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<< Wednesday 3 October 2018 >

Ah yes, the distant merry bells of Christmas have already started edging closer as it’s, you know, early October.


Actor and DJ Idris Elba is to open a cocktail bar and live music venue in London next month complete with a hidden drinks menu and access to a chauffeur-driven, bar-branded Aston Martin.


Among the many things that Master of Wine Tim Atkin and wine critic, Neil Martin have in common, their appreciation for quality wine is certainly one.


These taste like a traditional bloody mary, but add a frosty chill that is great for hot summer days. You can adjust the seasonings to suit your tastes.

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Top image: Leopard’s Leap CEO Hein Koegelenberg with winemaker Eugene van Zyl and brand manager, Line Smit 

The 2018 Leopard’s Leap Classic Chenin Blanc has been awarded with the Chenin Blanc Trophy in the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards. Hot on the heels of the exceptional Top Ten performance of its 2016 Culinaria Chenin Blanc in the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Challenge, this award reaffirms the Leopard’s Leap winemaking team’s knack for this variety.


In one of the most competitive line-ups in the 22 year history of the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirts Awards, De Grendel – one of the 12 estates located in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has walked away with the African Cellar Suppliers Pinot Noir Trophy for their Op Die Berg Pinot Noir 2015 – as well as three double gold medals awarded to the De Grendel Koetshuis Sauvignon Blanc 2017 and 2013 and the De Grendel Loyalty Club-exclusive Elim Shiraz 2016.

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Vondeling Wines, the conservation champion wine farm in the heart of Voor-Paardeberg, snatched the JF Hillebrand Trophy awarded to the Top Scoring Pinotage for their Bowwood Pinotage 2015 in the annual Michelangelo International Wine Awards competition. They also scooped no less than three Gold Medals for their Babiana 2017, Petit Blanc Chenin Blanc 2018 and Merlot Reserve 2017.  The awards were presented during a glitzy ceremonial dinner at the Cape Sun Hotel on Saturday 29 September.


Following in the recent success of the Tim Atkin’s rating, the De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve 2015 and 2016 have done it again. This time each receiving a Platinum Award at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which took place at a gala event on 29 September in Cape Town.


An epic pile-your-plate session is awaiting you at these buffet tables in the major cities.


Poison City Brewing was launched in Durban in March 2018 and later that year the company began selling their brew.


R11 million will be on offer to 26 South Africans teeing off at St Andrews, as they partner some of the biggest names in entertainment and business.


Absa Pinotage Top 10 competition This year’s Absa Pinotage Top 10 competition marks the 22nd consecutive year that Absa has sponsored the event, which is organised by the Pinotage Association for th


'I feel very differently about the movies now, and it?s a difficult position for me to be in because there?s a lot that I like about them.'


The first postdoctoral conference in Southern Africa will take place at Stellenbosch University (SU) from Wednesday 3 October to Friday 5 October 2018. The event, which is organised by SU?s Postdoctor



The alcohol industry is an ever-changing and extremely competitive business -- but Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka is making a name for itself.


Don’t miss Stellenbosch Wine Live in Joburg presented by Pick n Pay from Friday to Sunday at the Wanderers Club Cricket Field.


WAVERLEY HILLS ORGANIC WINE ESTATE in Tulbagh has just been named winner of two globally prominent awards, one of which is the trophy for Best International Organic Wine at the 2018 International Wine


The legalisation of dagga for personal use in SA has welcomed the innovation of cannabis-infused beer that will be available in local TOPS at Spar stores nationwide on 8 October 2018.



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In 2016, veteran industry executive Elwyn Gladstone set out on his own, founding New Jersey-based spirits company Biggar and Leith with the launch of the Malfy gin brand ($30 a 750-ml.).This summer, M


DESTINY Magazine - Could this be his latest move to expand his business? The rapper and founder of the Feel Good Live Sessions (FGLS) recently announced a partnership with


Fitch & Leedes takes a bow as the title sponsor of the first Fitch & Leedes Gin & Tonic Festival to hit Cape Town.


Situated in the leafy suburb of Linden, Serenity Spa and Wellness is a luxury day spa which boasts a host of innovative and tested treatments that are guaranteed to revitalise and rejuvenate both the


Proceeds from NESCAFE HUB in Thailand will also go toward scholarships for junior coffee farmers as part of celebrationBANGKOK, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --...


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Thousands of South African residents will again gather for the annual Remembrance Walk and Run at the end of the Mandela Centenary celebrations in Pretoria, Tshwane, on Sunday, 9 December...


We caught up with local wine expert Roland Peens about our 2017 vintage which was affected by SA’s worst drought in centuries.


South African bean to bar chocolate brand Afrikoa was recently recognised at the 2018 Great Taste Awards, an international awards scheme for speciality food and drink.