of a host of exciting lots. The artworks will include masterpieces by Tretchikoff, Irma Stern, JH Pierneef, Maggie Laubser, Walter Battiss, Alexis Preller, William Kentridge and George Pemba (to name a few). An exceptional...

April 27, 2020

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Jewels of Inspiration

Taking inspiration from the inner world of gemstones and their natural beauty, high-end Swiss jewellery brand Gübelin Jewellery creates striking pieces that bring joy to their wearers. The Splendid Feather line is one of their marvels, which is inspired by the coveted Sri Lankan padparadscha sapphires. FOUR takes a closer look…

Paying homage to birds and the spectacular structure of their feathers, the Splendid Feather line fuses avian motifs with the fascinating and beguiling intricacies of the rare padparadscha sapphire. A highly sought-after gemstone, the padparadscha sapphire is characterized by the unification of two delicate shades of colour: romantic pink and a gentle orange. Deep inside, padparadscha sapphires reveal fascinating structures resembling feathers, and it is the beauty of these organic structures that have guided the design of the Splendid Feather line. To highlight and...

April 24, 2020

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