Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of leading fine wines, ciders, spirits and RTDs, has completed the sale of its wine estate – Plaisir de Merle – to the Jordaan family of Bartinney.

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Distell Sells Plaisir de Merle To Prominent And Famed SA Wine Family

Distell, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of leading fine wines, ciders, spirits and RTDs, has completed the sale of its wine estate – Plaisir de Merle – to the Jordaan family of Bartinney.

 

Zsa Zsa Brings Flavours Of The French Riviera To Cape Town

It’s been a punishing year for the restaurant industry, with many of Cape Town’s longtime, local landmarks closing their doors for good due to financial struggles related to the pandemic. Savoy Cabbage shut down after a 22 year run, while Perseverance Tavern, the oldest pub in South Africa, officially called it quits after 212 years. The list goes on…

 

That’s A Wrap For 2020 At Creation!

I was born and bred in the Cape Winelands and had the privilege of growing up on three wine estates – close to the soil, close to the people.  I know about the struggle and effort it takes to raise a vineyard and about all the hands and hearts that go into it. I have never underestimated the tenacity it takes to cope with the vagaries of the weather, water shortages, power outages, fire, political interference, viruses in the vineyard – and now COVID-19. A vintage represents a year in history, and this one will indeed be remembered.

 

What Is Tonic Water, And What Makes It Different Than Seltzer Or Club Soda?

And where does the quinine come in?

 

Recipe: An Aussie Barbeque Aperitivo For Summer (and A Playlist From Sloan Peterson)

Salute the summer sun by firing up the barbeque and sharing refreshing cocktails with your mates. In partnership with Aperol Spritz, Michael Mori from Cottesloe?s seaside eatery Il Lido shares a recip

 

Pepsi Is Launching ‘cocoa’ Cola, A Drink Made To Taste Like Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows

The drink is described as a "delicious blend of cocoa (and hint of marshmallow!) mixed with Pepsi cola."

 
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Corona Beer Sales Soared By 40% In 2020 Despite Covid Association

The frequency with which consumers have encountered the word coronavirus is thought to have 'pushed Corona to the forefront of drinkers? minds'

 

10 Things You Should Know About Cointreau

A true triple sec, Cointreau is used in some of America's favorite cocktails. Here are 10 things you need to know about Cointreau!

 
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Pernod Ricard, Bombay Sapphire And More Discuss 2020’s Virtual Christmas

With Christmas comes a greater need for celebration and joy.

 

Motez Dropped A Track Of Ocean Soundscapes, So I Asked Him Why

Many of us turn to Motez for party playlists or vibey Instagram stories. The South Australian music producer and DJ is renowned for creating bass-laden,

 

Disaronno International Uk Adds Two Senior Exec Hires To Board

The two hires complete the senior executive board ahead of the UK subsidiary becoming fully operational in January

 

Watch: Social Media Can’t Get Over Tiktoker Who Rinsed Cooked Ground Beef

Emily Harper probably did not expect her video to cause such controversy when she innocently uploaded a video sharing a hack she learned in a nutrition class.

 

Law Roach, Yvonne Orji, And Jay Ellis Share Their Favorite Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Insecure stars Orji and Ellis and celebrity stylist Roach divulge their boozy secrets.

 

Budweiser Will Add Your Dog’s Pic To A Holiday Can

Need some holiday cheer while you drink? Well, Budweiser seems to think so.

 

Diageo Teams With Big Sean For Don Julio New Year’s Eve Competition

Diageo has lined up a New Year's Eve-themed activation for its Don Julio Tequila brand in the US, fronted by rapper Big Sean.

 

Travis Scott’s ‘cacti’ Hard Seltzer Definitely Has Nothing To Do With White Claw

Get ready to rage with Cactus Jack's new drink.

 

Christmas Etc: Win A Truman & Orange Gin Hamper

Summer has finally arrived and if you're staying at home these holidays, premium drinks company Truman & Orange has a selection of beautifully-crafted, quality brands hand-sourced from all over th

 

10 Blended Whiskies Golfers Should Try This Holiday Season

If you're whiskey-loving golfer, here's a few options to keep your eye on this holiday season that appeal to every taste out there.

 

Taste The Adventure: Take A Hike And Sip On Some Fine Wine At These Farms

Head into the hills for hike followed by tasting some of the Cape's finest wines on these fantastic hiking-and-wine-tasting experiences.

 

Barstaurant Family Restaurant Opens In Cape Town’s Glencairn

With stunning sea views, this new family eatery is a must-visit.

 

Iced Tea Market Forecast To 2027 – Arizona, Bos Brands (pty), 4c Foods Corp., Nestea, Harris Freeman, Unilever, Mother Parkers Tea And Coffee Inc., Sweetbird, Templar Food Products, The Coca-cola Company

Iced tea is fundamentally a chilled type of improved tea that is seasoned with lemon and doesn't con

 

Indulge This Festive Season, Guilt Free, With Go-lo Low Carb Lifestyle!

Indulge Without The Guilt! It?s normal for a lot of us to give the healthy options a pass when it... Read More

 

Coca-cola And Absolut Tackle Taste Testing For Paper Bottles

Beverage companies are using organoleptic testing for insight into how ? or if ? paper bottles affect product flavor.

 

11 Black-owned Spirits Brands To Celebrate The Holidays With

Surviving 2020 is reason enough for a toast. Check out REVOLT?s Black-owned spirits brands guide to make your seasons lit... and woke.

 

Win A Coffee Hamper From Starbucks

By the 15th of December, Cape Town will be home to six Starbucks stores.

 

Cloudchef Launched To Support Local Chefs Dish Up Fine Dine-in Meals

Earlier this year, the Covid-19 pandemic forced restaurants across the country to close for a significant period and with South Africa experiencing its second peak...

 

Starbucks Flagship Store Opens At The V&a Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront welcomes the flagship Starbucks store as the brand rolls out across the Western Cape and Gauteng.

 

Indulge This Festive Season, Guilt Free, With Go-lo Low Carb Lifestyle!

Indulge Without The Guilt! It?s normal for a lot of us to give the healthy options a pass when it... Read More

 

Christmas Etc: Win A Zandvliet Wines Hamper Worth Over R2900

Zandvliet is the essence of a place in time,? says Jacques Cilliers, winemaker at the eponymous Cape estate. ?It is the echo of history and everchanging influence of Nature.

 

How To Create A Perfect (and Safe) New Year’s Eve Party On A Budget

Maybe give the midnight kiss a miss this year.