“That guy from the TV commercials!” That’s what they call him, either because they don’t know his name, or are by now too drunk to remember it. As the co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, he has appeared in countless Sam Adams commercials over thirty years. And, while this always-smiling man is a regular guy like you and me while walking the street, the second he enters a bar Jim Koch becomes a celebrity. (more…)

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How to drink and NEVER get drunk

“That guy from the TV commercials!” That’s what they call him, either because they don’t know his name, or are by now too drunk to remember it. As the co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, he has appeared in countless Sam Adams commercials over thirty years. And, while this always-smiling man is a regular guy like you and me while walking the street, the second he enters a bar Jim Koch becomes a celebrity.

 

How one college’s students are hacking Tinder to get free food

Where most college students see an easy hook-up, one enterprising American University junior sees something else: The opportunity to score a free meal.

 

Korrels van die Kromhout

Hermanus FynArts is terug en groter as ooit!!  Vanaf 06 tot 16 Junie 2014 word Hermanus omskep in 'n kuns, musiek en toneelstuk liefhebber se droom!! Hermanuspietersfontein is trots om deel te w

 

A White Blend for Cyclists

Jeremy Borg learnt marketing at the feet of the master, Charles Back, whose 2012 Spice Route Grenache, slightly chilled, is my usual accompaniment for tapas for two at Liam Tomlin's Chef's Warehouse w

 

Nemiroff Vodka Cracks Global Duty Free Top 10

Ukrainian vodka brand Nemiroff expects to sell around 55m liters of alcoholic beverages in 2014 after it broke into the global duty free Top 10 of best-selling vodka brands in 2012.

 

The wines we drink: Eagle’s Nest Shiraz 2010

We have written extensively about Eagle’s Nest; about the estate and its wines.  Eagle’s Nest is known for its award winning Shiraz and has built its reputation on the variety. The 2010

 

SA’s top reds, sparklings and fortifieds

Following on the Top 20 Wineries, and the leading white wines, here are the results of the remaining categories I asked an international panel to vote on (I’ll append the names of the complete panel

 

SA brandy’s missing link

Lets not beat about the bush here. Brandy is in trouble. Real trouble. Not super mellow double distilled potstill brandy – that’s enjoying double digit growth, albeit off a small based. Bu

 

Eben Sphinx

Eben Sadie is the Sphinx of the Swartland. Every decent sphinx has a secret and in the case of Eben it is "in the even years buy his red and in the odd, his white". So Columella 2012 when it's release

 

Laborie Home Cook Heroes

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year on Sunday 11th May, Laborie Wines have launched a competition on Facebook to find South Africa’s favourite Mums recipes. Entrants have to pick one, and only one

 

Ondine Semillon 2013 – 28.04.14

Ondine is a ballet choreographed in 1958 by Sir Frederick Ashton in which he used Dame Margot Fonteyn as the prima ballerina for the part. He collaborated with the well-known German composer Hans Wern

 

Zonnebloem – classics in the modern idiom

Some classics never dim, as Zonnebloem, one of South Africa’s longest-established wine brands, proves.  Zonnebloem, a classic and known and loved by generations of South African wine lovers, is