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5 Fascinating Coffee Facts To Celebrate #InternationalCoffeeDay

1 October marks International Coffee Day! Today coffee associations, experts and connoisseurs around the world honour the men and women who work with the humble coffee bean – whether it’s farming it, roasting or brewing it.


New wine record at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million and a new record price for red wine.

Total sales amounted to R10 593 760 this year with the average price per case at R5 265 and per bottle at R878 exceeding last year’s results. Bidding started at a rapid pace from the first lot, with Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2015 setting a new record of R22 500, the highest price ever achieved for a case of six wines at the auction.


This Bar Serves ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Inspired Drinks

Beverly Hills meets Chicago with the opening of a bar where customers can order drinks named after the characters of 90’s cult show “Beverly Hills 90210”.


New Chocolate Gin By Inverroche

Lorna Scott, Founder and CEO, started her journey when returning home to Still Bay. We as humans lived in this area during our formation as a creative species and she felt the story needed to be told. Turning to the most abundant resource, and her hobby of distilling gin, she discovered a vehicle through which our history could be expressed.


Kleine Zalze and KWV Glitter in Record Year for Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards

In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, Stellenbosch producer Kleine Zalze made history when a Shiraz was awarded not only the Grand Prix Wine Trophy  – the show’s top accolade, but for the first time in Michelangelo’s history, a second trophy was awarded to the same wine, namely the Shiraz trophy, sponsored by SA Airlink. The Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Shiraz 2015 was the highest scoring wine (98 points) at this year’s competition, which attracted a record number of 2 255 wines and spirits entries. This now makes Michelangelo the largest competition of its kind on the Africa continent and one of the leaders in the southern hemisphere.


KoRn is the latest metal band to launch their own coffee range

KoRn have launched their own brand of coffee called Korn Koffee, inspired by their need for caffeine on long tours.


Exploring The Old Vines Of Piekenierskloof

One of the biggest buzz-words at the 2018 Cape Wine event was “old vines” and it comes as no surprise. It’s been a hot topic in the South African wine industry over the past couple of years, with many winemakers and grape growers investing time and money into safeguarding the ancient vines of our country.


Simonsig bubbly rises to the top at the 2018 Amorim MCC Challenge

It’s that time of year when the corks pop and the bubbly is poured for the annual Amorim MCC Challenge, now in its 17th year.  And what better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring, than with a line-up of great local MCCs!


Monster Jam Comes To South Africa In 2019

International motorsport event Monster Jam will make its South African debut at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 20 April 2019, followed by Cape Town Stadium on 27 April 2019, and the FNB Stadiu


How South Africa Has The Confidence To Make World Class Wines

South African winemakers now have the confidence and the belief to make world class wines and demand the prices they think they deserve


2017 Vintage Set To Raise The Bar For Sa Wines

Local wine expert ? Wine Cellar Director Roland Peens ? gives insight into the vintage  International wine critic and Master of Wine Tim Atkin’s recent release of his 7th annual SA report is set to


A Leisurely Dinner Cruise On The V&a Waterfront’s Brand-new Alba Restaurant

There’s a new restaurant in town but you won’t find it in any suburb, on any street, or down any alley…that’s because it’s not located on terra firma at all but rather on the gently undulati


Tanqueray To Set Up Gothic Garden For Gin Lovers

Visitors can create bespoke cocktails and G&Ts using materials from an interactive botanical garden.


Jr’s Next Career Move Takes Him From The Net To Tv

Musican takes his hit music series to TV.


Heart & Seoul: Soju Melds Traditional Korean Dishes With American Flare In Garfield

The fusion menu at Soju is a culinary tribute to Chough's Korean grandmother who stops by every Friday evening to eat and advise.


Mignoni ‘proud’ Ahead Of Lyon’s Heineken Champions Cup Debut

Lyon head coach Pierre Mignoni has hailed his side ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup debut this month, describing the achievement as “a great reward”


New Wine Record At 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover


Top 10 Chef’s Affordable, Street Food-style Eatery To Open In November


Top 10 Chef’s Affordable, Street Food-style Eatery To Open In November


Sales Up By A Quarter At Fizzing Fentimans

Fentimans, the Hexham-based botanical drinks brewer known for its cloudy Victorian Lemonade, toasted a bumper year as revenue jumped by a quarter.


2018/19 Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts Line-up Announced

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town will once again host a series of Summer Sunset Concerts from 18 November 2018-31 March 2019...


These Are The Best Beers In The Country According To The Sa National Beer Trophy Judges

Drum roll, please… And here are your 2018 winners!


6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Coffee #internationalcoffeeday

International Coffee Day is a fun day to get to know more about coffee.


V&a Waterfront To Open Giant, New Urban Park

Just in time for this year's silly season, when tourism hits its peak in Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront will be opening a giant, new urban park...


Ready, Set, Sip: The Inner City Wine Route Is Back In Cape Town!

No need to leave the city, Tuning the Vine brings the wine farms to you.


Sa Paralympian Wins Case Against Durbanville Hills Winery

The Equality Court has ordered Durbanville Hills Winery to apologise to a blind athlete and pay him R50 000 to blind athlete.


Best South African Wines At The Saq ? Montreal Times

Best South African wines at the SAQ – Last week I spent a full morning tasting some 36 wines from South Africa. The tasting was organized by the AQAVBS in collaboration with the organism Wines o


My Favourite Ad Campaign Of All Time: The Carling Black Label Series Of The 1980s

Without showing my age too much, I grew up in the United Kingdom during a golden age of advertising. A time where if you wanted to skip a television ad, you?d go make a ?cuppa? between commercial brea


Maharajah Team Opens New Vegan Hotspot


Grey Goose French Riviera Activation Proves Social Media Hit

Social media has helped Bacardi-owned vodka brand Grey Goose reach almost 150,000 people with its latest travel retail activation