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Origin of the phrase, “to get pissed”

It was common practice among ancient people to recycle the potent effects of the mushrooms they ate by drinking each other’s urine. The mushroom’s ingredients can remain potent even after six passes through the human body. Some scholars argue that this is the origin of the phrase “to get pissed,” as this urine-drinking activity preceded alcohol by thousands of years.


Madonna’s Blue Cocktail

The Queen of Pop has it all, even her own cocktail.


Jackie Botha – Du Toitskloof Winery

This pretty blond bombshell is the assistant accountant at Du Toitskloof Winery in the Breedekloof valley.


Wine of the Day #45: Paul Cluver Pinot Noir 2007

How much? R180; Where? Paul Cluver, a small principality in Elgin 27 (0)21 844 0605; Why? This is not Alan Pick’s kind of Pinot. At a vertical tasting of Cluver Pinots in November, Sandton’s Mr.

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WOSA throws in the towel

For WOSA CEO Su Birch, driving force behind the SA wine export body, the Riedel seems to be half empty. As she told Bloomberg last Thursday: “I think South Africa’s [export] performance will be


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