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Top CEOs back South Africa’s first cannabis lager beer

A craft brewery backed by two prominent CEOs of JSE-listed companies says it has launched the country’s first beer made with cannabis.


English National Opera bans bottled water after audience members smuggle vodka in

The English National Opera is reportedly banning people from bringing food and drink into the auditorium after a few hard-partying opera-heads attempted to smuggle vodka in disguised as water.

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Pairing Sauvignon Blanc with Summer Recipes

It’s the season to eat lighter and fresher, in our collective strive towards that beach-ready body. And with the switch to salads and fresh produce, you’ll probably want to spend more time cooking al fresco and enjoying the (slightly) warmer weather. With a cold glass of refreshing white wine, brimming with fruit and bright acidity, like the beachhouse Sauvignon Blanc. So fire up the braai and send out the dinner party invites, we’ve got the best recipe inspiration for pairing with this go-to summer wine, and for guilt-free eating this season.


Theonista Kombucha Gets A New Look

The growing demand for products that support gut health is fueling rapid growth in sales of fermented beverages. As kombucha continues to penetrate mainstream retailers, brewers are exploring new ways to capture a larger share of the expanding set and create differentiation within it.


You can now enjoy local gins and craft beers at The Tasting Shed at Haut Espoir

The Tasting Shed at Haut Espoir has expanded its selection. Apart from the estate’s fine wines, visitors can now also get a taste of local gins, beer, jams, preserves, and chutneys with the produce from their biodynamic principled garden and from neighbouring organic farms.


Boplaas wins the only Platinum medal awarded to SA whisky at Michelangelo 2018

A whisky made in the small country town of Calitzdorp has dazzled the judges at the auspicious 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, winning the only Platinum medal awarded in the category for South African whiskies. Made by Boplaas Family Vineyards, the sublime single grain whisky is aged in barrels previously used for maturing tawny port.


Big New Wine Deals from Warwick and Bosman Wineries at GetWine

We had written a really stunning intro for this newsletter that covered all the important points: Spring, September, Celebrations, Six fantastic wines, Spoil you with, Best Value, Payday… etc. etc. BUT we came to the conclusion that you’d quickly realise all the above the minute you looked at the wines on offer.


De Grendel Triumphs with a Trophy and Three Double Gold Medals at the Michelangelo Awards 2018

In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, De Grendel walked away with pride winning the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir Trophy with their Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 as well as 3 double gold medals. Double Gold medals were awarded to the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and 2013 as well as the De Grendel Loyalty Club-exclusive Elim Shiraz 2016.

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A Place To Bury Strangers Added To Endless Daze Music Festival 2018 Lineup

The third and final installment of artists to the Endless Daze 2018 lineup have been announced. US band, A Place to Bury Strangers will be joining Dead Meadow and WITCH on the international lineup...


#foodnextafrica: The Sa Startup Making Ice-cream From Insect Milk

If creepy-crawlies give you the heebie-jeebies, then the ice-cream produced by Cape Town startup Gourmet Grubb, which is made using insects, may not be high up on your list of things to try...


‘i Felt Humiliated By Durbanville Hills’

Paralympian swimmer Hendri Herbst receives settlement from the restaurant after he was refused access with his guide dog.


A Fashionable Return For Crocs?

Crocs have been dividing opinions since it burst onto the footwear scene in the early 2000s. But with the rise of the 'pretty ugly' shoe, Crocs are experiencing a comeback, on high fashion's internati


Stellenbosch Npo Raises Funds For Winelands Literacy / Win Fine Wine And Books For A Year

Can you imagine having a 10 year-old daughter or son who is unable to read? This is the gloomy reality for the majority of South African parents: 78% of Grade 4 children in South Africa cannot read fo


Pepsico Tops Earnings Estimates, Beverage Business Returns To Growth On Nooyi’s Last Day As Ceo

The 16 percent surge in profits was a victory for Indra Nooyi on her last day as CEO, after years of pressure to sell or spin the company's beverage business as its growth has lagged behind that of it


Ten Things To Expect At Wine On The River In Partnership With Nedbank: 26-28 October 2018

WINE SAFARI EXCURSIONS Hop on a wine safari truck with a winemaker and go on a journey to a nearby wine farm from the festival site. Drive through the vineyards, learn more about terroir and explore t


Barbara Fanta, 95

Barbara Fanta, 95, died peacefully at her Oak Park home on Sept. 24, 2018. A longtime teacher in Oak Park School District 97, she taught elementary and special needs children at Beye, Whittier, and Li


Windfall Wins

Windfall wine farm, the family -owned boutique producer in the secluded Agterkliphoogte valley is getting into its stride, releasing an ever-increasing range of wines along with its highly regarded po


Time To Get High? Poison City Breweries Launches Beer Made With Cannabis

Co-founder and owner of Poison City Brewing Andre Carl Schubert explain how they brew the new lager made from cannabis.


Babylonstoren, Boland Cellar Awarded Top Spot At Paarl Wine Challenge 2018

Babylonstoren and Boland Cellar walked off with the trophies for top red and top white respectively at the recently held Paarl Wine Challenge. This prestigious regional wine challenge has been showca


A New Luke Dale-roberts Dawn

Stellar Chef Luke Dale-Roberts and Chef Ryan Cole look forward to the opening of a new fine dining eatery Salsify at The Roundhouse in Camps Bay. Salsify (Sal-suh-fee): A root vegetable with an oyste


This Day In Market History, Oct. 2: The Guinness Ipo

Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date. What Happened On this day 132 years ago, the Guinness Brewery went public on...


Melaku Fanta Joins Regional Party’s Central Committee

Melaku Fenta, the former director general of the Ethiopian Revenues and Custom Authority, who has been imprisoned for five years in what was widely seen as political manipulation coming from rival lea


International Coffee Day: The Weird Side Of Your Morning Fix

Here are some strange coffee facts


Culture & Leisure



Cintron Pink Polo Returns To Val De Vie Estate For Its Ninth Instalment

Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom, returns for its ninth instalment at Val de Vie Estate on Saturday, 3 November.


Not Another The Test Kitchen: More Details Revealed About Luke Dale-roberts’s New Restaurant


Beware Of False Confidence: Drought Update


Tokara Opens Its Private Gardens For The Annual Rare Plant Sale

The popular Rare Plant Fair is a popular spring event for plant lovers and foodies alike.


Ulster Excited Ahead Of Heineken Champions Cup Campaign

Ulster Rugby back-row Jordi Murphy has said that his new side are excited to embark on a new Heineken Champions Cup season after the Ireland international taste


3 Of The Best Sloe Gins To Buy

With sloe berries ripe for the picking, here's how to bring a taste of the countryside inside says Sam Wylie-Harris.