Heroin worth R290-million discovered at wine farm in Villiersdorp


An audacious plot to smuggle heroin worth R290-million from South Africa to Europe was foiled by Western Cape farmworkers.

 

Climate Change Will Be Disastrous to Ethiopian Coffee Industry Without Intervention


In Ethiopia, the native birthplace of arabica coffee, as much as 59 percent of the country’s current coffee production area could become unsuitable for coffee growing by the end of this century due to the effects of climate change, according to research published today in Nature Plants.

 

Delicious 2017 Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc Underscores Superb Vintage


Toitskloof Wines from Rawsonville has built a reputation as one of South Africa’s most popular Sauvignon Blanc producers, and the just-released 2017 version shows why.

 

From August Capetonians will be drinking sea water


The City of Cape Town hopes to have desalination and other plants up and running and pumping out up to 500 million litres of sea water a day, to assist with the water shortage in the Western Cape. 

 

Boplaas true champions of Cape Portuguese Red wines


Top image caption: The Nel family of Boplaas

When it comes to Cape Portuguese red wines and the Cape Ports, Boplaas Family Vineyards is a true champion.

 

New Sponsors Open Doors for Entrants to Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards


Two new proactive sponsorships will create extensive marketing opportunities for entrants in this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards.

 

George Clooney sells Tequila brand for $1 Billion


George Clooney, along with business partners Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman, have decided to sell their world-famous tequila-brand, Casamigos, to Diageo for nearly $1 billion, according to CBNC.

 

Gripping Films on Marikana Massacre and Child Eagle Hunter win Backsberg Audience Choice Awards at Encounters Film Festival


Two diverse films with feminist themes were named winners of the Audience Awards for this year’s Encounters Documentary Festival which has just recently concluded in Cape Town.

 

Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin, Kokoro Gin, announces UK distribution deal with Mangrove


Kokoro Gin, a Japanese-inspired London Dry Gin, has agreed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Mangrove, the specialist spirits agency.

 

Creation Chardonnay and Pear: A Cosy Affair


A warm and hearty thank you to Creation chef Eleanor for her scrumptious winter recipe: Baked Pear Lady with Cinnamon and Sultanas, Pistachio and Honey Crumble served with Vanilla and Nutmeg Custard and Crème Fraîche.

 
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