For the second time in the short space of only four months, Van Ryn’s brandies have received another World’s Best Brandy Trophy. This time it was Van Ryn’s 12-year-old potstill brandy that received the World’s Best Brandy Trophy for brandies 11 years and older at the 2023 International Spirits Challenge announced in London.


In a world where we constantly strive for better health and enhanced mental clarity, it’s easy to overlook one of the most potent tools: the food we eat. Our diet has a profound impact not only on our physical well-being but also on our mental health. The old saying, “You are what you eat,” holds more truth than you might think. To help you unlock your body and mind’s full potential, we’ll explore eight foods that serve as the foundation for a nourished, flourishing life.


Creating craft beer evokes a sense of pride for most people. It takes skill and the right tools to make beer.  However, as the equipment needed for the process becomes cheaper and easier to operate, craft beer culture has blossomed into a multi-billion dollar industry.


Although most of us like alcoholic beverages more than anything else, it does not mean that we all do. Some of us even enjoy something softer and sweeter. This is where cocktails come in, and if you plan to drink, drink the finest.


The 2023 SA Olive Awards were held at the beautiful Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl on Friday, September 8th. A panel of local and international judges thoroughly evaluated all 82 entries from 32 producers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).


Your liver is more than just another organ; it’s a diligent worker that keeps your body detoxified and metabolizes everything you consume. Giving your liver the right tools – in the form of nutrient-dense foods – can ensure its optimum health. Let’s delve into the foods that can bolster your liver’s function and why they’re beneficial.


Loxtonia Cider’s African Sundowner has won Gold at The Global Cider Masters 2023 hosted this July in London, confirming it is a standout cider that is a cut above the usual, offering complexity and intensity. The African Sundowner Baobab flavoured cider is slightly tart with a balanced sweetness and has a fresh apple aroma with Sundowner Apple and Tropical Fruit flavours notes. The majestic baobab tree is an icon of the African continent representing the “The Tree of Life”.


Look beyond these seven kratom-inspired breakfast recipes to start your day on the right foot. Kratom, also known as Mitragyna Speciosa, is a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family that natives of South East Asia have long used for its properties. A powerhouse packed with essential vitamins and minerals is an ideal way to jumpstart your morning. From smoothies to omelets – these mouthwatering meals will give you a boost while providing your body with a healthy dose of nutrients for sustained energy throughout the day. It is a Southeast Asian herb traditionally used to boost energy and improve mood.


BOS, the much-loved South African rooibos brand best known for its colourful cans of Ice Tea, has partnered with South African rugby icon Siya Kolisi, his wife Rachel Kolisi and the Kolisi Foundation, launching Siya Kolisi’s Limited Edition BOS can to celebrate all things wonderful about our country. For each Limited Edition can sold, BOS is donating 5% of the turnover to the Kolisi Foundation.


Boplaas Family Vineyards was crowned national winner for Best Touriga Nacional at the 2023 South African Terroir Awards, reaffirming the farm’s reputation for excellence with this traditional Portuguese variety. Significantly, it was precisely 30 years ago that the cultivar was first planted at the winery in the Little Karoo.