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This is the entrance to Cape Town`s most secretive speakeasy bar

You whisper a secret passphrase in a big bearded Cosa Nostra’s ear, and like magic, an unassuming steal door screeches open behind the muscle to reveal a Gotham-City-like alley, eerie enough to make little Bruce Wayne’s palms sweat. But then, from the back a lonesome ceramic water closest glows into focus, signalling a safe passage to Cape Town’s newest and most hush-hush 1920s style speakeasy bar.


3 Things You Should Know About Rum Before Drinking It

Imagine you could go on an inspirational journey through the Caribbean, learn about their history of rum production, while island hopping with a glass of rum in hand. We can all dream…


Phantom Gin – The October Gin Box of the Month

The Gin Box, South Africa’s first craft gin club for a nation that has passionately caught gin fever. On a monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or ad hoc basis they courier a magnificent box to any gin lover nationwide.


This Celery Juice Recipe Will Give You Better Skin

Move over, spirulina—there’s a trendy new power green in town. Celery juice is having a moment, surfacing everywhere from farm-to-table menus to artfully constructed Instagram posts. And for good reason: The parsley family plant is packed with natural substances that help purify the bloodstream, aid in digestion, and clear up skin problems.


The Best Sweet and Sour Meatballs

The best sweet meatball recipe with amazing and addictive sweet and sour sauce.


Darling Cellars Scores Top 5 Rating at Veritas 2018

Top image: Christo Pienaar, left, chairperson of Veritas, with the team from Darling Cellars – marketing manager Lourens Relihan and winemakers Maggie Immelman, Carel Hugo, Anthony Meduna.

In its best showing to date at the prestigious Veritas Awards, Darling Cellars turned in a performance seeing it named one of the top five producers at this year’s competition, winning two Double Gold and three Gold medals.

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Eat, Stay and Play at Excelsior Wine Estate in Robertson

There is something inherently attractive about the Robertson Wine Valley.


Top scores for Anthonij Rupert Wyne from Tim Atkin

It was with some measure of anticipation that we awaited the report of the wine industry’s leading authority presenting Tim Atkins’ annual review of South African wines. It was finally released on day one of this year’s Cape Wine 2018.


Wedding Season at Glen Carlou

The trees are blossoming, the vineyards are starting to bud and the valley is a beautiful shade of green – Spring is here and the wedding season in full bloom.


Idiom Wines Launches New Seasonal Menu

The Cape Winelands is home to many hidden gems and tucked away along Sir Lowry's path in the far south of Stellenbosch is Idiom Wines.


Game Of Cones

High temperatures are forecast for the coming days in the Mother City and when the weather gets warm, the ice cream hunt begins.


Watch: The Most Expensive Bottle Of Whisky In The World Has Sold For R16.3 Million

This is the most expensive whisky in the world!


The Authentic Italian Charm And Rustic Sa Flair Of Ayama Wines

On a chilly Wednesday in late-September, select members of the Cape media were shuttled to Ayama Wines at Slent Farm in the Voor Paardeberg region of Paarl, for the official opening of their deli and


Familiar La Colombe Face To Pursue New Cape Town City Bowl Restaurant


How CBD Has Become The USA’s Coolest Food And Drink Ingredient

The latest "it" ingredient is CBD. It's short for cannabidiol, found in marijuana plants. Discover where to find America's coolest food and drink ingredient on the menu.


Great Spots For Sundowners In South Africa

It’s the season for socialising and sundowners. Debashine Thangevelo picks out a few spots to soak up the best views of the city


Cape Town Hotel Launches Botanical Gin Blending Bar

Customise your cocktail!


Into The Winelands: Wellington

Just an hour from Cape Town, Wellington is one of the Western Cape?s youngest wine districts and makes for a relaxed weekend break. A historic town, Wellington is packed with beautiful Cape Dutch hous


‘the Walking Dead’ Star Tom Payne Surprises Fans At Nycc With Secret Season 9 Premiere Viewing Party

The Walking Dead star and Kraken Rum spokesman Tom Payne surprised fans for a post-New York Comic [...]


Natural Selection!

To get the most out of your life, you need to get the most out of your food. And that's where NutriBullet's range of personal blenders comes in...


7 Of The Best Breads In Cape Town


2018 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review

Small, expensive and overflowing with character ? the Mini Clubman S stands out. Thankfully, its quirks are endearing.


High Point Market Events 2018


The Jagermeister Old Fashioned, A Delicious Hack

Squeezing an orange peel over the top of the drink to express the oils awakens the Jagermeister’s bright citrus flavors from under the peppery whiskey. The simple trick ignites dynamic complexity. A


5 Reasons To Visit Pikes Before The Ibiza Season Is Out

The Balearic hideaway is on top form until the very end of the IBZ summer


Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon: 2017 Vintage Preview

The 2017 Vintage Preview presented by the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective takes place on 19 and 20 October at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch. Those


Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 4, 2018: Sustainability In Your Ear — Sodastream’s Sustainable Fizz

SodaStream helps reduce single-use plastic bottle waste, letting a household that switches from canned or bottled soda reduce its waste by as many as 3,700 cans or bottles annually.


Missed Daisies 2018? Check Out Our Video!

Channel24 was at Rocking the Daisies 2018 and here's our aftermovie.


Escape To The Robertson Wine Valley

The Robertson Wine Valley is a truly magical piece of the Western Cape. We stayed at Excelsior Wine Estate, which overlooks the picturesque Langeberg Mountains.


Tim James: More On The History Of Grape Varieties In The Cape

Groot Constantia in times gone by. I was too cursory in wrapping up my whizz through the history of Cape winegrape-planting with just a few sentences about the


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