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Deep-Fried Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries

These deep-fried strawberry delights are everything you can hope for and more.

 

Vodka was used to make gunpowder back in the day

According to some historic accounts, vodka was used to make gunpowder in Sweden in the 15th century!

 
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Cape Brewing Company introduces its first canned craft beer

As craft beer grows in popularity each year, new trends emerge. Canning is one of those trends and presents many benefits to both brewer and consumer.

 

Up until 1885, vodka was only sold in 12.3 litre buckets

Up until 1885, vodka was only sold in 12.3 litre buckets–and even still, it was a very popular drink. Thankfully, smaller bottles were introduced so that we don’t spend the early part of our work week coping with a massive hangover!

 

Vodka is one of the purest drinks in the world!

Since vodka is distilled from water ethanol and fermented potatoes or grains, it contains very little fusel oils–much less than other alcoholic beverages. This coupled with the fact that it is carbon filtered, makes it one of the purest drinks in the world!

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Brandy contains no carbs

Unlike carbohydrate-heavy alcoholic drinks, like beer, brandy contains no carbs and doesn’t fill you up. Brandy can also be enjoyed as an aperitif, without ruining your appetite, nor does it contribute to the simple sugar breakdown of carbs that can easily be stored as fat, such as those found in beer.

 

The Martini glass only got its name in the 1990s

The Martini glass only got its name in the 1990s, when Martini-style cocktails became all the rage. Prior to that, it was called a cocktail glass. Just as long as no one calls it an Appletini glass!

 

Vodka goes bad when stored for longer periods of time

As opposed to popular belief, vodka does go bad if stored for longer periods of time. Ideally, vodka has to be consumed within 12 months of the manufacturing date!

 

Expensive wine might not be as great as you think it is

Can’t tell the difference between a glass of “Two Buck Chuck” and a $100 bottle of wine? Don’t worry — you are far from alone.

 

Event Review: The 2015 Pizza and Wine Festival

Pizza and wine. These two are a match made in heaven in this student town of ours, why it took 300 odd years to pair the two, no one knows.

 

Weed-infused vodka is here, but it`s not what you think

Humboldt County in Northern California is notorious for its marijuana production, so it comes as no surprise that Humboldt Distillery would cater to the locals and infuse its vodka with cannabis sativa. 

 

Tweet Turns Woolies Wine Sale Into Viral Chaos

Poppy Mathobela, PopMathobela on twitter, tweeted a photo showing Backsberg Shiraz discounted by 75% at her local Woolworths.

 

Five Great Local Craft Ciders

A hot summer’s day seems bearable when you have a crisp, cool cider in hand. We round up five great craft ciders that are proudly South African.

 

Coffee chains accused of making false recycling claims

Fewer than one in 400 paper cups handed out by high street coffee chains are being recycled, it has emerged

 

Chef Liam Tomlin opens new Bree Street bar – No Reservations

Chef Liam Tomlin at Bree Street’s award-winning tapas spot, Chefs Warehouse, have opened a new bar in the space underneath the restaurant.

 

Battle of the Hops: Cape Town

Two Cape Town breweries battle it out to see who is top of the hops

 

The Surprising Health Benefits of Tequila

The everyday food resource for our generation.

 

Love thy neighbour’s wine

Market watch  Encouraging growth in the SADC region holds significant opportunity for the South African wine industry. Neighbouring Mozambique is a case in point.  As part of the Wine Ind

 

At the peak of sauvignon blanc pleasure

James Downes shows off his Sanctuary Peak sauvignon blanc 2015 - the perfect choice for St Patrick's day sipping. As a dedicated seasonal eater, it’s inevitable, I suppose, that I am also a