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Every summer, all the succulents in our gardens, on our windowsills and in our planter boxes explode into life. Summer and all the life it brings should be celebrated and what better way than with a scrumptious cupcake adorned with captivating cacti that look ready to soak up the summertime sunshine. 


What is a party without fun and games and, in most cases, alcohol? Of late, alcohol has been that one vital component that is needed in every party. From games to deep talks, everything is done with a beer in hand. Beer pong, Beer chugs, vodka shots all have become associated with partying. Many youngsters also mix energy drinks with alcohol for a little more oomph. Little do they know that this can be a serious hazard in terms of health. Before going into the harmful effects caused by the mixing, let us first try and understand why an increasing number of consumers are mixing their alcohol with energy drinks. The first and most important reason is that the caffeine present in energy drinks helps override the depressive effects of alcohol. So, you can get drunk without really having to get drunk. That, however, is no reason for you to put yourself in danger. Here are 3 reasons why you should avoid mixing your energy drinks with that mug of beer or any other alcohol for that matter.


Nederburg has been showered in medals awarded by the 2021 International Wine & Spirit (IWSC) Competition based in London, winning three gold and three silver medals across its multi-tiered range, with Cabernet Sauvignon taking centre stage.


La Motte was announced as the South African Winner in the Arts & Culture category of the 2022 Best of Wine Tourism Awards that honours innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the eleven greatest wine regions of the world.


IMAGES: From left: Thys Louw from Diemersdal and the Top 10 sponsors Stephan Claassen, FNB Provincial Head, Western and Eastern Cape and Brent Claassens, Managing Director of EVER Solutions.

No fancy stuff this time. After winning four Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 awards in a row with its revolutionary Winter Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, Diemersdal Estate in Durbanville this year nabbed its fifth consecutive Top 10 Award with the Diemersdal Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2021.


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