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<< Thursday 22 July 2021 >

The Origin of the “Tequila” song

We all know it, as we all grew up with it. “Tequila” became a #1 hit on both the pop and R&B charts at the time of its release back in 1958.

 

Tequila-Soaked Watermelon

Whatever Harry Styles claims, we all know this is what “watermelon sugar high” really means!

 

Watch The Tokyo Olympics With A Traditional Japanese Highball In Hand

In Japan, home to the upcoming Summer Olympics, the age-old thirst quencher is affectionately dubbed the “highball”. The Highball was a favorite of whisky drinkers in Japan in the 1950s. It was created to bring the proof of the whisky down and open it up in a refreshing way to pair well with Japanese cuisine. Highballs soon became an instant and widespread hit in the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

Shrimp Ceviche Spiked With Tequila

This isn’t a true ceviche recipe because, rather than letting the lime juice do all the cooking, the shrimp are boiled in water very quickly. But the shrimp get drenched in tequila, so who cares?

 

Celebrating Nelson Mandela With Oxtail And Samp

According to the cookbook, Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen by Xoliswa Ndoyiya, the personal chef of Nelson Mandela, the late president had a preference for simple, traditional food. One of his favourites was oxtail and in celebration of Mandela Day on 18 July, Chef Christiaan Visser suggests this recipe for Oxtail with samp and recommends you enjoy it with a refreshing carrot and pineapple salsa. 

 

The French Story Behind The Wines Of La Motte

It is no secret that France is considered the home of great wines and has served as the inspiration for many grape growers and winemakers around the world, including here in our very own French corner. Most wine grape varieties also originate from France and as we traditionally celebrate our French heritage in July, we thought to share the French origin of varieties used in the La Motte wine portfolio. 

 

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