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<< Friday 18 December 2020 >

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.

 

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…

 

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.

 

And where does the quinine come in?

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
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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.

 

With Christmas comes a greater need for celebration and joy.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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,

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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...

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Maybe give the midnight kiss a miss this year.