<< Tuesday 11 May 2021 >
The year 2020 has been a long, hard one for many people around the world. In Norway, travel restrictions meant we were buying drinks from the Vinmonopolet and gambling online. We’ve used different guides to find acceptable Norske bettingsider and sipped our beer and wine at home.
Secret service agents in Ukrain have confiscated the first shipment of vodka produced inside Chernobyl’s radioactive zone – with manufacturers questioning their motives. Atomik vodka is made from apples grown in the Narodychi district, part of the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant.
Burgers, boerewors and biltong; in a meat loving country like South Africa, favourites like these would traditionally be on the list of reasons to scoff at the idea of going meat-free – but this year local food awareness NGO ProVeg South Africa is urging people to use these products (with a twist) as a tool for going green with #MeatlessMay.
The anticipated influence of this year’s long, cool and slow-ripening vintage in the Cape Winelands is currently present in the tanks and barrels of Chamonix Estate’s young wines from 2021, and the cellar team is champing at the bit to introduce these to the discerning wine public. Picking-season in Chamonix’s Franschhoek mountain vineyards commenced two week later than normal with the cool conditions persisting through-out the harvest. This resulted in a harvest only ending at the end of April, the wines of which are being seen as destined for classic status.
CELEBRATE the prospect of emerging from lockdown by making cocktails with a spirit especially made for Spring, which helps to capture the fresh,…
Starbucks has plans to expand across South Africa, with an eye to targeting neighbourhoods rather than malls.
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Introduction This year?s Cabernet Sauvignon Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 86 entries