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Not to long ago Slipknot joined the likes of Metallica and Motörhead in the whiskey business when they teamed up with U.S. company Cedar Ridge Distillery, released their No. 9 Iowa Whiskey Reserve.


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This week Chef Ian Bergh from De Grendel Restaurant in Cape Town shares his ultimate comfort food recipe. His shepherd’s pie is a great option for a family dinner to enjoy as the ultimate comfort food. It is quick and easy to prepare, and an excellent food partner for the De Grendel Merlot.


A Cape Town catering kitchen is creating smiles. Thanks to an energetic chef with a big heart, industry volunteers are making soup to feed the hungry masses.


This easy recipe is great for using up wilting vegetables and clearing out the fridge.


18 May is International Museum Day and this year you can get involved in a way that is fun and creative and that can even win you a wonderful La Motte experience in the process!

The theme for International Museum Day is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. The aim is to celebrate “the diversity of perspectives that make up the communities and personnel of museums, and champion tools for identifying and overcoming bias in what they display and the stories they tell.”Read more

Museums can play a constructive role in the engagement of political, social and cultural realities of modern society. This means that museums are relevant and accessible – even in today’s modern and online world. To demonstrate this, everyone is invited to interpret diversity by colouring and enriching this picture. Use your creativity in the use of colours and you are welcome to add elements and accessories to demonstrate various cultures, abilities or disabilities, something that reflects the diversity of our population. 

Send your completed picture to [email protected] and stand a chance to win a guided La Motte Museum experience followed by a wine-paired lunch in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant for a company of four! Please take part even if you are too far to join us on the estate, if the winner is from a further location, the prize will be in the form of wine to the same value as the museum experience and lunch for four.

What to do:

Download and print the image from here.

Colour and accessorise the image, take a picture or scan and email to [email protected] Include your name, age and telephone number in the email.

Deadline: 2 May 2020.

By entering the competition, you agree to have your picture and name shared on the social media channels of La Motte and The International Council of Museums. No contact detail will be shared.

Winner to be announced on International Museum Day on 18 May 2020. Winner will be contacted directly and will be announced on social media. The prize is not transferable. 

For more information, contact La Motte Museum Curator, Elzette de Beer.


Corona beer and spirits are the most bought alcohol items during lockdown as people drink at home.


In what will be remembered as a notorious own goal, the South African government has again halted wine exports. With great disbelief, the wine industry received the news that restrictions on wine have been tightened, through a total ban on the transport of alcohol.

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The prohibition against the buying and selling of wine, beer, spirits and tobacco products was instituted at the start of the lockdown in late March.


Kanye West has said he has battled alcoholism after some of his records weren't nominated for music awards, and revealed he used to drink Grey Goose vodka and orange juice in the mornings.


FCD Mixology brings you drink ideas and tutorials for delicious drinks from Toyota Stadium at home. We start with an easy drink to make from home this weekend. Try Tullamore Dew's "The Hat Trick"! Use


Mike Sonko, Nairobi governor under fire for adding Hennessy bottles to coronavirus care package


The donation will provide 100,000 servings of seafood to Freestore Foodbank ? the largest emergency food and services provider in the Greater Cincinnati area, which also includes parts of Northern Ken


African premium beer brand Castle Lite has informed consumers that the brand is still Unlocking Cardi B as the international headliner at this year`s Castle Lite `Unlocks` experience.


Since it is almost the weekend, and none of us can head to the pub, we have shared a range of easy-to-make whisky cocktail recipes.


Truman & Orange?s Extraordinary and Fabulous Gin Collection, whimsically described as ?an assemblage of the world?s most sensational flavours for your imbibing pleasure?, offers a globally-sourced


The sudden dearth of liquor sales has inspired creativity on how to get tipsy.


Nuy Winery opened their showcase venue and restaurant, Nuy on the hill, located on a slight elevation alongside the R60 between Worcester and Robertson, right next to the Nuy Valley turnoff in Decembe



Turn your overripe bananas into banana bread (everyone?s doing it), find a use for the stale ends of your loaf of bread, and make ?ice-cream? with just one ingredient.


(RTTNews) - Starbucks is planning to gradually reopen its stores as some U.S. states begin to see a decline in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.


As the weekend approaches there's plenty going on in the spirits world to keep you entertained, from a Netflix and Swill party with Bruichladdich to a creative Jose Cuervo Tequila cocktail masterclass


Few foods come close to pulses in terms of versatility, cost-effectiveness and nutrition. The importance of pulses is being recognised globally.


Heineken has added its name to the list of brand owners offering assistance to the beleaguered on-premise channel, this time in Asia through its Tiger Beer brand.


Heineken is trading for 25% less than its February 2020 highs on the back of short-term headwinds brought by Covid-19 pandemic. The business model is outstandin


A recent South Africa trip showcased the historical and cosmopolitan sides of Cape Town and its nearby wine region.



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Missing travel as much as we are? We?ve compiled a collection of our favourite #travelfromhome Tik Toks that will have you reminiscing about everything


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