The idea behind sugar syrup, simple syrup, or whatever you wish to call it is simple- making a syrup by dissolving sugar into water. This makes an excellent sweetener for cocktails. Normal sugar just settles at the bottom of the glass and that’s why syrup makes a better candidate.


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A Guide to Making Simple Syrups for Cocktails

The idea behind sugar syrup, simple syrup, or whatever you wish to call it is simple- making a syrup by dissolving sugar into water. This makes an excellent sweetener for cocktails. Normal sugar just settles at the bottom of the glass and that’s why syrup makes a better candidate.


How To Perfectly Peel A Banana Like A Monkey

Ever struggle with peeling a banana? Turns out the human race has been peeling bananas wrong for centuries! This video shows you how to peel a banana like a monkey.

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Does Snoop Dogg’s 19 Crimes Partnership Send The Wrong Message To Wine Drinkers?

Last week, the Australia-based global wine conglomerate Treasury Wine Estates announced a multi-year partnership with rapper Snoop Dogg to bring a California red blend to market under its 19 Crimes label. For those unfamiliar with 19 Crimes, the brand is a supermarket staple that’s known for bringing Australia’s early convicts-turned-colonists to life on its augmented reality labels.


Sodastream Releases Five-year Environmental Commitment

SodaStream, the leading sparkling water brand in the world, part of PepsiCo, has announced their ambitious goals in their mission to reduce single-use plastic waste for the next five years. Through expansion of the business, SodaStream plans to save the use of nearly 67 billion bottles by 2025*.


Jim Beam-flavored Coffee Will Give Your Morning Cup The Boost It Needs

Whiskey and coffee enthusiasts are about to have a field day: Jim Beam-flavored coffee exists. Yes, the popular bourbon whiskey maker has a line of coffee that’ll make your morning cup of caffeine more exhilarating (or just give a nice lil pop to dessert, for all of the after-dinner coffee drinkers out there).


Match Your Favourite Literature With Some Nederburg Wines On World Book And Copyright Day

It’s #WorldBookandCopyrightDay on 23 April. The Nederburg team has been catching up on some fantastic reads during the lockdown down-time and is bursting to share its wine and book pairings with you!


Are there live slots available?

Have you experienced live blackjack and roulette and you’re wondering if you can get the same brilliant experience playing live slots, but unsure if they even exist? As of 2020, the simple answer to this question is – hell yes there are live slots! But we don’t blame you for asking the question – live slots are brand new and have only just been launched! If you’re close to Atlantic City, you’re in luck as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City have recently launched one of the world’s first live slots in partnership with Software Ltd. Live slots use cutting-edge technology and the launch of live slots is utterly ground-breaking and we can’t wait to see what comes next as more casinos follow suit. The live slot machines are situated in a private VIP room at the famous Hard Rock casino and are available for players to experience in a completely new and innovative way. 


SA Wine In The Time Of Coronavirus: A Case Of Adapt Or Die

In the wine business, staying positive against the odds is nothing new.


Woodstock Brewery Transforms Into A Kitchen To Feed The Hungry During Lockdown

With South Africa’s strict nationwide lockdown having kept the country indoors for almost four weeks, every non-essential business has had to close its doors. The restaurant industry is one that’s been hit the hardest, resulting in immediate job losses and the scarcity of money to buy basic food.


Pinot Noir Concert Becomes A Symphony

One of the many wine events stalled by the current C-crisis was the annual Chefs’ Lunch hosted by De Wetshof Estate. The De Wet family shares the opinion that the chef community plays a profound role in promoting the wine industry, and therefore deserves all the acknowledgement it can get from those producing el vino. Thus, since 2011 De Wetshof has annually hosted a dining and wining event for between 30 and 40 chefs. It selects a different restaurant for each occasion, and it is just a kick-back, eat-and-drink affair, usually turning into an early-evening party.


Budweiser Debuts New ‘whassup’ Ad With A Surprisingly Emotional Ending

All-star basketball players may just catch you off guard with this timely PSA.


How Pepsi And Coke Make Millions Bottling Tap Water, As Residents Face Shutoffs

The drinks giants were allowed to keep bottling in Detroit, despite substantial unpaid water bills, a Consumer Reports investigation finds


Breaking: Here’s How South Africa Will Ease Out Of Lockdown

The risk-adjusted lockdown strategy has five levels based on infection rates and health system readiness. From 1 May we enter level 4: here's what that means.


Coco Safar Launches New Bakery Menu And Delivery Service

Coco Safar has made available its bakery and beverage offering as an essential food service, for delivery, to all of its customers in the Cape Town area. The bakery will be opening its doors this Satu


Chef Jason Whitehead Launches “my Lockdown Cookbook” In Aid Of Ngo, Streetscapes

When South Africa went into a countrywide lockdown due to the Coronavirus on 27th March 2020, renowned chef and cookbook author Jason Whitehead decided to use his time wisely, to raise funds for Stree


Capsule Coffee Machines Market See Incredible Growth By Top Players

(MENAFN - BrandEssence Market Research Company) The Latest Research Report on 'Capsule Coffee Machines Market size | Industry Segment by Applications, by Type, Regional Outlook, Market Demand, Lat


Get Ready For The Weekend With These Cocktail Kits To-go

If you are far from a mixologist and you want to kick up your quarantine cocktail game, Rainbow Lodge have cocktail kits to go and it?s easy to mix at home.


Becks Blue Beaten In Which? Alcohol-free Beer Taste Test – Which? News

Whether you?re choosing not to drink alcohol or watching your calorie intake, you want to make sure your alcoholic beer alternative is as tasty as possible. We?ve tested 11 of the biggest brands to fi


Spur Won’t Open After Lockdown While Other Restaurants Are Not Sure What To Do

Don't get excited just yet - your favourite restaurant might not open its doors once the national lockdown is lifted.


Yuppiechef, Andy Fenner And Dylan Jones To Hold Online Art Auction In Aid Of Sa’s Restaurants

After artist Dylan Jones sold some of his sketches to help out the hospitality industry, Yuppiechef and Andy Fenner of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants have teamed up with the artist and taken his fundra


Marketing Daily: Sodastream’s Earth Day Pledge: No More Plastic Flavor Bottles

A video created by SodaStream conjoins Earth Day with current stay-at-home directives by showing animals in their wilderness homes.


Rolling Stones Release New Track ‘living In A Ghost Town’

Rolling Stones has surprised fans with the announcement of some new music, the band's first new song since 2012.


Pernod Ricard Q3 Sales Fall 14.5% Amid Pandemic

French drinks group Pernod Ricard saw sales drop by 14.5% during its third quarter as coronavirus had a "significant" impact on trading


Local Food Blogger Introduces Umqombothi Milkshakes

South African blogger and founder of Meals with Tumi, Boitumelo Maphothoma is on a mission to put the continent’s dishes on the global map.


Talking Wine With Charlie Stein

He is a co-host with his brother, Jack, on the 13-part TV series, Wine Dine and Stein.


A South African Wine Farm – Best Place To Be Quarantined In The World?

When the country went into lockdown, two European couples found themselves with nowhere to go ? but plenty to drink, naturally


Easy South African Bread Recipes

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Bacardi Names Vladimir Kazimirov As New Uk Head

Bacardi has appointed a new UK managing director as incumbent Amanda Almond moves to head up Iberia.


Recipes: Spice Up Your Cooking With Mushrooms

Make your meals much healthier and much tastier by adding delicious mushrooms to your dishes.


S.pellegrino Chefs & Social Responsibility

Fine-dining may have hit the pause button during lockdown but some of SA's chefs are finding ways to make a difference through social responsibility.